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Offering benefits such as digestive, bone, and dental health, dairy products have seen an increase in demand in the past few years. This is, in part, due to growing consumer education on the importance of consuming dairy products, as well as new product innovations such as flavoured yoghurt, milky...
With alternative protein pegged to become the next big thing in the protein world, it can be easy to forget the continuing significance of the poultry market, and the business opportunities it delivers. As one of the world’s fastest growing regions, with an appetite to match, Asia-Pacific delivers promising...
Tell us more about Syntegon Technology’s approach towards developing digital solutions for the food and beverage industry. What are some key elements and features that the company has focused on developing? Nilsson: The food and beverage industry is one of the most fast-paced and cost-driven industries and faces dynamic market...
By Nikesh Hindocha, regional director of AAK South East Asia Smooth and delicious chocolate is known for its premium raw materials. As the recipe for real chocolate products is mainly based on cocoa butter, manufacturers of compound chocolate products are limited in what they can do to enhance the cocoa...
Consumers increasingly want to avoid artificial colours. Victor Foo, general manager at GNT Singapore, explains how plant-based colour concentrates can deliver eye-catching shades alongside clean and clear labels Colour is key to creating appetising confectionery. It can help products stand out on the shelf, showcase enticing flavours, and influence product...
By Agatha Wong Plastic plays an important role in the food and beverage industry: resistant, hygienic, and flexible, plastic can be found in various forms of packaging, from bottles and caps to protective films and containers. However, the use of plastic in the industry has also resulted in one of...
The connection between gut health and immunity is becoming increasingly apparent through scientific research. Studies have shown that a healthy gut microbiome is essential for a strong immune system.  Caroline Perreau, nutrition and health research manager at Roquette, explained: “The gut microbiome contains millions of beneficial bacteria that help to...
Consumers’ changing attitudes to life are affecting the way they indulge. Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut’s recent trend research shows how changing attitudes to life were impacted by Covid, and how this has accelerated already emerging attitudes. Consumers are shifting between different attitudes, and as they do, they also look...
By Carolina Diaz Quijano, director of technical services consumer goods, Omya International Sometimes it is the little things in life that can make a big difference. Therefore, in order to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to meeting the future needs of today’s consumers, food manufacturers must carefully...
By Rose Chitanuwat, regional portfolio director - ASEAN, Informa Markets South East Asia is a region that is rich in natural food resources, from coconuts to coffee, cocoa, soybeans, sugarcane, corn, peanuts, fish – and of course, rice. Agriculture makes a sizeable contribution to the economy of every nation within...