Australian milk market share could increase 'north of 10%': a2 Milk

Australian milk market share could increase 'north of 10%': a2 Milk Company

29-Aug-2014 - The a2 Milk Company believes its share of the Australian fresh milk market could increase “north of 10%” in the next 12 months.

Report suggests India’s baby food market is set to soar

Report suggests India’s baby food market is set to soar

28-Aug-2014 - A combination of demographic, social and economic factors is helping grow India’s baby food market, which is set to cross the US$250m mark in 2014, a new report has said. 

Australian dairy industry calls for selfies to raise FTA awareness

28-Aug-2014 - New Zealand’s dairy industry is milking its Australian counterpart out of A$30m a year, according to a dairy farming lobby group that is calling for a free-trade agreement to level the playing field.

Researchers make progress in finding how wines make drinkers feel

Researchers make progress in finding how wines make drinkers feel

28-Aug-2014 - Australia’s wine industry needs to turn to the perfume industry to learn how wines affect a consumer’s emotions, according to a researcher from Adelaide. 

It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

27-Aug-2014 - When in June of this year, British newspaper The Guardian published a damning report tracing fishmeal that it claimed had been caught by workers kept in slave-like conditions, a public relations storm seemed to have broken loose.

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

27-Aug-2014 - There is absolutely no doubt that the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to bring the country's food industry to order, but they are facing a daunting task. We take a look at best-known scandals that have rocked consumers so far this year

Fonterra and Beingmate unveil China infant formula partnership

Fonterra and Beingmate unveil China infant formula partnership

27-Aug-2014 - Fonterra is prepared to pay NZ$615m (US$514m, €390m) for a 20% stake in Chinese baby food manufacturer Beingmate in its latest attempt to expand its presence in China’s lucrative infant formula market.

PepsiCo to double investment in Indian snacks

PepsiCo to double investment in Indian snacks

27-Aug-2014 - PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi has pledged to double the company’s investment in its Indian food processing operation to add to the sizeable sums it has already spent in the country.

Singapore is home to over 800 companies in food manufacturing segment

Companies expanding into Asia must first understand local physiology

26-Aug-2014 - Back when Europe and North America were there dominant growth markets for the food industry, Asia was considered as little more than an extension of their traditional business and dominated by unorganised local companies.

Destination China for Australian hemp

Destination China for Australian hemp

26-Aug-2014 - China might be one of the world’s biggest producers of hemp, but the quality of the crop is low compared to Australian imports, according to one of the first hemp farmers Down Under.

Dalene Wray, general manager of OBE

Focusing on certification means no beef from consumers

26-Aug-2014 - Founded in the early ‘Nineties by a group of Australian pastoral families, OBE claims to be the “oldest, biggest and most trustworthy” supplier of organic beef. 

'It is concerning that ‘cereals for kids’ were generally ‘less healthy’ and more likely to display promotional characters than other breakfast cereal categories,' researchers say

Kids’ cereal in New Zealand needs regulatory overhaul, say researchers

26-Aug-2014 - Policies governing nutrient and health claims, labeling and use of mascots on breakfast cereals in New Zealand need a serious re-think, researchers say.

Blog: So you can’t find the right Asian distributor?

Blog: So you can’t find the right Asian distributor?

26-Aug-2014 - One of the more common gripes we hear at FoodNavigator-Asia from international companies looking to sell their products and services in Asia’s vast new market, is the loops they have to jump through to find the right local distributor.

Carob an unexpected hit in Hong Kong

Carob an unexpected hit in Hong Kong

26-Aug-2014 - When Michael Jolley left his carob orchard in South Australia to attend his first Asian food industry show in Hong Kong recently, he was amazed by the response of visitors who had never before seen the ingredient.

Aroma's mussel farm in New Zealand

Mussels and joints: A homegrown Kiwi advantage

26-Aug-2014 - Over half a century ago, Ben Winters Sr arrived in New Zealand from the Netherlands and soon established Aroma NZ, a manufacturer of freeze-dried marine products including green lipped mussels.

Asia takes guts, but Australia’s complementary landscape has your back

Asia takes guts, but Australia’s complementary landscape has your back

26-Aug-2014 - With Australia's domestic market maturing, many complementary health companies are seeing the growth that some of the big brands are enjoying in Asia and are keen to ride in on their coat tails. 

Mooncake manufacturers have now started to develop novel flavors, including blueberry and ice cream paste as well as low-fat, low-sugar varieties

Mooncake Festival 2014: The biggest event in Asia’s cake calendar

26-Aug-2014 - The annual Mooncake Festival celebrated in China and Vietnam is by far the biggest event for cake manufacturers in the region, says an analyst.

The rest of Asia can benefit from Australia’s organic certification

The rest of Asia can benefit from Australia’s organic certification

25-Aug-2014 - Asian companies will soon cotton on to the idea that they can export organic goods into China just as smoothly as Australian companies, which have traditionally enjoyed a strong link through its leading certification body.

Crafty Australian beer independents set sights on China’s middle-class

Crafty Australian beer independents set sights on China’s middle-class

25-Aug-2014 - China’s craft beer market might not yet be as dominant as its Australian counterpart, but this will change as a growing and affluent middle-class opens its eyes and palates to craft beer imports.

China offers good prospects despite tangled health food regulations

China offers good prospects despite tangled health food regulations

25-Aug-2014 - China’s health food and supplements niches need filling, even if the current regulatory environment continues to put off some key international players.