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Food service leader establishes presence in Cambodia market

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Newrest, a leading French food service company is expanding into Cambodia, becoming the latest such business to have a presence in the Kingdom.

Moodie Davitt Report, a business intelligence firm, reported this week that Newrest has acquired EM Food Services Pte Ltd of Singapore, paving the way for its expansion into Cambodia and Myanmar where it has an extensive presence.

EM Food Services Pte Ltd, which was founded by Alain Dupuis in 2009, is extensively engaged in the Kingdom’s food service sector through EMCAT (Cambodia) Co Ltd, Hagar Catering & Facilities Management Co Ltd, and Mekong Food Services. It has been present in Cambodia since 2010 and has more than 1,000 employees under its wings.

EMCAT (Cambodia) Co Ltd runs and manages food concessions at several airports in the Kingdom, including the international airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Hagar Catering, for its part, runs restaurant facilities and a catering service that is among the largest such operations in the country.

The Mekong Food Services, meanwhile, is among the Kingdom’s leading producer of products for retail and food service.

Lars Crone, a shareholder of EM Food Services Co Lt, was quoted as saying in the report that Newrest’s expertise and wide network will be very helpful to them.

“The Dupuis family and its partners are excited at the idea of welcoming the Newrest Group to Cambodia and Myanmar. The expertise in out-of-home food services of a group such as Newrest, which has already built an extensive international operation, combined with its ability to make acquisitions while protecting the DNA of each of its companies, will ensure growth and further success for our company and our employees,” he said.

Newrest is a global leader in the catering business, including inflight catering, rail catering, and remote site management.

It has more than 32,000 employees and has operations in 49 countries, including the Philippines, New Caledonia, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Canada, Algeria, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Greece, and Portugal.

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