Produced from cocoa beans, the chocolate that everyone knows and loves is but the tip of the iceberg of the cocoa industry. What is the cocoa industry like, and as major benefactors of the beans, what can chocolate industry giants do to help cocoa farmers? By Michelle Cheong

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As manufacturers, consumers are the top priority. How can manufacturers better cater to today’s consumers? Mr Jeff Hilton, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Brandhive, shares more.

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Singapore’s food and beverage manufacturing industry has made great strides since the country’s independence 50 years ago. From the initial trials and struggles it faced, to establishing itself in the Southeast Asian region and the world, the industry has benefited and continues to contribute to Singapore’s economic success today. By Michelle Cheong

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The EU introduced a new food labelling regulation at the end of 2014. How would this impact food and beverage companies and how should they react to this new change? By Maud Nauge, manager, Intertek Food Labelling Centre of Excellence

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Sustainability has become an expectation of consumers, but how willing are they to pay more for it and how much does it really affect their purchase decisions? By Robin de Rooij, senior research manager (Singapore) and Sourabh Sharma, senior manager (US), Skim Group

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Distribution agreement plays a crucial role in any food trading business. However, without due prudence in the drafting process, it can be become a costly problem. By Andreas Respondek, MD, Respondek & Fan

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Despite encouraging progress over the last few years, the food industry is still very much affected by the deeply rooted human trafficking and child labour epidemic. Is it time to point our finger or work together? By Wong Tsz Hin

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Women farmers in developing economies are often denied access to the same resources as their male counterparts. This has tipped the scale severely and regaining a balance might just be the thing the food industry needs to secure its future. By Sherlyne Yong

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In just three years, Cargill Specialty Asia has grown into a very profitable business unit. Yusuf Wazirzada, business unit leader, and Andre van der Wulp, technical director, shared the company’s business philosophy and story of success.

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With increased consumer demand for frozen food products and a highly competitive market with low margins, food processors, distributors and retailers are shifting away from manually operated sub-zero facilities and turning to high-bay deep-freeze warehouses, equipped with streamlined logistics processes. By Koh Seng Teck, head of WDS Southeast Asia, Swisslog

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