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Outlasting a food fad

OVER the years, restaurants have come and gone. And with them, plenty of food fads came and went.

Having both feet firmly in this boat

A commitment to building Malaysian food brands is bringing this entrepreneur places.

New niche: Lim thinks there is a gap in the cookie kiosk market that his new brand C&C can fill.

Pharmacy focuses on personalised care and medication packaging for easier consumption

ALPRO Pharmacy may seem like your ordinary pharmacy next door, but it goes beyond just dispensing medicine and advice on treatment of minor conditions and healthy living.

To-date, Alpro has 50 outlets across Malaysia, including its flagship pharmacy in Seremban. — Photos: UU BAN/The Star

Start-ups for SMEs to grow Group’s new programme to help companies gain access to knowledge-sharing sessions

AMBANK Group has launched the AmBank BizRACE as part of its continuous effort to provide additional support for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

(From left) AmBank Group Portfolio Development Business Banking division senior vice president Tay Ming Han, Leaderonomics CEO and co-founder Roshan Thiran, Yap, Anecdote International global partner Bharat Avalani, AmBank Business Banking – Commercial (northern) regional director Teh Teong Guan and AmBank Group Corporate Communications and Marketing head Syed Anuar Syed Ali at the AmBank BizRACE launching and BizConference in Penang.

Innovating an authentication system

Digital security services provider offers a cost-effective solution

Secure and mobile: Law and his team developed an authentication system that works with smartphones.

Peer lending for small businesses

Platform also presents investors with an option to tap into the SME market

A different opportunity: Wong says P2P offers investment opportunities into SMEs of various sizes across key industries.

Japan in start-up mode

Fukuoka is a sandbox for start-up policies as the risk-averse country plays catch-up

Getting help: The Startup Cafe serves as the first stop for budding entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition. — ST

For a Silicon Valley startup, yellow peas are milk’s future

IN recent years, alternative sources of milk have begun to disrupt the dairy industry, from soy to almond to rice. The latest contender for space in your refrigerator is milk made from yellow peas.

Better late than never

Snack food manufacturer Miaow Miaow looks to accelerate growth as it catches up with peers

Room to grow: Chink says there is still land around its 99,910 sq ft factory in Batu Pahat for future expansion.

Tapping a network for expansion

LOCAL companies have been urged to go abroad. Malaysia is too small a market, they say.

Working together: Shahreen (right) with Ch’ng (left) and Chink. Shahreen is heartened by the successes of local SMEs that work with Matrade.