How Is The Pandemic Affecting Consumers’ Tastes & Consumption Patterns?

Avinash Lal, Market Research and Consumer Insights Director, Kerry Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, highlights three notable ways in which the pandemic has affected consumer interests.    Turning To Original Food Consumers are seeking original foods more than before through an increased preference for traditional, local and familiar flavour profiles.…

Post-Coronavirus Supply Chain Recovery

A DHL perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains and logistics. By Professor Richard Wilding, Full Professor & Chair in Supply Chain Strategy, Cranfield University School of Management; Dr Klaus Dohrmann, VP Sector Development Engineering, Manufacturing and Energy Sector, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation (CSI); Dr…

Increasing Confidence In Food Safety Claims Through RFID

As COVID-19 continues to affect the way we obtain food, the food industry has been forced to innovate faster and is becoming more digitally focused on the consumer-facing side as well. For many operators, this may be the only way to survive.  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, conscious consumerism was…

Dairy Ingredients For Better Health

The continuing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) throughout the world is leading to an increasingly anxious public in terms of health. There is no clear end in sight to this pandemic and now, more than ever, people are aware of the importance of protecting their health and preventing illness.We still know…

COVID-19 Intensifies Consumers’ Interest In Health & Eco-Friendly Products

“The results of our latest consumer survey clearly show that beneficial ingredients and label transparency are now more important than ever before to consumers across the globe, as a result of the pandemic.”—Extracted from research by Beneo.   Healthy ingredients and label transparency are more important to consumers than ever…

Food Safety: A Make-Or-Break Issue

Improving food safety is now more challenging more than ever, due to the increasing demand and rise of consumers’ expectations. However, with traceability and transparency, the future of food safety and food supply is bright. Contributed by Aik Jin, Tan, Vertical Solutions Lead, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific.    How has…

Recalibrating Retail Strategy At Stores Vital For FMCG Success In 2021

Shoppers expected to show shifts in purchase patterns for food and beverage category. This year brought lockdowns, restricted movement and social distancing to the lives of consumers like never before, but it also revealed the ability of consumers to voraciously adopt ecommerce, contactless delivery and direct-to-consumer brands. The next few…

Farm & Food 4.0: How Technology Is Transforming An Industry

COVID-19 has exacerbated the food crisis around the world. As a result, food and farming have become frontline topics for the political and economics table. Smart technologies are at the forefront of Industry 4.0. A company’s competitiveness hinges on its ability to incorporate AI, machine learning, robotics, and other innovations…

Food Safety During A Global Pandemic

It is clear that in the F&B industry, the adoption of digital solutions is essential as safety and risk compliance becomes paramount. Blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and intelligent packaging designs, among others, will lead to a more resilient, robust, and safe food supply chain. By Dr. Nadiah Ghazalli, Chemicals Materials…
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