The food industry needs to better ‘hold a mirror’ to older consumers in order to meet their purchase needs, instead of telling them what they should be buying, or even worse, discarding them in favour of younger shoppers.
If major food manufacturers are not striving to make genuinely healthier products then they are shaping up for failure, according to a former senior research and development executive at Unilever and Masan Consumer.
Monash University has struck an agreement with the Nutrition and Health Research Institute in Beijing that will pool technical resources, market intelligence, regulatory command and delivery platforms between Australia and China.
DSM’s latest Global Insight Series report says the main reason consumers purchase lactose-free dairy products in emerging markets such as Colombia and China is the health appeal of the products, not merely lactose-intolerance.
Speciality hydrocolloid manufacturer CP Kelco has opened a hub for South Asia alongside a dairy beverage centre of excellence in Singapore, with hopes to strengthen the company’s global innovation footprint.