Food Industry

The Lok Sabha, India's parliament, where the Budget session took place

India's Union Budget

Budget 2016: How it affects India's food industry

By RJ Whitehead

Most interest by the food industry in this year’s Union Budget will centre on reforms of foreign direct investment in food retail and policies aimed at farmers. Already, industry figures have voiced support for its contents, which were revealed by Arun...

This Nestlé campaign helped raise awareness of the consequences of iron deficiency (like anaemia) in the Philippines from 19% to 65% in one year

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

By Shane STARLING

Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest food firm.

Foodpolis to offer companies a route to China from scandal-free Korea

Feature

Foodpolis to offer companies a route to China from scandal-free Korea

By RJ Whitehead in Iksan, South Korea

An afternoon in the company of a provincial Korean mayor clothed in silky blue national dress isn’t the standard recipe for a Tuesday. But he is insistent, and it’s time well spent when you consider the importance to the local economy of what Iksan’s...

Recruitment's war of attrition

Recruitment's war of attrition

By RJ Whitehead

With three out of 10 food industry jobs becoming vacant each year in Thailand, companies face a significant challenge in finding staff, and then retaining them in an employees' market.

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

By RJ Whitehead

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year...

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

China

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

By RJ Whitehead

There is absolutely no doubt that the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to bring the country's food industry to order, but they are facing a daunting task. We take a look at best-known scandals that have rocked consumers so far this...

Delta Food is expanding to produce cream, milk and tea packaging, it says

Delta Food plans expansion with $11m investment

By Eliot Beer

Sharjah food producer Delta Food will invest US$11m in expanding its facilities in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) to drive expansion into new markets.

Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling from FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

By Kacey Culliney

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

MNCs targeting Indian food processing; packaging next on the horizon

MNCs targeting Indian food processing; packaging next on the horizon

By RJ Whitehead

Following the news that multinational food processing companies invested over US$2bn in India operations between April and October last year, a senior government official has heralded food packaging as the latest segment to be ripe for development.

FoodNavigator's 2013 news quiz

FoodNavigator's 2013 news quiz

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

So you think you know all there is to know about the European food industry in 2013? Let us put your knowledge to the test with our news quiz!

Coke or milk? A philosopher’s perspective

Soapbox

Coke or milk? A philosopher’s perspective

By Katherine Rich, CEO of the NZ Food & Grocery Council, and Julian Baggini

Food is a big part of all our lives not only providing sustenance, but enjoyment and a social experience. 

India’s food industry laid low by increased wastage

India’s food industry laid low by increased wastage

By Ankush Chibber

India’s food production industry is being crushed under alarming post-harvest losses that may cross US$36bn in 2013-14, new research into the country’s agri-processing sector has revealed. 

Australia’s food master plan simply overlooks the obvious

Ankush at large

Australia’s food master plan simply overlooks the obvious

By Ankush Chibber

This was bound to come sooner than later: a roadmap to save Australia’s food industry, which has been floundering under the combined weight of climatic vagaries, supermarket power and the cheap imports the strong Australian dollar brings. 

Packaged food has great potential for those willing to dare

Packaged food holds potential for those who dare

By RJ Whitehead

Making a profit in India's packaged foods market may not be easy, but the at the moment it represents a tantalising opportunity that food companies cannot afford to ignore.

India must innovate to realise food processing potential

State of the industry

India must innovate to realise processing potential

By RJ Whitehead

Food processing is regarded as a sunrise industry in India. However, while it is true that there has been rapid growth over the past few years, the fact remains that the levels of processing and value addition have remained significantly low.

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