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Europe: Ireland’s lunch crowd bodes well for FMCG companies, finds survey

Shorter lunch times mean that one out of five Irish consumers skip on lunch almost every day, finds a consumer survey by Canadean. However, this...

Asia Pacific: The Coca-Cola Company refranchises bottling operations in China

The Coca-Cola Company and its three main bottling groups in China - Coca-Cola Bottling Investments Group China (BIG), COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages Limited and Swire Beverages Holdings Limited (Swire) commemorated the...

Asia Pacific: Test yusheng for food safety, shares SCIEX

Celebrating Lunar New Year, or, Chinese New Year is a huge tradition in Asia. Just like turkeys for Thanksgiving in the US, I was told...

Asia Pacific: Chinese health foods company opens facility worth RMB1.5 billion

LKK Health Products Group in China has begun building its second production base in the Yingkou Economic and Technical Development Zone in Liaoning. With a...

Europe: Vitamin K2 shown to impact health

A high intake of menaquinones (vitamin K2) was associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, at least in hypertensive participants, while high...

Europe/Asia Pacific: Rice noodles market worth $3.6B by 2022

Europe and Asia rice noodles market is expected to reach US$3.6 billion by 2022, according to a Grand View Research report. While the rural areas...

Europe: Positioning chocolate as a healthy snack

The snacking market is being revolutionized by a consumer backlash against sugar, salt and artificial ingredients, as well as changing lifestyle and personal wellbeing,...

Europe: Ardagh, Harrogate water bottle design wins award

Harrogate Spring Water and Ardagh Group celebrated a win at the UK Packaging Awards in London for their diamond glass bottle design. “We are very...

Americas: Amcor’s four wins at packaging awards

Amcor's four packaging solutions had won at the WorldStar 2016 awards organized by the World Packaging Organization. The winners were selected by representatives from 19...

Asia Pacific: Suntory’s sales volume growth, plans for 2015

The demand in the Japanese soft drink industry in 2014 was estimated slightly lower than in the previous year, reflecting factors such as impact...

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