Food Companies Urged To Support Palm Oil Sustainability Schemes In Malaysia And Indonesia

Food brands have been urged to show their support for national, government-backed, palm oil sustainable certification schemes in Malaysia and Indonesia, and overcome their short-term financial objections to secure long-term sustainability. The national scheme in Malaysia, for example, is mandatory for palm oil producers, but not their customers. Such government-organised…

Grab Completes Acquisition Of Stake In Jaya Grocer

Grab Holdings Limited (“Grab”) (NASDAQ: Grab), Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Jaya Grocer Holdings Sdn Bhd (“Jaya Grocer”), a leading mass-premium supermarket chain in Malaysia. The two companies plan to work together to bring the convenience of on-demand…

Online Food Purchases Expected To More Than Triple In Southeast Asia By 2025

Grab has become a household name in Southeast Asia within a decade of its rollout. With the gradual change in social and work climate in Southeast Asia, it is not a surprise that online food purchases have become a social norm. In collaboration with Euromonitor International, Grab has recently released…

Oterra™ Appoints Barentz Strategic Distribution Partner For Malaysia

Oterra, the world leader of natural food colors with the widest portfolio in the industry has appointed Barentz as its strategic partner for the distribution of its natural color portfolio in Malaysia, starting 01st September 2021. The appointment is an extension of an exciting partnership between the two companies, and…

Singapore Food Security Remains Resilient Despite Malaysia Lockdown

Singapore has topped the Global Food Security Index developed by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Corteva Agriscience for two years straight in 2019, which assesses accessibility to affordable and nutritional food. However, with more than 90 percent of food imported, the country is still vulnerable to food supply chain shocks…

Café Malaysia 2020 Ushers In A New Decade

Malaysia celebrates its highly spirited coffee scene and industry in the new decade with the opening of Café Malaysia 2020. The country’s longest-running international coffee showcase which officially opened this morning at the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) was attended by industry leaders and key players from the…

Malaysia Is The Second Top Importer Of Belgian Fries In ASEAN

Belgian fries are certainly a-peeling to the Malaysian public, with frozen potato exports nearly doubling in the span of a decade, placing Malaysia as the second largest importer of Belgian potato products in ASEAN. According to Flanders Agricultural Marketing Board (VLAM) and Belgian potato association Belgapom, Malaysia initially imported 12,779…
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