Flavor

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Diageo acquires flavor matching tech company Vivanda

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has acquired Vivanda, the owner of the technology behind Diageo’s digital ‘What’s Your Whisky’ online platform as well as the ‘Journey of Flavour’ experience at Johnnie Walker Princes Street in Edinburgh.

56% of adult respondents in the survey add flavor to their water. ©GettyImages/tbralnina

Berry is top choice in flavored water: Comax

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Bottled water volume sales are seeing continued strong growth, driven by consumers' search for alternatives to sugary drinks. And these trends are benefiting the flavored water category, according to Comax Flavors.

Synergy Flavours continues Thailand expansion

Synergy Flavours continues Thailand expansion

By RJ Whitehead

Having doubled the size of its Bangkok operation after the opening of a dedicated technical and manufacturing facility in Thailand in 2013, Synergy Flavours will now embark on further expansion of its site there. 

Asia-Pacific to see biggest growth in biotech flavour market

Asia-Pacific to see biggest growth in biotech flavour market

By RJ Whitehead

The global market for so-called “biotech flavours” is expected to witness significant growth during the next eight years owing to a thriving R&D pipeline and the stellar performance of Asia-Pacific in the market.

“We eventually found a natural flavour that masked both the after taste of the moringa and the after taste of the stevia.

UK Moringa-based beauty drink overcomes 'horrible' taste

By Louise Reid

A herbal nutricosmetic drink is being launched in the UK utilising the amino acid-rich Himalyan herb, Moringa oleifeira, with the company involved saying it has overcome the 'horrible' taste of moringa.

India's newfound taste for flavours

India's newfound taste for flavours

By RJ Whitehead

India's flavour market has changed substantially in a very quick time. Changing demographics really have been making a difference in this segment as tastes become more international and discerning.

Prova to open 500-tonne capacity Bangalore flavours plant

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Prova to open 500-tonne capacity Bangalore flavours plant

By RJ Whitehead

French flavour major Prova Flavours, is preparing to open an 10,000-sq-ft Indian manufacturing plant in Bangalore to extract cocoa, coffee and vanilla flavours and extracts in powdered and liquid form. 

Pecan Innovation Center: 'We’re trying to get manufacturers and ingredient folks to think about them as something other than a sweet pie filling'

Pecans: America's forgotten nut?

By Kacey Culliney

Pecans are not top of mind for US manufacturers and ingredient players but the antioxidant-rich nuts can move way beyond the famous pie, says the head of Georgia’s Center for Pecan Innovation.

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.

Doug Tough sees tremendous growth potential in Asian markets

IFF inaugurates Singapore plant

By RJ Whitehead

International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) announced this week the opening of its new liquid manufacturing plant in Jurong, Singapore. The 12,000 square-metre facility is part of a previously announced US$100 million investment by the company in Asia,...

Agriculture company dives into the 'lucrative' noodle sector

Chinese agricultural firm carves new FMCG product line

By Kacey Culliney

Shanxi-based Deyu Agriculture has developed a new line of MSG-free, easy-cook noodles that will enable it to delve into an unknown yet lucrative fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector in China.

Imaginative snacking

Imaginative snacking

Innovative snack launches dominate this week's offerings from
Mintel's GNPD, featuring everything from a rice cracker salad with
dressing to a honey flavoured vitamin fortified drink.

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