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Editor’s pickGet ready for red

07-01-2021

Red is set to be the dominant colour trend in 2021. Victor Foo, general manager for GNT Singapore, explains why it is crucial to meet the demand for red food and drink with clean-label colours. In 2021, red is set to take the world of food and drink by storm. Red inspires a range of powerful emotions, conjuring up thoughts of love, passion and …

Future Food Asia to return in its fifth edition

07-01-2021

Agrifoodtech in Asia-Pacific continued to gain momentum, and is pegged to attract venture and growth investment in 2020, despite headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic highlighted supply chain vulnerabilities and prompted the need to rethink what food resilience means, it also accelerated trends in the region that saw consumers …

Yum China launches new plastic reduction initiatives

06-01-2021

The company has stepped up efforts to provide sustainable options for consumers. Yum China, the owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains in China, has announced the launch of a series of plastic reduction and environmentally friendly packaging initiatives across its brands in line with the latest regulations in China. This includes …

Aleph Farms and Mitsubishi bring cultivated meat to Japan

06-01-2021

Collaboration to bring cultivated meat to Japan will help the country meet climate change and food security goals. Aleph Farms and Mitsubishi Corporation’s Food Industry Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bring cultivated meat to the Japanese table. The former will provide its BioFarm manufacturing platform for …

Singaporeans expect more streamlined services from F&B operators as dine-in picks up

05-01-2021

88% of Singaporeans avoided dining out during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 47% said they will dine out less following the pandemic. Data released by Adyen, the global payments platform, revealed that diners’ habits in Singapore have permanently shifted in favour of digital-driven solutions following the COVID-19 pandemic. From take-away …

UFlex plans to double its aseptic liquid packaging plant’s capacity

05-01-2021

Aims to cater to the growing orders and diversify the company’s regional presence in India. UFlex, an Indian flexible packaging and polymer science company and manufacturer of aseptic liquid packaging, has announced its plans to double its aseptic plant’s production capacity from 3.5 billion to 7 billion packs per annum in Sanand, …

Universal Robots reaches industry milestone with 50,000 cobots sold

04-01-2021

The company projects Asia-Pacific to become the largest cobot market from 2021-2026.   Collaborative robots, or cobots, remain the fastest growing segment of industrial automation, projected to grow during 2021-2026 at a CAGR of 45.45% in Asia-Pacific, according to Universal Robots (UR). The cobot manufacturer has further recorded the …