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The first step of any journey is often the hardest, and the quest towards greater sustainability is no exception. Nevertheless, as Agatha Wong finds out, players in the industry – regardless of their size – can make a difference. PepsiCo has announced the launch of its second Greenhouse Accelerator programme...
By Agatha Wong Food & Beverage Asia speaks to Nigel Wong, head of market support centre, Mettler-Toledo, as he shares insights and perspectives shaping the food and beverage processing industry in 2023 – the progress been made in the APAC region over the past year, as well as emerging trends...
From its origins in ancient China as a domestic crop, to its eventual spread and use in cuisines all over world, ranging from miso paste, to tofu, and tempeh, the humble soybean now wears another hat – that of a sustainable protein source for the world’s changing nutritional needs....
By Agatha Wong In “The Asia Food Challenge 2021: Understanding the New Asian Consumer” report published by PwC, Rabobank, and Temasek, the “new sophisticated Asian consumer” is discerning about the food they eat, driven by “spending growing disposable income on more expensive, tastier food”. Likewise, they are also shifting to...
By Agatha Wong The last time Food & Beverage Asia featured Meatable, Krijn de Nood, co-founder and CEO of Meatable, shared his views on the cultivated meat industry and the positive impact it can generate across the protein industry. In the same article, he also highlighted Meatable’s partnership with ESCO...
When it comes to chocolate, consumers immediately think of its renowned provenances: Belgium, Switzerland, West Africa, etc. Meanwhile, in Asia, Indonesia forms the third largest producer of cocoa beans in the world, just behind the Ivory Coast and Ghana. It therefore might come as a surprise to some...
By Agatha Wong Authentic local experiences With over 650 million people living across 11 countries, South East Asia promises tantalising business opportunities when it comes to product development. From on-trend flavours such as ube from the Philippines currently taking social media by storm, to spices such as turmeric featuring as a...
By Agatha Wong In “The Asia Food Challenge 2021: Understanding the New Asian Consumer” report published by PwC, Rabobank, and Temasek, the “new sophisticated Asian consumer” is discerning about the food they eat, driven by “spending growing disposable income on more expensive, tastier food”. Likewise, they are also shifting to...
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...