The Rise Of Sustainable Beverage Packaging In Southeast Asia: Will The Momentum Continue?

As the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating, the sustainability momentum may be slowed in the short term, as cost-consciousness takes on more urgent priority among stakeholders such as beverage manufacturers and consumers. By Jarred Neubronner, Senior Analyst at Euromonitor International. The sustainable beverage packaging trend accelerated in Southeast…

Building Resilient Food Supply Chains In ASEAN In The Face Of COVID-19

Building traceability and transparency in complex supply chains isn’t easy, but it can be done in ASEAN through Blockchain technology as it offers a continuous way to monitor and report the impact to consumers. Contributed by Patricia Yim, General Manager at IBM ASEAN. In the midst of one of the most…

4 Key Questions To Ask Before Getting Started With Collaborative Robots

Companies looking to increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs and have a better workplace for staff with the help of cobots, can start by walking through the production floor and observing employees at work—this reveals a lot about where automation with cobots is ideal and how to get started. Contributed…

Reinventing Ramadan & Eid Festivities In “Restricted Living”

Since mid-April, with the implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) policy, Indonesia has entered the "Restricted Living" stage during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has inevitably led to significant changes in the traditions and patterns of consumer behavior in welcoming and celebrating Ramadhan and Idul Fitri, that the industry players…

COVID-19’s Effect On Consumer Behaviour

19th-century diplomat Klemens von Metternich is credited with quipping: “When France sneezes, Europe catches a cold”. In the 20th century, this mutated into: “When America sneezes, the world catches a cold”. Scant surprise then that, in the wake of China’s meteoric economic rise in the 21st century, some economic journalists…

Mintel: COVID-19 & The Food Manufacturing Industry

The APFI team reached out to analysts at Mintel to understand the severity of the impact of COVID-19 on the food manufacturing industry. Here's what they said:    Impact On Supply Chain As COVID-19 has reached global pandemic levels, the impact on people, businesses and society in general continues to…
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