Reduced-sugar and sugar-free candy and sweet options have been trending in APAC due to a rise in consumer demand for healthier options even in their indulgences – but is there really such a thing as a ‘healthy’ sweet?
PepsiCo, Eat Just, Givaudan and DuPont are confident that the plant-based trend is going to be more than just a passing fad for the APAC food industry, driven by consumer health and wellness demands as well as sustainability concerns.
Heineken foresees big things for the products in its cider portfolio within the Asia Pacific region, banking on rising consumer preference for choice and diversity in their alcoholic beverages, as well as many who seek out a sweeter option than beer.
Japanese beer giants Asahi and Kirin are facing tough times in the South Korean market after being struck dual blows by both the COVID-19 pandemic and local boycotts against Japanese products in general.
Canada’s Parkland County is looking to attract major food and beverage companies from Asia to set up local processing facilities, banking on its location, investor assistance and the many trade agreements that Canada has in place with nearby countries...
Consumers in the plant-based space space are still being driven by ethical and sustainable motivations when making purchases – while criticism is beginning to mount about their possible nutritional benefits.
Qatari dairy firm Baladna is working with the Malaysian government to help it establish dairy self-sufficiency similar to what it has achieved in its homeland, with the firm’s CEO saying that there are parallels to be drawn between both countries in this...
China’s well thought out regulatory policies for its hemp and CBD industry have been key to establishing a controlled, and growing, open market for downstream consumer products such as food and cosmetics, according to an expert panel.