A comprehensive directory of companies in the agri-business-farming and fishing, fresh food trading in Singapore.


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Getting bullish on central kitchens and offices

THE July 6, 2018, cooling measures will put a dampener on residential collective sales, which have been driving big-ticket property transactions since the second quarter of last year.

Given the volume of money in the global system in search of investible assets, investor attention may turn towards the industrial and commercial sectors, where regulations on the purchase and sale of properties ...more

ESG seeks co-investors in agrifood tech startups


ENTERPRISE Singapore's (ESG) investment arm Seeds Capital is seeking co-investment partners for agrifood tech startups, under a call for partnership which was launched on Tuesday and closes on Oct 5.

These partners should be able to identify and co-invest in Singapore-based, "deep tech", early-stage startups in agrifood technology, which refers to innovations that improve ...more

BreadTalk opening Singapore's first Wu Pao Chun bakery in 2019


BREADTALK Group is bringing to Singapore the Wu Pao Chun bakery, which became famous after its founder - whose name the business takes after - won the title of Master Baker.

The first Wu Pao Chun bakery here will open at Capitol Piazza in Stamford Road in 2019, said BreadTalk on Monday following the inking of a joint venture (JV) agreement to operate the Taiwanese branded ...more

Veredus Labs' biochip detects multiple pathogens in single raw beef sample


HOMEGROWN biotech company Veredus Laboratories has launched the VereBeef Detection Kit - a chip that can detect multiple types of bacteria in raw beef trim with a single test.

Developed in collaboration with the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and said to be the first such multiple-pathogen detection kit in the food industry, the lab-on-chip test can ...more

Wilmar Q2 profit up more than 5 times


AGRIBUSINESS group Wilmar International has chalked up a huge increase in net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Net profit soared to US$316.4 million from US$59 million previously, lifted by stronger performances from the Oilseeds and Grains as well as the Tropical Oils segments, coupled with better contributions from associates.

The�Oilseeds ...more

Building an empire on 3-in-1 instant coffee mix

THERE is an old saying "nothing ventured, nothing gained" that is applicable to Singapore-listed Food Empire Holdings. Its chief executive officer Sudeep Nair spent most of his life turning the group's fledgling 3-in-1 instant coffee mix business into a familiar brand in Russia, a nation of traditional tea drinkers.

In 1994, Mr Nair, then a young executive from India in his mid-20s, took a ...more

JTC Food Hub to offer rental equipment to manufacturers


FOOD manufacturers looking to test new products in small batches will soon be able to do so without the expense of buying processing equipment that can cost millions of dollars.

By the end of next year, equipment like spray dryers and microwave-assisted thermal sterilisers will be available on a pay-per-use basis at the JTC Food Hub @ Senoko - a food factory facility with ...more

Growing a passion for plants

BEFORE Jaslin Koh joined Sustenir in 2015, she had no knowledge of agriculture. But after working with the firm's crops and learning more about vertical farming, she developed a passion for plants.

"At the time I needed a full-time job, and I saw online that Sustenir was hiring a process operator. I didn't even know exactly what that meant," says Ms Koh, 52, who only found out Sustenir was ...more

Singapore Food Agency to take over food-related work


SINGAPORE is placing a greater focus on the issues of animal welfare and food security.

Currently, both these areas fall under the purview of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA). But when this is disbanded next April, animal issues will be taken care of by the National Parks Board (NParks) and a new Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be set up.

NParks is ...more

More durians rolling in this year: AVA data

There has been a deluge of the king of fruits in Singapore, with the number of durians imported in the first half of the year already exceeding the halfway mark for last year.

Durian sellers and buyers said that unlike previous years, the prices have also fallen.

The reason for the bumper crop? Good weather in Malaysia, said sellers.

According to the latest figures from ...more
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