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Editor’s pickBarry Callebaut to acquire GKC Foods in Australia

27-05-2020

Acquisition establishes Barry Callebaut’s direct presence and manufacturing capacity in Australia to cater for the Australian and New Zealand markets. The Barry Callebaut Group has signed an agreement to acquire GKC Foods Australia, a producer of chocolate, coatings and fillings, serving many consumer chocolate brands in Australia and New …

Editor’s pickCOVID-19 changing consumer behaviour in Asia

22-05-2020

Research by Symrise indicates that consumers are adapting their food buying habits to meet the changing rules and requirements in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also suggests that several new behaviours may continue with restrictions being lifted further. Symrise monitored Asian markets like China and South Korea, the first two counties …

Furmano Foods has deep roots with Key Technology

21-05-2020

Furmano Foods started 99 years ago with just 360 jars of tomatoes, and has grown to become a nationally recognised name. Their tomatoes, green beans, legumes and ancient grains, which are packed either in cans or pouches, go to market under the Furmano Foods brand and private labels. Over the last two decades, Furmano has turned to Key Technology …

South Korean hot drinks sector expected to reach US$2.3bn by 2023, says GlobalData

20-05-2020

The South Korean hot drinks sector – which includes coffee, tea and other hot drinks – is forecast to grow from US$1.8 billion to $2.3 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 5.4%, according to data and analytics company, GlobalData. GlobalData’s report, titled South Korea Hot Drink – Market Assessment and Forecasts to …

New Mediterranean Umami Powder cuts salt in snacks

20-05-2020

Sodium reduction ingredient is 1:1 drop-in replacement for salt in snack applications, said Salt of the Earth. With snacking up during the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the amount of salt in snacks has been identified as an on-trend task for snack companies. Snack of the Earth has developed a new, clean-label solution-reduction ingredient for …

Azelis acquires Primaditha to strengthen position in Indonesian food market

18-05-2020

Azelis has signed an agreement to acquire the distribution assets of the Indonesian company PT Primaditha Jaya Mandiri, which specialises in important and distribution of food ingredients for processed meat, beverage and savoury segments in greater Jakarta area of Indonesia. Laurent Nataf, CEO and president, Azelis Asia-Pacific, said: “With …

Editor’s pickCloud-based app for micro-breweries

18-05-2020

Australian craft brewers are more passionate about brewing over optional technology. Still, Siemens supported them with MindSphere, its cloud-based, open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system.   When the yeast consumes the sugar to produce alcohol, that is when the flavour is developed. It is when beer becomes beer. Australian craft …