Gluten-Free Products Present Under-Tapped Market Opportunity In Asia-Pacific

“The market for gluten-free food and beverages remains niche in Asia due to low awareness”— Parthasaradhi Reddy, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData. Just as the Asia-Pacific region is a panorama of cultures and ethnicities, Asian cuisine is a melting pot of diverse flavours and ingredients which tend to vary drastically across…

More Asia-Pacific Brands Are Infusing Functional Ingredients Into New Food Categories

Given the mounting consumer proclivity towards healthier eating habits, functional foods and drinks will gain more traction in the APAC market in the coming years. By Bobby Verghese, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData. With the novel coronavirus disrupting day-to-day lives, consumers have become more focused on their personal health and wellbeing. They…

Insights On APAC’s Bakery & Confectionery Market

Government restrictions and consumer wariness due to COVID-19 is affecting bakery and confectionery markets across APAC, says GlobalData. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the bakery and confectionery markets across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region from late March 2020. The strict lockdown enforced by several APAC governments disrupted production and…

Gluten-Free And Dairy-Free Products Gaining Popularity In APAC

The plethora of products hitting retail shelves bears testimony to the rising interest and uptake of free-from products in Asia-Pacific. Contributed by GlobalData. Consumer behaviour—more so in relation to their choice of what they consume—is largely a product of their economic wellbeing, awareness of surroundings and an innate desire to…

Sugar & Sweeteners: Evolving Trends In Asia Pacific

Increasing health awareness among consumers, coupled with government regulations in the form of sugar levies, give soft drinks and confectionery brands across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region an opportunity to innovate and reformulate, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Rising Prevalence Of Health Concerns There has been a…

Fifth Of Consumers Trying To Lose Weight Are Concerned About Disease

Widespread media coverage of the high and growing prevalence of overweight or obese individuals globally has heightened awareness of weight management. As a result, more than one fifth of consumers trying to lose weight are concerned about related diseases and conditions such as high or low blood pressure, according to…

Plant-Based Beverages: Key Trends In Asia

A significant lactose-intolerant population in Southeast Asia offers huge potential for dairy producers to launch new and diverse lactose-free product ranges in the market. By Arvind Kaila, Consumer Markets Analyst at GlobalData Lactose intolerance, the growing trend towards veganism, product personalisation, health & wellness, ethical and environmental concerns, and fears…

The Evolution Of Snack Trends In Asia-Pacific

APAC consumers seek a balance of healthfulness and sensory pleasure from their bakery and confectionary brands. As a result, manufacturers face the challenge of formulating products with more natural and nutrient-rich ingredients with less artificial additives, without compromising on the consumption experience. By Bobby Verghese, Consumer Markets Analyst at GlobalData. …
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