Known to being a diversified financial holdings company, MFT Group of Companies – a company adhering to the principles of restructing corporate blueprints and help businesses grow to establish sustainable financial footing, recently acquired its first food venture.
MFT Group of Companies brings Singapore brand Salad Stop to Spain
With a strategic partnership with Pol Paradera, a finance and investment banker from Spain, MFT Group opens its first Salad Stop! Spain at Balmes 193 corner Travessera de Garcia, in the heart of Barcelona this coming September. MFT Group is eyeing to open up 3 more branches that will also be set up in Madrid.
“We have a vision to be present in a hundred business areas and so we are not limited to certain regions. We are currently involved in medical industry, pharmaceutical, entertainment, banking and finance, petroleum, and we’re proud to say that Salad Stop! Spain will be our first international food investment,” said Mica F. Tan, President and CEO of MFT Group during the press launch of Salad Stop! Spain held at their elegant office in F1 Hotel Manila.
Spain comes off from a negative GDP 1.7% in 2013 and is currently bouncing back to economic recovery.
“Why Barcelona? Barcelona is the mediterranean’s innovation hub with 160 towns and 5 million people and we’re excited to cater there first,” Tan added.
Mica also mentioned that Barcelona is the sixth best city in Europe for business. “It’s a magnet for foreign investment and home to 3,400 companies; 90% of foreign investment in Spain is centered in Barcelona.”
“We are thrilled to bring a great brand of nutrition, health, and wellness from Asia to Spain. Not only do we contribute to Salad Stop’s health movement, we also add to the industry’s bullish trend leading to economic growth. We are glad to be chosen as a strategic partner in this wellness movement of Salad Stop,” Mica explained further about MFT Group’s food acquisition.
Salad Stop is the largest healthy food chain in Asia and currently operates over 20 outlets, many of which are spread across malls and key joints in Metro Manila.
“Why the food industry? It’s because the food is scalable, it’s one industry where in we can create opportunities in different countries. And why Salad Stop because, I think salad is more universal than burger and hotdogs,” said Eric Tan, COO, MFT Group of Companies on finally venturing into the food industry and why they chose Salad Stop to be their first food investment.
Swedish-born chef Emma Skoog, who has been in the F&B industry since 2001, will take the helm at Salad Stop in Barcelona, owing her significant experience in Spanish lifestyle and eating habits.
With its partners showing strength in numbers, the MFT Group of Companies is looking forward to opening more outlets in the coming years. Its goal is to change the way people think about food, “EAT. WIDE. AWAKE.”
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