From emerging sales channels for functional foods and supplements such as vending machines, to fears over unregistered products being sold online, as well as industry concerns over advertising and ingredient rules, the Malaysian industry is currently...
With South East Asia (SEA) one of the fastest-growing region for e-commerce, we speak to Amazon Singapore and e-commerce enabler firm CREA on the outlook and opportunities for health and nutrition brands in the e-commerce space.
Social media e-commerce marketing is emerging as a crucial marketing platform for health products such as supplements to appeal to consumers in China in the post-COVID-19 era, while the role of daigou in Chinese cross-border e-commerce has drastically...
The oversupply of infant formulas by various brands has led to a slowdown in revenue growth for Australian organic goat milk specialist Bubs, and the firm foresees that the situation will continue to include the upcoming Double 11 shopping festival.
Foreign food companies looking to benefit from South Korea’s e-commerce boom are being advised to prioritise localisation to maximise reach, with the nation’s per capita online transactions having been revealed as the highest worldwide.
ASX-listed firm Forbidden Foods has launched a range of walnut/macadamia oil fortified with algal omega-3 in China and Australia based on consumer trends seen on major e-commerce platform Alibaba Tmall.
Australian retail giants such as Coles and Woolworths are placing increased importance on developing previously sluggish e-commerce operations in the hope of capturing consumer loyalty to cement future growth.
Unilever has identified four emerging trends from online sales of health supplements across Asia Pacific, including the younger generation viewing vitamins and supplements as lifestyle products, and how online shopping events such as Super Brand Days...
See February's 10 most-read stories, including Malaysia's dietary supplement association plans in tackling unauthorised sales on third-party e-commerce sites, China's regulations on health foods filing, Blackmores financial performance...
Strengthening distribution in mother-and-baby stores, complemented by effective local e-commerce and cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) operations will be the way for overseas infant formula brands to thrive in China, with the daigou channel still seeing...
The Malaysian Dietary Supplement Association (MADSA) says its brand members are being disadvantaged by ‘unauthorised’ online retailers selling their products at lower prices – and is calling on the government to clampdown on the situation.
Singapore dietary supplement brands are seeing a number of key growth opportunities in China, including the demand for eye health products, while women and youths have been identified as the key consumer groups.
Australian supplement brand Nature’s Way says its toddler nutrition range Kids Smart has smashed new sales records and was the pivotal in the firm’s overall performance in this year’s Double 11 shopping event in China.
The ever-changing China health foods industry is seeing new waves of trends, with a sudden interest in nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), the prevalence of livestreaming in product marketing, and the potential for further e-commerce growth.
China’s homegrown nutraceutical brand BY-HEALTH smashed sales records under the health and nutrition category across Alibaba-owned Tmall and JD.com during the double 11 Singles’ Day annual shopping event.
Dietary supplement brands which sell through pharmacies are reluctant or finding it difficult to establish their own e-commerce operations, despite the importance of a digital presence in the COVID-19 era, according to the country’s health supplement...
Singapore firm ONI Global, a franchisee of GNC, has reported ‘solid growth’ for its performance this year and made clear its intention to expand its brick-and-mortar presence – despite the financial woes being faced by the global retailer in the US.
Australian food and beverage companies making the shift to or adding e-commerce platforms to their businesses must carefully manage any new risk profiles – or run the risk of cyber attacks similar to those recently experienced by the country’s largest...
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...
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.
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.
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...
Trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has reassured the safety of Australian made supplements but cautioned against the online purchase of overseas products, amid ongoing doping saga involving national swimmer Shayna Jack.
A young Malaysian entrepreneur has detailed how she transformed her father’s cosmetics business into a thriving supplements and detox drinks firm, thanks to a commitment to innovation and embracing e-commerce.
China's food and nutrition regulations have been closely watched by brands, suppliers and consumers alike, with infant formula and e-commerce being particularly important issues for both domestic and overseas players.
HealthKart — India's largest omni-channel nutrition platform — is planning further offline expansion and a more extensive in-house range of supplements, supported by a fresh round of financing to the tune of US$25m.
The recent slew of crackdowns, regulatory reviews and stricter rules for China's health food and supplement industry are 'growing pains' the industry must overcome, as regulators double down on efforts to promote safety and collect taxes.
Here's a recap of our 10 most read nutrition stories in January, featuring regulatory updates from China and Australia, Nestlé's moves in the A2 milk market, the top APAC supplement trends to watch this year, and more.
Read what industry experts have to say about 2019's top supplement trends and emerging markets in APAC, the latest in China's e-commerce sector, and why you should register for our upcoming Omega-3 Summit.
Singapore's supplement and health food firms are banking on a strong reputation for food safety to up their Chinese market share, with a digital commerce service provider and the government to back these efforts.
Here's a recap of our 10 most read nutrition stories in November, featuring innovations in sustainability, agriculture, and gut health, as well as the latest news on some of the hottest topics in China.
Our newest monthly review of regulatory news around the APAC region includes legislation in the Philippines to promote breastfeeding, the importance of public-private cooperation to fight omega-3 deficiency, and mandatory oil fortification in India.
In our latest overview of market trends in APAC, China's online dairy sales have declined, while Australia's daigou sales for infant formula are soaring — much to the chagrin of local parents. Elsewhere, we look at new products in the beauty-from-within...
From probiotic coffee to online sales strategies and the latest scientific research, check out our latest round-up of the latest developments concerning the supplement and functional food sectors in China.
China looks set to implement new cross border e-commerce (CBEC) rules on January 1 next year, according to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE). This is likely to lead to additional regulation and taxes for supplement and functional food firms.
China's 'new retail' phenomenon — whereby companies like Alibaba seek to converge e-commerce insights with bricks-and-mortar retail operations — could provide as many opportunities for supplement brands as it has done for food firms, Blackmores...
China's cross-border e-commerce or haitao purchases are set to reach US$125bn, but it appears food and nutrition firms need to develop more comprehensive strategies in order to overcome inherent market challenges.