New Zealand’s Lewis Road Creamery has cited its dairy quality and innovative capabilities as major reasons it is not concerned about competition from the plant-based products sector as it targets expansion into Asia.
With Asia’s interest in cocoa and chocolate at an ‘all time high’, Olam Cocoa has identified three key factors fuelling the region’s rising demand which looks set for continued increase across the next five years.
Philippines pili nut specialist store Mount Mayon is banking on its expertise in handling the ‘most difficult’ nut to process, as well as pili’s multiple health properties to fuel its expansion into the global healthy gourmet market.
Cold chain operations are traditionally known to both demand large amounts of energy and the use of polluting refrigerants, but a panel of logistic experts has highlighted three factors that could help revolutionise the sector.
Despite the growing popularity of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives in the Asia Pacific, experts say that deep-set socioeconomic and cultural norms in Asia could present obstacles for true widespread growth in the region.