China: Fonterra introduces Upline range
New Zealand based dairy specialist Fonterra has launched a new specially-developed "premium" product range in China under the Anchor brand, in response to "ongoing growth in demand for safe, high-quality dairy nutrition".
According to an article in the Asia Food Journal, the new Upline UHT milk range comes in a high-protein version called LiveUp and an organic version called NaturalUp. The former is said to contain 5.7g of protein per 100ml (50% more than standard UHT), while the latter is said to be made from fresh, certified organic milk that meets organic standards in both China and New Zealand.
Fonterra Greater China president Christina Zhu said the new products would “help meet changing consumer needs in China…where Chinese consumers are increasingly seeking out more premium and healthy options”. The launch of Upline follows previous forays by the dairy firm into the premium Chinese milk space, including the debut of Anchor Kids’ Golden Milk in Q3 2015.
LiveUp Milk and NaturalUp Milk will be available from January 2017, the latter through e-commerce channels only.
Source: Asia Food Journal / Stuff.co.nz