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Robust growth in store for local food manufacturing sector

More than 150 exhibitors are taking part in this year's Singapore Food Expo 2014, which will showcase various food products.

SINGAPORE: More than 150 exhibitors are taking part in this year's Singapore Food Expo 2014, which will showcase various food products.

Commemorating its 15th anniversary this year, the expo, which runs from Thursday till June 2, is one of the largest food events in Singapore.

Organised by the Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association, it serves as a platform for local F&B players to conduct market testing for their products.

Speaking at the opening of the expo, Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang said Singapore's food manufacturing sector has shown robust growth.

"I am glad that JTC will be commencing construction of the new Food Hub at Senoko later this year," Said Mr Lim. "The Hub will be completed by 2017, and provide key infrastructure to support the push for further productivity improvements by SMEs in the food sector."

Singapore's total F&B exports to Asia grew by about 37 per cent between 2008 and 2012 to reach nearly S$3 billion.
 

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