China’s Economy Grew 8.1% in 2021 Compared to a Year Ago

BEIJING — China’s economy grew by 8.1% in 2021 as industrial production rose steadily through the end of the year and offset a drop off in retail sales, according to official data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics released Monday. Fourth-quarter GDP rose by 4% from a year earlier, according to China’s National Bureau of … Read more

Some Health Supplements Will be Stopped from Production

On January 13, the State Administration for Market Regulation issued a draft for comments on the “Catalogue of Health Functions Allowed to be Claimed in Health Food Non-Nutrient Supplements (2022 Edition)”. The main contents include that 7 health functions (promote lactation, improve growth and development, improve skin oil, inhibit tumors, assist in tumor suppression, anti-mutagenesis, … Read more

Natural Products Expo West 2022 Returns with Safety and Sustainability at the Core of the Event Experience

Informa Markets’ Natural Products Expo West, part of the New Hope Network family of brands, is committed to gathering the natural and organic community in person at the Anaheim Convention Center March 8-12, 2022, prioritizing a safe and comfortable experience for all participants. The show will be the first Expo West in Anaheim since the start … Read more

Unilever Collaborates with Holobiome to Develop Gut-Brain Axis Food Ingredients

The incidence of mental illness has been rising during the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 70% of consumers concerned that stress and anxiety are affecting their health. In response to the changing market and consumer needs, Unilever has announced a partnership with Holobiome to develop food and beverage ingredients with prebiotic potential, that improve mental … Read more

The Report of Food & Beverage Industry Trends

On January 11, market consulting firm MINTEL released a report on trends across multiple segments of the food and beverage industry in China. 1. Coffee still has room for innovation: original coffee products have dropped from 87% to 72% in all new coffee products. 2. Snacks are developing towards a healthy direction: 72% of Chinese … Read more

The First Trading Day of Nutrition and Health Companies in 2022

According to the closing price on the first trading day of 2022, the total market value of 73 Chinese nutrition and health listed companies reached RMB 1.814 trillion yuan (USD $285 billion). These companies cover a wide range of fields in the nutrition and health industry, from raw materials to distribution. Pien Tze Huang, JingDong … Read more

5 Biggest Trends in China’s Food and Beverage Industry in 2022

While the most important dietary considerations for consumers are health and functionality, the environment is another big focus, including sustainable packaging, brand transparency, and upcycled food. 1. “Plant-based” was the biggest trend in 2021, and it will continue through 2022. 2. Cell-cultured meat is expected to be a big hit among resilient vegetarians and environmentally … Read more

Anti-Helicobacter Pylori Concept Stock is Now a Huge Hit

Recently, the news of “Helicobacter pylori is classified as a definite carcinogen in the United States” brought considerable attention to such a bacterium, driving the A-share “anti-Helicobacter pylori concept stocks” to hit limit up. Companies involved include Juneyao Health Drinks, Scitop Biotech, Yatai Pharmaceutical, Jiaoda Onlly, and Guobang Pharma. For instance, Juneyao has exclusive right … Read more

Digital Yuan Gains Popularity Amid Broader Trial Use

China’s digital fiat currency, or the e-CNY, has evolved into an ever-expanding presence in Chinese people’s lives and has shown more charm thanks to growing application scenarios. Since its debut in late 2019, the digital yuan has been accessible in 10 Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, with its applications ranging from bill settlements … Read more