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Numerous foreign firms eye stronger investment in Vietnam |


Numerous foreign firms eye stronger investment in Vietnam hinh anh 1Vietnamese products are increasingly gaining popularity among consumers worldwide.- Illustrative image (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – Nearly 1,000 foreign enterprises
from 28 countries and territories, including giants such as Boeing, Walmart,
and Central Retail, have entered Vietnam to explore investment opportunities and
seek partners since early September.

Unlimited demand for goods

According to Avaneesh Gupta, Senior Vice President of General Merchandise & Apparel Sourcing at Walmart – the world’s number one retailer, Vietnam is among the
top five countries for exports of wood and agricultural products, and ranks 10th globally for textiles and footwear exports.

Notably, Vietnamese products are increasingly gaining popularity among
consumers worldwide, Gupta said.

As part of the 2024 supplemental sourcing strategy for the Walmart network, the
firm has deployed procurement teams to Vietnam to explore sourcing
opportunities in the country, with the
product categories including seafood, cashew nuts, soy milk, coffee, fresh fruits,
and fruit-based snacks, he said.

Lionel Adenot, Director of Decathlon Vietnam Group, has mentioned that his company
is expanding its textile product supply with unlimited volume.

However, to become suppliers of the firm, Vietnamese businesses need to meet specific
conditions, including ensuring that factories do not use coal and have a roadmap
to eliminate the use of fossil fuels by 2025, achieving self-sufficiency in raw
material supply, favouring environmentally friendly, on-site material usage, and
implementing digital transformation in their production processes, he said.

Decathlon Vietnam Group will prioritise businesses
that meet criteria related to responsibilities towards workers and the
community, he added.

Agriculture also represents an enticing industry for
foreign investors.

Central Retail Group has offered technical assistance and
methodologies for cultivating organic honeydew melons to Danny Green Corporation,
which has successfully established and currently operates a 120-ha organic
honeydew melon farm in the south-central province of Binh Thuan.

Insiders said that foreign companies are willing
to collaborate with Vietnamese businesses to standardise farming and production
processes in order to improve the supply capacity of these businesses, thus stabilising
the supply of goods for their supply chains.

opportunities of direct investment

Besides seeking reliable supply sources, numerous
businesses from the RoK, the US, and Europe are keen on directly investing in

Jean Jacques Bouflet, Vice-Chairman of
the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham), said with its strategic
geographical location, stable economy, young workforce, and favourable
policies, Vietnam is emerging as an increasingly important destination in the
global supply chain.

Since the signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade
Agreement (EVFTA) in 2019, European enterprises have invested in 2,250 projects
worth 26 billion USD in Vietnam.

In addition, the race for investment in Vietnam has attracted numerous leading US
corporations such as Apple, Qualcomm, Nike, Morgan Stanley, Intel, GE, ACORN
International, General Dynamics, and Google. Recently, Boeing also
explored opportunities to expand its investment in Ho Chi Minh City, especially
in material supply facilities and establishing technical centres, Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper reported.

According to Maxime Dourdan, Director of Supply Chain Development for Boeing in Southeast Asia, Japan, and the RoK, compared to Japan and the RoK, Vietnam holds
a significant advantage when it comes to production costs.

Additionally, the capacity of the Vietnamese supporting industry has significantly
improved in recent years, with many Vietnamese businesses becoming part of the
global supply chains of large corporations like Samsung, Sanyo, Intel, and
others. This
serves as a foundation for Boeing to explore cooperation and expand
its supply chain investments in Vietnam, Dourdan said.

from the Ministry of Planning and Investment show that foreign firms invested 18.15
billion USD in Vietnam in the first eight months of 2023, representing an increase
of 8.2% compared to the same period last year.

To attract more sustainable investment inflows, there should be consistency in
investment incentive policies to reassure investors about long-term business operations
in the Southeast Asian nation, said Hong Sun, Chairman
of the Korea Chamber of Business in Vietnam./.

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Framework Coffee gets seriously dreamy with upcoming


Framework Coffee gets seriously dreamy with upcoming Pynkie, Tidepools, Still Pictures show

Photo courtesy Pynkie/Facebook

Orlando indie concert promoter Ugly Orange has always put on shows noteworthy in both quality and discovery. This one is no exception.

Headliner Pynkie is a New Jersey artist that deals in dreamy but organic indie pop, the kind of window-gazing soundtrack that weaves soft-focus afternoon reverie.

Even the local openers are lesser-known gems. Orlando’s Tidepools is a lovely and moody jangle-pop act that gets even more textured and alluring live, while Still Pictures is a new homegrown band with a gauzy dream-pop sound.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, Framework Craft Coffee House, $10.

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2023 Best of Liberty winners honored


Winners of the 2023 Best of Liberty readers’ choice awards were honored recently.

Click here to see pictures from the event.

The winners were:


Antique Store

Ludowici Trading Co

Appliance Store

Woodard & Sons Appliances


Dawson’s General Store

Clothing Store

Dawson’s General Store

Cosmetics Store

ULTA Beauty

Discount Store

10 Spot Bin Store

Gift Store

Dawson’s General Store

Home Decor Store

Hobby Lobby

Jewelry Store

Thomas Hill Jewelers

Liquor Store

Bootleggers Package Store

Pawn Shop

Duck’s Pawn

Place for Celebration Decorations

Hobby Lobby

Plant Nursery

Miller’s Nursery & Landscaping LLC

Thrift Store


Shoe Store

Shoe Dept.

