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Kiwis disregarding the impact of diet choices on cholesterol

People in New Zealand need to be more aware of how increasing polyunsaturated fats, dietary fibre, and plant sterols in their diets can help cut cholesterol.

FI Asia 2017

APAC's on trend infant formula ingredients revealed as manufacturers drive digestive health benefits

Digestive health and protein content are the top two priorities for infant formula manufacturers in APAC, leading to a surge in interest in prebiotics, probiotics and oligosaccharides.

FI Asia 2017

The four key health concerns driving Chinese consumers to spend more on functional foods

Demand for functional food and drink has shot up in APAC, particularly in China, where 80% of the population claims to want to make their diets more healthy. And four...

OPINION: Why supplements sales in Australia are going from strength-to-strength

When Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) conducted its inaugural audit of the Australian complementary medicines sector in 2011 estimated industry revenue was $AU1.9 billion, now the value of sales stand $ at...

FI Asia 2017

Healthy ageing NPD in Asia: Can functional foods follow supplements’ lead?

The vast majority of new product launches targetting the main health concerns for seniors remain in the supplement space, with analysts arguing there is vast potential for the region’s food...

Vitafoods Asia 2017

Indulgence and affluence: Nutrition firms urged to appeal to consumers' emotions for APAC sales success

Supplement and functional food firms must appeal to consumers’ emotions if they want new products to sell well in Asia's more developed nations, according to Frost & Sullivan’s Asia-Pacific director...

Vitafoods Asia 2017

APAC's fastest growing functional and fortified food markets revealed

Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia are tipped to be among the fastest growing functional food and fortified product markets in APAC to 2021, while Japan is witnessing a...


Ageing APAC: Onus on nutrition industry to persuade younger consumers to act now

APAC’s nutrition industry needs to do more to educate consumers that preventative approaches leading to healthy ageing must be adopted at a younger age.

Vitafoods Asia 2017

Market entry to China 'like hosting the Olympics' — you need at least four years

Supplement firms looking to set up shop in China should not buy into local businesses’ promises of guan xi (connections), and should be mindful that it could take up to four years...


Personalised nutrition in Asia Pacific: 'Industry is now at a tipping point'

New players in the market and groundbreaking technology will lead to a wave of personalised nutrition innovation across Asia, according to a panel of experts at Vitafoods Asia.

Transparency is making headway — but is it enough?

Transparency is becoming more of a watchword for the industry, says Mark Blumenthal of the American Botanical Council.  Whether it's a word to live by or to hide behind is...

Stricter South African regulation of supplements leaves industry ‘in a rut’

Changes in South Africa’s legislation on vitamins and dietary supplements appear to be slowing growth in the market which has recently seen double digit growth, according to a recent Euromonitor podcast....

GALLERY: The 10 most read APAC nutrition and health stories in August

Here's a recap of our top 10 most read nutrition stories from August, featuring the latest on China regulations, nut allergy cures, diabetes prevention, and more.

Hurricane Harvey: Industry steps up to provide aid during recovery

From donating nutritious, ready-to-eat meals and drinks to increasing pledged corporate donation amounts to partner charities, here are different ways industry players are contributing to Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts.

Probiota Asia: World-class full agenda for inaugural Singapore summit revealed

The world-class agenda for the inaugural Probiota Asia has been confirmed, with speakers from major probiotics firms and renowned academics to present at the three-day summit, to be held at...

China delegation to attend annual Complementary Medicines Australia conference

Trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) is to host a delegation from the China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines & Health Products (CCCMHPIE) at its annual conference...

NutraIngredients-Asia state of the industry survey part 3: E-commerce and online marketing two of the top trends for APAC firms

The ever-growing importance of e-commerce sales for supplements in APAC was underlined in our first state of the industry survey, with almost 70% of respondents believing the channel will ultimately...

Yoba-For-Life leads the way for ‘generic’ probiotics for health & wealth in Africa

Small probiotic yogurt businesses are springing up across Eastern Africa and having a big impact on local populations, boosting health and wealth for hundreds of thousands. How are they doing...

Specialized services could be lost in drive toward lab consolidation, experts say

The accelerating trend toward consolidation in the analytical testing sphere could diminish the highly specific services required to meet the needs of a complex industry like dietary supplements, experts say.

NutraIngredients-Asia state of the industry survey part 2: Raft of new regulations broadly welcomed by the sector

The raft of new supplement and functional food regulations introduced in the past two years, or those imminently pending, have been broadly welcomed by the industry in APAC, according to...

Online opportunities — not loss of big account — drove finished products shift, ChromaDex CEO claims

A shift in market dynamics — not a legal dispute with a key customer — is what drove ChromaDex to try for a second time the finished products route for...

USCHPA to host summit and seminar on sports nutrition in China

The US-China Health Products Association (USCHPA) will be hosting the annual China International Sports Nutrition Industry Summit — with sponsors GNC and Glanbia Nutritionals — in Shanghai on 6 September this year.

Vitafoods Asia 2017: Over 250 exhibitors, 3,000 delegates expected

The seventh edition of Vitafoods Asia, which will be held in Singapore for the first time, will see more than 250 exhibitors and 3,000 delegates at the Sands Expo and...

MusclePharm makes headway in cutting costs, dumping unprofitable SKUs

Sports nutrition firm MusclePharm Corporation has made progress in returning to profitability, according to its latest earnings report.

NutraIngredients-Asia state of the industry survey part 1: Optimism high and finances buoyant, but new funding still a challenge

Three out of four respondents in the first NutraIngredients-Asia State of the Supplements, Health & Nutrition Survey believe their firms will post better financial results this year than last....