Since 1971, one company has grown to capture the imagination and flavor of customers and industry alike. The FOUR SEAS GROUP steps up the innovation ladder once again!

Hon Tai Tak Fung, Stephen,
GBM, GBS, SBS, JP, Chairman.

Established in 1971, the Four Seas Group has been committed to introducing quality snacks to the market and bringing in more variety of food items to the consumers

“Hong Kong market is consolidating with the wide acceptance of Japanese snacks by Hong Kong consumers,” says its chairman, Stephen, Tai Tak Fung.

“Food items such as potato chip, cracker, confectionery, cake, chocolate, cheese, rice cracker and gift boxes have become the favourite food items of Hong Kong consumers,” Tai says.

The Group provides various food items from more than 20 countries through its strong distribution network that covers department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, fast food restaurants, distributors, retailers, restaurants, bars, hotels and airlines.

Starting from 2019, the Group has been promoting Japanese ice-cream in full force. Japanese ice-cream fits well into Hong Kong and Mainland China market as it has a variety of tasty products.    

Quality Before All

The Group has 18 factory premises in Hong Kong and Mainland China, producing a range of unique food products. With stringent quality controls and modern monitoring systems of production, the Group has strengthened customers’ trust by complying with international standards and receiving numerous accreditations, such as “HACCP”, “ISO 9001”, “ISO 22000”, “GMP certificate”, “Certification under Hong Kong Q-Mark Product Scheme for over 30 years” and “HKQAA Hong Kong Registration – Cooking Oil Registration Scheme Certification” from the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency.

“As an industry leader, the Group is committed to bringing all kinds of great food from around the world and offering delicious and high-quality food products. The Group’s business activities cover different areas, from food distribution, production, retail and catering services to the establishment of its own brand, with the mission of providing innovative snacks. Through its retail arm ‘Okashi Land’, the Group has been introducing quality brands, of which Japanese snacks have already become the favourites of Hong Kong consumers.”

“Our vision of progress is multifold. Growth, for us, means progressing on all fronts equally.”Hon Tai Tak Fung, Stephen, GBM, GBS, SBS, JP, Chairman.

Growth Plans

This year, various Japanese ice-cream brands have been introduced to Hong Kong, including “MEIJI”, “LOTTE”, “GLICO”, “IMURAYA”, “SEIKA” and “BLUE SEAL”, a well-known ice-cream brand in Okinawa, as well as other delicious ice-creams from different parts of Japan through its wide distribution network.

“While striving for business growth in local market, the Group is fueling the future by actively exploring the high-potential food market in Mainland China.  Apart from import, export and e-commerce of international food products, the Group also leverages the self-owned factory premises in Mainland China to boost its own ‘Four Seas’ brand. The own-branded products are well-received by consumers and the sales network is spread widely across Mainland China,” Tai explains.

CSR Initiatives!

“We understand the importance of the link between climate change impacts and energy consumption. We maintain our recycling practices and relationships. Group-wide efforts have contributed towards recycling an overall 46% of the total waste. The recycled waste includes paper/cardboard, glass, food/kitchen waste, waste oil, plastic, toner and ink cartridges, and other recycling. The Group, has achieved an overall decreasing trend of electricity consumption reduction in the year,” explains Tai.

He adds: “Within factory premises, motion sensor systems have been installed to control lighting, and timers installed on air conditioning apparatus, in low-use areas such as aisles, changing rooms and decontamination rooms, saving just under 50,000 kWh of electricity per annum.

“During the winter, a subsidiary takes advantage of utilising the exterior cold air to maintain freezing temperatures in the fresh chestnut storage warehouse, resulting in a savings of 10,000 kWh of electricity per season.

“A facility’s wastewater treatment system has been upgraded to increase its capacity by three times. Membrane bioreactor technology has also been implemented for enhancing treatment performance. The new system operates in compliance with Guangdong Province’s wastewater quality discharge limits. Our vision of progress is multifold. Growth, for us, means progressing on all fronts equally.”

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