Spiritual Store

Cakamile, LLC

Tactical/Outdoor Supply Store

Dawson’s General Store

Vape/Smoke Shop

The Vape Loft



Alisa Whiteman

Deputy Whiteman Inclusive Academy


Kiwanis Club of Liberty County


Life United Pentecostal Church


Mr. Tommy Oglesby

Bradwell Institute


Georgia Southern University Liberty Campus

Community Activist

Richard D. Hayes


Food Truck Festival

First Responder

Star Corporal James Williams

Hinesville Police Department


Tommy Crutchfield

Life United Pentecostal Church

New Business

Latin Dreams Restaurant

Place to Work

GeoVista Credit Union

Public Servant

Robert Kitchings

Hinesville Fire Chief

Private School

First Preparatory Christian Academy (FPCA)

Public School

Bradwell Institute

Recreational Facility

Liberty County Recreation Department

Small Business

Georgia Girl Art Paint Parties


Ashley Harriman

Long County Middle School

Youth Organization

Hinesville Gators Soccer

Food, Drink & Entertainment

Asian Cuisine



Dulce Delicia LLC


Latin Dreams Restaurant


Hog N Bones


Omelette Cafe


Golden Hibachi Buffet


Wayback Burgers



Coffee Shop


Convenience Store


Date Night Spot

Latin Dreams Restaurant


Debbie Cakes

Drive Thru


Entertainment Venue

It’s All About Me Selfie Studio

Fast Food


Fried Chicken

Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders

Grocery Store


Happy Hour

Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

Health/Organic Food

The Spot Nutrition

Home Cooked Meal

Izola’s Country Cafe

Ice Cream

Polar Sweets

Kid-friendly Restaurant


Locally Owned Restaurant

Latin Dreams Restaurant

Mexican Cuisine

Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

New Restaurant

Latin Dreams Restaurant

Overall Restaurant

Latin Dreams Restaurant


Pizza Peddler


Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs

Sit-Down Restaurant

LongHorn Steakhouse


Sunbury Crab Company


Tropical Smoothie Cafe


Savannah Polston

Kyoto Sushi House 2



Health & Beauty

Assisted Living Facility

Coastal Manor


Benjamin Vaughn

Benjamin’s Barber Lounge

Barber Shop

Benjamin’s Barber Lounge


Brilliance Beauty – Bri Wade


Live Oak Chiropractic


Dr. Tad Jackson

Midway Family Dental

Family Physician

Anna Spelts, MD

Fitness Center

Planet Fitness

Hair Salon

Ashley’s Southern Roots Salon

Hair Stylist

Ashley Keithley


GHC Hospice

Lash Service

Lashes By Kinsey

Massage Therapy Studio

Zen Den Massage Studio

Massage Therapist

Maggie Perez

Nail Salon

Lovely Nails

Nail Technician


Fancy Nails

Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

Tommy Crutchfield, NP


Seth Borquaye, MD

Comprehensive Ob/Gyn Health


Low Country Eye Care


Smile Doctors Orthodontist


Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia

Pediatric Dentistry

Surfside Kids Pediatric Dentistry


Dr. Phillip Ajayi

Phillips Pediatrics

Personal Trainer

Jeremiah James

Project Fitness Athletics


Coastal Drug Company

Physical Therapy

CORA Physical Therapy

Place to Treat Yourself

Get Tanked Float Center


Ankle & Foot Associates

Speech/Occupational Therapy

Donovan Rehab

Tanning Salon

Le’ Jolie Tanning

Tattoo Artist

Joelle Lombardoni

Luna Tattoo

Tattoo Studio

Dark Horse Art Studios

Urgent Care

St. Joseph’s/Candler Urgent Care Hinesville



Jason Poole Custom Homes


Jeff Stewart Electrical

Electrical Utility Company

Canoochee EMC

Furniture Store

Gibson’s Home Store

Home Improvement Store

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Home Builder/Construction Company

JM Allen Homes

HVAC Company

Aire Serv of Hinesville

Lawn Service

Morgan’s Lawn Service

Mortgage/Home Loan Company

Dove Mortgage, Inc.

Overall Utility Service

Coastal Electric Cooperative

Pest Control Company

Great Southern Exterminating

Property Management Company

Boggs Realty

Real Estate Agency

Boggs Realty

Real Estate Agent

Elaine Boggs

Real Estate Team

Boggs Realty

Storage Facility

Climate Controlled Storage Hinesville


Alterations & Sewing

The Sew Shop


Luke Moses

Jones, Osteen & Jones

Cell Phone Repair


Cell Phone Store

Verizon Wireless Cellular Sales

Child Care/Daycare Provider

Hinesville Child Care Learning Center

Customer Service

Boggs Realty

Elderly Care

Magnolia Manor of Midway

Engineering Firm

T. R. Long Engineering

Financial Institution

Navy Federal Credit Union

Financial Planning Consultant

Todd Lacy, CEPA®|CRPC™

Edward Jones – Financial Advisor


Florabelle Flowers and Gifts

Funeral Home

Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home


La Quinta Inn & Suites

Insurance Agency

State Farm Insurance

Melissa Carter Ray

Insurance Agent

Melissa Carter Ray

State Farm Insurance

Law Firm

Jones, Osteen & Jones

Loan Company

GeoVista Credit Union

Pet Boarding

Flemington Veterinary Hospital

Pet Grooming

Pawsitive Spa LLC

Pet Training

Happy Hounds Dog Training


Joanna Ng Photography

Tax Preparation (tie)

