China to overtake US as the world’s largest grocery market by 2023

CHINA – China is set to become the world’s largest grocery market by 2023 in value terms, overtaking the US which has been benefiting from a strengthening economy. According to the latest statistics from international […]

India’s foodgrain production estimated at 283.3 million tons for 2018/19

INDIA – Total food grain production in India is estimated at a record 283.37 million tonnes for the year 2018-19, 17.62 million tonnes higher than the previous five years’ average production. According to 3rd advance […]

AFMASS Eastern Africa edition celebrates 5 years, delivers more to attendees and exhibitors

KENYA – Delegates and visitors to the 2019 edition of AFMASS Eastern Africa Kenya edition, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya in mid-May have reported significant progress and impact on the food industry as the […]

Global wine production on record high, Italy remains largest producer

WORLD – Global wine production reached record high level at 292.3MHL (millions of hectolitres) in 2018 as Italy remains the world’s largest producer, according to recent report by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine […]

‘Hard Brexit’ to impact UK food industry negatively, raise consumer prices – Rabobank

UK – The UK economy stands to be hit negatively in case the European Union (EU) and the UK fail to agree on a Brexit deal, while the transition to this situation will be ‘sudden […]

Global plant-based beverages market reaches US$247.8b driven by health and wellness trends

WORLD – The global plant-based beverages market is estimated at US$247.84 billion in 2018 and this is expected to grow at annual growth rate of 6.7% to reach US$474.66 billion by 2028, according to latest […]

Alltech estimates world feed production increase 3% with rapid growth in Europe

USA – Global feed production has grown by 3% to 1.103 billion metric tons in the year 2018, with Europe forming the second-fastest growing region around the world, according to the 2019 Alltech Global Feed […]

China culls over 900,000 pigs over African Swine Fever outbreak

ASIA – China has culled 916,000 pigs after the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) disease in the country, according to figures from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The ministry revealed that the […]

World soybean and corn production forecast to increase for 2018/19

UK – World corn production is set to reach 1.076 billion tonnes in the 2018/19 crop season, reflecting a 3% increase from 1.047 billion tonnes estimated for the 2017-2018, according to Jan 24 report by […]

Arla’s new research reveals nutritional knowledge gap among consumers

UK – Consumers lack adequate knowledge about the nutritional benefits of food and the essential nutrients they have in their diet, according to new research released by Arla Foods. Lack of food literacy, a broad […]