News & Analysis on Food & Beverage Development & Technology - Asia Pacific28-May-2020
TOP HEADLINES
Surviving COVID-19: Coca-Cola Amatil to implement cost-saving measures in 2020 even as sales rise
Coca-Cola Amatil says it has seen improved sales performance across most of its markets in May, but will have to continue to focus on cost-savings initiatives in the coming year as the company doubles down on efforts to survive the impacts of COVID-19.... Read more
New spam attack: Retail sales soar 120% for OmniFoods as plant-based innovation gathers pace
Hong Kong plant-based manufacturer OmniFoods has seen retail grocery sales increase 120% between April 2019 to January 2020 as it pursues a twin strategy of increasing its presence in the supermarket aisles and foodservice outlets.... Read more
Pepsi goes local in China: Osmanthus-flavoured drink first to tap local culture and comfort
PepsiCo is putting local culture and comfort at the heart of its NPD strategy in China with the launch of its first domestic market-inspired launch – an Osmanthus-flavoured soft drink.... Read more
‘Consumption evolution’: Further boom predicted for China’s fresh food e-commerce platforms post-COVID-19
New industry analysis suggests that China’s fresh foods sales by e-commerce will continue to boom, after the Chinese New Year period and COVID-19 lockdowns initially caused trade to spike.... Read more
Australian cattle industry demands biosecurity funding
The Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) has called on the Federal Government to proceed with an increase to biosecurity funding, following the shelving of the Onshore Biosecurity Levy.... Read more
Local vs imported: Indonesia’s omnibus law ignites domestic dispute over food production priorities
Disputes over Indonesia’s controversial omnibus law have taken a food-related turn, with various stakeholders now clashing over whether this will cause imported foods to be favoured over local supply, as well as the potentially negative impacts this will have on the local food production chain.... Read more
NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2020: Four weeks left for entries to be crowned region's brightest and best
There are just four weeks left to submit entries for the 2020 NutraIngredients-Asia Awards and stand a chance to be crowned among the region's brightest and best.... Read more
COVID-19 and APAC's food and beverage sector: All our coronavirus news...in one place
Here's your constantly updated and comprehensive round-up of FoodNavigator-Asia's COVID-19 coverage.... Read more
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EDITOR'S CHOICE
NutraIngredients Immunity Online Series: Check out the speakers at first APAC event focusing on clinical research
Last week we revealed that the NutraIngredients’ teams worldwide were to host the first ever co-ordinated series of webinars looking at immunity, and now we can reveal the stellar line-up for the first APAC event which will focus on clinical research.... Read more
NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2020: Six more weeks to enter region's premier awards event as deadline extended
The deadline for the 2020 NutraIngredients-Asia Awards has been extended by six weeks to June 22, in order to give the region's brands, suppliers and researchers more time to submit their entries in light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
Healthy Ageing APAC Summit: Updated agenda revealed - check out who's speaking in Singapore in November
Today we can reveal the updated agenda for the 2020 Healthy Ageing APAC Summit, which takes place in Singapore in July, and features a raft of big-name brands and international academic experts.... Read more
GLOBAL INDUSTRY NEWS
Mars Wrigley Australia makes donation to suicide prevention service, to help with COVID-19 response
Mars Wrigley Australia has announced it has made a cash donation of AU$40,612 ($26,000) to a national suicide prevention charity to help the organization cope with a surge in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.... Read more
Kellogg’s drops advertising from Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel after Pringles blunder
A complaint concerning an advertisement for Kellogg’s-owned Pringles on Joe Wicks’ Body Coach YouTube platform has seen the food major cut all adverts from the channel.... Read more
Nestlé pumps more than £9m into coronavirus fight
Nestlé's investment in countering COVID-19’s impact totals more than £9m to date, as a raft of other food firms reveal the industry’s latest efforts to battle the virus.... Read more
 Apeel Sciences raises $250m to tackle food waste, with help from Oprah, Katy Perry: ‘What we’re selling is time’
Apeel Sciences – the Santa Barbara-based firm behind an invisible plant-based edible skin that can dramatically extend the shelf-life of fresh produce – has raised $250m in a funding round led by GIC that gives it a valuation north of a billion dollars.... Watch now
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