[1 July/Food Navigator Asia]

Lewis Road Creamery has cited its dairy quality and innovative capabilities as major reasons it is not concerned about competition from the plant-based products sector as it targets expansion into Asia. Lewis Road Creamery General Manager Nicola O’Rourke commented that this is not an issue as they are focused on the high quality proteins and fats that dairy can provide. Despite what the plant-based sector says, dairy is still one of the best sources of protein out there, giving consumers access to this nutrition via many touch points throughout the day too, she added. She also cited innovation as a very important part of Lewis Road Creamery’s portfolio, and a major contributor to growth. The company only just entered the Asian market last year with its fresh milk in Singapore, and is aiming to launch its flavoured and white milks into Shanghai later this year in September.