H&R Block

Pedrick & Company


Flemington Veterinary Hospital


Auto Mechanical Repair

White’s Service Center

Auto Repair Technician

Jerry Stallings, Prime Concepts Auto Glass LLC

Auto Salesperson

Stephen Blaney, J.C. Lewis Ford Hinesville

Body/Collision Repair Shop

Hernandez Collision Center

Car Wash

Tidal Wave Auto Spa

New Car Dealership

J.C. Lewis Ford Hinesville

Oil Change

White’s Service Center

Tire Store/Alignment

Allenhurst Tire & Brake

Towing Company

Clark’s Towing

Used Car Dealership

J.C. Lewis Ford Hinesville

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From cupcakes, coffee mugs to London Eye, Parineeti


Parineeti Chopra’s ivory-themed wedding to Raghav Chadha has become a topic of discussion among fashion enthusiasts. Many could not get over the serene and soulful images of the happy couple, who looked so much in love. The actor’s kaliras are also making much noise given the sweet story behind it. As per jewelery designer Mrinalini Chandra, Parineeti decided to flaunt the many moments when she met Raghav and their love story took shape.

Taking to social media, the designer gave a lowdown on Parineeti Chopra‘s kalira motifs. She also lauded the actor’s ‘impeccable taste and discerning eye’ and how Parineeti picked each and every element ensuring that it symbolises her journey with Raghav.

“The story of Parineeti & Raghav is truly a modern-day fairytale, the most organic and beautiful coming together of two worlds that are wide apart yet equally complex. She chose each and every element, ensuring that they symbolize her journey with Raghav in the most love-filled way. At first glance, the Kalira appears to be dainty ornaments cascading from the bangle. However, its true beauty lies in the underlying story it conveys—a tale of love. The design of these Kaliras is very special. Each motif represents a moment of serendipity, a chance encounter when their paths crossed in a cosmic dance,” Chandra wrote.

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parineeti chopra Jewelery designer Mrinalini Chandra shared a photo of Parineeti Chopra’s kaliras on Instagram.

The designer shared a sketch of the kaliaras, and one can see their initials, a cupcake, a gramophone, a coffee mug, an airplane and the Om and Ek Onkar symbols. As it’s been reported how Parineeti and Raghav met in London, there are quite many motifs symbolising the same. From the London Eye, the buses, and even the telephone booth, the bride celebrated her love story in the most special way.

All about Parineeti Chopra-Raghav Chadha’s wedding

Parineeti and Raghav tied the knot in Udaipur on Sunday, September 24. It was a sunset wedding at The Leela Palace in the lake city. Some of the prominent names in their guest list were tennis star Sania Mirza, cricketer Harbhajan Singh with wife Geeta Basra, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, MP Sanjay Singh, Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray among others. Parineeti’s cousin Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas could not attend the wedding but Priyanka’s mother Madhu and brother Siddharth were in attendance along with celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra and others.

Announcing them becoming ‘Mr and Mrs’, Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chadha took to social media to share photos from the pheras. They wrote a romantic note that read, “From the very first chat at the breakfast table, our hearts knew. Been waiting for this day for a long time .. So blessed to finally be Mr and Mrs!”

Click for more updates and latest Bollywood news along with Entertainment updates. Also get latest news and top headlines from India and around the world at The Indian Express.

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Angela Rippon’s Strictly game plan revealed including her


AS Strictly’s oldest ever contestant, telly veteran Angela Rippon stunned viewers with her sensational footwork and eye-watering leg raise on Saturday’s show.

The 78-year-old’s spectacular routine may have surprised those watching the BBC1 dance contest, yet she has always blazed a trail during her six-decade career.

Angela Rippon, the show's oldest ever contestant, stunned Strictly viewers with her sensational footwork and her leg raise


Angela Rippon, the show’s oldest ever contestant, stunned Strictly viewers with her sensational footwork and her leg raiseCredit: PA
Angela on Morecambe and Wise’s 1976 Christmas show


Angela on Morecambe and Wise’s 1976 Christmas showCredit: BBC
The star started work on Top Gear in 1977


The star started work on Top Gear in 1977Credit: BBC

After landing a string of jobs that were previously the preserve of men or the upper classes, she is now proving that mature women can compete with rivals a quarter of their age.

Angela, who turns 79 next month, said: “I look at the younger people and I know I’m not as fit or strong, that’s just a medical fact.

“But I play tennis, I go to Pilates and ballet classes, so I’m pretty fit for someone of my age.

“I’ve told my pro partner, Kai Widdrington, there are things I can do and things I can’t. I just want to do everything properly. I’ve told him, ‘Challenge me’.”

Kai certainly did that when he helped Angela deliver a cha-cha to dance anthem Get The Party Started, by Shirley Bassey, during Strictly’s first live show.

She received a standing ovation from the studio audience, judge Motsi Mabuse and head judge Shirley Ballas.

