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Business News

Global Ice Cream Market Reached US$143 Billion

The global ice cream market generated revenues of US$143 billion in 2015, representing a CAGR of 3.6 percent between 2011 and 2015.

Dinner RTE Foods Rising In Popularity Globally

The global dinner ready-to-eat foods market is forecast to grow steadily at a CAGR of above six percent by 2021, according to Technavio.

Palsgaard Appoints New CEO For Nexus

Nexus welcomes its new chief executive officer, Claus Christensen, who has experience as both senior executive and full professor.

Food Emulsifiers Market To Reach US$3.55 Billion

The food emulsifiers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5 percent from 2017, according to market research by Report Buyer.

Microencapsulation Of Probiotics And Omega-3 Improves Its Retention

Co-microencapsulation of probiotic bacteria with omega-3 rich tuna oil will improve its survival and intestinal adhering ability, which can applied to nutraceuticals.

UN Accuses Thailand Of Corruption And Slavery In Fishing Industry

UN’s labour agency, the ILO, is pushing Thailand’s government to end murder and starvation of migrant workers that is ongoing aboard fishing vessels.

40 Percent Of Chinese Consumers Eating More Nuts

More consumers in China are now focusing on their health, creating new opportunities for healthy snacks, according to Mintel.

IFAD Provides US$43 Million To Vietnam To Increase Incomes

There is significant market demand and opportunities for agricultural manufacturers for improved quality and production over a variety of agricultural products in Vietnam.

ADM Board Of Directors Nominates Suzan Harrison

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company has nominated Suzan Harrison for election to its board of directors on their upcoming annual stockholders’ meeting in May.

Asian Consumers Desire Natural And Tasty Confectionery

The market growth of cakes and pastries has grown 18 percent between 2012 and 2016.

APAC: Demand For Protein And Active Nutrition To Rise

With more consumers across the Asia Pacific region, opportunities are aplenty for manufacturers of the general functional foods and sports nutrition markets.

PET Bottles: Would Meeting Consumer Demands Impact Recyclability?

With manufacturers placing more importance on minimising carbon footprint, most have attempted to significantly lightweight their PET containers. However this might not be the reality,...

Indian Consumers Prioritise Eating And Living Healthier

Almost half of Indian consumers aim to live a healthier lifestyle, and they are willing to pay more for healthier products, reports Mintel.

Increasing Demand For Nutraceuticals And Food Supplements

Consumers are increasingly aware of the health benefits associated with consumption of fruit and vegetables, and buying nutraceuticals to meet the daily nutrient requirement.

Myanmar Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturer Grand Royal Group Goes Live

The production planning and S&OP provided by FuturMaster for the distillery and whisky brand went live within 12 months of implementation.

Consumers Crave Chocolate For Snacks

Snacks that are high-caloric, especially those containing chocolate, are craved by young women, according to research by the University of Salzburg.

Tomato Wastes Can Be Recycled As Functional Ingredients

Agricultural tomato wastes can be recycled to produce nutrient-rich extract for the food and feed industries, according to a team of Portugese researchers.

Shoppers Want More Apps That Reduce Food Waste

There is a wide market for the grocery industry to utilise technology for app creation to engage consumers, according to IGD, research and training charity.

Indulge In Chocolate, As It’s Finally A Functional Food

Chocolates with added curcumin, such as that launched by start-up company Chocumin, can make a healthier indulgent treat as it helps increase consumers’ intake of...

China's Functional Drink Market Growing At 23.9 Percent

The functional drinks market turnover reached US$8.79 billion in 2015, increasing significantly from US$3.73 billion in 2011.

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