The Healthy Ageing APAC Summit has been rescheduled to July 2021 in light of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the topic will still take centre stage this year as part of a new interactive broadcast series - Growth Asia 2020...
The New Zealand natural health products industry’s combined revenue last year was NZD$2.3bn (US$1.4bn), up 64% from five years ago, but the potential of even greater growth has been hampered by regulatory restrictions and low working capital.
Australia’s complementary medicines sector continues to surge, with the sector officially valued at AUD$5.6bn last year (US$3.9bn), up from AUD$5.2bn (US$3.5bn) in 2018, while exports grew by another 15% to AUD$1.1bn (US$766m).
A report from Australian regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) found that the percentage of health supplements that breached regulatory compliances in the second half of last year was less than that of 2018.
Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs), probiotics and infant nutrition are among the fast-rising categories in China’s e-commerce space, according to two sector specialists featured in our latest Nutrition Asia video series.
In this round-up, we shine the spotlight on China's new cross-border e-commerce pilot zones and its implications for the supplement industry, India's task force to stem unsupported product claims against COVID-19, and more.
A new blackcurrant anti-pollution 'smart drink' from New Zealand is to be created and assessed for its potential to combat air pollution and improve performance in athletes as part of an industry/academia collaboration.
China’s addition of 46 cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) pilot zones will lead to the further influx of imported dietary supplements, with the healthy competition between local and imported goods helping to raise the bar for China’s domestic industry, according...
The 2020 NutraIngredients-Asia Awards are back with four new categories, but the same commitment to honour the best and brightest in ingredients, finished products, companies, people, and initiatives in the dietary supplements and functional foods industries.
Gencor’s fenugreek extract Testofen has been found to increase strength, aerobic endurance and lean body mass in healthy, exercising men, according to new findings published in the journal Transitional Sports Medicine.
China’s import and exports of health foods for this year will remain the same as last year or even see a slight growth despite trade disruptions caused by COVID-19, the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products (CCCMPHIE)...
The COVID-19 outbreak is calling for MLM businesses, which traditionally rely heavily on face-to-face interaction, to transform its business by adopting new sales channels as social interaction needs to be kept to a minimum.
In this round-up, we hear from China nutrition giant H&H on trends in baby nutrition boom, male consumers’ demand for physique and vitality benefits when purchasing health supplements, how vitamin K2 fortification is becoming popular in Vietnam and...
India’s three-week lockdown has affected the nutrition and health businesses on multiple fronts, most directly on the production, supply chain, and e-commerce delivery, companies including FMCG giant and ayurvedic medicine specialist Dabur have told us.
The men’s health supplement category might not be as high profile as those for children’s and women in the APAC market, but two industry insiders have outlined why the category shouldn’t be underestimated.
Travel restriction put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19 has led to more than 30 overseas GMP inspections postponed, Australian regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has revealed.
The dietary supplement industry bodies in both Australia and New Zealand are seeking clarification that the sector is classed as an ‘essential service’, with both countries imposing movement restriction to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Chinese health foods giant BY-HEALTH's FY19 revenue jumped 20.94% to hit RMB$5.2bn (US$748m), however performance from its Australian subsidiary Life-Space failed to meet expectations due to changes in China’s e-commerce law.
In this round-up, we look at the plans that Meiji has to grow its sports nutrition business as the Tokyo Olympics draws near, the new personalised nutrition service from FANCL, and how consuming chilli pepper could reduce fat.
This round up provides a glimpse on how direct-selling firms in China are adopting new retail models, how H&H plans to expand its kids nutrition portfolio, the impact of the Covid-19 on businesses, and GNC’s blue-hat products.
The ongoing China Coronavirus outbreak has affected a number of nutrition retailers which rely on Chinese tourists as a key revenue stream, with some putting on hold new plans and adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach.
Aged black garlic for heart health is gaining traction amongst Asian consumers, while probiotics has become the most popular non-vitamin type of supplement for children in Japan, find out more about the market trends in this round up.
Check out the popular stories trending on the social media in the month of January, including the health and nutrition industry trends for year 2020, an anti-obesity honey developed by a Malaysian professor, as well as GNC’s new sports nutrition products...
This round-up looks at the new developments in Japan's health foods and supplements industry, including Kirin's NPD using matured hop bitter acids and Ajinomoto's plans to seize business opportunities ahead of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics,...
In this round up, we look at some of the new developments that took place in APAC’s health and nutrition regulatory space, including the South Korean authorities’ clampdown on influencers ads that made false health claims.