‘The whole nine yards’

Angela finished joint third on the scoreboard, just one point behind 20-year-old EastEnders actor Bobby Brazier, and four adrift of top-placed actor Nigel Harman, 28 years her junior.

The reaction on social media was explosive, with sports presenter and fellow former Strictly performer Dan Walker saying: “Give her the glitterball now.”

And Angela’s pro partner Kai seemed to speak for the nation when he took to Instagram to call her performance “iconic”.

For many, the decision to sign up for Strictly would be a bold one, but for Angela — who hosted the show’s more sedate precursor Come Dancing from 1988 to 1991 — it was a question of “Why not?”

She told Radio Times: “I love to dance.

“I’ve been associated with dancing for a very long time, and this will be the opportunity to do what so many people say to me, ‘God, I’d love to go on that programme’.

“Dancing with one of those professionals, learning to do it properly in the hands of an expert, the frocks, the glamour, the whole nine yards. Why would you not?”

It’s the question that Plymouth-born Angela has asked herself at every point in her career in media — and why she has never worried about so-called “glass ceilings” blocking her rise.

Angela hosted the show’s more sedate precursor Come Dancing from 1988 to 1991


Angela hosted the show’s more sedate precursor Come Dancing from 1988 to 1991Credit: Rex
The star, 78, received a standing ovation from the studio audience and judges Motsi and Shirley on Saturday's show


The star, 78, received a standing ovation from the studio audience and judges Motsi and Shirley on Saturday’s showCredit: PA

In 1975, aged 30, she became Britain’s first permanent female national newsreader.

It was no mean feat, given that the Beeb’s screens were still full of Oxbridge-educated, middle-class, middle-aged men.

In contrast she had been born to Edna, a seamstress, and John, a Royal Marine, and had left school at 17 before working her way up through local newspapers and regional TV.

But after landing the job of fronting BBC One’s main evening bulletin The Nine O’Clock News, her star rose so quickly that the following year she starred in Morecambe and Wise’s Christmas show — revealing a whole new side.

In a sketch that began with her reading some grim news headlines, she then stood up and began a high-kicking dance routine with Eric and Ernie to Let’s Face The Music And Dance.

In 1977 she became the first host of Top Gear, then in 1983 she co-hosted the first ever Good Morning Britain breakfast show for TV-am on ITV, some 31 years before Susanna Reid did the same on the modern incarnation.

From 1988 to 1991 she was also the first female presenter of Come Dancing — which gave her some surprising connections to Strictly.

Angela said: “I feel like a grandmother! When I met one of the senior choreographers for Strictly, he said, ‘You won’t remember, but I was a contestant on Come Dancing’.

“One of the professionals told me, ‘I’m a dancer because of you. I stayed up late to watch Come Dancing and you were the presenter’.

“And three of the other pros told me their teachers were contestants as well.

“It has come full circle, from the late Eighties to now. It’s super that they all said that.”

Despite being showered with admiration and praise, she remains humble about the fact that she is still working in TV as co-host of BBC One consumer show Rip Off Britain, as well as doing Strictly.

And Angela — who was married to engineer Christopher Dare for 22 years until 1989 — is still determined to continue breaking those glass ceilings.

She said: “I want to be allowed to go on working in a profession that I adore for as long as I’m able and for as long as people will employ me.

“People told me, ‘They’ll never employ anyone over 50’.

“Well, there’s me, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville, and we’re in year 15 of Rip Off Britain — we’re still hanging in there.”

  • Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.20pm.
Angela’s pro partner Kai Widdrington called her performance 'iconic'


Angela’s pro partner Kai Widdrington called her performance ‘iconic’Credit: BBC
A BBC publicity shot of Angela as a newsreader


A BBC publicity shot of Angela as a newsreaderCredit: BBC
Angela with co-host Anna Ford on GMB in 1983


Angela with co-host Anna Ford on GMB in 1983Credit: Rex


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ANGELA yesterday said she was in the competition because she had a “message to get across” that dance can help keep older people healthy, happy and fit. Here are her fitness tips . . .

  1. Sit to rise test: Stand barefoot, cross one leg in front of the other then lower yourself to sit cross-legged on the ground. Then stand up the same way. Repeat often.
  2. Eat purple: From red cabbage to aubergines, blackcurrants and blueberries, the foods can help prevent clogged arteries.
  3. Cook from scratch: Avoid tinned or packet foods and use organic and local produce.
  4. Try supplements: I take bacteria-balancing acidophilus after food poisoning, cod liver oil capsules for the joints and ginseng for general vitality.
  5. Exercise: I do tennis, cycling and Pilates.
  6. Scrub your face: Avoid tea and coffee and drink water to keep skin hydrated. Cleanse and exfoliate regularly.
  7. Forget age: It’s just a number. Forget your age and do something to distract yourself . . . such as dancing.


FORMER tennis champ Annabel Croft is hoping her talent with a racket will help her with this weekend’s quick-step.

After taking straight sevens for her debut cha-cha-cha on Saturday, she will now need to learn a whole new style for the next dance.

Annabel, 57, inset, said: “In tennis you are up on your toes and leaning forward, which helps, but there are a lot of steps. To start with I thought, ‘This is terrifying’, but now it feels beautiful.”

On spin-off show Strictly: It Takes Two, Annabel and her dance partner Johannes Radebe spoke to new co-host Fleur East, who has replaced Rylan Clark.

