Food processing

Vietnamese companies to mine rock salt in Khammuan, Laos

Two Vietnamese companies have inked a deal for a joint venture rock salt mining project in Khammuan province, Laos, with an engineering, procurement and construction contract signed in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 14 August. Vietnam Chemical Group and Vietnam Lao Chemical and Rock Salt Limited Company signed ...

Thailand's ready-to-eat food prices skyrocket

Prices of ready-to-eat meals, or fast foods, have soared 5-20 baht per dish across Thailand, with prices in the South increasing the most, a survey has found. Keep reading ...

KFC shows how to change Myanmar's eating habits

Myanmar’s first KFC opened July 7 in the Yangon commercial hub of Bogyoke Aung San Market. Since then, Japanese trading house Sojitz Group announced a partnership with a Myanmar company to provide logistics for refrigerated deliveries of temperature-sensitive foods. Yoma Strategic Holdings, a real estate development conglomerate, ...

Da Nang threatens to close Coca-Cola plant amid sewage complaints: report

Da Nang government, Vietnam, has threatened to shut down the factory of Coca-Cola if it is found to have violated environmental rules, according to media reports. Keep reading ...

Beer competition brews as Heineken launches in Myanmar

Dutch giant Heineken opened its US$60 million brewery on 12 July, with its locally developed Regal Seven lager beer set to hit store shelves shortly. The brewer will also face the unusual situation of competing against one of its own beers. It owns Tiger beer, but ...

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