Factbox: From Spreads To Shampoo, Palm Oil Is Part Of Everyday life

Indonesia's plan to ban palm oil exports will deal a blow to the world's top food and consumer products companies including Unilever (ULVR.L), Procter & Gamble (PG.N) and Nestle (NESN.S). Reporting by Josephine Mason and Richa Naidu in London, Mimosa Spencer in Paris, Jessica DiNapoli in New York and Silvia Aliosi in Milan; Editing…

Food Companies Urged To Support Palm Oil Sustainability Schemes In Malaysia And Indonesia

Food brands have been urged to show their support for national, government-backed, palm oil sustainable certification schemes in Malaysia and Indonesia, and overcome their short-term financial objections to secure long-term sustainability. The national scheme in Malaysia, for example, is mandatory for palm oil producers, but not their customers. Such government-organised…

Circulate Capital Increases Its Commitment To Indonesia Plastic Pollution Prevention

Reciki to develop its industry-leading material recovery system to advance the circular economy in Indonesia and towards its zero-waste-to-landfill vision Capital, the Singapore-based investment management firm that finances innovations, companies, and infrastructure to prevent ocean plastic and climate change by advancing the circular economy, recently announced that the Circulate Capital…

Online Food Purchases Expected To More Than Triple In Southeast Asia By 2025

Grab has become a household name in Southeast Asia within a decade of its rollout. With the gradual change in social and work climate in Southeast Asia, it is not a surprise that online food purchases have become a social norm. In collaboration with Euromonitor International, Grab has recently released…

Kerry Invests €30m In Taste Facility In Indonesia

Kerry will increase its footprint in South East Asia (SEA) by building a second manufacturing facility in Karawang, Indonesia. The new state-of-the-art facility, which represents Kerry’s largest ever capital investment in SEA, will significantly expand Kerry’s Taste offering in the region and further support customers in the fast-growing markets of…

IMCD Launches New UHT Pilot Facility In Indonesia

As part of the strategic move to increase its regional technical footprint, IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, has launched an ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurisation laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia. The facility is designed to support complex ingredient formulations in the application of dairy, beverages and soups. The…
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