Business in Asia: Food & Beverage news

Sweden join in raising the profile of street food vendors in Singapore

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore has, amongst others, joined in celebrating Singapore’s so-called ‘Hawker Culture’ of unique cultural dishes from around the world. By bringing together Swedish multinational corporations and local street food businesses, the partnership aims to promote Hawker brands and spotlighting their stories and pride through the collaborations. The Hawker culture…

Swedish Oatly is rapidly expanding into the Asian market via Singapore

Swedish Oatly is a vegan food brand that produces alternatives to dairy products from oats. With headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, the company started producing alternatives to cow’s milk over 30 years ago using research from Lund University. These days the company has been on a mission to grow its presence in Asia and they are…

Danish Tican Fresh Meat A/S tests employees weekly to avoid halt in export to China

Danish Tican Fresh Meat A/S, pork producer and exporter of fresh and frozen pork, are weekly testing its employees for Covid-19 in an attempt to secure a regular export to China. The weekly testing was introduced after a small outbreak of Covid-19 amongst employees at the company’s department in Brørup, Denmark which caused China to…

Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen opens company in China

According to BT, World champion Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen has just opened a company in China together with his father. The new company will develop a supplement in relation to lactic acid, and this will be done in collaboration with another company in China, which is responsible for production. The new project VA Health…

Danish researcher suspects China’s interest in new protein powder made from pigs blood

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) have figured out a way to turn pig’s blood into a potent, neutral-tasting protein powder for the food industry. Head researcher Rene Lametsch, an Associate Professor at UCPH suspects China may be interested in the new product because the country is already a significant export market for Danish…

Singapore temporarily halts import of egg and poultry from Denmark due to Bird flu

Due to the H5N8 avian influenza (bird flu) detection in Denmark in recent months, some countries, including Singapore, Japan, Russia, the United and Arab Emirates have temporarily stopped importing eggs and poultry such as chickens from the country. The bird flu has been reportedly spreading in Europe in recent weeks, with wild birds suspected for…

Export to Asia saved Nordic Gin House during the pandemic

The Danish company Nordic Gin House has aligned with new global partners in China, Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar in the midst of the pandemic, to secure export opportunities and save the company from closing down. In order for the small company from Hørsholm, Denmark to survive during Covid-19 restrictions that closed the doors to the…

Norway exports intestine but sausage casing on Norweigan sausages comes from China

Norwegians love sausages. So much in fact that each Norwegian consumes an average of about 100 sausages a year, which is amongst the highest in the world. But local sausage producers cannot use Norwegian natural casings in the sausages they make and only a few people know that Norway exports its own animal intestines, and…

Nordic Aqua Partners to establish China’s first salmon farming facility

Nordic Aqua Partners A/S is about to establish China’s first land based salmon farm. The Nordic countries had land based salmon and trout farms long before it became an option to establish salmon farming in the open ocean. Nordic Aqua Partners A/S  is headquartered in Denmark but owns a subsidiary in Ningbo, China, thorugh which Nordic Aqua Partners…