Following the consumer trend for health and wellness, more consumers are cutting back on meat and becoming ‘flexitarians’. What is meant by the term, and what does this mean for the meat and protein industries? By Innova Market Insights

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Consumers today are demanding for cleaner labels, but what is meant by that, what do consumers expect, and how can manufacturers cater to this demand? By Donna Richardson, PR and public affairs manager, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (Contractor)

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The concept of sustainability has been spreading throughout the industries in recent years, and the food and beverage industry is no different. What is meant by sustainability, and how can manufacturers benefit from incorporating sustainable practices into their businesses? By Pedro Furtado, deputy general manager and projects director, Efacec

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Warehouses are integral to the food industry, and more so the cold chain logistics sector, which today is becoming more important due to increasing consumer demands for temperature-controlled foods. How can manufacturers ensure a controlled and efficient logistics solution?

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The outlook is a common feature at the start of the year, but what exactly do the industry leaders have to say of 2016? Apfi offers a comprehensive outlook by leaders from the different sectors of the industry on the upcoming trends and challenges, and the buzz words for the year seem to be “food safety”, “traceability”, “sustainability”, “healthy”, and “natural”. By Michelle Cheong

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With the new year ahead, which sectors of the food and beverage industry are likely to drive growth? What can manufacturers expect to see in 2016? BY Arunas Umbrasas, Industry analyst at Euromonitor International

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Our large world is ironically becoming smaller with the significant progress made with globalisation. Food is one commodity that is transported all over the world, but when it comes to fresh produce, how can companies ensure they stay fresh when they reach their destination and beyond? Container shipping liner APL shares its experiences in reefer transportation.

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The technological revolution is slowly overtaking all the industries, including that of food and beverage. Offering improved efficiency in operations and resource planning among others, the cloud presents an increasingly viable solution for food and beverage manufacturers to cope with the dynamic changes of the industry. By Helen Masters, vice president, ASEAN, Infor

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Globalisation has opened our world to the diverse platform it is today, and Asia, as one of the most enchanting markets, is attracting even once domestic-oriented companies from sophisticated countries like Europe and Japan. What should companies know about doing business in Asia? Christian Philippsen, managing director at Beneo Asia Pacific, and Masanao Nishida, director at Oishii Japan, give their thoughts. By Michelle Cheong

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China’s amended Food Safety Law entered into force on 1 October 2015. Since the passage of the Law in late April, its severity and harshness has been the centerpiece of numerous media reports and news articles. But how exactly has the law changed and how can manufacturers involved in Chinese businesses ensure they adhere to it? By David J. Ettinger, Jenny Li, Mark Thompson and Yun Chen, Keller and Heckman LLP

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