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StarHub, ST Kinetics getting robots to ease hotel laundry load

Robots transporting dirty linen from guest rooms to a laundry collection point could soon become a common sight in hotels here, following a new partnership between StarHub and ST Kinetics, which will introduce Aethon TUG robots to hotels to streamline their laundry processes.

Both companies said yesterday that for a start, the TUG robots will be deployed next year in three hotels - Capri ...more

Boosting standards with technology

TO deal with persistent manpower challenges, food-catering company Neo Group has adopted technology to automate its processes and ramp up its productivity, while ensuring the consistent quality of its food.

Reflecting this commitment to technology-based solutions, the company has even developed its own in-house IT systems to capture, analyse and disseminate information.

One of its ...more

MBS to reel in more sources of sustainable seafood

Integrated resort Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is fishing for new means to ensure sustainable seafood in its restaurants.

By 2020, half of all seafood procured for MBS establishments will be from sources that meet international standards of sustainable farming and fishing.

Already, those looking to eat red garoupa or blue fin tuna, which are on the World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) avoid ...more

Meat the professionals

THE Indoguna story began in 1993 as a purveyor of premium meats to hotels and restaurants. Its customers include high-end supermarkets and hotels such as Dairy Farm Group, Marina Bay Sands and Grand Hyatt Singapore.

Over the decades, it has expanded to include an assortment of premium food products that range from gourmet meat and seafood to its extensive range of halal dim sum.

To ...more

Banking on its bread and butter brands

Auric Pacific Group's chief executive, Dr Andy Adhiwana, has big plans for nourishing the business after taking Indonesia's Riady family's first listed vehicle in Singapore private.

Although Auric's flagship brands SCS butter and Sunshine bread have been household names since the 1900s, the company has set its sights on being the nation's bread and butter supplier for the next 100 years as ...more

Zeemart whips up link for food suppliers and buyers

Q What does Zeemart do?

Mr Sundarajoo We are a business-to-business platform built for the hotel, restaurant and catering industry, connecting buyers and suppliers.

Mr Tan Nobody starts a food and beverage (F&B) business because they love administrative work. They love the creation of food, interacting with guests, creating a nice ambience. They don't love the paperwork and that's ...more

Trade visitors get to learn from cafe experts in exclusive first look

The Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 kicks off today at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre exclusively for trade members and the media.

Industry insiders have been lined up to share their knowledge in the morning, while sustainability will be the focus of talks in the afternoon.

The Singapore Coffee Festival is now into its second year, and is organised by The Straits Times and presented ...more

Catering Solutions taps strengths of both sides of Causeway

Singapore

SINGAPORE institutional caterer Catering Solutions has been tapping the strengths of both sides of the Causeway to optimise its operations and to enter new markets.

The sister company of Indian restaurant Gayatri has moved some of its processes to Johor Bahru (JB), Malaysia, as part of its cost-cutting measures, to internationalise and to complement its operations in Singapore.

The ...more

Giving housekeeping more 'zoom' at hotels

It looks compact and mobile, but that cart that hotel housekeepers push along carpeted corridors can weigh more than 100kg.

The strenuous work - and its ill effects on one's physical health - is making it difficult for the hotel industry to keep people in this job, say industry players.

But a new project by a team of lecturers from Republic Polytechnic, supported by the Ministry ...more

Neo Group diversifies into food retail

Singapore

A DIVERSIFICATION into food retail and a focus on profitability are some ways that catering firm Neo Group will move ahead in its strategies, the company said in a results briefing on Thursday.

This comes after the Catalist-listed company reported a 181.1 per cent increase to S$2.7 million in its Q4 net profit for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Revenue for ...more
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