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Co-located shows set to welcome more than 21,000 attendees both in person at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand and online. For the first time, the flagship event, Fi Asia will be hosted alongside Vitafoods Asia this year, connecting even buyers and suppliers in the nutrition industry....
BENEO has announced the acquisition of Dutch company, Meatless. The move comes amid a huge rise in demand for plant-based products, with figures showing that the market for fish and meat alternatives is expected to grow by more than 10% CAGR over the next five years1. The acquisition of Meatless...
The animal-free dairy start-up raises additional US$15 million for scale-up in seed extension round. Food-tech startup Imagindairy, developer of animal-free milk proteins, has secured an additional US$15 million in its extended seed-round. The initial round in November 2021 brought in US$13 million. This brings the total investment capital to US$28...
Combining the most advanced data technologies with the insights and knowledge of Givaudan experts to help customers meet future consumer needs Givaudan has announced the development of Customer Foresight, which aims at helping customers co-create food solutions. Givaudan’s ground-breaking Customer Foresight platform will leverage big data, artificial intelligence technology and...
Westfalia Fruit Group has achieved the One Carbon World Carbon Neutral International Standard for 15 of its businesses for 2020. As part of this project, Westfalia Fruit calculated its footprint for 2020 with the support of One Carbon World. Westfalia Fruit in Peru, Westfalia Colombia, Westfalia Fruit Marketing in South...
The demand for meat alternatives made from plants and insects is continuously increasing. The reason for this among consumers is not only the increased awareness of environmental protection and sustainability, but also the health aspect. Industry and trade are reacting to this trend and increasingly developing plant-based alternatives. Brabender has...
In Southeast Asia, more than 50% percent of consumers1 in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore worry that life will not be the same as it was before the pandemic, according to Mintel Global Consumer research on the holistic consumer. A period of time that saw lockdowns, food panic buying and homes...
Haofood’s satay nugget on a stick will retail at 2,300 Lawson stores in China. Plant-based chicken brand Haofood has announced a new partnership with Chinese convenience store Lawson where customers will gain greater access to its products. Starting today, Haofood’s new satay nugget on a stick will retail at 2,300...
Symrise has continued to develop its health expertise with the launch of a new range of aronia health actives. The range contains an aronia extract and aronia juice powder, both standardised in polyphenols and anthocyanins. The company has filed a patent application for the aronia extract, which has a...
With its global headquarters in Southeast Asia, 30 years of expertise, and strengthened R&D capabilities, JJ-Lurgi is now expanding its leadership worldwide JJ-Lurgi, the life sciences joint venture of diversified industrial conglomerate, Jebsen & Jessen Group, and industrial gases and technology provider, Air Liquide, has announced a new global strategy...