See the latest developments from health and nutrition brands across Asia-Pacific, including how Thailand's 3C Group is eyeing growth in the prebiotic sector, TCM firm Eu Yan Sang's strategies for the North American market and more.
Japan’s vibrant Foods with Function Claims (FFC) sector will need to keep up with the demand for rigorous scientific evidence and ethical advertising for it to continue its phenomenal market growth, say experts from the country’s health foods associations.
Blackmores, Nestle, Amway, Suntory, Dole, H&H, Haleon, GNC, Ferrero, Danone, Amazon, Tyson, Abbott, Yili, Melrose, LifeSpace and Sanofi are all among the big name brands to be represented at our Growth Asia Summit and NutraIngredients-Asia Awards...
China dairy giant Mengniu believes that the direction for domestic dairy growth lies in the development of localised protein product innovation, especially in the form of ready-to-drink beverage formats.
Singapore-headquartered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) company Eu Yan Sang is actively pursuing growth in North America’s health and wellness market by targeting not just the Chinese diaspora, but also those who are willing to give the category a...
Our Growth Asia Summit 2023 is on track to be the biggest yet as industry leaders prepare to meet in Singapore to discuss the hottest prospects for new food, beverage and nutrition sector growth...and there is still time to get your ticket!
Precision probiotics firm Biome Australia says that giving practitioners a foundational understanding of microbiome modulation, before reinforcing efficacy via clinical trials, will be key to its ongoing growth objectives in the market.
Food and beverage companies should incorporate functional ingredients into products that consumers are already familiar with, instead of attempting to change their dietary habits when introducing healthier products.
A supplement brand from Germany-based firm Mom's Garden GmbH is pursuing further growth in China with the launch of its new weight management supplement formulated with postbiotics and botanical extracts that act as AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase)...
There is a huge opportunity for Australian supplement brands to build on their stellar exports success over recent years by creating even more products tailored specifically for overseas markets, says the new CEO of the nation’s industry trade association.
The paediatric probiotics business has helped to offset a revenue slump in the infant formula business in China for Health and Happiness Group (H&H Group), while its adult nutrition portfolio surged by 55 per cent.
Here is the round-up of the latest nutraceutical trends in Asia-Pacific, including how opportunities in India's nutraceutical sector are seen as 'far bigger' than the pharmaceutical sector, the growing krill oil supplement market in China,...
The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) said its infant milk formula business in China grew 8.4 per cent for the financial year ending on June 2023 and that it would focus on growing its cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) and lower tier cities presence.
Kirin’s is targeting Australian acquired Blackmores to achieve a revenue of 100 billion yen (US$687m) and a net operating profit margin of 15 per cent or more by around year 2030, the Japanese-conglomerate said during its latest financial results presentation.
The ability to establish a large database of human health data is key for the personalised nutrition sector to flourish, says the co-founder of HEM Pharma – a South Korean start-up which counts industry big names, including Amway, Amorepacific, CJ Cheiljedang,...
The Nestle Institute of Health Sciences' expert in genetics and nutrigenomics will deliver a keynote talk at our Growth Asia Summit next month assessing the potential of precision nutrition from a product perspective.
Haleon, the company behind vitamin brands Centrum and Caltrate, said VMS revenue was down 0.5 per cent in the first six months of this year, with a decline in the US offset by growth in Asia Pacific and Europe.
South Korean firm BIFIDO INC says it will focus on oral microbiome and gut-brain axis research in response to post-COVID demands and prevailing evidence on probiotics’ benefits for areas beyond gut health.
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China consumers pay more attention to brand recognition than formulations, ingredients, or scientific evidence when it comes to nutraceuticals, says a leading pharma exec from a firm that has been seeing strong growth from its nutra business.
In our monthly nutra regulatory round-up, we take a closer look at the progress in ASEAN harmonisation of technical standards for health supplements, how Japan’s authorities are reviewing the scientific assessment of Food with Function Claims (FFC), and...
Chinese consumer spending on health supplements is holding up, against the backdrop of slow economic recovery and dampened spending spanning luxury goods, beauty, and apparel, industry experts have told us.
The harmonisation of traditional medicines and health supplements technical standards in South East Asia is yet again delayed, but a regulatory expert has advised companies to start following the standards if they want to market their products to the...
More Chinese consumers have been taking krill oil supplementation in the past two to three years, with anti-ageing as one of the most common reasons, says CEO of krill oil supplier firm Aker BioMarine.
Danone has reported ‘solid growth’ in its infant formula brand Aptamil in China for the first six months of 2023, while functional drink brand Mizone has recovered from underperformance after product revamps.
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA), which regulates the Foods with Function Claims (FFC) market, is reviewing the methods that companies use to support the science behind their goods, following the recent removal of two products from the market.
Here is the round-up of the latest nutraceutical trends in Asia-Pacific, including the rise of new formats, such as energy gels and effervescent tablets in India’s sports nutrition sector, personalised nutrition developments across companies and regulators,...
India’s sports nutrition sector is seeing the rise of local brands, new product formats, and consumption beyond protein powder as consumer knowledge of the category increases, according to Fast&Up and Steadfast Nutrition.
Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is expanding the types of health supplements applicable for voluntary notification from August 1, 2023, having received “positive participation” since implementing the initiative a year ago.
See the latest developments from health and nutrition brands across Asia-Pacific, including anti-hangover supplement DrinkAid’s debut in pharmacy retail, granola maker Amazin’ Graze using probiotics for new product development, and Amway China’s plans...
Chinese authorities are imposing stricter rules on the infant formula industry, with terms such as “imported raw ingredients” and “imported milk source” banned on all product labelling from October 1, 2023.