Arjuna claims ‘fast pain relief’ with botanical analgesic blend

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Kerala, India-based Arjuna Natural has unveiled a new botanical analgesic blend, which it says delivers pain relief at speeds to rival popular OTC drugs, such as paracetamol.

Beyond Meat partners with tech giant Alibaba to fast track China market entry

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US plant-based protein maker Beyond Meat has unveiled a new partnership with Chinese tech giant Alibaba, which will see Beyond Burgers hitting supermarket shelves in mainland China for the first time.

USA and Taiwan sign organic equivalency deal

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The United States and Taiwan have signed a new organic equivalence arrangement allowing organic products certified in the United States or Taiwan to be sold as organic in either market.

Brain, eye and skin health are the top benefits sought by Thais

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Demanding lifestyles combined with early signs of ageing is often the trigger for Thai consumers to proactively start shopping for health and nutrition products, says market intelligence agency Mintel. 

India’s Arjuna reports surge in demand for key botanicals, retains full workforce

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Arjuna Natural says it has seen a surge in demand for its range of key botanicals, especially its BCM-95 turmeric extract.

Alibaba expects surge in demand for natural products as China emerges from lockdown

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China’s changing appetite brings fresh opportunity for natural products  brands looking to tap into a new market. Alibaba’s Zarina Kanji, health, food and beverage market specialist for the UK and Nordics, explains why.

Arla Foods Ingredients claims first for clean-label yoghurt concept readied for China launch

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Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a clean-label concept to help brands meet growing demand for ambient yoghurt in China.

Coronavirus will drive sales of probiotic products, says GlobalData

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Consumers are more actively buying probiotic products in efforts to strengthen their immune systems, suggests analytics specialist GlobalData.

Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane invests in Indian organic specialist MeraKisan

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Indian test cricketer Ajinkya Rahane is to take an equity stake in leading Organic Agri-based business MeraKisan Private Ltd.

Arjuna’s BCM-95 turmeric extract gains organic certification

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Botanical extracts specialist Arjuna is set to launch a new range of organic BCM-95 (CURCUGREEN), its high-potency turmeric extracts.

Tea drinkers live longer, healthier lives – large-scale study

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Drinking tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer and healthier life, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Bulldog set to be first international Leaping Bunny brand to sell in China

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UK-based Bulldog Skincare is set to be the first Leaping Bunny-approved international skincare brand to go on sale in mainland China.

Beauty industry must comply with new ‘clean beauty rules’

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The international beauty industry must comply with a “new-age set of clean beauty rules” if brands are to meet the increasing ethical expectations of modern consumers, say category specialists at global research firm Mintel.

Thai Union Group Invests in alternative protein Startup, Flying Spark

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Ashdod, Israel-based FoodTech startup Flying Spark and Thai Union Group, one of the world’s largest seafood producers, headquartered in Thailand, are leveraging their expertise and capabilities to develop a strategic entry in the alternative protein market. 

Shiseido acquires US ‘clean compatible’ skincare brand Drunk Elephant in $845m deal

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Japanese beauty company Shiseidon has agreed to by US skincare brand Drunk Elephant in a deal reported to be worth $845 million.