Industry growth

Innovative exports to drive growth in Singapore's food industry

Singapore: Innovative exports to drive growth

By Jennifer Phang & Kacey Culliney

The focus for manufacturers in Singapore needs to be on the export market, and in particular functional and health foods, according to industry official.

A lucrative business tie with China for Australian winery Ferngrove

Lucrative Chinese partnership for Australian winery

By Kacey Culliney

A strong Chinese investment in the Australian wine company Ferngrove has enabled it to expand its premium bottled wine business and successfully enter and market to China, according to the firm’s managing director.

Baskin-Robbins enters its eight Asian country in Vietnam

Timely entrance into Vietnam for Baskin-Robbins

By Kacey Culliney

US ice cream brand Baskin-Robbins has timed entrance into Vietnam carefully via a franchise with a local food company amid a snowballing economy and emerging middle class with a taste for luxuries, the company said.

Priya Food Products targets India's processed soya market

Indian biscuit maker takes aim at soy market

By Ankush Chibber

Maker of the Priya and Priya Gold brands of biscuits, Kolkata-based Priya Food Products is set to enter India’s packaged soy food products market.

New Zealand can hit government targets and triple its export market

New Zealand can triple exports over next 15 years: Report

By Kacey Culliney

New Zealand’s food and beverage sector does have the growth potential to reach government targets of tripling exports over the next 15 years, with opportunities in processed foods and beverages, according to report.

Possible joint venture to tap into Chinese halal market

China province first to get a halal status tracking system

By Ankush Chibber

With an eye on the small but growing halal food market in China, Malaysia-based Fahim Technologies has expanded its halal integrity solution services to the country’s autonomous Muslim-populated province of Ningxia.

Indian Tea industry set to boom, says study

Indian Tea industry set to boom, says study

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian tea industry – the world’s biggest – Is set to almost double in just three years – leaping from US$3.7bn to US$6.3bn by 2015 as health benefit awareness rises, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Coke sees fizz in Indian non-fizzy drinks market

Coke sees fizz in Indian non-fizzy drinks market

By Ankush Chibber

Coca-Cola India has set up a division to innovate, sell and distribute juices, energy and powder drinks in order to garner a higher share of the growing non-fizzy drinks market in India.

Hao Ji Group invests in instant non-fried noodles

Chinese food group invests in non-fried noodle production

By Jennifer Phang

Sichuan-based Hao Ji Group is investing 60bn Chinese yuan (US$9.45m) to boost noodle production at two main sites to a capacity of more than 700,000 tonnes of noodles with up to 12 varieties of Chinese grains.

Internationals won't be put off investing in India, following FDI postponement

Hostility towards FDI will not put off internationals

By Kacey Culliney

India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) law for its retail sector was put on hold earlier this month following political opposition, but this will not impede internationals entering, according to an analyst.

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