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Quality over quantity: Why APAC tea sector needs to focus on functional innovation to drive growth
The APAC tea sector need to focus on functionality and format innovation and not just increasing blend varieties if it is to enjoy sustained growth, according to Sri Lanka and Europe-based tea specialist English Tea Shop.
Dry and high: Ambient plant-based innovation the way to go for clean label products to become more mainstream
Singapore-based plant-based products firm Thoughtful Food believes that the sector needs to look more closely at dry and ambient innovation as a key driver, particularly for brands seeking to solve ultra-processing challenges or go more clean label.
‘Super cheap’: Affordability trumps protein and sustainability as main driving factor for insect-based foods in APAC
Affordability is emerging as the main driving factor for insect-based foods in the APAC region, possibly even more significant than its often-lauded protein or sustainability factors.
Lessons learned: How can APAC cultivated meat sector avoid past alt protein ‘pitfalls’?
The cultivated meat industry in APAC needs to focus on localisation and realistic pricing strategies to avoid repeating past alternative protein ‘pitfalls’, says pioneer Aleph Farms.
Tea with a twist: Curated Culture eyes APAC ‘sports and wellness’ space with probiotic tea products
Singapore-based Curated Culture has big plans to enter the ‘sports and wellness’ space in the APAC region with its probiotic tea products, which the firm has stressed is ‘not kombucha’.
Euphoric functionality: How better-for-you beverage trends are starting to converge across APAC and US markets
Better-for-you beverage trends and ingredients are starting to see a convergence between markets in the Asia Pacific and United States as comsumer awareness grows, according to energy tea brand YATE.