Mr. Tortilla Bags #1 Sales Spot on Amazon US, Canada, and UK, Now Looks for Investment Partners

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SAN FERNANDO, Calif., Aug. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mr. Tortilla is looking for investment partners to support the company’s exponential growth following record sales. The Southern California company, headed by Anthony Alcazar, has already become Amazon’s top-selling tortilla brand in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Alcazar is currently searching for funding opportunities to further aid the market expansion.

“It’s certainly an exciting time for Mr. Tortilla,” Alcazar said. “I couldn’t be happier that our vision has led to such fantastic results. Access to healthy tacos at the click of a button means that customers can rapidly order delicious, quality products straight to their door. Our massive success in the U.S., Canada, and now the U.K. proves that we’re really onto something good.”

Demand is growing for all of their products. Although Mr. Tortilla started selling directly to consumers, it now also sells to distributors, wholesalers, and restaurants internationally. Mr. Tortilla is also in the final stages of developing a vegan household staple that Alcazar will reveal next month.

“The fantastic customer feedback to our growing selection of products speaks volumes. It’s now time to take Mr. Tortilla to the next level with the support of financial growth partners,” Alcazar added.

“We’re a pink diamond,” Alcazar wants to remind potential investors. “Unlike many companies, we can actually scale profitably. This is the once-in-a-lifetime investment that investors search for their whole lives.”

Mr. Tortilla’s e-commerce strategy was born from a frustration about the availability of low-carb tortillas on supermarket shelves. Instead of trying to compete with household brands, Anthony and his brother Ronald chose to reach a market that was looking for their products through their online shop and later Amazon. The results were staggering. Mr. Tortilla’s sales grew by 3,000% and the brand is on the way to carving a name for itself among heavyweights as the go-to tortilla option.

It’s clear that technology and social media have aided the brothers in achieving their remarkable business growth in such a short period of time. Mr. Tortilla has already amassed an impressive 250,000 followers across their verified social media platforms. In June, Alcazar also spoke at the CEO Summit of the Americas where he reflected upon tapping into the benefits of digital tools.

“Embracing the e-commerce model was certainly a risk, but one that has really paid off,” Anthony’s brother Ronald Alcazar, COO of Mr. Tortilla, said. “It all stemmed from a love and passion for good guilt-free food, quality ingredients, and delivering a product that customers want. The last few years have been a whirlwind for our team, but we have our sights set on even bigger goals. As a result, now is the perfect time to look for investors who can support us as we continue to make our dream a reality.”


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การเปิดตัวโซลูชั่นคลาวด์ใหม่สองโซลูชั่นเพื่อการใช้งานส่วนตัวระดับพรีเมียมของบริษัท Synchronoss เพื่อให้ขุมพลังแก่บริษัท Telkomsigma ในประเทศอินโดนีเซีย

นักเรียนนักศึกษาใหม่ของมหาวิทยาลัยทั่วประเทศอินโดนีเซียจะได้รับบัญชีใช้งานระบบคลาวด์ Floudrive แบบฟรี ซึ่งบัญชีบน Floudrive ระดับพรีเมียมนี้จะยังให้บริการแก่ลูกค้าผู้ใช้โทรศัพท์มือถือของบริษัท Telkomsel จำนวน 170 ล้านคนอีกด้วย

เมืองบริดจ์วอเตอร์ รัฐนิวเจอร์ซีย์, Aug. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” หรือเรียกว่า “บริษัท”) (Nasdaq: SNCR) ซึ่งเป็นผู้นำและผู้สร้างนวัตกรรมด้านผลิตภัณฑ์และแพลตฟอร์มระบบคลาวด์ ระบบรับส่งข้อความ และผลิตภัณฑ์ดิจิทัลระดับโลกรายหนึ่งวันนี้ได้ประกาศว่าบริษัทได้เปิดตัวโซลูชั่นระบบคลาวด์ใหม่สองโซลูชั่นเพื่อการใช้งานส่วนตัวระดับพรีเมียมอย่างเป็นทางการในวันนี้ โดยโซลูชันดังกล่าวให้บริการโดยบริษัท Telkomsigma ซึ่งเป็นบริษัทย่อยของบริษัท Telkom Indonesia บริษัทผู้ให้บริการโทรคมนาคมที่ใหญ่ที่สุดของประเทศอินโดนีเซีย หลังจาก สัญญาข้อตกลงที่ได้ลงนามในเดือนพฤศจิกายนในขณะนี้ บริษัท Telkomsigma กำลังให้บริการพื้นที่จัดเก็บข้อมูล Floudrive แก่นักเรียนนักศึกษาต่าง ๆ ของมหาวิทยาลัยพร้อมทั้งลูกค้าผู้ใช้โทรศัพท์มือถือของบริษัท Telkomsel โดยการให้บริการนี้ได้รับการช่วยเหลือสนับสนุนจากระบบคลาวด์ Synchronoss Personal Cloud

