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Ingredients

Oterra has acquired Akay Group, a prominent natural ingredients manufacturer. Founded in India in 1995, Akay Group is one of the leading playes in the natural colours and nutraceutical ingredients industry. The acquisition, Oterra’s fourth in 14 months, is will bring benefits to both parties. Oterra will strengthen its access...
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...
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 Karim Engelmark Cassimjee, CEO of EnginZyme, and Micael Simonsson, processing development director of Tetra Pak Enzymes are not new to the food and beverage industry. We make cheese, yoghurt, and lactose-free milk with the help of enzymes, which are naturally occurring catalysts that accelerate chemical reactions. However, we are...
The capital-positive but competitive Chinese plant-based meat market remains to be proved as a revenue generator for brands. For China's local emerging brands, could a more mature and fast-growing overseas market be a place to stand out amidst growing competition? By Zhou (Shawn) Yu, strategic communications advisor of The Foote...
Natural colours are a safe and healthy way for manufacturers to give their sweet treats the visual pop they need. By Carel Soo, regional marketing manager, Oterra Could you imagine yourself, or anyone around you being tempted to eat grey chocolate bars or other candy? The answer is probably not, and...
Collagen peptides, as the building blocks of the human body, can play an important part in formulating solutions for today’s health conscious and discerning consumer. By Pauline Huang, marketing manager of health and nutrition at Rousselot  The pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and consumer priority is...
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...
By Shreeras Shetty, content writer Non-alcoholic drinks are gaining huge momentum, significantly contributing to the non-alcoholic revolution across the globe. They usually refer to the beverages that contain less than 0.5% of alcohol content by volume, and typically include an extensive range of beverages including fruit juices, bottled water, energy...