The world’s biggest dairy company, Fonterra, believes that global foodservice growth is being driven by the emerging Asian markets, where it estimates the category will increase at around 13% per year until at least 2016.
Innova Market Insights delved into its database for Anuga Taste the Future 2013 to provide an update on the flavor trends that are driving beverage innovation in Australasia and developing Asian, African and Middle Eastern markets.
Prunes hold bakery promise in Japan because they are fashionable and highly regarded for digestive health properties, but there are challenges in the US given the fruit’s image problem, says Sunsweet Ingredients.
Over two-thirds of Singaporean consumers are taking food inflation on the chin, saying they can absorb rising prices in their household budgets without having to make spending cuts elsewhere, according to a report released by Nielsen.
New South Wales’ fair trading department has been asked to investigate potentially misleading free-range egg claims after consumer watchdog Choice found that consumers are paying double the price of cage eggs for what is says products that are unlikely...
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.
THE BIG INTERVIEW: KELLOGG ASIA PACIFIC PRESIDENT – PART II
Now Thailand has been given approval to use stevia in food and beverages, Indonesia is the only Southeast Asian nation waiting for the authorities to give the regulatory go-ahead for the natural sweetener.
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...
In spite of India’s weighty whisky market, which was worth an estimated 170m cases alone last year, manufacturers have been waking up to other often-ignored and newly opened segments like brandy and rum.
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.
One of Asia-Pacific’s leading authorities on natural food colours has urged Australian and New Zealand food manufacturers, marketeers and media to show greater leadership in converting to natural colours.
Only 3% of Indians regard breakfast as an essential meal, nearly three-quarters do not eat an adequate breakfast each day and one in four skip it completely, according to a study sponsored by Kellogg’s.
On a day when Coca-Cola’s Australian distributor admitted that a soft-drinks price war had significantly hit its first-half earnings, it also revealed it will make a big-chips return to the local beer market.
Interview: Prof Suhaila Mohamed, Universiti Putra Malaysia
A Rabobank report this week estimated that India and China will by 2030 see the growth of private label food goods reach similar levels to which European retailers currently enjoy. However, one China specialist has urged caution in accepting such long-term...
Japanese nutrient ingredients company Hosoda will now sell its Melinjo Resveratrol line internationally. The product, which is produced at Hosoda’s new extraction plant in Java, has been available on the market in Japan for several years, and will now...
India’s modern food retailers are adopting private labels at a faster pace than their counterparts in China - and in Europe before them - according to a new report from Rabobank, which says Indian retail reforms will likely boost the uptake of affordable...
Cadbury’s Indian arm has revealed plans to build the biggest chocolate plant in the Asia-Pacific region. The Indian plant, in Andhra Pradesh, will come at an investment of more than Rs1,000cr (US$163m).