Industry growth

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.

Companies need to adopt a 'China first' strategy to succeed

The new Chinese economy: Emerging, emerged, disruptive...

By Kacey Culliney

China is not an emerging market; it is well and truly emerged and continues to change at a rapid pace that will go on disturbing the global food and beverage market for years to come, according to expert.

Indian government to boost production of protein-rich foods

India to push production of milk, eggs, meat and fish

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian government is considering boosting production of protein-rich food such as meat, fish, eggs and milk in a bid to curb inflation – with the prime minister involved in discussions.

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