In this round up of developments related to the Japanese health foods market, we look at how some firms, such as Kirin and Ezaki Glico have launched beer and coffee that produce fat-reducing and stress relieving functions respectively.
Singapore-based premium gourmet coffee specialist Boncafe has its eye on the China and Middle East coffee markets, banking on an increased focus on its Ready-To-Drink (RTD) products in line with current trends.
Indonesian beverage and snacks company Mayora has scored a hit in Russia with its Torabika-branded cappuccino, achieving such success that a coffee factory may soon be established in the European country.
FrieslandCampina Kievit has opened an innovation kitchen in Manila, Philippines and revealed the findings of consumer study detailing the promising opportunities for the nation’s coffee, tea and chocolate beverage concepts.
Nestlé has launched a new Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsule production line in Vietnam, which will use locally-grown coffee beans top process 2,500 tonnes of coffee per year — the equivalent of around 130 million capsules.