ในฐานะที่เป็นศูนย์ข้อมูลและบริการระบบไอที (IT Services and Data Center) ของ Telkomsel บริษัท Telkomsigma จึงสามารถใช้ประโยชน์จากแพลตฟอร์มระบบคลาวด์ Synchronoss Personal Cloud เพื่อการให้บริการพื้นที่จัดเก็บข้อมูล Floudrive ซึ่งให้ประสบการณ์การจัดเก็บข้อมูลบนระบบคลาวด์ที่เชื่อถือได้และใช้งานง่ายพร้อมทั้งฟังก์ชั่นสำหรับการสำรองข้อมูลและการกู้คืนเนื้อหาดิจิทัลที่รวมถึงรูปภาพ วิดีโอ และไฟล์อื่น ๆ เพื่อปฏิบัติตามกฎหมายการจัดเก็บข้อมูลของประเทศอินโดนีเซีย ดังนั้น Synchronoss จึงได้ร่วมมือกับกับ Alibaba เพื่อใช้โครงสร้างพื้นฐานทางไอทีภายในประเทศของตน

Telkomsigma จะให้บริการฟรีแก่นักเรียนนักศึกษาใหม่ของมหาวิทยาลัยสำหรับการเปิดบัญชีบน Floudrive ซึ่งจะรวมถึงการให้บริการพื้นที่จัดเก็บข้อมูลขนาด 50 กิกะไบต์ ซึ่งสามารถนำมาใช้เพื่อการสำรองเนื้อหาดิจิทัลทั้งหมดได้พร้อมทั้งการแชร์ไฟล์และรูปภาพโดยจะเริ่มให้บริการได้ในเดือนกันยายนนี้ การให้บริการฟรีต่าง ๆ เหล่านี้เป็นการให้บริการเป็นครั้งแรกและให้บริการสำหรับมหาวิทยาลัยที่คัดเลือกไว้ในอินโดนีเซีย นอกจากนี้ Telkomsigma จะยังให้บริการพื้นที่จัดเก็บข้อมูล Floudrive ระดับพรีเมียมแก่ลูกค้าผู้ใช้โทรศัพท์มือถือจำนวน 170 ล้านคนของบริษัท Telkomsel อีกด้วย บริการระดับพรีเมียมนี้จะรวมถึงการให้พื้นที่จัดเก็บขนาด 100 กิกะไบต์

“เรารู้สึกตื่นเต้นที่จะเปิดตัวโซลูชั่นระบบคลาวด์ใหม่สองโซลูชั่นสำหรับการใช้งานส่วนตัวระดับพรีเมียมที่ใช้แพลตฟอร์มระบบคลาวด์ Synchronoss Personal Cloud โดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่งสำหรับการใช้งานภายในมหาวิทยาลัยต่าง ๆ ซึ่งเป็นการเปิดตัวครั้งแรกในแวดวงอุตสาหกรรมนี้” นายแทนโต ซูราทโน (Tanto Suratno) ประธานฝ่ายธุรกิจและการจัดจำหน่าย (Director of Business and Sales) แห่งบริษัท Telkomsigma กล่าว “การผนวกความร่วมมือระหว่างบริษัท Synchronoss และ Alibaba จะทำให้เราสามารถให้บริการสมาชิกผู้สมัครใช้บริการจำนวนหลายล้านคนที่จะใช้ประโยชน์จากบริการ Floudrive ของเราซึ่งเป็นการให้พื้นที่จัดเก็บข้อมูลแบบฟรีระดับพรีเมียม”

