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April 2020

Nielsen’s study finds eating at home the “new reality” for Asian consumers

30-04-2020

Nielsen has surveyed Asian consumers to understand their behaviour while purchasing fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and the findings revealed a shift from on-the-go consumption to safe-in-home consumption due to the impact of COVID-19. A Nielsen study, entitled COVID-19 Where consumers are heading?, tracks consumers’ sentiment towards …

DSM expands nutritional portfolio with new DHA and ARA powders for infant nutrition

30-04-2020

Royal DSM has launched its new microbial DHASCO-B and ARASO powders for infant nutrition. These powders contain a minimum of 110mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or arachidonic acid (ARA) respectively, and are produced with life’sDHA and life’sARA oils, the sources of sustainable vegetarian DHA Omega-3 and ARA Omega-6. DSM claimed its …

Olam secures a US$176M term loan from IFC and JICA

30-04-2020

Olam International and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Olam Treasury, have secured multi-tranche financing facilities aggregating US$176 million from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The facilities consist of two tranches – a 5-year term loan of $120 million and a 7-year term loan …

Editor’s pickGlobal supply chain solution providers unite as Körber

29-04-2020

Körber brings together depth and breadth of technologies and expertise to address supply chain complexity. 12 supply chain technology solution providers from around the world have announced their transition to the brand Körber. Together, the companies will lead with a diverse range of capabilities spanning software, automation, …

Hi & Fi Asia-China 2020 postponed to November

29-04-2020

The 22nd edition of Hi & Fi Asia-China has been postponed to 25-27 November 2020 at the National Exhibition Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai, China. The event was initially scheduled to take place from 22-24 June 2020. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Informa Markets, the organiser of Hi & Fi Asia-China 2020, has continued …

Krones offers Argos AR Support

28-04-2020

With 2,700 technicians at more than 100 facilities worldwide, Krones is well-equipped to provide assistance to beverage producers in maintenance and spare-part replacement or in the event of a complete line standstill. But in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic being an issue for this service setup, it is challenging to maintain rapid-response service …

Top Seeds International introduces new website

28-04-2020

The Israeli seed company continues its innovation process with a new-look website. Top Seeds International, the Israeli seed company which specialises in the research and marketing of innovative hybrid vegetable varieties, has launched its new website with the aim of providing trade professionals – from nursery owners to producers and …

Emirates SkyCargo goes nuts for special charter flight

27-04-2020

In partnership with Agility, Emirates SkyCargo has deployed a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on a mission to transport close to 50 tonnes of fresh hazelnut paste from Istanbul to Melbourne via Dubai. The consignment was uplifted by flight EK 122 from Istanbul to Dubai, then on flight EK 406 from Dubai to Melbourne on Apr 17. Turkey is one of the top …

UK water drinks up 1 billion litres in five years

27-04-2020

UK sales of plain, flavoured, juicy and functional waters have increased by more than 1 billion litres over the past five years, Zenith Global revealed in its new 2020 UK Water Drinks market report. Volumes excluding water coolers rose from under 3 billion litres in 2014 to over 4 billion litres in 2018, dipping by 4% in 2019 after the hot summer …