Time For Tea

Optimising the mouthfeel and texture of milk tea for the Asian consumer.   Tea was first drunk in China over 5,000 years ago and is still popular today as it provides a feel-good moment in daily life. But increasing globalisation is changing the way we drink tea. New trends are…

Oats: The Next Big Plant-Based Dairy Alternative

The popularity of oat milk is growing and its taste, health benefits, and superior sustainability positioning will see it become the next big plant-based alternative. By Samantha Moore, Global Food and Drink Analyst, Mintel.  Oat milk has recently replaced almond as the go-to non-dairy milk in coffee shops, especially in…

What’s Shaking Up The Beverage Market?

The APFI team speaks to Hamish Gowans, General Manager South & East Asia for NZMP (Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business), to examine drivers behind the functional beverage trend.   The Shift Toward Tasty & Functional In recent years, innovation in the beverage market has been astounding—from convenient health management solutions to…

What’s Shaping The Beverage Industry In 2019

The APFI team interviews Luc Steenwelle, Product Group Manager Beverages Asia Pacific, FrieslandCampina Kievit, about the key consumer trends that are shaping the beverage market in Asia for 2019 and beyond.   How have consumer interests in beverages shifted throughout 2018? What are the causes of these shifts? In 2018,…

Rough Draft of Beer Trends

The UK is currently moving away from the traditional pales and bitters of old and moving into a trend of producing highly sessionable hazy IPAs, lagers and sours as well as pushing the boundaries of brewing with high ABV DIPAs and barrel-aged imperials. A recount by Fabian Clark, NPD Brewing…

Being Future-Ready In A Changing Beverage Market

Swisslog’s clients, The Absolut Company, MaiDubai, and Coca-Cola Amatil share the value of integrating advanced solutions to their entire supply chain. The digital world is developing at a breath-taking pace. Every industry sector is going through a transformation towards a globally networked and integrated economy. This includes the beverage industry—automation…

Seizing The Growth Opportunity In Non-Dairy Beverages

The rising acceptance and preference for plant-based beverages is a global consumer trend which is becoming more established in many parts of Asia, says Ashish Dahiya, cluster marketing, portfolio, & category management leader, Tetra Pak Processing Systems, South Asia, East Asia & Oceania.   Consumers today are increasingly demanding, and…

Fruit-Infused Beer Appeals To Millennials

Consumers are spoiled for choice when it comes to the selection of beer types available, such as lagers, stouts and porters, ales, seasonal specialties and now, a variety of fruit-flavoured beer. By Farah Nazurah
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