Industry growth

There's no soy drought for Asia Pacific...

Soy foods surging at a 6.4% CAGR in Asia Pacific

By Kacey Culliney

Rapid development underpinned by large population bases in China, India, Indonesia and Korea is driving fast growth of soy foods in Asia Pacific, with an overall surge pegged at CAGR 6.4% for the region, according to a report.

Probiotic drinking yoghurts slide a little, spoonables ride better

Probiotic drinking yoghurts slide a little, spoonables ride better

By Shane Starling

Sales of probiotic drinking yoghurts like Yakult and Danone Actimel are flatlining or dropping in most western European markets, and even in Japan where the concept was born, but BRIC markets are surging, and spoonables are shining brighter.

China is driving Asia Pacific emulsifiers market

China spurring growth in Asia’s emulsifier market

By Kacey Culliney

Asia Pacific will see a 9% CAGR in its emulsifier market until 2017, fuelled by China, driven by a sustained demand for natural emulsifiers and low-fat foods in a burgeoning processed foods segment, according to a report.

SMEs now supported under dedicated AFGC forum

The AFGC: No longer just for the big names

By Kacey Culliney

The Australian Food and Grocery Council has expanded its services to cater for small-to-medium (SME) enterprises in the country’s A$108 billion food and grocery manufacturing sector.

Two new members strengthen thought power behind the US-China Health Products Association

Adding thought to China’s health market

By Kacey Culliney

Two US companies have joined the board of the US-China Health Products Association (USCHPA) pushing its total membership up to 13, adding industry knowledge and voice to the voting sector of the association.

Intertek Cantox new office to assist food ingredients companies enter China

Intertek Cantox tackles regulatory hurdles in China

By Kacey Culliney

Global consultancy firm Intertek Cantox International has expanded its food regulatory services in Asia with a new office in Beijing dedicated to assisting food ingredient manufacturers conform to regulatory requirements and enter the Chinese marketplace.

Herbal extract specialist R&D facility to drive NPD for international nutraceutical market

Herbal specialist in India drives NPD with new R&D centre

By Kacey Culliney

India-based botanical extract specialists, Olive Lifesciences, has invested US$434,000 in a new research and development facility near Bangalore to drive new product development (NPD) and product assessment for the nutraceutical and food markets.

Frutarom building new manufacturing plant for savoury applications in China and Southeast Asia

Frutarom’s savoury sway for China and SE Asia

By Kacey Culliney

A new manufacturing facility in Shanghai will enable flavour manufacturer Frutarom to tap into the vast opportunities in the savoury application sector in China and Southeast Asia.

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