Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited is a leading company engaged in retail business and was founded by Scottish surgeon Patrick Manson and five businessmen in the 19th century. The company is based in Quarry Bay and Jardines Matheson Group is its parent company, which has a 78% share in it.
The company has five main segments: food, beauty, home furnishings, restaurants, and retail. Over the decades, Diary Farm expanded and reinvested in many companies to become Asia’s leading companies. The group has a strong network of 10,000 outlets with over 220,000 people in a bid to run an effective and efficient supply chain across Asia. The group offers various leading brands with a motive to provide better experience, service, quality, and value. The shares of Dairy Farm are listed on the London Stock Exchange as LSE: DFIB, and in Singapore Exchange as SGX: D01.
The Food division includes grocery retail and convenience stores and has 11 valuable brands under its belt. These are: Wellcome, Yonghui, Cold Storage, MarketPlace and Jasons, Giant, Hero, Mercato, Oliver’s, 3hreesixty,San Miu, and Lucky. These brands are active in China, Hong kong, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and other Asian countries. The convenience store, 7-Eleven, is a one-stop chain operating in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
The Health and Beauty division has three brands: Mannings, Guardian and GNC. While Mannings operates in China and Hong Kong, Guardian is operating in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam and GNC operates in Hong Kong. IKEA is the home furnishing brand, which operates in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Taiwan. The restaurant division has just one brand Maxim, which operates in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. Dairy Farm holds 50% shares in the Maxim Restaurant chain.