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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With the deadline for the AEC looming, it is imperative that firms understand what it entails and the changes that it brings. For the food and beverage industry, this includes the need to address harmonisation issuesa move that is necessary for achieving the full benefits of integration. By Sherlyne Yong

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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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