Food & Beverage

APAC Outlook’s food and beverage section covers the latest trends and innovations in the industry, from plant-based foods to sustainable packaging.

Our corporate stories showcase the fascinating history of food and beverage production and consumption in the APAC region, highlighting the impact of traditional methods and the transition to more sustainable practices.

Featured executives from companies leading the way in food and beverage innovation, giving readers a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and opportunities in this critical industry, and unique insights into the future of food and beverage in APAC.

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Food & Beverage Corporate Stories

Pleass : Pleassed to Meet You

Responsibly sourced and purified to perfection, Pleass is redefining standards in bottled water production. We quench our thirst and get the full story with Joint CEO and Marketing Director, Cate Pleass.

By Josh Rayfield Ed Budds

An Intersection of Culture and History

As international street food piques the interest of modern travellers, it becomes increasingly important to maintain an awareness and understanding of where these age-old traditions originate.

By Lily Sawyer

Bone Daddies : The Rise and Popularity of Asian Cuisine

From bustling street food stalls in Bangkok to sophisticated sushi bars in Tokyo, the allure of Asian flavours has captivated taste buds around the world. We dig deeper with Vanina Principi, Group Development Chef for Bone Daddies.

By Vanina Principi

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Papua New Guinea : Bottling Brilliance

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Papua New Guinea has amassed a proud history as a local bottler, with a focus on beverage products, pushing boundaries, blazing trails, and creating possibilities for more than 100 years.

By Josh Rayfield Ed Budds

Tasty Fresh Food Co : Conquering the Lunch Truck Concept

Celebrating 45 years of delivering convenient cuisine to workplaces, Tasty Fresh Food Co’s Director, Colin Lear, discusses the company’s family ties to feeding Australia’s workforce and its future plans.

Kenny Hills Hospitality Group : The Home of Craft Baking Expansion

Renowned in Malaysia for baked goods that heal the soul, Kenny Hills Hospitality Group has achieved enviable expansion and tremendous product growth. Kai Zen Au, Managing Director, tells us more.

By Poppi Burke Lucy Pilgrim

Lion Brewery : Embody the Spirit of the Lion

As the first brewery established in Sri Lanka, Lion Brewery has paved the way for the country’s alcoholic beverage industry for over a century. We speak to Madhushanka Ranatunga, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, about the brand’s iconic history and vision for a delicious future.

By Poppi Burke Lauren Kania

Solomon Breweries : Raising the Bar

Solomon Breweries has served islanders with refreshing lagers for the past three decades. Its Country Manager, Gilbert Rothmaier, shares the company’s success story.

By Liam Pye Rachel Carr

Lae Biscuit Company : How the Cookie Crumbles

Starting from humble beginnings and a simple desire to create a flavourful snack, Edwin Wong, General Manager of Lae Biscuit Co. Ltd., discusses how the company has now become the largest biscuit producer in the Pacific and is only continuing to grow.

By Liam Pye Lauren Kania

Shine+ Drink : Naturally Brightening Your Day

Jonny Harrison, recently appointed CEO of Shine+ Drink, promotes the cognitive benefits of a health-boosting beverage and shares his plans to accelerate the brand’s growth.

By Liam Pye Rachel Carr