China’s food safety issues and the subsequent turn by middle-class consumers towards quality imports have made it a hot market for Malaysia’s halal foods, according to a top Malaysian government official.
Fonterra's NZ$120m ($99m, €73m) Waitoa UHT plant is on track to produce its first batches of Asia-destined Anchor brand long-life milk and cream in March – just over a year since plans for the facility were first revealed.
America’s second most popular imported vodka will now appear on Indian bottle shop shelves after owner Constellation brands tied up a deal with local distributor Mohan Brothers to bring Svedka to India.
It took two years to develop, had the support of the Council of Australian Governments ministerial council and only lasted a matter of hours. Now the swift demise of the country’s controversial health star rating web site has left a minister and a senior...
A healthy diet is for now out of reach for low-income Australians, with climate change affecting the ability of food systems to provide sufficient nutritious and affordable foods at all times new research has revealed.
With consumption almost tripling over the last six years, China has leapfrogged France and Italy to become the world’s biggest red wine market, with surging demand for the variety in stark contrast to that for its inauspicious white counterpart.
Despite a healthy majority of the Australian population agreeing that they try to buy Australian-made as often as possible, it’s not always easy for them to put their money where their mouth is, as locally produced items become less widespread.
Mintel has asked the question “What will consumers be buying into in 2014?” From this, the media intelligence agency has identified some key trends that are set to have an impact on the food and beverage market across the Asia-Pacific region.
India’s buffalo meat (carabeef) exports to Southeast Asia are growing fast, thanks to rising demand in China, even though the world’s second-biggest economy has not officially opened its doors to India in this sector.
Chinese consumers who follow food and beverage brands on social media are likely to spend up to 160% more on their purchases each week, according to a study into the impact of “online brand storytelling” across the Asia-Pacific region.
A new study from New Zealand has found that nutritional food labels in use under the country’s daily intake system of labelling are not as effective as once thought and could be adversely impacting public health.
Researchers in Japan have identified links between how palatable a taste is and blood circulation across different parts of the face—going some way to giving an explanation for the squinting mechanism caused by the taste of something bitter.
With coffee consumption of little more than two cups per year per person, according to latest figures, China presents a clear opportunity for manufacturers of the beverage as European and American markets stagnate.
Every day, FoodNavigator scans the scientific journals to bring you the most interesting developments in food science – but there are many that make us wonder why they were conducted in the first place.
Consumers are looking for foods and drinks that influence how they feel, whether that’s a drink that helps them sleep, or an indulgent ice cream. Mintel’s global food science analyst Laura Jones explains.
A tall teenaged boy kisses mum goodbye. Surfing at sunrise. Hypnotising taste. Nutritious energy. Superfood. Supermum. Stupid dad. And a public scale that weighs women as “Fabulous”. Yes, it’s breakfast advertising, Oz-style. But how much do Australians...
Branding agency Millward Brown has unveiled its fourth BrandZ 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands league table. The company claims the list has become the “definitive annual study of brand valuation and development in China”.
A delegation from Scotland to India, on a trade mission to promote the country’s food and drink, has proved a hit with its whisky-loving hosts—not least with the announcement shortly afterwards that an Indian company would invest in a new malt distillery...
A University of Adelaide researcher is seeking so-called “superfoodies” to participate in a study about the changing cultural perceptions of diet and health on Australian food production and consumption.
Winegrowers in New Zealand have embarked on their largest ever research and development project in a bid to capitalise on the world’s growing taste for so-called “lifestyle wines”, which are lower in calories and alcohol.