Asian tastes

Pro prebiotic profs (from left to right): Stephan Theis, Beneo-Institute; Jeyakumar Henry, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences; Raylene Reimar, University of Calgary; Rob Rastall, University of Reading

Live from the 20th International Congress of Nutrition

Prof: 'GI can be more powerful obesity-fighting tool in Asia than the west'

By Shane Starling in Granada, Spain

Prebiotics and other fibres have a big role to play in curbing spiraling obesity, diabetic and pre-diabetic rates in emerging economies like India and China, according to one respected nutrition academic here at the ICN in Granada.

Fast food growth rate set to be a whopper in India

Fast food growth rate set to be a whopper in India

By RJ Whitehead

While the Indian economy slows, its consumers’ taste for burgers and pizzas is growing fast, with one research agency suggesting the fast food market there will double over the next three years. 

Forget China, flavour firms should bank on Southeast Asia for growth

Fi Asia-Thailand

Forget China, flavour firms should bank on Southeast Asia for growth

By RJ Whitehead

Flavouring companies looking to expand across Asia should forget China. That’s the point San-Ei Gen’s David Tan was making as he spoke to FoodNavigator-Asia during Fi Asia-Thailand in Bangkok, adding that the youthful markets of Indonesia and the Philippines...

Chinese consumers failed to respond to 'Tesco's secret weapon', said marketing expert Qing Wang

'Tesco failed to understand the Chinese consumer'

By Rick Pendrous

Tesco’s decision to step back from going it alone in China was because it failed to understand the Chinese consumer and how unsuited they are to its so-called “secret weapon” – the clubcard, according to a leading marketing expert.

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