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COVID-19’s impact on food and drink markets in South East Asia

16-04-2020

A new research from Mintel revealed the changes in consumer sentiment and behaviour surrounding food and drink categories as a result of the spread of COVID-19 across South East Asia. Tan Heng Hong, Asia-Pacific food and drink analyst for Mintel, commented: “The global spread of COVID-19 is forcing South East Asian consumers to cope by …

AAK reports sustainability progress

16-04-2020

AAK has released its Sustainability Report for 2019. The report outlined ambitions, activities and achievements within the five focus areas of the company’s model for sustainable growth – Our Customers, Our Suppliers, Our Planet, Our People, and Our Neighbours. Johan Westman, president and CEO of AAK, said: “We continue to see …

Unilever announces completion of Horlicks acquisition from GSK

16-04-2020

Unilever has announced that Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), India’s fast-moving consumer goods company and Unilever’s listed subsidiary in India, has completed the merger of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) with HUL. The merger of GSKCH with HUL is aligned with the company’s strategy to evolve the foods and …

Quorn protein builds muscle better than milk protein

15-04-2020

Data presented at the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) conference demonstrates mycoprotein is “more effective source of protein” to support post exercise muscle building compared to some animal protein. A study from the University of Exeter has found that mycoprotein, the protein-rich food source that is featured in Quorn …

Editor’s pickPerformative excellence for aseptics

14-04-2020

Sliced bread, barbeque sauces, drinks – the portfolio of the food and beverage producer Spitz in Upper Austria is diversified. Demand for energy drinks, juices and iced tea are particularly high, and was impacting the company’s only aseptic line, which at times was even running in four shifts. This drove Spitz to upgrade their filling …

Innovation meets regionally

14-04-2020

Earlier this February, the media reported how Bernd Ginader used the 3D Food Printer Procusini in his Kuchestubb. The focus is on his self-developed 3D Choco-Bembelpralines, which is filled with a fruity filling of regional cider, cream and chocolate. For the production of larger quantities of these 3D Choco hollow moulds, he used the serial …

Kemin Industries names new CFO

13-04-2020

Patrick Wood promoted to leadership position following retirement of Tammi Guldenpfenning. Ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries has appointed Patrick Wood, formerly vice-president of finance for Kemin Nutrisurance, as CFO. Wood joined Kemin in 2013 as senior accountant before becoming an accounting manager a year later. The following year, …