Brand New: Popular brands on Tmall, infant nutrition fuelling H&H’s growth, and Fonterra’s upcoming launch in China

By Tingmin Koe

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The end-product brands featured in this round up include H&H Group, Fonterra China, and BRAND's Suntory. ©Getty Images
The end-product brands featured in this round up include H&H Group, Fonterra China, and BRAND's Suntory. ©Getty Images

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In this feature, we bring you some of the latest brands developments in the APAC region, ranging from the bestselling kids supplements brands in Tmall, to H&H’s financial updates, and Fonterra’s move to capture China’s premium consumers’ market.
BioIsland, Childlife, and Culturelle top kids supplement brands in China’s e-commerce platform – New Tmall report

BioIsland, Childlife, and Culturelle are the best-selling kids supplement brands in Tmall – one of the major e-commerce platforms in China.

Titled “Complementary foods and nutritional products industry trends report”, Tmall and CBN Data studied and compiled the Chinese consumers’ purchasing patterns​ in the areas of kids’ supplements, complementary foods, snacks, and seasonings.

The consumption data​ was collected between year 2016 and 2018, and the report was recently published on Aug 18.

Health and Happiness records double-digit revenue growth in H1 on back of strong infant nutrition performance

Health and Happiness records double-digit revenue growth in H1 on back of strong infant nutrition performance

Health and Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Ltd has reported 11% revenue growth in the first half of 2019, from its two core business – baby nutrition and care (BNC) and adult nutrition and care (ANC).

The company announced its H1 financial results​, ending June 30, 2019, and said it remained confident of growth despite slowing economic growth and intense market competition.

BRAND’s Suntory and Essence of Chicken: Proven health claims critical for sales growth

BRAND’s Suntory will focus on conducting new clinical studies and applying for health claims labelling as key strategies to strengthen its essence of chicken business.

The firm saw a 3% growth in sales from last year to this year in Taiwan – its second largest market – after reaping the benefits of the country’s dual health claims system, Dr Yoshihiro Nakao, vice-president and head of Scientific Research and Application told NutraIngredients-Asia.

The two health claims are namely 1) to speed up the recovery after strenuous exercise and 2) to improve the immune system.

Upgraded Anmum: Fonterra China targets ‘super-premium’ market after Hong Kong launch

Fonterra China is targeting the “super-premium” consumer market with an upgraded version of Anmum – its flagship formula powder for mothers.

Selling under the brand name Assura, the upgraded product was first launched in Hong Kong earlier this year.

In China, the launch will take place in October​, NutraIngredients-Asia​ understands from Arthur Kung, the firm’s general manager of business development.

WATCH: Why Amorepacific and VLCC are moving into the nutricosmetics market

Skincare and beauty brands such as South Korea’s Amorepacific and India’s VLCC are branching out into the nutricosmetics segment, instead of merely focusing on products for external application.

In this episode of Nutrition Asia​, we spoke to the two firms to find out their reasons, the market opportunities that they saw in APAC, and the challenges that they faced when stepping into a new business realm.

For Amorepacific, the company behind leading brands such as Laneige, Innisfree, and Etude House, the firm’s latest nutricosmetics launch was CUBEME – a nutricosmetic brand which delivers collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins in chewable tablets. 

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