“Globalization is irreversible.“

Food trades and globality, as from today

The World Trade Organization is predicting that global trade in merchandise — goods being shipped from one country to another, including finished products and parts — will fall by anywhere from 13% to 32% this year. The organization’s director general called those numbers “ugly.” Food trades have been affected, too, though overall keep better trends […]

“Food safety involves everybody in the food chain”

From the rise of functional beverages to prioritising food safety. Here are seven trends set to dominate the Asia Pacific food and beverage market this year

Changing consumer behaviours and global events are constantly shaping the way food and beverage trends evolve in Asia. From functional ingredients to sustainable packaging and local cuisine, we’ve identified seven priority areas for product development. Because Asian culinary trends, ingredients and cooking techniques are now influencing global markets, these trends may also turn up in products […]

“Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.”

An opportunity for Chilean salmon in China

Chile, the top salmon shipper after Norway, is battling to persuade China to resume purchases after authorities in the Asian nation traced a Covid-19 outbreak to a chopping board used by a seller of imported fish. Officials in Chile have invited their counterparts in China to join a virtual inspection of sanitary protocols used at […]

“When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.”

Ukraine becomes China’s Top Frozen Blueberry Supplier

According to Ukrainian media, exports of frozen blueberries to China during the first four months of 2020 reached a total value of $6 million, representing a year-on-year increase of five and a half fold relative to 2019. This makes Ukraine the top supplier of frozen blueberries to China, surpassing Canada, Sweden, Latvia, Belarus, Russia and […]

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

Food companies in Asia rethink supply chains broken by pandemic

After years of losing ground to health-conscious options and plant-based alternatives, canned meats are roaring back. Bursts of panic buying since the coronavirus pandemic began have pushed shares of U.S. meat-processing giant Hormel close to an all-time high. But ahead of a possible “second wave” of COVID-19 infections, Hormel, the producer of Spam and Skippy peanut butter, is reviewing […]

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