“บริษัท Telkomsigma, Telkomsel และ Telkom Indonesia ต่างเข้าใจถึงโอกาสทางการตลาดที่ไม่เหมือนใครเพื่อส่งมอบโซลูชั่นระบบคลาวด์เพื่อการใช้งานส่วนตัวที่จะทำให้สามารถให้บริการดิจิทัลต่าง ๆ ที่หลากหลายแก่สมาชิกผู้ใช้งานทั่วประเทศอินโดนีเซียได้” นายแพทริก โดแรน (Patrick Doran) ประธานเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายเทคโนโลยี (Chief Technology Officer) แห่งบริษัท Synchronoss กล่าว “ด้วยการตระหนักดีว่าประเด็นการสูญเสียอธิปไตยทางข้อมูลระดับท้องถิ่นนั้นเป็นความต้องการของลูกค้าที่สำคัญอย่างยิ่ง ดังนั้นเราจึงได้รับรองแพลตฟอร์มเทคโนโลยีของเราบนแพลตฟอร์ม Alibaba Cloud ซึ่งส่งมอบโซลูชั่นระบบคลาวด์เพื่อการใช้งานส่วนตัวแบบไวท์เลเบลซึ่งเป็นแพลตฟอร์มที่ปลอดภัย เชื่อถือได้ ปรับระดับได้ และใช้งานภายในประเทศ”

ผู้ให้บริการ Tier One ชั้นนำต่าง ๆ เลือกใช้ระบบคลาวด์ Synchronoss Personal Cloud, Synchronoss Email Suite หรือใช้ทั้งสองระบบเพื่อจัดการข้อมูลของผู้ใช้บริการกว่า 250 รายทั่วโลกที่มีการจัดเก็บและจัดการข้อมูลในขนาดที่ใหญ่กว่า 142 เพตะไบต์

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Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR) ได้พัฒนาซอฟแวร์ที่ช่วยให้บริษัทต่าง ๆ ทั่วโลกสามารถเชื่อมต่อกับสมาชิกผู้ใช้บริการของตนได้ในวิถีทางที่มีความหมายและไว้ใจได้ กลุ่มผลิตภัณฑ์ของบริษัทช่วยปรับปรุงเครือข่ายให้ดีขึ้น ช่วยให้การต้อนรับพนักงานใหม่ทำได้ง่ายดาย และช่วยให้สมาชิกผู้ใช้บริการมีความผูกพันกับองค์กรเพื่อสร้างกระแสรายได้ใหม่ ๆ ช่วยลดค่าใช้จ่าย และเพิ่มความเร็วในการเข้าสู่ตลาด สมาชิกผู้ใช้บริการจำนวนหลายร้อยล้านคนไว้ใจผลิตภัณฑ์ของ Synchronoss ในการเชื่อมต่อกับบุคคล บริการ และเนื้อหาที่พวกเขาโปรดปราน ดูรายละเอียดเพิ่มเติมได้ที่

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VentiSwap Launches Non-Custodial Crypto Exchange Aimed at Cross-Chain Swaps, Lower Transaction Fees

ZURICH, Aug. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VentiSwap, a new non-custodial, true cross-chain swap, has launched the beta version of its platform aimed at providing users with lower transaction fees, and more efficient cross-chain swaps. VentiSwap joins the small community of an ever-growing need of cross-chain platforms currently active in the industry.

By not relying on the use of middle tokens, bridges, HTLC, or P2P functions to initiate and complete transactions, VentiSwap has differentiated itself from other cross-chain DEX platforms. The VentiSwap platform was developed to provide an intuitive, efficient method for users to trade any type of supported blockchain in one simple transaction by leveraging VentiSwap’s proprietary algorithms.

The advantages of the company’s proprietary algorithms, which VentiSwap bases its cross-chain DEX platform around, are that they enable fast, efficient transactions which require no third-party middlemen to complete – providing users with the ability to perform true cross-chain swaps. VentiSwap has been able to optimize transaction exchange rates for users, encouraging traders to fully leverage multiple liquidity pools. VentiSwap is also the first to ever offer a refund function for failed transactions.

The VentiSwap Token (VST) was originally slated to launch in late 2021, but after potential security issues, the VentiSwap team decided to undergo a security audit by CertiK, an industry-leading DeFi and blockchain security audit company, to ensure code integrity, mitigate risk, and guarantee security.

