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Building an empire on 3-in-1 instant coffee mix

Food Empire's instant coffee and beverages are sold widely in Russia and 50 other countries.

Mr Nair first went to Russia in 1994 not knowing how to speak the language. He is now comfortable with speaking Russian after being based in Moscow for more than two decades.

THERE is an old saying "nothing ventured, nothing gained" that is applicable to Singapore-listed Food Empire Holdings. Its chief executive officer Sudeep Nair spent most of his life turning the group's fledgling 3-in-1 instant coffee mix business into a familiar brand in Russia, a nation of...

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