NSW produce on show in Singapore supermarkets

Published 18th March, 2014 in Economy

NSW food growers and producers are tapping into significant export growth opportunities in South East Asia by showcasing their products in one of Singapore’s leading supermarket chains.

Minister with supermarket staff

Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner has announced that eight NSW food producers will participate in a NSW-focused in-store promotion at Cold Storage, a major supermarket chain with more than 55 stores across Singapore.

Mr Stoner said the initiative, taking place from April 8-11, would allow the participating NSW food companies direct access to consumers through a significant supermarket chain in a major export market.

“The NSW Government is committed to providing opportunities for our producers to market their high quality food internationally and take advantage of the surging demand coming out of Asia for their products,” Mr Stoner said.

“South East Asia has a large and fast-growing consumer market which represents a strong opportunity for NSW growers and producers to win new export business.

“Singapore in particular is an excellent market for NSW food companies. It has well established distribution channels and transport infrastructure, is English speaking and imports approximately 90 per cent of its food requirements.

“There is a rising demand for quality and varied food in countries like Singapore and with our State’s international reputation for safe, fresh, abundant produce, NSW agrifood producers and processors are well placed to meet this demand.”

Mr Stoner said the strategic collaboration with Cold Storage was secured as a result of the NSW Government’s South East Asian trade mission last October.

“The promotion will provide a great opportunity for the eight NSW food producers to display their products and potentially gain shelf space in Cold Storage supermarkets on a permanent basis,” Mr Stoner said.

“The eight companies shortlisted come from many corners of NSW - from Albury to Bondi and Finley to Byron Bay - with a vast range of quality products including fruits and vegetables, dairy, chocolate, breads, and cakes.

“Some of my parliamentary colleagues and I had the opportunity of sampling these quality products when the participating companies attended a morning tea at Parliament House today.

“The NSW Government will continue working to promote the strength of the NSW agrifood industry to grow new markets and expand internationally.”

NSW food companies participating in the Cold Storage Promotion:

Byron Bay Cookie Company

Byron Bay

Biscuits, cookies and crackers

Riverina Dairy

Albury

Dairy

The Food Company

Sydenham

Spreads, sauces and condiments

 

Sun Valley Australia

Finley, Riverina

Dairy, processed and semi-processed fruits and vegetables, chocolate and confectionaries

Sugar Free Solutions

West Pennant Hills

Cakes and pastries, dry sugar-free cake and muffin pre-mixes

Duck Creek Macadamias

Newrybar, Northern Rivers

Chocolate and confectionaries, oils, cooking ingredients, roasted and raw nuts and seeds

Appleman Industries

Sutton Forest, Southern Highlands

Beer, wine and spirits

Alto Olives

Peelwood, Central West

Processed and semi-processed fruits and vegetables, spreads, sauces and condiments, organic food, oils and cooking ingredients

Published 18th March, 2014 in Economy