Vietnamese firms specialised in rice, coffee and spice are taking part in the 2018 Specialty and Fine Food Asia (SFFA 2018), which opened on July 17 in Singapore (Illustrative photo: Honeycombers Singapore)

 

Singapore (VNA) – Vietnamese firms specialised in rice, coffee and spice are taking part in the 2018 Specialty and Fine Food Asia (SFFA 2018), which opened on July 17 in Singapore.

The function draws the participation of nearly 200 businesses from 20 countries and territories worldwide.

David Kwok, Business Manager of Co May company, which ships rice from Vietnam to Singapore, said Vietnamese rice has become more popular in Singapore. The company’s imports of Vietnamese rice now triples the amount recorded two year ago.

Vietnamese rice has been sold at supermarkets and food centres across Singapore to meet the increasing demand of local consumers, he noted, adding that the rice will be introduced in upcoming international exhibitions to promote the brand and expand markets.

As one of the leading exhibitions of the region, SFFA 2018 is an important trade platform for fine food producers and purveyors to meet distributors, retailers, restaurant owners and chefs. Creative ideas and modern equipment in food manufacturing sector are also introduced in the event.

More than 160 firms from 30 countries and territories attended the event last year, with nearly 3,000 visitors.-VNA