Johannes said of Annabel: “When I saw her first steps, I thought, ‘I am in for a treat as a teacher’.


TV PRESENTER Angela Scanlon has revealed that her body is already feeling the heat of Strictly training.

The 39-year-old mum of two, inset, partnered with pro dancer Carlos Gu, said: “It’s very full on. My pelvic floor is under pressure.

“But from an energy perspective this weekend’s jive probably matches me and Carlos a bit more. Last weekend’s tango in a way was trying to contain that.

“I just felt relief when we did that final spin that I didn’t snot myself.”

Meanwhile, actor Layton Williams – partnered with Nikita Kuzmin – has had to forget his sassy samba moves entirely to prepare for a quickstep on Saturday.

He said: “I asked, ‘What transferable skills can I take into this week?’ and Nikita said, ‘Nothing’.”

It has also been revealed that Kevin Clifton is to return to host a choreography slot with his sister Karen.

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Non-alcoholic Drinks Market CAGR 6.8%, Revenue of $2,134.6


Non Alcoholic Drinks Market

Non Alcoholic Drinks Market

PORTLAND, 5933 NE WIN SIVERS DRIVE, #205, OR 97220, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2023 / — According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Non-alcoholic Drinks Market by Product type, Distribution Channel, andPrice Point: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2022–2031,”

Key players profiled in the report include A.G. Barr, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, DydoDrinco, Attitude Drinks, Co., Livewire Energy; Calcol, Inc., Danone, Nestlé S.A., PepsiCo, Inc., and the Coca-Cola Company. Other major players (not profiled in report) in the industry are Kraft Foods Group, Inc., Suja Life, LLC, FreshBev, Pressed Juicery, Suntory Beverage & Food, Unilever, Asahi Group, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, and Kirin Holdings Co.

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Key Findings of the Study:-

>By product type, the market size of soft drinks segment remained the dominant segment in the year 2020, and is expected to maintain the market share in the coming years.

>Soft drinks account for nearly 45.87% and 51.40%, by revenue and volume, respectively, followed by bottled water, and dairy drinks.

>By distribution channel, specialty store is the fastest growing segment owing to the increasing interest in customized products that are offering more honey-sweetened foods and drinks.

>By price point, premium category is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

>By region, Asia-Pacific led in terms of the global non-alcoholic drinks market share in 2020, and is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period.

The global non-alcoholic drinks market was valued at $820.0Billion in 2020, and is expected to reach $2,134.6 Billion by 2031 at a CAGR of 6.8%.The soft drinks segment is expected to retain its dominant position, in terms of revenue generation during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific held the leading position in the global market in 2020, and is expected to maintain its lead in the future.

The market is expected to witness notable growth in the near future, owing to rise in urbanization and increased disposable income in the emerging countries. Moreover, change in lifestyle patterns toward healthy functional food and increase in prevalence of diseases due to unhealthy lifestyle escalates the demand for premium and luxury non-alcoholic beverages. Furthermore, the impact of surgein awareness of health and wellness among consumers and millennial generation are expected to boost the demand for non-alcoholic beverages. In addition, broad range of preferences and innovative packaging play pivotal role in the market growth. Some of the major restraints associated with the market are stringent government regulations associated with sugary drinks, additives, and preservatives causing hazardous health effects such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

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However, several companies have launched sugar-free drinks and diet & low caffeine content drinks due to advancements in R&D activities. Furthermore, companies develop organic drinks with natural preservatives and additives. For instance, Blue Sky Beverage Co. manufactures natural beverages without preservatives or artificial colors or flavors. These new developments are projected to propel the market growth during the forecast period.

Government regulations associated with alcohol beverages and growth in disposable income in the emerging economies are the prime factors that result in significant growth in demand for non-alcoholic beverages. However, rise in awareness toward adverse health impacts due to excessive intake of drinks is projected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period.

The non-alcoholic drinks market is segmented based on the product type and geography. By product type, the market can be segmented into soft drinks, tea & coffee, energy drinks, juices, bottled water, dairy drinks, and others. By distribution channel, the study covers supermarket/hypermarket, convenience stores, specialty stores, online retails, and others. By price point, the market is segmented into standard, premium, and luxury categories. Geographically, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

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18 Eye-Opening Food Systems Documentaries to Watch – Food


Dive deep into the global food scene with this list of compelling films and docuseries. These 18 documentaries unpack everything from the struggles of small-scale farmers to the incredible work of activists advocating for a more sustainable food future. Whether you’re a critic of the food industry, a keen home cook, or simply fascinated by the ties between food, personal identity, and social structures, this list promises to satisfy every curiosity.

1. A New Day

A New Day is a portrayal of the realities small-scale farmers face in the Global South. Through this film, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) advocates for increased investment in rural communities who are under constant threat from the climate crisis. Shot in Tunisia and directed by award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Pearson, the film vividly demonstrates the potential of transforming the food system through these farmers. Watch it on YouTube.

2. Common Ground (forthcoming 2023)

The sequel to Kiss the Ground, this film highlights the U.S. food system, detailing the human costs of policies that favor profit-driven agriculture. Common Ground criticizes the widespread use of agrochemicals in agriculture and highlights the issues plaguing the farming community, such as high suicide rates and the lobbying power of agricultural businesses. Featuring experts like Gabe Brown, Ray Archuleta, and Rick Clark, the film serves as a call to action against the status quo.

