Nescafé sales drop as smaller brands and coffee joints gain favour

Nescafé sales drop as smaller brands and coffee joints gain favour

The proportion of Australians buying instant coffee has declined over the last five years, while fresh coffee sales have increased, market research has found.

Thai Union finds work for 1,000 axed staff

Thai Union finds work for 1000 axed staff

International seafood processor Thai Union has given jobs to more than 1,000 workers who were made redundant in a restructuring of its external supply chain.

India: Modi’s call for sodas to be 2% juice bewilders beverage industry

India Modis call for sodas to be 2 juice bewilders beverage industry

A suggestion by India’s prime minister for all fizzy drinks to have at least 2% natural fruit juice content has baffled many beverage manufacturers.

The sugar tax conundrum currently playing out in Asian markets

The sugar tax conundrum currently playing out in Asian markets

With various emerging Asian markets now considering legislation or tighter regulation of sugar in soft drinks, one of the key issues of the regional beverage industry in 2016 might well be diminishing volume growth due to higher taxation, according to Euromonitor.

Medical foods based on amino acid/neurotransmitter technology to be marketed in China

Medical foods based on amino acid neurotransmitter technology to be marketed in China

Medical food specialist Targeted Medical Pharma has signed a Chinese distribution deal that bodes well for the long term health of the company.

Wanpen from DPO Thailand speaks to FoodNavigator-Asia.com

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In the fast changing market, how do companies keep their finger on the pulse of new trends? Wanpen, General Manager of DPO Thailand, spoke to FoodNavigator-Asia.com on how DPO International strives for innovation and developments for food products & technology.

Packaged foods growth driving Indian ready-to-eat innovation

Packaged foods growth driving Indian ready to eat innovation

The perceived convenience associated with packaged food has been driving lightning growth in the segment, according to an Assocham report.

Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases Highlights Need to Ensure Food Safety

Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases

A recently published World Health Organization (WHO) report, which presents the first global and regional estimates of the burden of foodborne diseases, states that as many as 600 million people worldwide fall ill after consuming contaminated food. The WHO hopes that this new information will foster increased political attention and spur collective action toward improving food safety.

Indonesia: Sugary Drinks Industry: Sugar Good, Tax Bad

Indonesia Sugary Drinks Industry Sugar Good Tax Bad

Makers of sugary beverages have called on the government to drop a planned tax on their products, claiming it will hurt their revenue and lead to layoffs.

Vietnam: Food safety scheme to launch, while Ha Noi authorities tighten food safety inspections

Food safety scheme to launch

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade has chosen Hoc Mon Wholesale Market and Ben Thanh Market to implement a pilot food-safety market model,according to a report in the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

DPO Indonesia Awarded with GREENLANE Facility Status

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Diligent work, especially in the area of submitting timely and complete documentation, has awarded DPO Indonesia with a GREENLANE facility status from Indonesian customs.

‘We are extremely thorough and rigorous when it comes to our processes. We're proud that our hard work has paid off!' said Inneke Fransisca, Group Commercial Director of DPO International.

 

Philippines: Beverage manufacturers oppose higher taxes

Philippines Beverage manufacturers oppose higher taxes

A bill imposing a tax on sweetened beverages hurdled the committee level in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, seeking to impose a 10-per-cent ad valorem tax on soft drinks and carbonated drinks. The tax collected would be allocated for health and other government programs.

From butter beans to pigeon peas: UN launches International Year of Pulses

From butter beans to pigeon peas UN launches International Year of Pulses

According to the United Nations, pulses – including all kinds of dried beans and peas – are a cheap, delicious and highly nutritious source of protein and vital micronutrients that can greatly benefit people’s health and livelihoods, particularly in developing countries.

Advert controls eyed on green tea, sodas

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Thailand’s Department of Health is proposing to place controls on green tea and carbonated drinks which have high sugar content that is detrimental to health, Deputy Department Director-General Sutha Jienmaneechotchai.

Selangor looks at drafting guideline for food trucks

Selangor looks at drafting guideline for food trucks

 

The Selangor government is considering implementing a standard guideline for food truck operators in the state.

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