Kirin is aiming a 20 per cent growth in the number of regular consumers buying functional foods and drinks containing its immune health ingredient LC-plasma – and it is seeking to do so by working with brands that can incorporate the ingredient into various...
Kirin said sales of its proprietary functional ingredient Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma and functional foods containing the ingredient has doubled as it detailed plans for its use in both protein bars and powders.
Indian nutraceutical company BodyFirst Wellness Nutrition is on a functional foods innovation spree, having added organic herbal powder sprinklers, beaded probiotic straws, protein and fibre bars, and protein-enriched peanut butter into its product range.
Industry experts have expressed support for Marcus Blackmore’s recent criticism of the brand founded by his father, agreeing with him that the firm has not been showing sufficient industry leadership through product innovation.
Health and wellness brands will need to take on “disruptive” innovations to sustain consumers’ increased uptake of vitamins and supplements as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, says Swisse, OLLY, and IsoWhey distributor DKSH.
Australia's nutraceutical brand Nature’s Way is on track to expand its adult gummy products in China, believing that the category is now well-established due to a slew of new market entrants in the past year.
The ingredient arm of Thai Union Group is exploring further new product development (NPD) opportunities from tuna as it seeks to expand its functional protein offering by emulating the success of the dairy industry in moving into high-value ingredients.
Experts in plant-based food and beverages have pointed out the importance of taste, localisation, and NPD as key components for success in the India market, in an exclusive webinar that you can access for free.
The second webinar from APAC in our FoodNavigator Unlocking Innovation Online Series will focus on NPD and the evolving consumer landscape, featuring expert insights from Ajinomoto, Heineken, JD, Chr. Hansen and Ingredion.
Singapore-based AI Palette claims to have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based platform that can help FMCG food firms create ‘successful products’ and shorten the NPD process, thus also increasing products’ speed to market.
Cup noodle giant Nissin aims to expand its business in Asia (excluding China) by over three times to US$ 213mn (JPY 24.1bn) in FY 2021 by focusing on a variety of areas including product development and premium branding.