Asian tastes

China wakes up and smells the new Nescafé...

China wakes up and smells the new Nescafé...

By Ben Bouckley

Nestlé will launch a reformulated version of single-serve coffee product Nescafé 1+2 Original in China this month, and claims that consumer tastes in the nation have changed.

Indian consumers driving fruit and vegetable extract market

Indian consumers driving extract market

By Ankush Chibber

Indian consumers are far more aware of the functionality of food and beverage ingredients, which is driving innovation with fruit and vegetable extracts for ingredient manufacturers, a new report has revealed.

Doug Tough sees tremendous growth potential in Asian markets

IFF inaugurates Singapore plant

By RJ Whitehead

International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) announced this week the opening of its new liquid manufacturing plant in Jurong, Singapore. The 12,000 square-metre facility is part of a previously announced US$100 million investment by the company in Asia,...

Breakfast remains a local affair in China, says Mintel

China’s breakfast table: A local affair

By Ankush Chibber & Kacey Culliney

Manufacturers targeting China’s breakfast market need to realize it is a local taste affair if they are to capture consumers, according to Mintel.

The social buzz around minimarkets offers branding opportunities

Branding heaven: The sociable, young Indonesian minimarket

By Kacey Culliney

Snacks and soft drinks brand owners looking to build traction in Indonesia should target local convenience stores amid a soaring trend for young, wealthy consumers to socialise in this retail space, Euromonitor says.

Is the Indian food industry doing enough to listen?

Indian food industry needs to listen more: Report

By Ankush Chibber

The India food and beverage industry should reach out to its consumers and involve them in designing their food products, says a paper by a faculty member of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

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