November 24, 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