Indonesian food and beverage firms have been urged to accelerate their new product innovation and digital adaptation to keep up with consumer demands, especially with multiple post-COVID-19 challenges still dampening the local economy.
Infants and toddlers in rapidly developing China, India and Indonesia are at risk for the triple burden of malnutrition due to poor complementary feeding, leading to a higher prevalence of stunting or being overweight.
Suppliers selling functional ingredients derived from palm oil, such as tocotrienols and carotene, are expecting pressures around working capital and lead time,with Indonesia’s palm oil export ban tightening supplies and pushing prices up.
Bayer, which owns vitamin brands Redoxon, Berocca, and CDR, has reported “high double digit” online growth in a number of Southeast Asian markets, spurring it to reinforce its digital first strategy in the region.
Regulators across Asia Pacific are paying more attention to the rapidly growing probiotic market and have introduced new policies to keep up with the category’s development, said regulatory specialists on the third day of our Probiota Asia digital summit.
MLM firm K-Link is ramping up its digital strategy in Indonesia to reach out to customers who are stuck within the confines of their homes due to COVID-19 and also to inject new blood – especially young adults – into its dietary supplement business.
Nestle Indonesia has responded to the recent controversy that 60% of its global portfolio is made up of ‘unhealthy’ foods, stressing that reformulation and fortification are key priorities as it seeks to balance ‘nutrition and enjoyment’.
Nestle Indonesia has high hopes for the prospects of the growth of the ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages segment in the country, having recently broken grown on a new factory dedicated to beverage production.
Nestle Indonesia has revealed plans to search for ‘mutually beneficial’ collaborations with start-ups that can complement its local tech, consumer and environment ambitions, citing the importance of innovation and continued learning to sustain strong...
A new report commissioned by the United Nations (UN) has urged the Indonesian government to increase its focus on food diversity and nutrient fortification within the local food supply to combat rising nutrition-related issues such as obesity and anaemia.
Some of the latest consumers trends can be seen from the growing understanding of vitamins for preventive health in Indonesia, and the rising popularity of probiotics, infant nutrition, and Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs) in China as more spend...
Indonesia’s gummy supplement start-up, YOU, said sales of its adults’ and kids’ multivitamins have nearly tripled amid the COVID-19 outbreak, as more recognise vitamins as a means of preventive healthcare.
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.
The Indonesian National Police and Philippines Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have both issued orders to limit the purchases of noodles, rice and other staple food items nationwide in hopes of curbing the hoarding and panic-buying induced by the...
Indonesia’s recent banning of products carrying ‘Palm Oil Free’ labels has received a positive response from the local industry, while MNCs Nestle and PepsiCo have reiterated their commitment to use of RSPO-certified palm oil.
Danone has officially inaugurated its newly expanded Danone Nutricia Research – Sarihusada Research & Innovation Centre in Yogyakarta, Indonesia – to pump up research and innovation efforts on specialised nutrition needs in the country.
Dominating the news headlines twice in one week is not something done often by dairy majors anywhere in the world, never mind Southeast Asia. But Chinese dairy giants have now signaled their intent to set up a major presence in a region ranked the world’s...
Indonesia will be home to 16.7 million people with diabetes by 2045 – up from 10.3m last year – but it is far from clear that health claim regulations are keeping pace with the public health challenges faced in the nation.