Launch of Culinary Hub
Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd set up the Culinary Hub to educate and inspire food lovers on authentic Asian cooking through collaborating with like-minded individuals such as chefs, media and trade partners.
Teams Up with Asian Inspirations
Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd teams up with Asian Inspirations to open the gateway of authentic Asian cuisines to food lovers by sharing trustworthy Asian recipes and creating the cutting-edge experience.
Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd becomes a member of The Australian Packaging Covenant Organization (APCO) to reduce the harmful impact of packaging on the Australian environment.
GMP and HACCP Certification
Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd achieved Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification in Australia to meet the requirements of Codex Alimentarius Alinorm: 2003/13A (HACCP) for effective control of food safety.
First Supply to Food Service in Australia
Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd entered food service supply chain in Australia.
First Supply to Metcash and IGA Supermarkets
Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd commenced supply to Metcash and IGA Supermarkets.
First Purpose-built Warehouse
Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd constructed its first purpose-built warehouse in Laverton North, Victoria.
First Supply to Coles Supermarkets
Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd commenced national supply to Coles Supermarkets.
Launch of Asian Foods Category in Safeway Supermarkets
With the rising awareness of Asian cuisines, Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd pioneered the launch of the Asian Foods Category with Safeway Supermarkets in Victoria.
Incorporation of Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd
Hong Oriental Food merged with China Merchants, forming Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd. Since then, Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd has expanded its operation to encompass wholesale, distribution and the marketing of authentic Asian groceries.
First Supply to Safeway Supermarkets
Hong Oriental Food commenced supply to Safeway Supermarkets in Victoria, being the first Asian supplier to any Australian mainstream supermarket at the time.
Incorporation of Hong Oriental Food
The Yiu family of grocers from Hong Kong opened their business on Little Bourke Street (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), namely Hong Oriental Food, as one of the pioneers in the 20th century that introduced the trade of Asian groceries to Australia.