CertiK found zero critical, major, medium, or minor issues in its VentiSwap code security assessment, which allowed the VentiSwap team to move forward with the launch in Q2 2022. VST is currently available on 1Inch and Uniswap with CEX listings coming soon.

In addition to the VentiSwap platform, VentiTech, VentiSwap’s parent company, is also working on several cross-chain crypto projects:

  • VentiNFT – a cross-chain NFT marketplace
  • VentiWallet – a multi-chain wallet platform
  • VentiPresale – a cross-chain presale platform
  • VentiVerse – an interactive storefront to display NFTs, play games, and earn rewards
  • VentiHeadz – a line of 80’s style utility NFTs
  • VentiSwap Token – an ERC20 “no reflections” and non-taxed utility token

VentiHeadz, the company’s line of 80’s style utility NFTs, has already launched in Q2 2022. Only 5,000 will ever be minted. Advantages of holding a VentiHeadz NFT include full access to VentiTech’s entire line of cross-chain platforms, a complimentary VentiHeadz t-shirt, access to a private online chat community, and an invitation to an exclusive in-person event. The price to mint one VentiHeadz NFT is 0.1 ETH. VentiHeadz website.

About VentiSwap

The VentiSwap project was initiated in March 2021, and the company is incorporated in Switzerland. VentiSwap’s development teams are based in the UK, India, and Pakistan. The platform is officially affiliated with industry-leading Binance, which provides VentiSwap’s back-end liquidity. VentiSwap does not offer money (fiat) transferring or transactions. It only offers token to token swapping. Purchasing and cashing out needs to be done on other platforms.

The beta version of the VentiSwap platform can be experienced by visiting the official VentiSwap website.

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Hyris’ New T-Cell Test is Finally Available to EU Countries to Easily Map Patients’ Cellular Immunity to SARS-CoV-2

After months of experimentation in partnership with some world-class schools of medicine and top-tier diagnostic providers, the much-anticipated T-Cell Test from Hyris, based on innovative qPCR technology, is finally available for the European market with a CE-IVD mark. The new Test will change the way laboratories and diagnostic providers track and monitor T-cell patients’ immunity to SARS-CoV-2, leveraging the unique characteristics of the Hyris System™.

Hyris T-Cell Test finally allows healthcare specialists to depict SARS-CoV-2 specific immunity

LONDON, Aug. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

As the pandemic crisis has entered a new phase, it is a common belief among the scientific community that COVID-19 is here to stay, maybe for a long time. Many scientists expect the virus that causes COVID-19 to become endemic. According to a 2021 Nature’s poll, administered to more than 100 globally renowned immunologists, infectious-disease researchers and virologists, almost 90% of respondents think the Coronavirus will become endemic, continuing to circulate in pockets of the global population for years to come.

The quality of life of this ‘endemic future’ will heavily depend on our capability to systematically assess and monitor the type of immunity people acquire through infection or vaccination and how the virus evolves, thus maximizing vaccine effectiveness. A recently published Nature’s study confirms that measuring the T cells’ response is a new disruptive approach to fighting SARS-CoV-2Responsive T cells could still protect an individual negative to an antibody test.

Long-term protection from viral infections is mediated by both the humoral (antibodies) and cellular (T cells) immune pathways“, explains Lorenzo Colombo, General Manager and CTO at Hyris, a fast-growing global biotech Company renowned for its democratic approach to genetic analysis. “While SARS-CoV-2-specific IgG and neutralizing antibody quantification are being used as the typical clinical endpoints to determine immune protection, a precise measurement of cellular responses underlying virus protection also represents an important parameter of immune defence“, continues Colombo.

Although its strategic relevance is acknowledged worldwide, cellular immune response assays are rarely performed due to the associated technical challenges. “Detection of antigen-specific T cells is Typically quantified by flow cytometry, ELISpot or ELISA,” points out Colombo. “These techniques, while robust and well accepted in the field, require a skilled workforce and are relatively costly and time-consuming.”

