Business updates: Blackmores, Arjuna CEO interviews, business webinars in focus

By Tingmin Koe

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This round-up features business updates from Blackmores, Arjuna, and export regulations between Australia and Vietnam. ©Getty Images
This round-up features business updates from Blackmores, Arjuna, and export regulations between Australia and Vietnam. ©Getty Images

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This round-up will shine the spotlight on CEO interviews with Blackmores, India’s Arjuna Natural, and two upcoming business webinars by NutraIngredients-Asia.
Healthy Ageing approach: New Arjuna Natural CEO highlights strategy to expand market share in Asia

Arjuna Natural is eyeing growth in APAC’s healthy ageing sector, said newly appointed CEO Anup Krishnan.

“Health and wellness is going to be a critical area, so any of those health management like cognitive health, diabetes, or pulmonary health, joint management, pain management, geriatric population needs to be taken care of in those areas,” he told us.

Aside from healthy ageing, the company is also going to focus on developing new formulas for use in nutricosmetics, cosmetics, and pet care further down the road.

Blackmores CEO: Strong growth in Indonesia from vitamin D3, zinc success

Blackmores’s vitamin D3 and zinc sales in Indonesia are fast-growing, the Australian brand’s CEO Alastair Symington has revealed.

Revenue in Indonesia was up 110 per cent as compared to the same period last year, the company announced its H1 FY22 results.

It sells the product Blackmores Vitamin D3 1000 IU capsule in pharmacy chains, independent pharmacies through its local partner Kalbe Farma, and has reached 6,000 new independent pharmacies throughout Indonesia in H1 FY22.

Positive Nutrition 2022: Two weeks until our FREE APAC series kicks-off with Nestle keynote - Register today

Our free-to-view Positive Nutrition series​ will be featuring exclusive keynote presentations from Nestle's Singapore and Malaysia CEO and Frucor Suntory.

The series will feature Nestle’s insights on Healthy Formulation​ on March 15 and Frucor Suntory’s presentation on Better-For-You Beverages​.

Both broadcasts take place at 3pm SGT and registration for both events is free.

Trade challenge resolved: Australia and Vietnam reach agreement to solve supplement export dispute

Australia and Vietnam have agreed to improve access of certain Australian supplements to the Vietnamese market​, after a bureaucratic dispute threatened to hit trade.

Recently, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) announced that the Vietnam Food Authorities (VFA) have agreed to accept​ Certificates of Pharmaceutical Product (CPPs) or Certificates of Listed Product (CLPs) for supplement products from Australia.

Previously, there were uncertainties surrounding export certification requirements, especially since certain supplements and complementary medicines that were regulated as therapeutic goods in Australia were regulated as foods in Vietnam.

Growth Asia 2022: Live face-to-face event in Singapore unveiled by FoodNavigator-Asia and NutraIngredients-Asia

Growth Asia, APAC’s food and nutrition summit, is returning in the form of a live, face-to-face conference​ in Singapore this October.

The event will feature a ‘best of both worlds’ three-day face-to-face summit in Singapore from 11-13 October,​ and a condensed digital event the following week, from 18-20 October.

The face-to-face summit will focus on the topics of Healthy Ageing, Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Microbiome, and Protein.

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