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The resilience of our global food system is under test and strain: on one hand, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways consumer engage with their eating habits, calling for greater fortification, and greener and healthier labels. On the other hand, the Ukraine-Russia conflict, climate change, and growing food...
The diverse, fertile waters of the Asia-Pacific is rife with opportunities for a rich seafood industry. However, there is still a long way to go for producers to ensure that their produce meets sustainable standards and transparency objectives. By Agatha Wong Home to the largest, deepest ocean on Earth, the Asia-Pacific,...
For several years now, Innova’s top 10 trends have been headed by issues related to transparency and building consumer trust. By 2022, these trends had zeroed in on environmental issues and a shift in key consumer concerns about the environment. Even in a pandemic, the health of the planet...
Replacing traditional manual sorting methods with a machine has enabled this Japanese food producer to meet two key objectives, as well as solving the problem of labour shortages. Inaba Peanuts Co. produces more types of food than its name suggests. Established more than a century ago as a maker of...
By Christian Philippsen, managing director, BENEO Asia Pacific In recent years, the plant-based boom has become a force to be reckoned with. As of 2021, nearly one in two consumers across the globe are interested in plant-based foods and beverages1, signifying the shift from niche to mainstream for this segment...
Sustainability and health concerns are driving Australian consumers to plant-based meat alternatives, but the taste experience of these products continues to fall short, according to research carried out by Kerry. In 2022, Kerry carried out research with over 1,500 consumers across four countries — US, UK, Australia, and Brazil —...
By Christian Philippsen, managing director, BENEO, Asia Pacific The pandemic has had a significant impact on the food that we eat. Afterall, as health rose to the top of our agenda, consumers across the globe were on the hunt for more nutritional alternatives that improve wellbeing. This shift in mentality...
By Christian Philippsen, managing director, BENEO Asia-Pacific This year’s World Health Day is more important than ever. Its theme, “Our Planet, Our Health”, broadens the usual notions of health to encompass the environment — spotlighting the innate relationship between the Earth’s wellbeing and our own. When it comes to our own...
In 2007, the Azucarera company successfully developed a modified sugar bottle in order to improve product distinctiveness. The purpose was to investigate consumer perceptions of package features that add value to the product, purchase intent, and willingness to pay a premium for the new packaging against the original twelve...
Water – it is the most important substance on our planet as, in one way or another, every living thing depends on it. Put simply, if there was no water there would be no life on earth. While its essentiality has always been clear, water has become much more...