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Nearly four in 10 (39%) consumers say reducing stress is their primary reason for exercising. ©iStock

Sports nutrition's China potential reinforced by latest Mintel findings

By Gary Scattergood

More evidence of the potential for sports nutrition firms to boost business in China has been highlighted by a new Mintel survey, which reveals that three in four (76%) urban Chinese consumers are now regularly taking part in sport and fitness activities....

Fortified and functional products dominate health and wellness F&B sales in APAC. ©iStock

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APAC's fastest growing functional and fortified food markets revealed

By Cheryl Tay

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 wave of product innovation on the back of its new Food with Function...

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Transparency is making headway — but is it enough?

By Hank Schultz

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 the question, he said.

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