Industry News

Global Standards Impacting Food and Beverage Processors

Aside from country-specific trade agreements, opportunities for international commerce have become nearly seamless. But with international commerce comes accompanying regulations, especially for food and beverage manufacturers. In fact, the food and beverage industry continues to be one of the most regulated industries to ensure consumer health and safety. To remain compliant and protect brand integrity, food and beverage processors must be familiar with key global regulatory bodies and their safety standards for food contact materials, which can vary from country to country.

European companies growing hot for Vietnam

More European enterprises are becoming keen on the Vietnamese food and beverage industry in anticipation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Mekong Delta urges more high-tech farming investment

Foreign investors looking for an investment destination in Viet Nam would make a mistake if they did not consider the Mekong Delta in southern Viet Nam.

Ministry relaxes rice export regulations

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on Wednesday decided to repeal regulations on rice exports and traders as they have become hurdles in the expansion of the sector.

Top festive packaging designs from food and drink brands

As the season gets jolly with celebratory vibes and the holidays are just around the corner, food and drink companies have all revealed their festive packaging designs for food and beverages. Seasonal packaging helps companies add a personal touch to their products, add new products to existing ranges and stand out on the shelves. Here is a quick round up of our top picks from this year’s designs.

Five global packaging trends for 2017

Global market research firm Mintel has released a report, "Global Packaging Trends 2017," that looks at “five emerging, morphing, and mainstreaming packaging trends it sees as affecting brands, consumers, retailers, and packaging converters in 2017.”

Long An rolls out red carpet for foreign investors

The Mekong Delta province of Long An has taken many measures to improve its investment environment in order to attract foreign investors.

Thai Beverage mulls over bidding for Sabeco and Vinamilk

Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (Thai Beverage) is considering bidding for Vietnamese state-owned enterprises Saigon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) and Vietnam Daily Products JSC (Vinamilk), according to newswire Nikkei.

Tetra Pak pours $110m into new Vietnam packaging plant

SINGAPORE -- European food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak on Tuesday announced it will invest $110 million in a new plant near Ho Chi Minh City, aiming to tap growing demand across the Asia-Pacific region.

Thai groups eager to purchase shares of 12 big SOEs in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Thai groups are waiting for the Government of Vietnam’s implementation of a plan to divest itself from 12 major State-owned enterprises (SOEs), especially those operating in the fields of drinks and construction materials, Nikkei reports.
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