2003, organic-research.com/China Post: Shen
Yen Corporation will launch an organic home delivery
service, reports the China Post. The plan is to have
weekly deliveries of organic vegetables, fruit and meat,
said Lin Hsu-ming, chief executive of the Shen Yen northern
operations center. In order to fulfill the orders Shen
Yen has teamed with 100 organic farms in northern Taiwan.
The service will run subscribers NT$1,500, NT$3,000,
NT$4,500 or NT$6,000 a month for a box of food depending
on which option they choose. The price of the organic
food box is higher than that for conventional food,
but Lin hopes that the discerning customer will not
be put off.
Shen Yen, headquartered in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan,
has about 4,000 members in Taiwan. It has three other
operation centers in Chungli, Taichung and Tainan.
Shen Yen is just the latest of a string of Taiwanese
companies, including Uni-President Group, Formosa Group,
I-Mei Foods Corp. and Yuen Foong Yu Paper Manufacturing
Co., to jump into the organic market.