World Grain - June 2014 - (Page 28)

FEATURE SERVING A CHANGING MARKET T he fundamentals driving grain demand in Asia are not difficult to identify. The continent's growing middle class has broadening dietary appetites. Wheat flour products now happily co-exist alongside traditional rice-based meals and this has meant huge increases in noodle and bread demand. And cakes and flour-based sweets have also been transformed into everyday consumer items available at almost every retail outlet. As a result of this evolution in taste, the need for imported grains has never been greater. Industry forecasts point to accelerating consumption in the future, and this is having a major impact on the milling sector which is rapidly gearing up to meet higher demand. In a recent interview with World Grain, Greg Harvey, managing director and chief executive of Southeast Asian millThe Cai Mep port facility in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Interflour. 28 by Michael King Interflour continues to expand its milling capacity across Asia ing giant Interflour Holdings and stalwart of the Asia Pacific grains sector, mapped out the changing face of the Asian market with a rare clarity. Taking Indonesia as an example, Harvey noted that at the end of the 1990s only a handful of companies offered milling capacity in Indonesia - four in Java and one in Sulawesi, with Bogasari perhaps the best known. The number of mills operating now has swollen beyond recognition and even more June 2014 / World Grain /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of World Grain - June 2014

World Grain - June 2014
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - Urbanization sways future of food
Calendar of Events
Australian Grains Industry Conference
News Review - Wilmar, First Pacific to acquire Goodman Fielder
With CFP acquisition, Milner renamed Grain Craft
Smaller harvest drops GrainCorp profit 43%
CBH adds to executive team
Cargill completes Vietnamese feed plant expansion
Tiger Brands to mothball several Nigerian flour mills
ADM’s first-quarter earnings hurt by weather
ADM appoints oilseed vice-president
Alliance Grain results up in first quarter
Ingredion’s earnings drop on weather costs
African leaders urged to boost agriculture
Richardson increases canola capacity
Former president of James Richardson & Sons dies
The Andersons earnings up on ethanol, rail
Bunge reports loss in first quarter
Grain Market Review - Rice
Country Focus - Romania
Feature - Serving a Changing Market
Interflour’s growth strategy
The Flour Fortification Initiative
Feature - Canada in the spotlight
Next year’s event
Feature - A perfect storm
Feature - Grain Storage and Handling Projects
Feature - Opportunities and Challenges
Feature - Cereals Europe 2014
Feature - De Decco's path to success
Ownership structure
Feature - Global Grain outlook
Growth in livestock sector translates into more feed, protein demand
Rice Quarterly - Methods for stabilizing rice bran
Rice News Roundup - Group changes name to Food Fortication Initiative
India’s basmati exports to Iran slow
Thailand hopes for comeback in jasmine rice market
Gambia can produce 2 million tonnes of rice
Pakistan rice exports up 20.19%
Philippine farmers bring in post-typhoon harvest
Pakistan wants rice export re-examined
Feature - IAOM MEA celebrates 25 years
Grain Operations - Mycotoxin management
Technical Profile - Enhancing cozonac
Supplier News
Product Showcase
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World Grain - June 2014