Food scandals can rock the foundation that food and beverage manufacturers have painstakingly built at the blink of an eye. With strict regulations and the capability to protect sensitive beverages, PET bottles can fulfil today’s safety requirements. By Sid Johari, executive VP for industrial operations, Sidel

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Many companies understand the benefits of optimisation, but are not aware of the complexity involved in good implementation.  Advances in technology have created programs that can consider multiple factors and formulate the most effective plan. By Niklas Andersson, MD, Optimity

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Ken Ruehrdanzm, distribution market manager & Phil Makowski, market development manager of Dematic, discuss the 12 factors that drive food & beverage retailers and wholesalers toward automation.

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A natural progression of growth and expansion is to enter new markets. While seemingly straightforward, achieving this in the right manner requires an alignment of product positioning with suitable markets, the right partners, and the optimal mode of entry. By Sherlyne Yong A natural progression of growth and expansion is to enter new markets. While seemingly straightforward, achieving this in the right manner requires an alignment of product positioning with suitable markets, the right partners, and the optimal mode of entry. By Sherlyne Yong 

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Even with the emergence of culinary tourism, many still find it hard to link the food and beverage industry with the tourism industry. However, these two segments are actually closely linked together and there is great potential for them to complement each other. By Wong Tsz Hin

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More often than not, the contributions of women farmers go unnoticed in a world where their male counterparts take dominance. Yet despite living among the shadows, women have been contributing to the development of society in ways that cannot be ignored. In the second part of The Cocoa Series, we explore the role that women play in the cocoa industry and how empowering them can lead to tangible changes not just in their family, their community, and the cocoa industry, but to the world at large. By Sherlyne Yong 

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The cocoa industry is facing a crisis at both ends of the value chain, with phenomenal growth in demand on one end and dwindling bean supply on the other. Urgent actions are required to ensure sustainability, but is the entire industry on the same page or is it just a case of unrequited love? By Wong Tsz Hin

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Climate change, population growth, and the shift of power from developed nations to emerging markets are setting the stage for a brand new future. These are but some of the changes in the cocoa industry that are calling for immediate action. Who would have thought that in five years’ time, emerging markets will become the top consumers of cocoa? In the first of a six-part series, we explore the shifting food and beverage landscape and its effects on stakeholders along the value chain. By Sherlyne Yong

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With consumers becoming more health conscious than ever, manufacturers have to react by value-adding their products using functional ingredients. The key to success will lie in identifying the trends. By James Bauly, marketing director Asia Pacific, DSM Nutritional Products

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The South Korean government has launched an ambitious project to establish the country as the food trading hub in Northeast Asia. This may be a good opportunity for manufacturers who wish to expand their networks into lucrative markets like China and Japan. By Wong Tsz Hin

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