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

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

The recently published Environment Protection Tax Law of the Chinese government will replace the pollution discharge fee system into an environmental protection tax. This law is likely to change the current practice of highly polluting industries, including the pharmaceutical industry, into an environmental considering production in order to save taxes, according to market intelligence firm CCM.

The report, published by the China Association for Quality (CAQ), revealed that the satisfaction of Chinese consumers is decreasing, compared to 2015 and demands for the quality of milk are changing. Suppliers have to be prepared for the changing needs of their Chinese customers.

China’s bottled water industry is an unforgiving landscape with increasingly intense competition. Even though the market is vast, the oversaturation of many international and local brands has driven sales down, making it hard for many to survive. With the economic slowdown, what can water producers do to stay competitive in the market? By Julia Lee, food and drink analyst, Mintel China

The demand for functional drinks will continue increasing with the improvement of resident health awareness, which opens up various opportunities for functional drink manufacturers, reports Research and Markets.

Libby Costin, vice president marketing, Tetra Pak, shares more with APFI on the global juice market and how manufacturers can take advantage of this prime opportunity.

High demand for packaged produce and cheese consumption is predicted to drive growth of the breathable films market.

Consuming 545 million litres of 100 percent juice in 2015, China is now the world’s eighth biggest market, according to Tetra Pak. Demand for the beverage in China is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7 percent to 2018.

The diary manufacturing and distribution company in China recently announced changes to its board of directors.

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