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By Agatha Wong Immersive virtual rooms, collaborative spaces with touchscreen spaces and predictive data — these no longer belong to the realm of science fiction and the imaginative halls of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise. At Symrise’s newly-opened Digital Immersion Co-Creation Centre in Singapore, customers can look forward to a new...
Synergy Flavours has conducted an assessment of the flavoured beer market, using data from Innova and the consumer research platform, VYPR. Synergy presented its findings at the May 2024 International Beer Strategies Conference in Portugal, including the consumer preference for bitter taste profiles in beer.  From 2018 to 2022, flavoured...
Vinamilk has received close attention from key players in the global dairy sector during its presentation at the 2024 Global Dairy Congress. Attending the conference for the fourth time, Vinamilk highlighted its comprehensive innovation strategies and the path it has embarked on to achieve its Dairy Net Zero 2050 goal. The 17th Global Dairy...
HIFOOD has developed a new range of micronised proteins, Micro Protein, for food manufacturers to meet the growing demand for high-protein products. Micro Protein is a clean label and allergen-free solution based on pea proteins with a very fine granulometry, neutral taste, and minimal impact on the structure and flavor...
Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair (MIFB) has opened, marking the start of a three-day event. This year’s theme, “Elevating the F&B Business; Empowering Innovations; and Enabling Transformation,” underscores MIFB’s commitment to driving progress, innovation and sustainability in the food and beverage sector. A key highlight of MIFB 2024...
Tate & Lyle has unveiled its new stevia composition, the OPTIMIZER STEVIA 8.10. The sweetener delivers the consumer-desired premium taste profile closest to sugar, even at high sugar replacement levels, while offering a more cost-effective solution than other sugar alternatives. This stevia composition offers a range of benefits for both...
Vinamilk has announced that its Vietnam beverage factory has attained international certification for carbon neutrality from the British Standards Institute (BSI). Having attained 3 carbon neutral units within less than a year of announcing the action plan Vinamilk Pathways to Dairy Net Zero 2050, this demonstrates the company's commitment and progress...
The 25th Hi & Fi Asia-China has concluded with strong attendance figures and international participation.The three-day exhibition attracted 15,743 visitors from 79 countries, surpassing attendance records from previous years. This included an increase in international visitors, with an 80% rise compared to 2023. Robust exhibitor engagement and exhibitor satisfaction The number of domestic...
Better Juice has expanded its sugar-reduction technology to include fruit sorbets, allowing manufacturers to give their products a "better-for-you" label. The company will showcase the reduced sugar sorbet at the IFT Expo in Chicago from 15-17 Jul. The ingredient list of fruit sorbets usually includes around 50% puréed fruit, added...
Nutiani’s latest Consumer Health and Nutrition Index, conducted in collaboration with Ipsos, has indicated a strong and growing consumer focus on ageing healthily1. This is underpinned by a strong preventive mindset among consumers (88%2) and a firm awareness on the role of nutrition in health management going into one’s...