Industry growth

China and India: the acid in Givaudan's flavour portfolio

Givaudan: flavoursome in China and Japan

By Kacey Culliney

Givaudan’s sturdy presence in China and Japan has helped secure strong Q1 results for its flavour division; with a 9.4% sales increase in Asia Pacific markets.

China's food and grocery market - set to fire, according to IGD

China: The new global food and grocery giant

By Kacey Culliney

China’s food and grocery market has outgrown the US market and is now the biggest in the world and forecast to hit US$1.46 trillion by 2015, according to a report.

Cargill’s new Asia unit eyes China and India

Cargill’s new Asia unit eyes China and India

By Ankush Chibber

With India and China firmly in mind, Cargill has launched ‘Cargill Specialty Asia’ to serve its portfolio of specialty food ingredients and application capabilities, including texturisers and health and nutrition ingredients.

Smart move: China sweetens up - TIC Gums jumps in

China’s sweet tooth drives TIC Gums innovation

By Kacey Culliney

Food technologist, TIC Gums, has launched a candy coating technology in China in the wake of a stark surge in the consumption of sweets across the country, fuelled by rising incomes and increasingly Westernised palates.

Cut costs and reach target consumers: Go online

China food market entry: Traditional routes best avoided

By Kacey Culliney

Going online in China is a cost-effective, viable alternative for food and beverage brands entering the country amid sky-high entry costs and structural inefficiencies in traditional retailers, according to a new report.

Lipids market growing in China; Enzymotec 'on the ground' to support

Enzymotec Shanghai office to support China growth

By Kacey Culliney

Lipid ingredients manufacturer, Enzymotec, has opened a commercial operations office in Shanghai to support its growing infant nutrition and bioactive ingredients business in the Chinese market.

India invests in its freshwater fisheries

India invests in its freshwater fisheries

By Ankush Chibber

India will develop its freshwater fish industry in a collaborative agreement with two international bodies; good news to a sector often overshadowed by its seaward cousin, say authorities.

Thailand emerging as a new CSPO producer...

Thailand: The new ‘frontier’ of CSPO production

By Kacey Culliney

Malaysia and Indonesia are renowned as strong production players in the certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) market but Thailand is emerging as the new frontier in Asia Pacific, according to the secretary general of RSPO.

There's no soy drought for Asia Pacific...

Soy foods surging at a 6.4% CAGR in Asia Pacific

By Kacey Culliney

Rapid development underpinned by large population bases in China, India, Indonesia and Korea is driving fast growth of soy foods in Asia Pacific, with an overall surge pegged at CAGR 6.4% for the region, according to a report.

Probiotic drinking yoghurts slide a little, spoonables ride better

Probiotic drinking yoghurts slide a little, spoonables ride better

By Shane Starling

Sales of probiotic drinking yoghurts like Yakult and Danone Actimel are flatlining or dropping in most western European markets, and even in Japan where the concept was born, but BRIC markets are surging, and spoonables are shining brighter.

China is driving Asia Pacific emulsifiers market

China spurring growth in Asia’s emulsifier market

By Kacey Culliney

Asia Pacific will see a 9% CAGR in its emulsifier market until 2017, fuelled by China, driven by a sustained demand for natural emulsifiers and low-fat foods in a burgeoning processed foods segment, according to a report.

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.

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.

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