Seven Facts About the Latin American Infant Formula Market

1. High growth has been forecast The total market for infant formula in Latin America is currently $2.2 billion (150,000 metric tonnes in volume) and significant growth is forecast for the next four years. The region is promising territory for some of the world’s biggest formula companies. 2. Mexico has the highest formula sales in the continent […]

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Benefits beyond the gut: SN-2 palmitate and bone health

SN-2 Palmitate, such as Advanced Lipids’ INFAT®, is a bioactive structured fat ingredient used in infant formulas. It has been clinically proven to offer a range of benefits for babies, including better fat and calcium absorption, softer stools, longer sleep duration and reduced crying. But its benefits go beyond the gut with one recent study […]

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Why Chinese parents are right to demand OPO

OPO (Sn-2 palmitate) is the fastest growing premium ingredient in China’s huge infant formula market. Why? Because Chinese parents place a great deal of importance on the quality and nutritional level of the formula that they choose for their babies.

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Eight Facts About the Chinese Infant Formula Market

In Chinese numerology, eight is the luckiest number. In Cantonese, it sounds similar to the words for both “wealth” and “fortune”. The Beijing Olympics opened on 8/8/08 at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8pm.  And in 2003, a phone number made up entirely of eights was sold for over a quarter of a million […]

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The gold standard – how we imitate mother’s milk

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and we’re not ashamed to say that we want to help manufacturers copy Mother’s Milk as closely as possible. Human breast milk is the gold standard towards which every formula brand should strive. There is no doubt that it provides the optimal nutrition for infants, […]

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What influences choice of formula in China?

In our last blog we looked at the astonishing potential of China which, with 16 million births per year, 1 represents by far the largest infant formula market in the world. But recognising the scale of the opportunity is only the start. Manufacturers who want to maximise sales in China need to understand what motivates […]

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Can the Chinese Infant Formula Market Keep Growing?

Last year 130 million babies were born. 1 Of those, more than 16 million began their lives in one country. 2 The sheer size of China’s population – 1.3 billion 3 – and its birth rate represent obvious opportunities for infant formula manufacturers. Almost 800,000 metric tons of formula are sold in the country each […]

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