This is where the new T-Cell Test from Hyris comes into play. The fruit of months of experimentation in collaboration with some of the most important medical schools in the world, this new test is finally available for the EU Market after receiving the CE-IVD mark. “Our new T-Cell Test overcomes the limitations typically involved with immune cellular response testing, thanks to its unique two-part process“, clarifies Colombo. Colombo also describes the main steps of the test: “At first, T cells are stimulated within a whole blood sample. Secondly, the sample is analyzed via qPCR in direct amplification to detect potential activation of the T cells“.

This test brings attention to the future deployment of portable qPCR-based systems and could enable immunology testing for a much wider number of patients. “Historically, qPCR-based diagnostic approaches have been limited by laborious, error-prone and expensive RNA extraction methods“, says Andrea Fabbri, Chief Commercial Officer at Hyris. “The new assay on T cells response works in direct amplification, making this protocol more efficient, rapid and scalable“. Fabbri goes even further, highlighting the disruptive features of the Hyris System™, Hyris’ unique AI-powered diagnostic suite. “Thanks to the unprecedented portability and modularity of the HYRIS bCUBE™ [the hardware device at the basis of the Hyris System™ed.], our System enables us to collect real-time PCR data and to provide any user with instant results anywhere and at any time“. 

Fabbri also addresses the issue of energy consumption, an increasingly sensitive topic in the molecular biology industry. “The Hyris System™ is also green compared to other technologies traditionally used in this field, with an energy consumption similar to a single 20 w light bulb, more than a tenth of that of other comparable devices on the market”.

This new assay has been highly anticipated all over the world, both by the scientific community and healthcare specialists. The test immediately helps answer the crucial question at this pandemic stage: “How long is your COVID immunity good for, whether from a vaccine or prior infection?” The truth is, we do not know for sure yet: the temporal threshold commonly accepted is about three or four months, but the latest variants circulating proved to be more capable of breaking through our immunity.

In front of such a challenging frame, we cannot be content with our knowledge about antibody response, which is just half of the picture”, holds Stefano Lo Priore, Co-Founder and CEO at Hyris. “The other half, T-cell response, is rarely sought due to the technical challenges involved. That is why we aimed for simplicity, by using technology that is widely accessible and can turn around results more quickly. Concludes Lo Priore: “Now that key response about our immunity can be tested affordably and massively, leveraging the immediacy, connectivity, and scalability of the Hyris System™.

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A 3D rendering of a T cell. Our knowledge of immunity needs to go beyond antibodies. Hyris new T-Cell Test is finally available to the EU market under CE-IVD certification.

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Automobili Lamborghini’s NFT journey continues countdown to the eight-month “The Epic Road Trip” program releasing new Lamborghini NFTs to collect

New York, NY, Aug. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following its two successful NFT projects to date, Automobili Lamborghini, in collaboration with NFT PRO™ and INVNT.ATOM™, has commenced a virtual journey that starts from the Moon, crosses Space and continues in iconic locations across the world.

In this new adventure, Lamborghini super sports cars will be the unmissable protagonists of places that the traveler can visit and discover, collecting new NFTs every month for eight months until March 2023. The collection consists of four NFTs released each month for 4 days consecutively and will be available to purchase for 24 hours only. The fourth NFT will be available in a limited edition of just 63 units. At the very end of the campaign, only those who have acquired all the monthly NFTs issued – either the three regular NFTs or three regular plus the limited edition – will receive a special NFT.

To reward loyalty during the campaign, other exclusive surprises will be communicated, including a digital artwork by the Lamborghini Centro Stile produced for “The Epic Road Trip” campaign, for those who purchase two complete monthly collections. For those who have completed the first four months acquisitions there will be the opportunity to participate in a special tour of the Sant’Agata Bolognese’s Headquarters.

“Since 1963, the year of its foundation, Automobili Lamborghini has always led from the front, demonstrating this with its super sports cars that continue to be the protagonists in dreams of children and adults all over the world. Entering the virtual world of modern collecting with NFTs is the natural translation and evolution of that dream,” said Christian Mastro, Marketing Director of Automobili Lamborghini. “NFTs are the new, unconventional and exclusive proposition, paving the way for a new form of expression for the younger generations.”

“Lamborghini loyalists and cryptocurrency fans will be amazed by this next series of drops that culminate in a very special reveal next March,” said Christian Ferri, CEO of NFT PRO™, Lamborghini’s launch partner and expert in engagement with consumers of Web3. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Lamborghini by offering this truly exclusive NFT collection.”

