Singapore Expats Forum

F&B Business Network

Discuss your views about Singapore business & economy, current policies & issues, starting a business in Singapore.
User avatar
Kurozu
Regular
Regular
Posts: 74
Joined: Tue, 27 Feb 2007
Location: Japan

F&B Business Network

Postby Kurozu » Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:15 am

I am actually a newbie here in this forum, so I guess I should introduce myself.

I am a Singaporean, graduated in US, worked for a few years, and now I owned a small import export trading company called Ryu-Mei in Japan. My speciality is in Food and Beverage. For many years, I am seeing a positive growth in organic products globally, and I am working very hard to export Japanese organic food to Hong Kong and US. Now, I am trying to bring new Japanese products into Singapore too.

I want to set up a network of friends, restaurants owners, suppliers, retailers etc that works in F&B. So, if you are interested in joining my network of businessmen & friends, please post something here, and we can discuss more F&B trends, ideas, opportunitoes etc. Or if you wanted to engage in just friendship or to know more about Japanese food, I will be happy too.

Yoroshiku Onegai itashimasu.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

Daizy
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu, 22 Feb 2007

interested

Postby Daizy » Sun, 11 Mar 2007 2:30 pm

SO are you staying Japan at this moment? Would u please email me so that we can chat or talk more personally. Thank you. My emai address is makeup_artist2000@yahoo.com, I will wait for your reply.

madlysane
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri, 23 Feb 2007

Re: F&B Business Network

Postby madlysane » Thu, 15 Mar 2007 4:15 pm

i m keen to find out more about the colorful japanese lifestyle n culture, n c wat interesting biz ideas r there left. lets chat!

User avatar
Kurozu
Regular
Regular
Posts: 74
Joined: Tue, 27 Feb 2007
Location: Japan

Re: interested

Postby Kurozu » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 5:21 pm

Daizy wrote:SO are you staying Japan at this moment? Would u please email me so that we can chat or talk more personally. Thank you. My emai address is makeup_artist2000@yahoo.com, I will wait for your reply.


Sure, I will send you an email
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

User avatar
Kurozu
Regular
Regular
Posts: 74
Joined: Tue, 27 Feb 2007
Location: Japan

Re: F&B Business Network

Postby Kurozu » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 5:24 pm

madlysane wrote:i m keen to find out more about the colorful japanese lifestyle n culture, n c wat interesting biz ideas r there left. lets chat!


Sure, I can chat whenever I have the time. What do you want to chat about?
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

User avatar
Kurozu
Regular
Regular
Posts: 74
Joined: Tue, 27 Feb 2007
Location: Japan

Postby Kurozu » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 5:54 pm

well, 2 days ago, I went to the Foodex 07 in Japan, and I have met some great F&B singaporeans businessmen and women. They made the most delicious food in Singapore and I would like to share my experice with you.

SingaFood: 4 great companies merged to form an alliance. They produce ready made satay, laksa, curry rice, instant shark fins etc. I have tasted it and it was pretty delicious (I wouldnt say the best). I sat down and talked to the 4 big bosses of the company, and I must say that I am very honor to know them all. Their curry, laksa and satay sauce may have a maket in Japan but their problem can be quite challenging. I am just hoping that Japanese will appreciate the SouthEast asian curry more than their sweet jap curry.[url]www.spore-food-delight.com[/url]

Next.....

Hai's: I met Director of Sale Shirley Phua and her "witty" husband of SMS Food who represent Hai's Food. Hai's Squeeze 'N' Spread Kaya Jam was a big eye opener and after tasting kaya jam, I cant help but feeling nostalgic through the day. My impression with Shirley was that she was a very confident businesswoman with lots of accomplishments, ideas and ambitions. She is the kind that has "never give up!" imprinted in her dictionary. Kinda remind me again "Never underestimate Singaporean women!" I am pretty sure I will be talking to her again over some interesting business proposals.[url]www.sms-food.com
[/url]

Anyway, the two companies' have great product, great vision, and great business sense. I wish them luck penetrating the Jap market (not easy!).

Too bad I did not have time to explore the other Singapore companies. Maybe next time.

Check out this articles.....
http://business.asiaone.com.sg/news/smecentral/20070309_001.html

I will post and introduce some good chinese companies another day.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

User avatar
AdamC
Regular
Regular
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon, 20 Nov 2006

Postby AdamC » Fri, 23 Mar 2007 5:27 am

Thanks Kurozu for sharing such a valuable experience with Us. Looking forward to hear from You soon :D

jeremywe
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue, 14 Nov 2006

Postby jeremywe » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 4:15 am

Kurozu,

I like you idea of a network.

I'm not confortable with leaving my email here as as dont have enough post and am not able to PM. Would you be able to PM me your contacts/email?

Cheers?

FastCashh
Regular
Regular
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue, 06 Mar 2007

.

Postby FastCashh » Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:08 am

Ryu-Mei i heard before u supplier of sushi's ingredients?

earthfriendly
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1831
Joined: Sat, 20 Aug 2005

Postby earthfriendly » Sun, 01 Apr 2007 1:43 am

Kurozu wrote:Their curry, laksa and satay sauce may have a maket in Japan but their problem can be quite challenging. I am just hoping that Japanese will appreciate the SouthEast asian curry more than their sweet jap curry.[url]www.spore-food-delight.com[/url]



It can be daunting to introduce our form of curry to them since they are used to their version of creamy curry. And these 2 are so different and some may not even recognise the Japanese curry as being curry.

I recently met a distributor of Japanese confectionary good in the USA. I learnt a lot from him and am interested to learn even more about the biz.

Winxkid
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 195
Joined: Wed, 11 Apr 2007

Postby Winxkid » Wed, 11 Apr 2007 6:18 am

earthfriendly wrote:
Kurozu wrote:Their curry, laksa and satay sauce may have a maket in Japan but their problem can be quite challenging. I am just hoping that Japanese will appreciate the SouthEast asian curry more than their sweet jap curry.[url]www.spore-food-delight.com[/url]



It can be daunting to introduce our form of curry to them since they are used to their version of creamy curry. And these 2 are so different and some may not even recognise the Japanese curry as being curry.

I recently met a distributor of Japanese confectionary good in the USA. I learnt a lot from him and am interested to learn even more about the biz.


I believe in most introduction of new products required a good marketing strategy aimed @ creating curosity(since its F&B industry) that is the most important. Different favour might helps in creating your own regular customer base n create a name for yourself :D

IForYou
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Postby IForYou » Tue, 31 Jul 2007 7:13 am

Wow... sounds great... I would like to know more too... Hope to be friend with you... email to me at francescovicente@gmail.com.

User avatar
voom
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon, 10 Jul 2006
Location: Jurong West

Postby voom » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 1:54 am

i wish to learn something from you.

n8rm5n@yahoo.com

ahsun
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue, 07 Aug 2007

Postby ahsun » Fri, 17 Aug 2007 12:43 pm

wow its relaly interesting in this link. im pretty new hre n i have not much knowledge in any of this. but i wish to learn somethign about FnB businese too. may i join in the expierence...

carrie.goodman
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat, 22 Sep 2007
Location: CHINA

Postby carrie.goodman » Sat, 22 Sep 2007 12:09 pm

sounds cool, may I discuss more with you by email, plesae send me an email if possible, thanks!!

my email address: puichuen.cheung@gmail.com


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Business in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests