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…

Power Of Plant Proteins

Plant proteins such as beans, peas, nuts, seeds, and soy are some of nature’s treasures. By Farah Nazurah

Connecting Consumers In Online Grocery

Consumers in Asia are embracing technologies that enable them to buy groceries online conveniently, without them having the need to walk to supermarkets to get their fresh produce or other grocery items. By Farah Nazurah Technological advancements are changing at an accelerating pace and disruption is now the new normal—altering…

Dull Growth In Olive Oil Trade

With inconsistency in manufacturing trends and rising challenges for virgin olive oil production, regional players look for new opportunities in reinforcing quality control to capture consumer interests. By Nandini Roy Choudhury, senior analyst (F&B), Fact.MR Developments in understanding the scientific role of specific ingredients within a balanced diet have turned…

New Insights Into Chocolate Markets

  Chocolate is popular among consumers of all ages. What are the current trends of the chocolate market and what should manufacturers know? By Peter DeHasque, Group Chief Executive Officer, Taura Natural Ingredients Chocolate is one of the most exciting in the global food industry. It is hard to think…

“Crunch” Time For Snack Manufacturers

  Asia Pacific snack market is expanding at twice the global growth rate. How can snack manufacturers capture the attention of consumers by creating their signature texture? By Lilian Tan, marketing manager for Texture and Delivery Systems, Ingredion APAC
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