3. Cornwall Climate Stories: Food for Thought

Narrated by organic beef farmer Lisa Guy, Food for Thought examines the question of whether eaters should give up meat and dairy to combat the climate crisis. The film is set in Cornwall, England, where farming livestock is integral to the region’s agriculture. It showcases promising Cornish initiatives that aim to mitigate the negative environmental effects of animal farming. Watch it on YouTube.

4. Deep Rising

In Deep Rising, director Matthieu Rytz presents a tale of corporate, scientific, and geopolitical intrigue around the extraction of deep-sea metals for the electric battery revolution. Narrated by Jason Momoa, the documentary follows the journey of a startup who want to mine in the Pacific Ocean floor while marine geologists warn of consequences for ocean biodiversity and the communities that depend on it. The film questions humanity’s pattern of destructive extraction for profit, and challenges the viewer to question: who owns the uncharted sea?

5. Feeding Tomorrow (forthcoming)

Feeding Tomorrow illuminates the transformative power of food, brought to life through the inspiring stories of innovative leaders in agriculture, healthcare, and education. The film follows trailblazers who are combating the challenges of a broken food system and creating tangible, actionable solutions for a more regenerative future. Feeding Tomorrow offers a hopeful vision of a global system that is more equitable, sustainable, and focused on the wellbeing of our planet and its inhabitants.

6. Follow the Food

This comprehensive multimedia series investigates the challenges of global food systems. BBC explores the problems of soil loss, malnutrition, and the climate crisis, as well as innovative solutions evolving in the realms of farming and technology Watch and delve into the related articles here.

7. Food 2050 (forthcoming)

Produced in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation and Media RED, Food 2050 captures the crucial efforts of a group of visionaries. The film is a continuation of the “Food 2050” mini-series, featuring 10 leaders working to improve global food and agriculture systems from the ground up. Amidst the collapse of profit-driven food systems and the accelerating climate crisis, these activists, farmers, doctors, and scientists are all working towards a sustainable and equitable food future. Their extraordinary endeavors offer hope and actionable solutions for transformation.

8. Food, Inc. 2 (forthcoming 2023)

Food, Inc. 2, the sequel to the Academy Award-nominated documentary Food, Inc., continues the original film’s exploration of the food industry’s and devastating impacts. The original film’s producers and narrators, Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, return, joining directors Robert Kenner and Melisa Robledo for an expose into how our current food system isn’t good for people or the planet. Viewers can also check out companion book, featuring original essays from innovators and advocates, which encourages readers to take a more proactive role in the food system they participate in.

9. Food and Country

Renowned food writer Ruth Reichl and filmmaker Laura Gabbert join forces in this film that delves into the struggles of small farmers, ranchers, and chefs. These food producers are facing multiple challenges, but are innovating and surviving against the odds. As Reichl travels the United States, moving from fine dining rooms to rural farmlands, she unveils a series of riveting narratives. Through her eyes, Food and Country reveals not only the humanity behind our food system, but also the urgent need to reassess the nation’s values around food production.

10. Hope In the Water (forthcoming 2024)

Hope In the Water explores innovative approaches to restore the world’s oceans while responsibly producing food. Guided by the engaging narratives of a food travelogue and investigative journalism, the docuseries connects viewers to first-person stories from those most impacted by our stressed marine resources. Amid themes of sustainability, biodiversity, conservation, equity, and innovation, the series offers a hopeful perspective on restoring our oceans and ensuring food security.

11. La Cosecha

This short film features Nolvia Castillo, an immigrant from Chiriqui, Guatemala, as she embarks on a transformative journey in Austin, Texas. La Cosecha showcases her growth into becoming a key part of her community’s food distribution network. As filmmaker Ai Vuong captures Nolvia’s story, she also explores the profound role food plays in the shared immigrant experience. The film offers a heartfelt narrative about how one’s independence can bloom amidst the rich tapestry of community, culture, and sustenance. And it shows how food can act as a bridge between cherished pasts and envisioned futures.

12. Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food

Poisoned exposes the alarming realities of foodborne illnesses in the U.S., taking viewers from the infamous Jack In the Box E.coli outbreak in 1992 to today’s escalating concerns about the safety of food. Director Stephanie Soechtig digs into the labyrinth of food regulations, revealing the lack of effective enforcement and questioning the claims that the U.S. food supply is the safest in the world. Through harrowing stories of families affected by foodborne illnesses and tips for grocery shopping, this documentary compels viewers to reevaluate what’s on their plate and how it arrived there. Watch it on Netflix.

13. Reinventing Farming and Food Post-Globalisation

Reinventing Farming and Food Post-Globalisation is a compelling documentary based on the book, Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World by Financial Times’ global business columnist, Rana Foroohar. The film examines how neoliberal economics have disrupted food supply chains and forced small farmers out of business. Through conversations with farmers and food systems experts, Foroohar highlights the urgent need for localized economies, regulatory safeguards, and the creation of stronger, more sustainable industries. Watch it on Financial Times or YouTube.

14. Rich Appetites

Discover the impact of industrial agriculture on biodiversity, hunger, and small-scale farmers in Africa in this five-part short film series. Rich Appetites examines how billionaire philanthropic promote chemical-intensive agriculture model globally. Created by Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Watch and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, this series challenges the dominance of corporate control over agriculture and explores sustainable alternatives. Watch and explore the companion guides here.

