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These are all the posts that have been tagged with asia.

Focus on sustainability

Semi-solid at room temperature, palm oil and palm kernel oil are among the world’s most versatile raw materials.

Sweetener wins award

Natural, calorie-free sweetener Tasteva Stevia Sweetener has been awarded the Ringier Technology Innovation Award in the Food & Beverage Industry (Flavourings) at the 15th Asian Food Ingredients China Exhibition held in late June in Shanghai. Tasteva Stevia Sweetener, is described as a versatile, clean tasting sweetener that is easy to formulate with. It has shown […]

Coatings specialist changes hands

The Riverside Company has sold Capol to Freudenberg Chemical Specialties, a Business Group of Freudenberg Group of Weinheim, Germany. Based in Elmshorn, Germany, Capol develops and manufactures polishing, anti-sticking and release agents used in the confectionery, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Capol boasts more than 250 trademarked products, sells in more than 60 countries, and its […]

Gourmet collection enters US

After a successful launch in Asia, the new Gourmet collection from deZaan will be entering the US market with an exclusive range featuring 22 products, including dark and milk couvertures, white chocolate, cocoa powders, cocoa butter, compound coatings made with non-hydrogenated fats and service products. Most of the collection is produced in Belgium, with the […]

Drive to increase British exports

The Food and Drink Federation’s director general Melanie Leech has spoken alongside trade minister Lord Green at the launch of GREAT Weeks campaign, part of UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) Olympic legacy strategy to boost demand for UK exports. Food and drink is one of a handful of priority sectors that will benefit from the […]

Asian collaboration for DKSH and Haribo

DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, market expansion services provider for fast moving consumer goods, and Haribo have signed a contract to grant DKSH the exclusive rights to market, sell and distribute Haribo’s products in Singapore and Myanmar. This is the first time the two companies have entered into a partnership. DKSH is well positioned to […]

European BOPET film prices stabilise

Following two years of steady decline in the European price of 12 micron bi-oriented polyester (BOPET) film, it appears that the trend has finally stabilised. According to industry consultant, PCI Films Consulting, BOPET film prices have remained unchanged for three months running. While some modest reductions in price are likely for Q3, 2013, future price […]

Leadership development facility opens

Unilever has announced the opening of Four Acres Singapore, the company’s first global leadership development centre outside of the UK. The €50m facility will have a key role in developing the talent to lead Unilever, as it aims to double the size of the business, while halving its environmental impact and increasing its positive social […]

Hershey opens Chinese innovation centre

Hershey has opened an innovation centre in Shanghai, China. The centre will enable Hershey to quickly develop, test and launch new products customised to the tastes of consumers in China and across the Asia region. The facility provides a strategic gateway to the larger Asia market while enabling close collaboration with local and regional China […]

Cargill invests in Indonesia

Cargill has started construction on a $100 million (€76.4m) investment cocoa processing facility in Gresik, in the East-Java region of Indonesia. The facility is to meet the growing demand amongst customers for cocoa products and to encourage the development of the Asian cocoa sector. This will be the company’s first cocoa processing plant in Asia […]

Lindt & Sprüngli continues Asian growth

DKSH has recently expanded its partnership with Lindt & Sprüngli to Singapore. DKSH will provide marketing, sales, merchandising, distribution, logistics and back office services to support Lindt’s continued growth in this strategically important market in Asia. DKSH’s collaboration with Lindt & Sprüngli started in Hong Kong more than five decades ago and was over the […]

Natra predicts boom in Chinese chocolate consumption

Natra has opened a commercial office in Hong Kong, China to attend the Asia-Pacific markets. Among the countries of the Asia-Pacific area, China is the first target market due to its significant growth opportunities. Chocolate consumption is now awakening in this market, especially due to the development of large foreign retail chains in the country and […]

Don’t forget the farmers

The future of cocoa supply is always at the forefront of our minds. With demand increasing rapidly, industry is worried about how supply will keep up. With this in mind, my publisher, Neil McRitchie attended the Asia Choco Congress in Jakarta, Indonesia  to see how we can increase production sustainably. His thoughts from the conference […]

Constantia Flexibles acquires Parikh Packaging

Constantia Flexibles Group is to acquire a 60% stake in Parikh Packaging, located in the world’s fastest growing packaging market, India. Thomas Unger, CEO of Constantia Flexibles, says, “With this acquisition we are operating in a highly attractive growth market. India has an ever increasing middle class with growing demand for packaged food and health […]