Premier food and hotel show opens today By Quoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The three-day Food & Hotel Vietnam 2009 will open today at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in HCMC's District 7, featuring a wide range of quality products and solutions from the international food and hospitality marketplace. The fifth annual exhibition of its type is the gathering place for more than 350 exhibitors from 29 countries and territories, with three-fourths of them being foreign players, said the organizers. The event will be attended by many high-profile foreign firms like Charles Wembley, Chinatown Food, Del Monte, EuroChef, Flanders Investment & Trade, Grand Place Chocolate, and Meat & Livestock Australia to name but a few. Local counterparts in the event include An Nam Fine Food/An Nam Equipment, Good Food, Minh Long I Co., New Viet Dairy, Tan Uc Viet, Unilever, and newcomers Dan & Dan, Angst Truong Vinh, BT Corp, illy Coffee, VietSolutions and … [Read more...] about Premier food and hotel show opens today
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Vietnamese police have been asked to investigate the presence of Kobe beef in Vietnam, after agricultural authorities said they never licensed the delicacy. Many "pho" and beefsteak shops in Vietnam have been serving the Japanese beef for a long time, with each serving priced around US$30 -- at least 10 times more expensive than those made with local beef. … [Read more...] about Kobe beef in Vietnam inspected after import found illegal
French mass retailer Casino Group may seek a new owner for its supermarket chain Big C in Vietnam, as the company plans to strengthen its financial flexibility by selling assets in the country, as well as Thailand and Colombia. Tuoi Tre News. The disposals of non-core assets include in particular the project to sell the group’s operations in Vietnam, consisting of 32 Big C outlets. Casino Group will also seek to externalize the value of its real estate portfolio through the participation of investors in its real estate activities in Thailand and Colombia. In Thailand, Big C owns almost 800,000 square meters of gross leasable area in its shopping malls located in prime locations all across the country, according to the document. In Colombia, Éxito’s real estate activity includes more than 300,000 square meters of gross leasable area, excluding hypermarkets. Big C Thailand and Éxito will continue to fully consolidate their real estate activities, … [Read more...] about Casino Group plans to sell Big C Vietnam to cut debt
San Miguel Pure Foods Vietnam literally burst into public consciousness late last month when an impoundment dam failed, spilling 230,000 cubic meters of untreated wastewater into a tributary of the Saigon River. Subsequent investigation has revealed that local residents have long been complaining of environmental abuse by the Philippine-owned enterprise. San Miguel Pure Foods Vietnam's principal operation is a huge pig farm, part of the Manila-based San Miguel Corporation's agro-industrial empire. Until the firm's wastewater impoundment dam burst on July 25, spilling 230,000 cubic meters of untreated wastewater into Ben Van creek, then the Thi Tinh River, and then the Saigon River, the farm was an annoyance only to the people who lived nearby in Ben Cat district of Binh Duong province. The incident at San Miguel Pure Foods (SMPF) Vietnam roused concern in the Ho Chi Minh City area because the black water did not just harm crops and fish farms. It also threatened the health of millions … [Read more...] about How pure is ‘San Miguel Pure Foods Vietnam’?
Thousands of visitors, both local and international, paid a visit to the Food and Hotel Vietnam 2009 Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City on Oct. 1, the first day of the three-day event, where strong international presence is seen. About 350 exhibiting companies, with three-fourths from overseas, are attending the food and drink, hotel, restaurant, bakery, food equipment, supplies and services exhibition and conference, held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in District 7. The exhibitors come from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, the USA and Vietnam. Nine international group pavilions are present on the exhibition floor, representing Australia, France, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the USA, together with newcomers Belgium and … [Read more...] about Food and hotel Vietnam expo packs them in