Heineken’s Tiger Beer has announced a collaboration with outerwear fashion designer, Izzy Du, to create ‘the world’s first puffer jacket with a beer-powered cooling system made specifically to keep you cool in tropical heat’.
Gen Z consumers are more likely to drink RTD coffee than hot coffee – and as brands respond, the category is expanding and developing. We explore what’s trending in RTD coffee – and where the category could go next.
Packaging giant Tetra Pak says it is going beyond traditional recycling efforts in its quest for sustainability in the APAC region and beyond, with a focus on upcycling and progress in developing its ‘world’s most sustainable food package’ detailed in...
New Zealand’s premium gin company Scapegrace Distilling is set to export its naturally coloured black gin in Asia, with the first shipments expected to land in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Japan this month.
Ask AB InBev chief executive Carlos Alves de Brito what was the best thing his company did to boost the world’s biggest alcohol group’s beer dominance, and he will probably tell you that it was to invest in the premium side of the market.
If everybody in China who could afford it bought a bottle of craft gin, there wouldn’t be any left tomorrow. That’s according to Callan C Green, the newly appointed brand advocate for West Winds gin in Asia. His role is to entice the market to do just...
Should you utter the word brandy in some gentile Asian setting, the chances are someone will correct you. “Do you mean cognac, old chap?” they might put it, pointedly. “Isn’t brandy something cheap the English drink?”
FrieslandCampina Kievit says there is ‘tremendous opportunity’ for innovation in categories such as instant coffee, iced coffee and milk tea in the Philippines: opening its new ‘Innovation Kitchen’ in Manila to explore the possibilities.
DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, a market expansion services provider for fast moving consumer goods, and Nutridor Limited, have entered a new partnership to introduce Nutridor’s Abevia Gold sweetened beverage and evaporated creamers in Cambodia.
Stevia supplier PureCircle has opened a new application laboratory in India as it seeks to boost sales to manufacturers that are looking to develop new low-calorie products to counter rising cases of obesity and diabetes in South Asia.
The Asia Pacific market currently accounts for 15.25% global sparkling water market, and Technavio projects it will grow at a CAGR of 3.67% through 2020, the fastest rate compared to any other geographical region.
This week Molson Coors acquired an Indian brewer, while Heineken announced a global reshuffle of its business. Meanwhile, there’s a new Life down under… read on for more nuggets of news in this week’s Beverage Bites feature.
Exploiting expected growth opportunities in the Middle East and Africa, AB Enzymes reports it has initiated a tie-up with one of the main distributors in the region – Orkila - to aid its penetration into the bakery, beverage and food specialities markets.