Industry growth

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.

PepsiCo taps into the Indian healthy foods market with Lay's and other products

Healthy is big for PepsiCo in India

By Ankush Chibber

PepsiCo’s push into the healthy foods market in India is truly on its way with the company launching ‘healthier’ variants of some of its most popular food products.

China's dietary supplements market needs full regulatory reform to realise growth

Industry Insight

Dietary supplements market China: overhaul needed

By Kacey Culliney

China’s vast yet underdeveloped dietary supplements market needs a full regulatory reform to realise true growth through a transparent and open marketplace, according to an industry expert.

Chinese company buys out Crafar New Zealand dairy farms

Pengxin gains extension on Crafar buyout

By Ankush Chibber

China-based Shanghai Pengxin Group has been granted an extension until February 7 to finalise the purchase of New Zealand Crafar Dairy farms, KordaMentha, the farms’ receivers announced today.

New Zealand's natural products sector pegged at over NZ$1bn

NZ natural products market bursts through billion dollar mark

By Kacey Culliney

New Zealand’s natural products industry has exceeded revenues of NZ$1billion (US$823.2m) which highlights the significance of this sector and its growth potential, especially in exports, according to an industry expert.

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