Emerging Markets

Indian demand for reduced lactose on the rise, says Novozymes

Indian demand for reduced lactose on the rise, says Novozymes

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Indian awareness of lactose intolerance is growing rapidly, leading consumers to seek reduced reduced lactose and lactose-free products without compromising on taste, according to a Novozymes South Asia executive.

Indian researchers develop non-dairy calcium foods

Indian researchers develop non-dairy calcium foods

By Ankush Chibber

Researchers in India have developed non-dairy-based calcium-rich foods, which they say could be commercialized for sale as processed food products like instant mixes for breads and biscuits.

Milk prices have almost doubled in two years

Indian milk products to see price rise

By Ankush Chibber

The price of milk and milk-based products in India is set to surge on the back of a variety of natural and human factors, including a shortage of rainfall in the monsoon months.

Feihe sells dairy farms in China

Feihe sells dairy farms in China

By Ankush Chibber

Feihe International Inc., formerly known as the American Dairy, has announced that it intends to sell its two dairy farms in China to a Chinese Investment Company.

It would appear the only way is up for organics in most developing economies

Organics booming in Lebanon, India, Romania

By Shane Starling

The first organic dairy factory has opened in Lebanon, Romania’s market is growing at 20%+ and in India, forecasts are for quadruple growth by 2015 as developing economies embrace organic production of foodstuffs.

GEA targets Asian growth with New Zealand acquisition

GEA targets Asian growth with New Zealand acquisition

By Rory Harrington

GEA Group has reached an agreement to acquire a New Zealand-based powder specialist as part of its ongoing strategy to expand in the emerging Asian markets and compete with rivals such as Tetra Pak.

Fonterra faces big challenges ahead in China

Fonterra faces big challenges ahead in China

By Guy Montague-Jones

Fonterra may face an uphill struggle in its bid to expand in China despite the promise of significant market growth, according to an Asian food industry analyst.