The forward-thinking Japanese snack producers have done it again: this time from Koikeya, with its 濃いじゃが koijaga (literally ‘dense potato’) anchovy and olive flavoured chips that are sure to be an attention-grabber.
Japan’s leading potato chip producer is raising the prices of its popular snacks and cereals for the second time this year to bolster against runaway costs that are spiking at the fastest clip in years.
The Japanese snack giant has warned of a price rise next year, thanks to a poor potato harvest, a sharp increase in production costs raw material and logistics costs, and a weight reduction of some of its signature snacks.
The Japanese government is searching for food firms and other institutions with the technology and insights to develop a regenerative food supply system for astronauts participating in the upcoming international space exploration program, the Artemis...
Nestle Japan’s new KITKAT Snax – which was launched alongside its first officially-approved craft beer - is not targeted solely at alcohol-drinking adults, but for all consumers looking for a sweet and salty snack, the firm has clarified.
Nestlé has upped its efforts in the personalized nutrition trend with the rollout of the Wellness Ambassador program that combines artificial intelligence (AI), DNA testing and Instagramming food to tailor nutrition for Japanese consumers.
By Shane Starling at Health Ingredients-Japan in Tokyo
Japan’s innovative but restricted €25bn functional foods and food supplements sector is about to be handed a set of game-changing marketing keys by the government, industry players told us at Health Ingredients-Japan in Tokyo today.
Prunes hold bakery promise in Japan because they are fashionable and highly regarded for digestive health properties, but there are challenges in the US given the fruit’s image problem, says Sunsweet Ingredients.
The azuki bean, also known as adzuki and aduki, is more commonly found in Japanese kitchens, yet has recently been creeping into the European culinary consciousness. With its high nutritional value and gluten-free potential, could it be the next big thing...
The Japanese bakery and cereals market is expected to slow down over the next few years in terms of retail sales and product launches, said Datamonitor, as Japan’s biggest bread maker Yamazaki reported stagnant 2010 net sales.
Swedish bakery company Lantmännen Unibake said it is partnering with a Japanese frozen food company to leverage the power of an established distribution network to aid future market penetration for its bake off range.
Skimmed milk is the source of a new calcium-rich miso to hit the
market as Japan's Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation
(ALIC) teams up with two research bodies to develop a new
functional fermented miso derived from...
Japanese consumers are among the most demanding in the world when
it comes to food safety and quality, and so it is no surprise that
they are also among the most vociferous opponents of genetic
modification of food.