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Trend Tracker: The latest on sports nutrition in Singapore, F&B trends in China, and our upcoming industry events

By Cheryl Tay contact

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Trend Tracker: The latest on sports nutrition in Singapore, F&B trends in China, and our upcoming industry events

Related tags: Trends, Awards, Healthy ageing, China, Singapore, Sports nutrition

Tmall reveals China's top seven F&B trends, a Singapore-based sports nutrition retailer tells us about its plans to shake up the industry, and we bring you the latest on our upcoming Healthy Ageing APAC Summit and NutraIngredients-Asia Awards.

Alibaba's e-commerce arm Tmall has revealed seven trends in China's F&B consumer market​, including small packs, diet replacements, low-sugar, international, Internet sensation, inter-industry cooperation, and cultural element revival.The report, jointly published by Tmall and CBN Data, looks at online consumer data collected between 2016 and 2018.

1. Small packaging

More snacks, white wine and tea bags are appearing in smaller or individual packs. In 2017 and 2018, small packs were most popular in new first-tier cities such as Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Dongguan, followed by second- and third-tier cities.

Enter the NutraIngredients-Asia awards 2019 today…and meet the experts on the judging panel: Part 1

Entries are open for NutraIngredients-Asia's second industry awards​, and here are the experts on the judging panel who will be assessing the region's best products, ingredients and research.

The NutraIngredients-Asia Awards will take place in Singapore on September 24, the evening before Vitafoods Asia 2019 gets underway.  

The awards are open to companies across the globe, providing their products or ingredients are available in at least one APAC market.

Niche yet cheap: New Singapore sports nutrition e-commerce retailer focusing on scale and halal products

A newly established Singapore-based sports nutrition retailer​ is seeking to offer niche products at low prices to consumers, something it believes will give it an advantage over other retailers in the country.

Nutri X, which began operations in late February this year, claims to stock the largest whey protein and halal sports nutrition supplements in Singapore.

Its other main product categories include amino acid supplements and pre-workout creatine. It will also be bringing in multivitamins and niche sports nutrition products, including more halal supplements.

Healthy Ageing APAC Summit: Japanese giants Kirin to showcase functional food innovation strategy

The deputy director of Kirin's Business Creation Department is set to showcase how the firm is striving to meet the needs​ of the ageing population by maximising the immunity benefits of functional foods at the second Healthy Ageing APAC Summit.

With more than a century of business heritage, and perhaps best known globally for its brewing business, Kirin is also at the heart of functional food innovation, both in Japan and further afield.

In recent years, the company has invested considerable resources in the health and wellness sector, in order to meet the needs of the country's rapidly ageing population. 

NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2019 open for entries — Meet the experts on the judging panel: Part 2

NutraIngredients-Asia's annual awards are open for entries​, and here are the final six judges who will assess the submissions from the best and brightest manufacturers, suppliers and researchers in the region.

The event will take place in Singapore on September 24, the evening before Vitafoods Asia 2018 gets underway.  

The awards​ are open to companies across the globe, providing their products or ingredients are available in at least one APAC market.

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