24 August 16 | The Straits Times
Food machines a boon for Singapore
The idea of a VendCafe is both fascinating and exciting ("Vending machine 'cafe' opens in heartland"; Aug 8). Given Singapore's ageing population, can we really afford the manpower for hawker centres and foodcourts?
Having vending machines may free up manpower for other industries.
Although it is unlikely that VendCafe will replace iconic hawker centres, it i...
17 August 16 | The Straits Times by RACHAEL BOON
Beer brewer Thai Beverage has dethroned agri-business group Wilmar International as Singa- pore's largest consumer staples stock since the end of 2015, said the latest report by SGX My Gateway.
This has come about as Thai Beverage stock soared not just in the past year, but also in the last five years. Consumer staples companies produce food and other products that people use every day.
05 August 16 | The Straits Times by CHERYL TEH
While most of his peers settled down in nine-to-five jobs, 43-year-old Allan Lim became the chief executive and owner of Comcrop, Singapore's first urban rooftop aquaponic farm.
Located on the rooftop of *SCAPE, a shopping centre in the heart of Orchard Road, the farm now provides fresh produce to establishments that include the Shangri-La and Raffles hotels.
The farm, located in the middle of...