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19th Nov, 2017

Gift Sets with Local Flavour on Sale at Airport

8%-11% of tourists’ total shopping expenditure is made on confectionery, souvenirs and gifts. Focus Network Agencies is pleased to partner with the Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association to feature a wider range of local delicacies that provides tourists more options to purchase local specialties as gifts for their loved ones. This initiati

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19th Nov, 2017

Local Gift Delicacies to Spell Greater Business Opportunities for Local Enterprises

11 well-loved Singapore food brands such as Polar Puffs and Cakes, Kaya and Bak Kut Teh are recently being introduced into Taste Singapore outlets at Changi Airport Transit Terminals 1 and 4 as gift sets that can be conveniently shared amongst travelers and their loved ones when they are back at home. This is an emerging market that will bring trem

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22th Jan, 2016

Succession, talent attraction keep family business up at night

Succession planning and professionalising the business are the key concerns of local business families, going by responses to PwC and the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s report. The report found out that 64.7% of family businesses in Singapore cited attracting talent as the biggest challenge, followed by succession planning (

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13th Jan, 2014

Business Venture That's Chock-a-block With Activity

Being in the chocolate trade is a sweet dream for many but an unexpected calling for the man behind candy retail chain The Cocoa Trees. Former engineer Paul Loo Lip Giam and head of the chocolates trading division at duty-free retailer DFS, Esther-Tang Loo, saw the opportunity to take over the distribution business for two chocolate brands and deci

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08th Dec, 2013

Building the Chocolate Kingdom

FNA is one of the largest chocolate and candy distributor in Asia, and its retail brand The Cocoa Trees’ boutiques have successfully expanded beyond Singapore into the wider Asia Pacific region. Currently FNA carries more than 50 chocolate brands from all over the world, including Godiva, Mars, M&M's, Hershey's and so on. The founder of FNA, Mr.

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06th Mar, 2007

A Fine Mix of Chocs and Wines

Focus Network Agencies (FNA) was born in 1991, when duty-free retailer DFS closed its chocolates trading division. Mrs Esther Tang-Loo, currently FNA’s Executive Director, was heading the division at the time and decided to take over the business. From a five-person business worth about $1 million, FNA has become a company with a staff strength o

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02th Nov, 2005

Make It Clear Who's The Boss

Mrs Esther Tang-Loo is the Executive Director of Focus Network Agencies (FNA), which has been importing and distributing premium chocolates since 1991. Her husband, Loo Lip Giam is the Managing Director of FNA. Both of them work well together because there is a clear division of responsibilities in their business, plus mutual recognition of who cal

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