FOOD AND BEVERAGE SECTOR

Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 gets thumbs-up from exhibitors, trade members

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 got off to a good start on Thursday, with those who attended the industry and media preview giving a thumbs up to its new location at the Marina Bay...

Tung Lok's recipe for China success: Singapore food

Tung Lok Restaurants (2000) has switched tacks to sell Singapore cuisine in China - as its previous Chinese restaurant brand there was like "trying to sell ice to Eskimos".

Tung Lok opens second Singapore Seafood restaurant in Beijing as it eyes expansion in China

SINGAPORE - Tung Lok Restaurants (2000) has opened its second Singapore Seafood by TungLok in Beijing, and is exploring further expansion in China in a bid to reduce over-dependence on its key market...

Convenience store Cheers opens first unmanned, cashless outlet

The Cheers outlet at Nanyang Polytechnic looks like its normal store - with shelves and fridges stocked with food and drinks - except there is no cashier or assistant in sight.

Singapore, South Australia ink partnership for closer collaboration in food innovation

SINGAPORE - Singapore and South Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding to foster closer collaboration in food innovation.

New food safety guidelines for vending machine operators

Amid growing interest in vending machines that dispense ready-to-eat meals, a set of guidelines has been drawn up to help operators ensure food safety and good hygiene practices.

LiHO boss Rodney Tang sold his flat to start first Gong Cha outlet

There was no escaping the spotlight for Mr Rodney Tang, 46, over the exit of well-loved bubble tea chain Gong Cha, which he had brought in 2009, from Singapore. Under him, Gong Cha earned $30...

44-year-old Joo Chiat bak kut teh restaurant closing on Friday due to shortage of manpower

SINGAPORE - A bak kut teh restaurant at Joo Chiat with 44 years of history is closing on Friday (June 30) due to manpower shortage, and customers have been flocking to the eatery for a last taste...

New guidelines make it easier for local food companies to meet healthy food claims

SINGAPORE - As more consumers turn to healthier food alternatives, local food companies are increasingly developing food products that have health or nutritional benefits to meet this growing...

High prices, weak economy drag F&B sales down

High prices and a holdover from a weak economy may have dampened food and beverage (F&B) services sales in April, compared with a year ago, said industry players.