Philippines consumers and pharmacies have been hoarding vitamins, with sales of such items skyrocketing by 10 times since Luzon – the country’s most populous island and where the capital Manila sits went into a lockdown – a local industry body has said.
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.
Norway’s NY-O3 has introduced pure krill oil supplements to the China market, and believes it is the first such product in the country to have been authenticated by an independent third-party testing lab.
Probiotics that make immune health claims are garnering consumers’ interest globally, but huge growth was seen in China, with the number of online reviews for such products shooting up by nearly 1,300% in the past two years.
India’s nutraceutical start-up OZiva is driving the concept of plant-based, clean label products beyond tier one cities and is now seeing a higher proportion of sales from lower tier cities via e-commerce.
Indonesia’s traditional herbal and pharma giant Sido Muncul's market expansion plans will continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with the firm revealing that its factory production is running at full force.
Nutrition businesses such as Fonterra and Danone are devoting resources into making hygiene products, such as ethanol and face masks, to help meet the exceptionally high demand in light of COVID-19 spread.