Industry growth

Dr Verghese Kurien

Verghese Kurien: death of an Indian milk revolutionary

By RJ Whitehead

Few individuals have had as much impact on a produce industry as Dr Verghese Kurien, who passed away in Gujarat last weekend. In a career spanning almost 60 years, Kurien transformed the way India's dairy industry operates and led Amul to become...

Cookies show promise for global growth

Latin America and Asia to dominate global bakery

By Kacey Culliney

As bakery growth flattens in Western economies, Latin America and Asia Pacific are two emerging markets that are set to dominate global bakery growth, an analyst suggests.

Probiotics in India to grow 11% yearly: Report

Probiotics in India to grow 11% yearly: Report

By Ankush Chibber

India’s nascent probiotic market is expected to grow at 11% till 2016, but only if manufacturers are able to increase the awareness about these products locally.

US food exports jump 27% in the Philippines

US food exports jump 27% in the Philippines

By Ankush Chibber

The Philippines has emerged as a top destination for US food and beverage manufacturers, says the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Fonterra reports record export figures

Fonterra reports record export figures

By Mark Astley

Fonterra, the world’s biggest exporter of dairy products, achieved a record export in the final three months of the 2011/12 season.

As fish consumption soars, the pressure is on to feed the globe sustainably...

Aquaculture growth: The "double-edged sword"

By Kacey Culliney

With fish consumption rates soaring and wild fishing stagnating, efforts must be pumped into the sustainable growth of aquaculture, a new report suggests.

Breakfast remains a local affair in China, says Mintel

China’s breakfast table: A local affair

By Ankush Chibber & Kacey Culliney

Manufacturers targeting China’s breakfast market need to realize it is a local taste affair if they are to capture consumers, according to Mintel.

The social buzz around minimarkets offers branding opportunities

Branding heaven: The sociable, young Indonesian minimarket

By Kacey Culliney

Snacks and soft drinks brand owners looking to build traction in Indonesia should target local convenience stores amid a soaring trend for young, wealthy consumers to socialise in this retail space, Euromonitor says.

Aspartame sales plunge for Ajinomoto

Aspartame sales plunge for Ajinomoto

By Rod Addy

Global sales of aspartame “decreased considerably” during the first quarter of Ajinomoto’s financial year, according to the company.

Filipino foods set for a tasty export surge?

Filipino food: Captivating a tasty global market?

By Kacey Culliney

The unique flavours of Filipino foods should captivate the global market and underpin a surge in exports, according to the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

The lack of dominance of wine brands in China spells opportunities, says MD of US wine firm

US alcohol firm to plug the Chinese wine brand gap

By Kacey Culliney

US premium alcohol specialist Winery Exchange has struck up a partnership with a local Chinese food and importing company in a bid to cash in on the lack of brands in China’s wine market, the MD said.

Fresh drinking water scarce and health concerns up: India's bottled water sector surges

Bottled water blooms in India

By Ankush Chibber

India’s bottled water industry is poised for stark growth pushed by pure drinking water shortages and a rising awareness of water-related health issues, a new report said.

Ingredia Benexia China

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2012

Ingredia takes chia to natural-focused China

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

China’s trend towards natural ingredients with health benefits should ensure the success of Ingredia’s chia product for bakery, the firm has said.

Giant Shanghai ingredients show expresses Asia's healthy evolution

On the road in China

Giant Shanghai ingredients show expresses Asia's healthy evolution

By Shane Starling in Shanghai

For someone more acquainted with ingredients expos in Europe and the US, walking around the vast halls of Food Ingredients Asia-China (FIC) in Shanghai today made me realise what a small percentage of the continent's nutrients industry fills those...

Indian nutraceutical market booming: Report

Indian nutraceutical market booming: Report

By Ankush Chibber

India’s nutraceutical market is booming, but food manufacturers will have to pay heed to growing trends of fortification and customisation to truly unlock the value, a white paper has said.

China Pavilion Vitafoods Europe 2012

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

China face-to-face with Europe’s lucrative nutrition market

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

Vitafoods Europe 2012 is a good place to come face to face with business in Europe’s lucrative health and nutrition market, according to Chinese firms exhibiting in the China Pavilion.

India seeks US$3bn in spice exports by 2017

India target US$3bn in spice exports by 2017

By Ankush Chibber

India is embarking on ambitious plans to increase its spice exports, further increasing its domination of the world’s spice trade, experts from the sector said.

Future Group inks deal with agri-processor

Future Group inks deal with agri-processor

By Ankush Chibber

Food major Future Group has announced that it has inked a deal with rice processor LT Foods that includes the setting up of the latter’s new facility at the group’s new food park.

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