Premium mineral water giant evian has launched new product formats in response to changing consumer demands in Asia, whilst also launching its first label-free, 100% recyclable bottle in the region to hit sustainability milestones.
The active nutrition category is increasingly cutting across multiple health needs, including digestive health, weight management, as well as joint and bone health, in addition to the more traditional sports and energy considerations, two experts believe.
Singapore-based Sophie’s Bionutrients intends to create a brand new category of products based on its microalgae fermentation technology, including yoghurt and cheese, after successfully creating the world’s first pure microalgae-based milk alternative.
United States-based cell-cultured seafood firm BlueNalu is on the hunt for the optimal launchpad in Asia to launch its cell-cultured seafood products, and is currently analysing markets in terms of regulations to potential to consumer demand.
Taiwanese noodles and condiments firm Kung-Fu Mama has its eye on more major supermarkets in the United Kingdom after securing initial listings with Sainsbury’s on the back of booming local success with its traditional sun-dried noodles.
One of Thailand’s best known dishes is a candidate to be named an item of intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, the United Nations agency that promotes world peace through education, science and culture.
Frozen foods and alcohol have found favour with APAC consumers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, garnering huge leaps in growth across various countries in the region amid lockdowns and tightening economics.
Clinical trial findings are becoming ever more important in today’s world as consumers are looking beyond label claims and are actively reading up on the health benefits and evidence of ingredients used in immunity products, according to an expert panel.
Food and beverage firms have been warned that South Korea is expected to further tighten its governance on genetically-modified (GM) foods despite recent policy moves indicating that officials were adopting a less strict approach.