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Four in 10 consumers worldwide find health and wellbeing nutritional products too expensive, with one-third of users saying that rising costs have made it hard to continue purchasing them. And despite feeling the pinch, health and wellbeing still take centre stage with consumers as 67% cite health and wellbeing...
Thai food is characterised by authentic, bold, and diverse flavours. Moreover, the appeal of Thai cuisine and herbs is expanding as more consumers prioritise natural remedies for holistic health, according to Mintel's latest research on local Thai cuisines. Pimwadee Aguilar, director of Mintel Thailand Reports, has noted a shift in...
With a inflation and a possible economic downturn tempering Malaysia’s consumer growth following the pandemic, John Jose, marketing director of Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Philippines at Tetra Pak, shares his opinion on the ways brands can cater to this ever-changing market. The Malaysian food and beverage industry has been identified...
Food fraud can present serious food safety and reputational impacts and unscrupulous organisations are finding sophisticated ways of duping companies and consumers. Richard Leathers, global quality lead at Campden BRI, looks at how businesses can use supply chain resilience to successfully navigate threats such as food fraud. From geopolitical events...
In this article by Oterra, we dive into Red 3 and how California’s recent banning on the colouring agent will affect food producers in Asia-Pacific. In a pivotal move, California has enacted a ban on Red 3, also known as erythrosine, a synthetic food colouring agent, which has long adorned...
The Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair (MIFB) 2024 will present its 23rd edition from 17-19 Jul this year at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The event will also feature the inaugural MYFoodTech, a new platform that highlights the latest technological advances, solutions and services across key...
This year's Alimentaria & Hostelco 2024 tackles the most pressing issues concerning the industry today. By J Antonio Valls, general manager of Alimentaria Exhibitions The year 2023 witnessed growth in the global food and beverage market, despite geopolitical instability and disruptions caused by rising fuel prices. In this uncertain climate, several...
FrieslandCampina Ingredients has released its fourth annual magazine detailing five key trends that will drive the evolution of the food, drink and supplement industries in 2024. "Nutritional Trends 2024" offers insights from the FrieslandCampina Ingredients team on the latest consumer research and market trends that will help brands unlock...
By Agatha WongIn a partnership with DenEast, a global provider of agriculture, food, beverage, and renewable energy solutions, Tetra Pak has launched Bloom – a one-stop innovation centre located in Binh Duong, Vietnam. Designed to provide cost-efficient solution to the markets, Bloom seeks to incubate and accelerate new concepts...
By Neha Poddar, partner, Good Startup The approval of cultivated meat sales in the US in Jun 2023 marked a milestone for the alternative proteins sector in its history. It was the culmination of years of effort by ecosystem players including startups, governments, research institutions, non-profits, and investors. While the...