News on Hebronstar vol. 73


[Inside Korea]


Global food trends you need to know about

Storytelling: People don’t just buy food anymore. Led by the Millennials and Generation Z, consumers are interested in the stories behind the food they buy. It is expected that products with good stories, such as cultural or historical background to the taste and aroma of food, will become more popular.

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[Inside Vietnam]


Vietnam Airlines posts largest quarterly loss ever

The Vietnam Airlines Group posted its largest quarterly loss ever in Q1 2021 at VND4.97 trillion ($216 million), pushing its shares towards being delisted. 

The loss was nearly double that of last year as the national flag carrier continued to go through one of the most challenging times for the aviation industry.

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Land ‘fever’ starts to break, prices expected to move sideways

Land prices are showing signs of cooling down in both the south and north following months of intense speculation.

According to a recent survey by VnExpress, land prices in five districts of Binh Chanh, Nha Be, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi, and Can Gio in HCMC, have been moving sideways for the last four weeks or so after increasing by 3-20 percent in the first quarter.

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Record new business registrations signal recovery

Vietnam saw the highest ever number of new business registrations in the first quarter at 44,166, signaling an economic recovery from Covid-19 impacts.

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[Inside Indonesia]


Indonesian F&B Industry Estimates to Grow 5 – 7% in 2021

The Association of Indonesian Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs (GAPMMI) estimates that the food and beverages (F&B) industry can grow 5 – 7 percent in 2021, driven by the economic growth. The projection is still below the annual growth rate these sectors, which usually around 7 – 9 percent.

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The unique, the experimental, the delicious: Niche instant noodles flavors worth a try

Since its creation in 1958 by Taiwanese-Japanese inventor-businessman and Nissin Food Products founder Momofuku Ando, instant noodles have gone on to become a staple in almost every kitchen in the world. First regarded as a luxury item due to being priced higher than fresh noodles in its early days, instant noodles are enjoyed by almost everyone.

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Indonesia: Sumber Alfaria Allocates Funds US$208M for 2021

PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya Tbk (AMRT), the operator of Alfamart, has allocated funds around Rp3 trillion (US$208.33 million) in this year, the management announced last week. The funds will be used to finance the addition of new outlets and extend the lease of the outlets.

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