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Business News

Beneo Launches Subsidiary In India

Functional ingredients manufacturer Beneo has opened a new office in Delhi, India. Having been in Asia for over 15 years, the company aims for a...

Breathable Films Market Set To Reach US$3.21 Billion By 2021

High demand for packaged produce and cheese consumption is predicted to drive growth of the breathable films market.

Adult Demand For Soft Drinks Market Rising

Moderation and avoidance of alcohol is a key trend that is driving support for soft drinks amongst adults, according to a study by Canadean. Over...

Consumers Give Green Light To Colour Coded Labels

Labels with traffic light colour schemes may sway consumers to decide on healthier options, according to a study in Germany and the US. Such colour-coded...

Edible Flower Petals Are An Unexplored Nutrient Source

Flowers are an untapped source of bioactive nutrients, according to researchers from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança in Portugal.

China & Brazil Biggest Growing Markets For 100 Percent Juice

Consuming 545 million litres of 100 percent juice in 2015, China is now the world’s eighth biggest market, according to Tetra Pak. Demand for the...

More Entrepreneurs Wanted For US$1.2 Trillion Halal Food Industry

No longer considered a niche segment, the global Islamic economy is estimated to be at US$1.9 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters. Halal food and beverages...

US$18 Million Expansion In Singapore For Barry Callebaut

A major US$18 million expansion of Barry Callebaut’s facility in Singapore includes installation of a third production line, a chocolate chips/drops moulding line and a...

SeaDragon Opens US$7 Million Omega-3 Refinery

The NZ$10 million (US$7 million) refinery located in Nelson has the capacity to refine up to 5,000 tonnes of Omega-3 fish oil, and the potential...

De Heus Invests In US$11 Million Feed Facility In Myanmar

Dutch animal feed producer De Heus has opened a new €10 million (US$11 million) feed plant in Yangon, Myanmar. The facility is located close to...

Industries To Undergo Digital Transformation

Technology is expected to be the driving force across industries and this transformation will be the catalyst driving productivity, innovation, skill development and growth for...

China’s Promising Growth For Functional Drinks

Growing at an annual rate of almost 24 percent since 2011, the functional drinks market in China was worth over US$9.1 billion in 2015 when...

Barry Callebaut Opens Its First Chocolate Factory In Indonesia

Along with two cocoa grinding factories in Bandung and Makassar, the factory in Gresik aims to supply at least 10,000 tonnes of compound chocolate per...

Softer Foods Are Key Focus For Booming Population Over 60

In the next 20 years, an estimated population of over one billion people will be over 60 years old. Food texture will become an increasingly...

Paraguay’s Capaste Joins International Stevia Council

The Paraguayan Stevia Chamber, also known as Capaste, has joined the International Stevia Council (ISC) to represent closer collaboration to the mutual benefit of famers...

Acai Berries Improves Heart Health, Research Suggests

Adding acai berries to your smoothie may improve vascular function and heart health, according to researchers at the University of Reading (UK).

Bread From Old Grain Varieties Helps Reduce Cholesterol, Blood Glucose

A study has shown that bread made from ancient grain varieties can help to reduce cholesterol and control blood glucose levels.

Bullish Growth For Dairy Soy Food Market

United States, China, and India are the top three markets globally, while China, India and Russia are projected to have the highest growth rates, according...

Miracle Berry Can Help Lower Sugar Content Of Sour Drinks

The miracle berry from Africa, otherwise known as Synsepalum dulcificum, contains a protein called miraculin which is able to suppress sourness and elicit a sweet...

Food Japan Signs MOU To Enhance Professionals’ Skills For Retail And F&B Industries

With the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) they signed with Singapore’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), both parties pledge to develop a framework together for continuous...

ASEAN still faces some manufacturing challenges compared to the developed West, but automation and service providers can help these countries progress at a faster rate. Raimund Klein, executive vice president,…

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As our lifestyles become more hectic every day, people demand for an energy source that gives them a boost between meals, while working, driving long distances, or studying. But how…

Leading The Pack In Asia’s Sports Nutrition Market

Plant-Based Beverages: From Milk Substitute To Lifestyle Product

Emerging Advances In Yeast Fermentation

Producers working with powder handling applications require a conveying solution that is gentle on fragile ingredients. Vacuum dense-phase pneumatic conveying is designed to offer a solution. By Noelle Cortez, communication…

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Food Packaging To Meet On-The-Go Asian Lifestyles

Iron is one of the most important minerals in the body, yet there is a global problem of low iron levels. What can manufacturers do to help with iron deficiency…

Colourful And Natural, Please!

The Need For Colours In The Food Industry

Creative Flavours For Differentiation With Beverages

Good nutrition has a significant contribution in giving more life to years, particularly in managing decline and minimising loss of function. How can nutrition help to maintain brain, eye and…

Catering To The Silver Generation

A New Paradigm Of Weight Management

Free From Gluten

The Clasper bottle is a combination of two PET containers and a shrink label. The bottom holds 50 ml of alcohol and features a heat-applied aluminium-foil seal. The main bottle…

Wolke: Enhanced Web Interface

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