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IKEA to buy food ingredients from Pinoy farmers

IKEA Philippines planned to buy the food ingredients from Filipino farmers for its restaurant in IKEA upcoming store scheduled to be opened in 2020. Once complete, IKEA Pasay will be IKEA’s first store in the Philippines, envisioned to be the world’s largest IKEA’s store located at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City…

Norway’s Mowi to launch salmon products with JD.com

Mowi China, world’s largest Atlantic salmon producer headquartered in Norway, is partnering with JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce company headquartered in Beijing to launch new fresh salmon products. As JD.com announced on its corporate blog on May 31, the release of salmon products will be the first products that were launched from Mowi China’s First Factory…

Carlsberg’s $19.1 million plant in Jiangsu is finished

Carlsberg affirmed it has completed construction of a 130 million yuan (US$19.1 million) production and warehouse facility in Jiangsu Province, according to the report from Shine, China news agency, on April 19, 2019. The feature of Carlsberg’s new facility is its ability to produce 50,000 cans of beer for all major retail channels in the…

Finns rank Valio as the most sustainable brand for the 6th time

Valio is the most sustainable brand in Finland for the sixth consecutive year, if you ask consumers. The 2019 Sustainable Brand Index survey measured the sustainability of European and Finnish brands. According to the consumers participating in the survey, the best things about Valio are its Finnish milk, its attention to animal welfare, and its…

Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…

Norwegian Seafood Council to relocate from Singapore to Bangkok

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) will relocate its regional office from Singapore to Bangkok in mid-year. The NSC believes that the relocation will improve the country’s strong domestic consumption and markets for Norwegian seafood exporters. According to Jon Erik Steenslid, NSC director for Southeast Asia, “NSC has been actively working in the Thai market for the…

World’s first Norwegian salmon ATM in Singapore

A local distributor of Norwegian salmon, Manish Kumar has invented the first Norwegian salmon vending machine located now in the Singapore HDB heartlands. The price of the raw 200g premium salmon in vending machine costs S$5.90 for each and it can only be paid for with debit and credit cards. The opening event of the world’s first salmon vending…

Finish Company, Valio gets export license from China.

Finnish dairy company Valio has earned an export permit from the Chinese authorities. The export permit gives Valio great opportunities to export its baby milk powder and ready-to-feed liquid infant formula made at the factory in Finland to China. No information about when the export will start is yet mentioned on Valio’s website. Actually, Valio…

African swine fever hits largest Danish-Chinese pig farm

Heilongjiang Asia-Europe Animal Husbandry Co. Ltd., the largest Danish-Chinese pig farm with 73,000 pigs, has been hit by an outbreak of the deadly African swine fever. The disease has infected almost 100 farms across China since August 2018, yet this Danish-invested Chinese farm is the largest to be hit with an outbreak. Around 4,686 pigs…