Opportunities for Food Recovery in Asia Pacific





Mintel Global FoodBanking Network B2B Research Report

Understanding where, how, and why food recovery opportunities exist in the supply chain is critical to a food bank’s Product Sourcing strategy. 

As part of GFN’s strategy of supporting and strengthening food banks’ Product Sourcing capabilities, GFN commissioned market research firm Mintel to survey companies in Asia Pacific on how they manage food loss and waste (FLW) in their supply chains. This comprehensive research provides detail on the nature, scale, and factors that contribute to FLW. In addition, the research details what solutions companies are using to handle FLW, and identifies perceptions and barriers to food donation.

The study involved 390 detailed interviews with food industry professionals in production, handling, distribution, and retail. The countries in scope are China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Join Mintel and GFN for this event to present a regional synthesis of the research, contextualizing and prioritizing the learnings most relevant to food banks. Following the webinar, we will share the detailed country findings with the respective food banks.

Separately, GFN also commissioned Mintel to collate industry, product category, brand and contact information on manufacturers in 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. This data will also be shared with the respective food banks following this webinar.

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Friday 25 March

  • 21:30 – 23:00 UTC -5 (Chicago 9:30 pm, Thursday 24 March)
  • 9:30 – 11:00 UTC + 7 (9:30 am Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta)
  • 10:30 – 12:00 UTC + 8 (10:30 am Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei)
  • 11:30 – 13:00 UTC + 9 (11:30 am Seoul)
  • 13:30 – 15:00 UTC + 11 (1:30 pm Sydney)
  • 15:30 – 17:00 UTC + 13 (3:30 pm Christchurch)


  • Tara Shyam, Associate Director, Regional Product Sourcing & Strategic Partnerships, Asia-Pacific, GFN.
  • Hannah Pucci, Director of Consulting, Primary Research, Mintel.
  • Colby Klester, Director of Consulting, Primary Research, Mintel.

 This session will be available in English, Korean, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

This session will be on the record and a video recording will be available for viewing following the event.


9:30 pm - 11:00 pm



Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 24-Mar-2022 - 25-Mar-2022
  • Time: 10:30 pm - 12:00 am