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Commonwealth Capital in cold chain JV with Japanese F&B distribution giant

INVESTMENT firm Commonwealth Capital - whose food and beverage (F&B) portfolio includes brands such as Pastamania, Swissbake and The Soup Spoon - is teaming up with a Japanese F&B distribution giant for a cold chain logistics joint venture focusing on South-east Asia. Along with its wholly owned unit Commonwealth Food Services, it has formed joint venture company Commonwealth Kokubu Logistics (CKL) with Japan's Kokubu Group. CKL will provide...

S'pore firm, Japan's Kokubu tie up on food supply chain

The Singapore firm that owns popular restaurant brands PastaMania and Soup Spoon is teaming up with a Japanese food wholesaler to serve the South-east Asian market. The new company will provide a supply chain to food retailers and related companies. This will include all aspects of food supply, from managing inventory in pre-production to using warehouses with controlled temperatures to providing delivery services to clients. The joint venture...

Beyond Asia, BreadTalk has sights set on Europe and US

London HENRY Chu, the chief executive officer of Singapore's BreadTalk Group, is more than confident of where he wants to steer the SGX-listed company over the next five to 10 years. Under his watch, he hopes to achieve a S$1 billion market capitalisation (it is currently trending at around the S$500 million mark, having peaked at just over S$700 million in July), and improve the net profit of the different business units. He's also eager...

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