15. The Future of Food (forthcoming December 2023)

This documentary series by the World Farmers’ Organization addresses the critical role of farming in the face of global crises like climate change, food costs, and government inaction. Highlighting the challenges faced by the farming sector globally, The Future of Food showcases innovative local solutions and the resilient farmers implementing them, emphasizing the shift towards more sustainable, climate-resilient farming practices. Set to launch at COP28, the series aims to bridge the gap between farmers and the public, shedding light on the essential role farming plays in combating global challenges and shaping a sustainable future.

16. The Kitchenistas

This inspiring film showcases the transformation of National City, California, from a region struggling with obesity and diabetes to a vibrant community advocating for healthy food traditions. The story follows the Kitchenistas, who are graduates from the Cooking for Salud bilingual culinary program. These Latina women then become community leaders in teaching healthy eating and high-quality food practices. The film traces the personal journeys of several early-generation Kitchenistas, highlighting the power of education, human connection, and cultural understanding in creating lasting health changes. Watch it on multiple streaming platforms.

17. We Feed People

We Feed People illuminates the awe-inspiring journey of renowned chef José Andrés and his nonprofit, World Central Kitchen (WCK), from humble beginnings to a globally recognized disaster relief organization. Providing not just a meal, but “a plate of hope,” WCK’s work intersects food policy transformation, climate justice, and community building. The film traces WCK’s evolution, underscores the importance of human dignity in aid work, and showcases their notable responses to crises, from earthquakes in Haiti to the war in Ukraine and local tragedies in the U.S. Watch it on Disney+.

18. Wild Hope

An eight-part series, Wild Hope highlights the eco-changemakers who are coming together to restore the planet and protect local ecology. Episode 2, “The Big Oyster,” for example, documents the work of the Billion Oyster Project and Living Breakwaters to restore the waters of New York Harbor, once home to some of the world’s most extensive oyster reefs. And in Episode 7, “Coffee for Water,” the series turns its attention to the scientists, development experts, and local farmers working together to save Mount Gorongosa’s rainforest in Mozambique. Find all eight episodes here.

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Low Carb Chicken Parmesan | Healthy Home Economist


Simple, healthy recipe for chicken parmesan using low-carb breading that is also grain-free, easy to digest, and legal for gut healing diets like GAPS.

low carb breaded chicken parmesan with asparagus on baking pan

If you love the special texture of breaded chicken breast but are reducing the carbs or going grain-free for a while, this chicken breast parmesan recipe is for you!

My favorite low-carb breading to use is sunflower seed flour. It’s so simple to make fresh…simply mill in a coffee grinder!

In my experience, sunflower seed flour is the best low carb alternative to almond flour, perhaps the most popular keto baking option.

Not only is it nut-free for those who are sensitive, but sunflower seed flour is also low in oxalates.

Of course, it is best to use sprouted or soaked seeds as the most digestible option. But, in a pinch, roasted seeds will do fine for all except the most digestively challenged.

I like to serve chicken parm with asparagus spears. Feel free to choose any vegetable you enjoy or simply swap for a salad.

I would also encourage everyone to find a local poultry farmer to source chicken for their family. This step is less convenient than a trip to Whole Foods but is becoming more and more important as the food supply continues to deteriorate.

Medicalization of even organic livestock is now occurring in ways that could harm those who consume the meat. And, there is no labeling to alert consumers! The only way to ensure a clean product is to…Know. Your. Farmer.

Breaded Chicken Parmesan

Simple, healthy recipe for breaded chicken parmesan using low-carb breading that is also grain-free, easy to digest, and legal for gut healing diets like GAPS.


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F/204 °C

  2. Grease a baking dish with butter. Ghee or expeller pressed coconut oil also work well.

  3. Grind 1/2 cup sunflower seeds in a coffee grinder. Set aside.

  4. Beat egg in a wide shallow bowl or plate. Sprinkle in herbed sea salt and mix well.

  5. Dip chicken breasts into egg mixture and then coat with the sunflower seed flour. Place in greased baking dish.

  6. Sprinkle chicken breast in the baking dish with any remaining flour.

  7. Remove pan from oven and spoon one tablespoon of homemade no-cook pizza sauce on each chicken breast. Use a knife to gently spread evenly.

  8. Place a one ounce slice of pepper jack cheese on top of the pizza sauce.

  9. Bake for 5-10 additional minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly bubbly.

  10. Remove pan from oven and serve immediately with your choice of salad or vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

Breaded Chicken Parmesan

Amount Per Serving (1 g)

Calories 427
Calories from Fat 243

% Daily Value*

Fat 27g42%

Saturated Fat 10g50%

Polyunsaturated Fat 8g

Monounsaturated Fat 9g

Cholesterol 161mg54%

Carbohydrates 6g2%

Fiber 2g8%

Protein 40g80%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Ten farm cafes and restaurants to visit in Scotland


But more than that, championing local is a chance to celebrate the people who work hard every day to prove that Scotland’s natural larder is one of the world’s finest.

Here are ten farm cafes and restaurants across the country where you can discover the best of what the land has to offer.

