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The Chinese green dates market grew 25% between 2009 and 2010

Chinese green snacks to triple to US$570 million by 2014

By Jennifer Phang

The Chinese green snacks market will triple in value from 1.2 billion yuan (US$190 million) in 2010 to 3.6bn Chinese yuan (US$570 million) by 2014, according to research from the University of Science & Technology in Beijing.

Moutai to invest US$70m in Chinese rice wine

Moutai to invest US$70m in Chinese rice wine

By Jennifer Phang

Kweichou Moutai, the leader in rice wine in China has disclosed plans to invest 437 million yuan ($US69m) in 2012, to produce an additional 2800 tonnes of wine.

Alcohol-free sector holds opportunities in Japan

Growth opportunity in Japan’s alcohol-free beverage sector

By Kacey Culliney

Japan’s alcoholic beverage market is shrinking and sluggish according to a Datamonitor report, but analysts have noted opportunity in the growing alcohol-free sector due to consumer focus on drink driving laws.

ADF expands in response to increasing consumer demand for RTE foods

ADF to expand due to Indian demand for RTE foods

By Ankush Chibber

India-based ADF Foods is investing heavily in extending production capacity as it looks to expand aggressively in the domestic as well as international markets on the back of growing demand for ready-to-eat foods.

Chinese favour chocolate-strawberry flavour

Opportunities for smaller companies in Chinese chocolate market

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Foreign firms are the biggest players in a rapidly growing chocolate confectionery market in China – but a fragmented market means there are opportunities for smaller companies, according to a new report from Datamonitor.

Chinese noodles, with an essence of Norway

Chinese noodles, with an essence of Norway

By Kacey Culliney

A Norwegian research project is underway to identify flavours from marine bioprospecting that could be used as a source for seafood flavouring in the Chinese noodle market.

Taking stock of the latest trends in India

Dispatches from FI India

Taking stock of the latest trends in India

By Caroline Scott-Thomas and Ankush Chibber

Innovative new products, a strong focus on health and wellness, and regional dairy tastes were all on the agenda at FI India in Mumbai this week - and FoodNavigator-Asia's journalists were there, taking stock of what the latest trends mean for the...

Indian demand for reduced lactose on the rise, says Novozymes

Indian demand for reduced lactose on the rise, says Novozymes

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Indian awareness of lactose intolerance is growing rapidly, leading consumers to seek reduced reduced lactose and lactose-free products without compromising on taste, according to a Novozymes South Asia executive.

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