Botanical Benefit: Australia’s Mt Uncle Distillery Predicts Local Premium Boom Whilst Going All-out With Localised Creations

Mt Uncle Distillery has predicted a leap in demand for premium category spirits in Australia as it pledged to maintain its focus on maximising the use of local botanicals after bagging multiple top aw


Zeroing In On Zero-sugar: Yeo’s Plans Portfolio-wide Reformulation Efforts For Beverage Products

Singapore F&B heavyweight Yeo Hiap Seng (Yeo?s) is making plans to reformulate as many products as it can within its beverage portfolio to both keep up with consumer trends, as well as fall in lin

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Alcho-seltzer: Smirnoff Believes Hard Seltzer’s ‘balanced’ Traits Will Propel It As Next Big Australian Drinks Trend

Global vodka giant Smirnoff believes that hard seltzer is on track to become the next big drinks trend in Australia, banking on its ?balanced? low-calorie, low-sugar characteristics.


Lessons Learned: Japan F&b Companies Prioritise Manufacturing, R&d And Safety Amid Second Covid-19 State Of Emergency

Leading Japanese firms Asahi, Ajinomoto, Kirin, Hotei Foods, Nippn and Nissin have underlined how their manufacturing, R&D and employee safety are being maintained as certain prefectures come unde


‘junk Science’: Australia’s $160bn Drinks Industry Fights Back Against New Consumption Guidelines And Academic Attack

Australia?s alcoholic drinks sector has started the year with a fight on two fronts, leading industry leaders to give both barrels to new government drinking guidelines and accusations from academics


Major Brands’ 2021 Focus: Yili, Mars Wrigley And Heineken On Their 2021 Markets To Watch

Despite the many challenges COVID-19 pandemic has brought for the food and beverage industry in 2020, growth has remained top-of-mind for most food firms. Here we bring you some of the 2021 market pri


Colour Psychology: It’s Red For Taiwan And Blue For Japan When It Comes To Energy Drink Labels

Taiwanese consumers associate the colour red with energy drinks, while Japanese consumers tend to associate blue, according to a new study.


Corking Plan: English Wine Firm Nyetimber Sees Chance To Sparkle Alongside Asian Cuisine

English sparkling wine specialists Nyetimber sees great growth potential in Asia for its products due to high consumer acceptance in the region as well as natural compatibility of its wines with local

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Cost Not An Issue In Asia? Milkadamia Banks On Premium And Sustainability Focus To Market Milk Made From World’s Most Expensive Nut

Macadamia milk specialist firm milkadamia believes that its premium and sustainable product focus will be the key for it to achieve commercial success in the Asian market, claiming that cost is not a


Heineken Snaps Up Strongbow In Australia After Asahi Forced To Sell By Competition Chiefs

Heineken is acquiring Strongbow from Asahi in Australia, after the Japanese firm was forced to sell the cider brand by competition chiefs as part of its deal to buy Carlton & United Breweries (CUB

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