Delivering Healthier Products For APAC’s Ageing Population

Food manufacturers can play a pivotal role in promoting good health across ageing societies by including ingredients that can boost health and nutritional value of foods. Article by Christian Philippsen, the managing director of BENEO in Asia Pacific.  The Asia Pacific Region Is Rapidly Ageing. 58 percent of the global population who are…

Healthy Snacking In A COVID-19 Universe

Exploring the perception of health snacking in Asia Pacific, and how the impact of COVID-19 has shifted consumer focus (if any) away from this concept momentarily. Contributed by Anthony Chien, Senior Analyst at Euromonitor International. Snacking represents the activity of consuming food in between meals, and any type of food…

How To Increase Adoption Of Aquaculture 4.0 Technologies?

Warren, Consultant in Alcimed’s Asia-Pacific team, discusses examples and strategies to increase aquaculture 4.0 adoption in the Asia-Pacific region, which produces 86 percent of the world’s aquaculture output by value. Many aquaculture 4.0 innovations are now available on the market. Examples include auto feeders that intelligently adjust feeding frequency and…

Reducing Sugar, Redefining Sweetness

The sugar reduction movement has gained mometum across the globe, with most of the impact hitting the beverage industry. Sugar is the latest dietary enemy and in particular, sugar-sweetened beverages are being blamed for the obesity and diabetes epidemic that have emerged in recent years. By Dr. Aoife Marie Murphy,…

Euromonitor: What Are The Latest Beer Trends In Southeast Asia?

The Asia Pacific region excluding Australasia saw 69 billion litres of beer sold globally in 2018—by far the largest region for beer in the world. However, Asia Pacific saw a net decline in beer volume sales from 2013 to 2018, hurt by shrinking sales in the two largest markets of…

Exploring The Space Between Dairy And Non-Dairy

In this article, we explore the trends driving the tea and coffee market in Asia Pacific, and the latest innovations that are meeting the apparently conflicting demand for healthy, convenient, yet indulgent drinks. By Luc Steenwelle, Product Group Manager Beverages Asia Pacific, FrieslandCampina Kievit The market in Asia as a…

Will Gluten-Free Ever Turn Mainstream In Asia Pacific?

Gluten-free bakery is still a niche market in most Asia Pacific markets—with the noticeable exception of Australia and New Zealand. But, as gluten-free bakery products continually get better, who knows what the future will hold? By Rachel Park, Marketing Manager, Korea, Australia and New Zealand, DuPont.  Far more people in…

Sidel Shores Up Presence In Asia Pacific At ProPak Asia 2018

With ProPak Asia 2018 coming up in about one week, APFI speaks to Dominique Martin, vice president sales, South East Asia Pacific at Sidel. Sidel will be showcasing its latest innovation and technology at the show from 13-16 June at BITEC, Bangkok.   What are some of the latest products…

East And West Cuisine: Driven By Taste And Flavour

With exotic flavours such as curries in the limelight, the vegetarian juggernaut thunders on—according to seasoning experts, RAPS GmbH.  In 2016, almost every fifth person in the Asia-Pacific region was vegetarian, with India topping the bill according to Statista Germany in 2016. By contrast, only six percent and five percent…
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