Asia-Pacific's top five supplement and consumer trend stories for 2017

By Gary Scattergood

- Last updated on GMT

Here are our top five trend stories of 2017. ©iStock
Here are our top five trend stories of 2017. ©iStock

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Today, we can reveal the five most read trends stories for 2017, spanning the latest consumer and market insights from Japan, Thailand, China, and the wider region.

Our top five stories not only reveal considerable regional differences in what is driving demand, but also the rude health the industry finds itself in across Asia-Pacific.

With the sector poised for further growth across to 2022 on the back of soaring demand from China and South East Asia's emerging markets, we'll be keeping a close eye on the latest consumer trends throughout 2018.

But for now, here's what topped our most-read list over the past 12 months.

1) Six Japan food, nutrition and consumer trends set to shape 2017

We pinpointed six of the must-know food, nutrition and consumer trends taking shape in Japan, from superfoods to sports nutrition, as we prepared for one of the country's biggest trade shows, FoodEx Japan.

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2) Thailand's top three supplement and functional food trends as beauty bubble begins to burst

Healthy ageing, natural supplements and personalised nutrition: these are three emerging trends in Thailand offering ample opportunities for industry growth, according to this piece we published, featuring analysis from the Economic Intelligence Center at the country's Siam Commercial Bank.

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3) Alibaba's health platform reveals China's biggest and fastest growing supplement categories

Whey protein, enzymes and collagen products take the top three spots in China's cross-border e-commerce sales, according to this report featuring the views of the international director of Ali Health, part of the Alibaba group.

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4) China's infant formula trends: Sales boom predicted with organic and premium brands leading the charge

China's infant milk formula market is poised to boom in the next five years as a result of the new 'two-child' policy, as well as tighter rules issued by regulators, we revealed in this report with data from Mintel.

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5) The five market trends making APAC the world's growth hotspot for nutraceuticals

The global nutraceuticals market is expected to reach a value of $302,306m by the year 2022, on the back of 7.04% CAGR. But according to this report, APAC is poised to outstrip the global growth average.

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