Jamesfield Farm Shop and Restaurant

Jamesfield Farm, Cupar

This stop between Newburgh and Abernathy is believed to be one of the longest-accredited Organic farms in Scotland and has been pesticide-free for over 30 years.

Local produce takes centre stage with a bakery table that’s guaranteed to be heaving with a selection of cakes and traybakes.

This week, they’ve introduced an Autumn menu filled with comforting and hearty favourites like stovies and sticky toffee pudding.

The Thyme Deli and Bistro at Errichel 

Errichel Farm, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy

The Thyme Deli and Bistro’s motto is ‘where field meets fork’ with chef patron Paul Newman at its helm.

The weekends make for the best time to visit thanks to a special Sunday roast menu that makes use of ethically reared produce from Errichel farm served with all the trimmings and a complimentary glass of fizz.

Loch Leven’s Larder

Channel Farm, Kinross

Born from a desire to create a relaxed space that serves healthy food with homegrown ingredients, the Loch Leven Larder is located in the heart of a family-run farm.

Vegetables from the surrounding fields are taken straight to the kitchen for a menu that changes with the seasons.

Next weekend on Friday, September 9 the team will host an Autumn market with over 30 stall holders, live music, and drinks by the gin laboratory.

The Heron Farm Shop and Kitchen

Kindrochet, Strathaven

There’s a small but well-thought-out menu on offer at this light and airy farm shop café with a lunchtime offering ranging from home-roasted beef and horse radish open sandwiches to Ayrshire bacon, brie and cranberry toasties.

Cake is not to be skipped thanks to ‘tried and tested’ recipes that have been passed down through generations of owners Angus and Emma’s family.

Gloagburn Farmshop

Gloagburn Farm, Tibbermore, Perth

The Gloagburn Farm shop is owned and run by third-generation farmers Ian and Alison Niven with everything from the pastry to jam prepared from scratch for their 130-cover coffee shop.

Their menu focuses on ‘top quality yet simple food’ with dishes including twice-baked cheese souffle using Gloagburn free-range eggs and Campbeltown cheddar or chicken liver pate with their award-winning oatcakes.

The oatcakes are so popular, in fact, that their bakery section is said to sell over 60,000 of them every year.

Whitmuir Cafe

Whitmuir Farm, Lamancha, West Linton

A ‘wet and windy’ site in the Scottish borders that’s situated 900 feet above sea level, Whitmuir invites people from all walks of life to come and learn more about life on a working farm.

Whether you’re after a quick coffee and sweet treat or a homemade pork sausage roll, the café offers both indoor seating and a dog-friendly outdoor area with heaters.

Lochend Farm Shop

Scotlandwell, Kinross

This family-run working farm has been in business since 1990 but later expanded to include a farm shop and café.

Batches of fluffy scones are made fresh each morning with the team also recommending an order of their ‘messy but amazing’ bacon and egg rolls to set you up for the day.

Blairdrummond Smiddy Farm Shop

Blair Drummond, Stirling

The entire menu at the Smiddy, which overlooks the Gargunnock Hills, is made using fresh produce from both their own butchery and a range of local suppliers.

If you’re too late to catch breakfast, choose instead their hefty burgers stuffed with two minced beef patties, Applewood smoked cheddar and bacon.

Views across the Gargunnock Hills are a bonus.

The Free Company

Cockdurno Farmhouse, Balerno, Edinburgh

A slightly less relaxed affair than some of the cosy cafes included on our list, diners at the Free Company will indulge in an evening of six courses starting with bites in the garden and moving onto larger plates in the converted milking byre.

Asking questions is encouraged throughout the meal with the restaurant operating a quirky ‘pay-what-you think-it’s worth system for food.

Greenhall Country Café and Farm Shop

Greenhall View Farm, Hamilton Road, Blantyre

Proud to have opened the ‘first Scottish Wagyu’ shop in 2016, both the Wagyu and Angus Beef at Greenhall are born and raised on the farm before being butchered by HK Pender’s in Coatbridge and returned to the shop ready to sell.

On their lunch menu, you’ll find an all-day breakfast that pairs both wagyu link and square sausage with Ramsay of Carluke bacon, corrie mains eggs and all the other usual suspects.


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Hulk Hogan and Sky Daily Are Married: ‘They Are Very Happy


Hulk Hogan is living the saying the third time’s the charm. He and Sky Daily got married over the weekend, a source confirms to The Messenger.

“They are very happy to make it official,” the source told the Messenger excusively. (The DailyMail was the first to report the news.)

The wrestling legend, who has been married twice before, proposed to the yoga instructor in July. Hogan recently opened up about what his life looks like today, from his clean eating to losing forty pounds.

“About fifteen years ago, my body kind of shut down on me,” Hogan said. After wrestling for nearly 40 years and multiple back, knee, hip and face surgeries, he realized he needed to make some changes to survive the pain and stay healthy as he aged.

Now he’s down to 265 lbs., which is a weight he says he hasn’t been since ninth grade.

Opening up the fridge at the Florida home he shares with Daily for a recent interview with Men’s Health, Hogan showed off his current diet. Breakfast is organic coffee, banana and yogurt. While other meals vary from chicken, steak and raw tuna. While he has mostly eliminated sugar, he indulges in lighter sweet treats: organic cookies and almond milk ice cream. His other cheat day snack: French fries with Thousand Island dressing.

Hogan concluded: “I feel great.”

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