Industry growth

India’s halal story is one of missed opportunities

Ankush at large

India’s halal story is one of missed opportunities

By Ankush Chibber

The impression I have always had when travelling abroad is that people overseas think of India as a Hindu-dominated country with a minority sprinkling of other religions. While that its true in essence, it is a fallacy when you talk in numbers. 

Don't try to tell a Thai which kind of mango he should like

Case study: Synergy's new Bangkok hub

Don't try to tell a Thai which kind of mango he should like

By RJ Whitehead

Last month, Synergy, the Irish-owned flavours and ingredients company, opened a new manufacturing facility in Thailand, making it the latest in a long line of Western companies tapping the country as a major outpost.

Aussie research finds that coffee is not good for weightloss

Aussie research finds that coffee is not good for weightloss

By RJ Whitehead

Western Australian researchers hoping to demonstrate improved cardiovascular function among coffee lovers have found that drinking too much of the brew may actually be linked to worsening of the metabolic syndrome.

Fast food looks to China's hinterland towns for future growth

Fast food looks to China's hinterland towns for future growth

By RJ Whitehead

According to a new report by market researcher Mintel, China’s fast food and takeaway market is expected to reach RMB1.8tn (US$294bn) by 2017. The increase, it says, will be largely bolstered by rising economic power in lower-tier cities. 

Asian demand for baby food was a major driver of Danone's sales increase

Danone results get Asia baby food boost

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Danone reported sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 as demand for baby food in Asia boosted profits, despite continued weakness in Europe.

Wilmar secures IP rights to grow China’s rice bran production

Intellectual property

Wilmar secures IP rights to grow China’s rice bran production

By RJ Whitehead

Wilmar and RiceBran Technologies have announced a series of licencing tie-ins to develop rice bran and its derivatives in China. The venture will seek to develop the human food ingredient and animal nutrition markets in the country.

FMC to expand global production by one-third with new Thailand plant

Growth market

FMC to expand global production by one-third with new Thailand plant

By RJ Whitehead

Eager to move forward with supplying the fast-growing Asian market, food technology major FMC has broken ground on its major new microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand, through which FMC expects to increase its global...

Coca-Cola accused as US-China cyber war of words escalates

US FIRM ACCUSES CHINESE ARMY OF GLOBAL IP CYBER ATTACKS

Coca-Cola accused as US-China cyber war of words escalates

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Chinese authorities have accused Coca-Cola China of illegally mapping parts of Yunnan Province, while a high-profile US cyber-security company alleges that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is behind at least 115 cyberattacks on US firms, and three foreign...

Beam Inc. Scotches talk of Teacher’s whiskey losing Indian No.1 spot

Beam Inc. Scotches talk of Teacher’s whiskey losing Indian No.1 spot

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Beam Inc. insists to BeverageDaily.com that Teacher’s remains the bestselling Scotch Whiskey brand in India, despite press reports suggesting it has lost that position to Pernod Ricard’s 100 Pipers in the wake of Beam’s ongoing probe into potential local...

China poultry expected to rise above pork growth

State of the industry

China poultry expected to rise above pork growth

By RJ Whitehead

China’s poultry producers have long lived in the shadow of the pork industry, which remains the meat of choice throughout the nation. But now it seems that poultry is finally starting to develop in its own right.

Australia and China get it right

Food for thought

Australia and China get it right

By Ankush Chibber

Last week, news came in that Australia and China had joined hands in the area of food security.

Carlsberg mulls potential $1.2bn China M&A move in Chongqing

INDUSTRY VOICES: GUEST ARTICLE, HEAD OF AKTIEFOKUS CHINA, JACOB DE LICHTENBERG

Carlsberg mulls potential $1.2bn China M&A move in Chongqing

By Jacob de Lichtenberg

After a quiet beginning to 2013, M&A activity is heating up in China’s beer market, as Carlsberg said on Monday it was considering upping its stake in Chongqing Brewery, intensifying the fight among global brewers for production assets there.

How high can high-end omega-3 go?

Special edition: Omega-3 (Editor's blog)

How high can high-end omega-3 go?

By Shane STARLING

Just got off the phone to Ola Snove, the new(ish) CEO of Aker part-owned Norwegian omega-3 specialist Epax. Wanted to know his view on high-end omega-3 prospects that have attracted BASF and DSM to the sector. His word: “Stellar”.

Export markets key to strong NZ growth despite current DCD storm

Kiwi agri-forecast

Export markets key to strong NZ growth despite current DCD storm

By RJ Whitehead

While New Zealand fights to stem the fallout from the damaging Fonterra DCD crisis, a new report by Rabobank has revealed that the country’s strong trade links to countries with importing markets will be central to the performance of its agricultural...

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