India To Introduce Its First Vegan Food Safety and Labelling Standards

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India is set to introduce the country’s first vegan food safety standards and labelling regulations. Having formulated its draft report, the Food Safety and...

India launches Asia’s first Plastics Pact

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India has become the latest country to join WRAP’s Plastics Pact – the first nation in Asia – in a bid to reduce the...

H&B launches on Chinese retail platform Tmall

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Leading health and wellness retailer chain Holland & Barrett (H&B) has officially launched on Chinese e-commerce site Tmall. The launch of its flagship store on...

Lily’s Kitchen expands into China, aiming to become world’s top premium natural pet food...

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The UK’s original premium natural pet food brand, Lily’s Kitchen is now available to pet parents across China thanks to a major distribution agreement...

UK to help India to lead the way for Asia with new Plastics Pact

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and WRAP are collaborating to develop a Plastics Pact in India, aimed at enhancing ‘knowledge exchange’ between the UK...

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. 

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.

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.

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.  

Germany’s Diapharm teams up with GMTCM Park in TCM cooperation

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Münster, Germany-headquartered pharma consultancy Diapharm GmbH Co. & KG this week signed a cooperation agreement with Guangdong-Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Technology Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd. (GMTCM Park)