Taiwan-based company Bioflag Biotech has developed a range of probiotic lozenges, gummies, and candies with strains that reduce oral pathogens, while promoting good bacteria growth and increasing the salivary production of the IgA antibody.
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Chocolate consumption in China still lags behind its neighbours in the confectionery category, but it is increasingly finding flavour through innovation in local cuisine – including steamed buns and even rice.
The Barry Callebaut Group is pushing further into the Asian market with the opening of a fourth office in the Chinese southern city of Shenzhen, coupled with the announcement of a third Chocolate Academy in the country.
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AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced it is postponing its China Summit, due to be held in Shanghai in April, due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and many other regions.
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Incorporating chocolate in local food applications is key to achieving market success for the category in China, according to Barry Callebaut, which expects to see launches of new products featuring its flagship Ruby chocolate increase this year.
In pursuing emerging markets, cross-category collaborations and a 'local-first' model, Mondelēz has maintained, and in some cases expanded, its stature as a global industry leader – led by the likes of Cadbury, Milka and Oreo.
Once perceived as an exotic delicacy – bought only as a luxury gift or an extravagant treat – the Chinese consumers’ taste for chocolate is growing and the ingredient is quickly cementing a niche for itself in bakery.
Barry Callebaut may build another chocolate factory in China as its current 30,000-suqare-meter site in the Suzhou Industrial Park is ‘already operating at near full capacity,’ says the company’s Asia Pacific president, Ben De Schryver.
While Mars is currently the market leader in China’s chocolate confectionery space, Ferrero has been growing over the past five years with increased shares year-over-year, the latest Euromonitor data shows.
China’s diverse bakery industry – encompassing bakers of traditional ‘pinyin’ (literally translated as ‘Chinese style cakes and snacks’) and producers of modern items like croissants and waffles – is growing at a rate that far exceeds most other segments.
Chinese police recently seized 300,000 counterfeit chocolate pieces during the 2017 Lunar New Year worth around 700 RMB ($102) per box, after a wedding candy store owner received complaints from local consumers.
After a year-long race to the bottom by Chinese manufacturers, acesulfame-K sweetener prices have grown steadily since May, with analysts expecting further increases then stabilisation as suppliers, including segment giant Anhui Jinhe, hold back on production.
Multinational companies should reconsider their business strategies amid China’s economic slowdown, Mondelēz China president Stephen Maher told the audience at the recent Food and Beverage Innovation Forum in Shanghai.
Chinese consumers are turning their backs on domestic chocolate brands they associate with questionable food safety in favor of a growing number of international brands, says China’s market research company, Daxue Consulting.