Chinese consumers have a huge and growing appetite for supplements and functional foods, leading many manufacturers to consider international expansion, but strict and confusing routes to market can make this an all too costly endeavour.
In our monthly nutra regulatory round-up, we take a closer look at how the Chinese authorities are proposing to ban the use of scientific research reports and clinical evidence for health foods advertisement, concerns around New Zealand’s Therapeutic...
Livestreaming, social and e-commerce have rose in popularity for the nutra sector since COVID-19 hit, but how far as it progressed, what are the secrets to success, and how are some of the pioneering brands and retailers capitalising?
Some nutrition brands are intending to come out with a team of in-house livestreaming influencers, following a high-profile tax evasion scandal featuring one of China’s leading livestreaming key opinion leader (KOL).
Blackmores has outlined its plans for India, including tie-ups with offline retails, independent pharmacies, and exploring the country as a gateway to enter neighbouring markets, after having set foot in the country late last month.
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.
Australian health supplement firm Visdon, the maker of brain health supplement (Rebrain), is expanding its online presence in China with a listing on JingDong on the back of sales approaching US$800,000 in the past six months.
Japanese dairy product company Morinaga Milk Industry has revealed plans to expand its yoghurt range by introducing more products with functional benefits, accelerate its lactoferrin research and e-commerce business as part of its key initiatives for...
Singapore’s national regulator for health products, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), has removed a significant number of product listings claiming to prevent or treat COVID-19 from local e-commerce platforms.