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Yakult Danone plans India expansion as probiotics awareness grows

Yakult Danone India is to increase manufacturing capacity at its Sonepat facility to meet rising demand for its probiotic drinks.

Mannatech launches supplement-infused coffee in Korea

Mannatech has launched its GlycoCafé coffee product in Korea, with the firm claiming it can improve cognitive function, provide antioxidant support and aid cardiovascular health.

FoodPro / AIFST Convention 2017

Food firms should stop ‘dawdling’ and address major public health problems with functional products

Health and wellness concerns will spur sales of naturally functional foods in Australia, but major food firms need to “stop dawdling” and maximize the opportunities.

Amway rolls-out e-commerce and artificial intelligence platforms in the Philippines

A new e-commerce platform and artificial intelligence (AI) have been identified as two of the key factors behind Amway’s hopes of achieving 15% of its sales online in the Philippines...

WATCH: First packaged edible insect snack for China to be launched

A chip style snack made with silkworm powder is to be launched in China, in what is believed to be the first edible insect-based packaged product to go on sale...

Asia's 'huge potential' could create an extra $20bn of omega-3 sales

Asia will fuel the growth of the omega-3 sector in the coming years, with the executive director of trade organisation GOED predicting the region could contribute an additional $20bn in...

Guest article

OPINION: China-Australia trade deal creates greater potential for supplement sales success

The Chinese health food and supplements market is valued at US$30 billion and projected to grow by 10% every year until 2025, creating extensive opportunities for Australian firms, writes Carl...

Amway unveils new distribution centre in major Thai market

Amway has opened a new distribution centre in Thailand – one the direct selling giant’s top 10 global markets.

Folate-based food additive officially approved by South Korean food and drug ministry

Quatrefolic, the metabolically active form of folate, has been granted approval as a certified food additive by the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS).

Blackmores CEO Christine Holgate quits to run Australia Post

Blackmores CEO and MD Christine Holgate is leaving the supplements giant after nine years at the helm to take the top job at state-owned Australia Post.

Blackmores Asia MD appointed first international member of China Association for Quality Inspection

Blackmores’ standing in China has received a boost after its Asia MD, Peter Osborne, was appointed vice chairman of the China Association for Quality Inspection’s (CAQI) advisory committee.

Powerful protein: Edible insects packing a punch

Michi Abe, founder of Abundance Food, launched the ProPro energy bar last year in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. 

Arjuna to triple BCM-95 turmeric extract production capacity with new plant

Indian botanical supplier Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd has announced the completion of a new facility in Coimbatore, India, to produce its BCM-95 turmeric extract.

Blackmores Australia boss: Educating consumers and commercial partners critical to boosting domestic fortunes

A commitment to consumer-focused research, educating partners in the sales chain, and investing in naturopaths appears to have helped cement Blackmores’ domestic standing despite a much-publicised slowdown in sales.

Functional beverages in Asia: Start-ups need to 'redress the health balance'

Functional beverage start-ups in Asia should not get fixated on making and securing official health and efficacy claims before launching, and could look instead to “wrap up” products alongside more...

Ausnutria takes over ADP and Ozfarm

Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd., a dairy company with production facilities in China, the Netherlands and Australia, has taken over ADP and Ozfarm.

Pollen supplement firm stung by $526,500 fine for false “made in New Zealand” labelling claim

A supplement company and its owner have been fined a total of NZ$526,500 for claiming the bee pollen it used was New Zealand-made, when in fact it was produced and...

Nutraceutical International sold for $446 million

Nutraceutical International Corporation’s longtime aggressive acquisition strategy has borne the ultimate fruit in the announcement today that the company will be sold to a private equity firm for $446 million.

Australian probiotics outfit Evolution Health experiencing Chinese boom

Steady demand for Australian health products has prompted Melbourne-based probiotics specialist Evolution Health to invest heavily in China, with the firm now eyeing greater global expansion.

Ausnutria reports growing revenue amid fiercer competition and stricter laws

Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company Ausnutria's total revenues have grown by almost one-third to RMB751.3 million during the first quarter of 2017.

Sage advice: Epigenetics-based cognitive health supplement set for APAC launch

A botanical cognitive health product designed by a spin-off from the University of Oxford will launch across Asia Pacific with the backing of an innovation development company.

Blackmores CEO: We have a lot to learn from China’s herbal expertise

Blackmores CEO Christine Holgate has gone on a charm offensive in China, highlighting the company’s and Australia’s growing ties with the country in terms of both trade and product development....

Herbalife shrugs off FTC, Ackman; boosts 2017 outlook

Herbalife has shaken off the lingering effects of a big-ticket settlement with the Federal Trade Commission with a relatively solid quarterly results statement that was welcomed by stock traders.

Blackmores' profits slump again with hopes now pinned on new Vietnam and China strategies

Blackmores is continuing to suffer from a slump in Australian sales to ‘daigou’ buyers, with overall net profits dropping by 42.8% year-on-year, according to figures for the first nine months...

Asia sales slide at Mead Johnson but CEO insists China business ‘remains on track’

Infant nutrition firm Mead Johnson, which is in the process of being taken over by Reckitt Benckiser, saw sales in its core Asia markets tumble in the first quarter.