INVNT.ATOM the global digital innovation division of [INVNT GROUP]™; led the creative, strategy, design, content, and marketing communications.

“Our previous collaboration with Lamborghini – auctioning off a 1:1 NFT attached to the last physical Aventador Coupé super sportscar – was a testament to how impactful storytelling at the digital frontier cultivates community and consumer engagement. We’re honored to grow our relationship with Lamborghini and to be partnering with NFT PRO to celebrate innovation and Lamborghini’s 1963 heritage,” said Scott Cullather, President, and CEO of [INVNT GROUP].

The first series of four NFTs will be released starting from 8 August 2022 on the website

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INVNT.ATOM, part of [INVNT GROUP] THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT™, is an innovation and brand experience agency devoted to helping global brands chart a course, navigate, activate, and create new opportunities at the digital frontier of Web3. Based in Singapore, the collective of strategists, marketers, creators, programmers, matchmakers, and thought leaders, turn strategies into stories and stories into experiences, that engage communities on the global stage. For more information about INVNT.ATOM, visit:


[INVNT GROUP] was established as an evolution of the founding global live brand storytelling agency INVNT. Led by President and CEO, Scott Cullather, [INVNT GROUP], THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT™ represents a portfolio of disciplines designed to help forward-thinking organizations innovate and impact audiences everywhere. The GROUP consists of modern brand strategy firm, Folk Hero; creative-led culture consultancy, Meaning; production studio & creative agency, HEVĒ; events for colleges and universities, INVNT Higher Ed; digital innovation division, INVNT.ATOM; creative multimedia studio, Hypnogram; and the original live brand storytelling agency, INVNT. For more information about INVNT.ATOM, visit:

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NFT PRO is a white -label NFT solution for enterprises, helping brands strategize, create, and sell NFT’s to customers, fans, and collectors. Their proprietary methodology and software take the guesswork from setting up and executing an NFT strategy and ensure consistent results and brand safety for every campaign. NFT PRO simplifies creating and executing NFT campaigns that are both effective and on-brand. For more information about NFT PRO, visit:


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Lao Specialty Coffee price reached USD 37.6 per kg

Following the Lao PDR’s first ever coffee auction ‘Taste of Laos’ that took place in Aug 2, 2022. Farmers and producers in the coffee industry will have more confidence in order to claim for good prices for high quality beans.

Coffee from Bolaven Plateau, Pakxong was particularly in high demand by international processors. Gesha coffee won the highest bid which was USD 37.6 per kg (started at USD17.82 per kg). Whereas Arabic coffee from the north was bid at USD 9.9 per kg.

Specialty coffee is the tastiest coffee that attracts coffee enthusiasts around the world. The Lao PDR’s specialty coffee in particular boasts a promising potential. Especially, after high scores (80 and above points) and attention received in the Lao PDR Green Coffee Competition 2022.

Global demand is increasing and prices are higher. However, Lao coffee farmers are struggling to meet such demand. The sector faces challenges like reaching buyers in high-potential markets, improving quality management, increasing productivity, and strengthening the sector’s organization. In addition, farmers and businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic crisis.

Through the online auction, international coffee can purchase coffee they might not otherwise have access to, and potentially form longer-term relationships with Lao PDR’s producers and exporters. Overall, there were 44 buyers from across the globe showed their interest and participated in the auction, including from the US, UK, France, Korea, Sweden, Canada, Thailand, UAE, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and from Lao PDR itself. The auction for large volume of Arabica and Robusta Lao beans will continue in the coming weeks.

The European Union-funded project – ARISE Plus Lao PDR implemented by the International Trade Centre is the leading auction process. An online auction website was created to promote the event. Organisers also use social media and other online tools to reach out to a database of global specialty coffee buyers.

In Vientiane Capital, local producers and coffee enthusiasts gathered at Pi Café to watch the livestream of the auction. The reception is co-organised by the Lao Coffee Association, the ARISE Plus Lao PDR and CLEAN project. This collective effort by stakeholders and partners showcases the continuing support for the coffee sector as reflected in the Lao PDR’s Coffee Sector Export Roadmap (2021-2025).

Source: Lao News Agency