Cornery – The Popcorn Gallery Sets Its Sights on Muslim Consumers

To gain access to the growing Halal consumer market segment, Singapore-based Aramidth International Pte Ltd has received Halal certification for both its gourmet popcorn manufacturing facility and retail outlet.

Singapore, Singapore, November 22, 2016 --( In line with the focus of Cornery – the popcorn gallery on being inclusive of all cultures, religions and races, Aramidth International Pte Ltd, which owns and franchises Cornery – the popcorn gallery stores, is pleased to announce that its Singapore store in Far East Plaza has been certified Halal by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis). At the same time, its manufacturing facility which manufactures and exports products for its franchisees has also been Halal certified. The Muis Halal certification mark is widely recognised globally including key Halal markets such as Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries through Mabims and GCC-Singapore Free Trade Agreements. This wide recognition has enabled many businesses to expand and grow their revenues through Halal by entering new markets.

Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Suyanto Agus shared, “The degree of difficulty of getting the Halal certification is high as there are specific procedures which must be strictly adhered to and followed. Nevertheless, it was well worth the effort. Providing products that meet customers’ faith-based needs is very important. We want to give our Muslim friends the assurance they are able to consume our products.”

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre estimates in its ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy Report’ prepared in partnership with Thomson Reuters and Dinar-Standard that global Muslim spending on food and beverages was US$1.17 trillion in 2015 and is expected to reach US$1.9 trillion by 2021.

“The Islamic economy is no longer being considered niche segments in the global economy,” Agus added. “The strong growth is contrary to the stagnation that is plaguing global markets. Therefore, we are not only aiming to provide greater assurance to our local Muslim customers. We hope that Halal certification can bring us many steps closer to expanding to our target markets such as the Middle East, Indonesia and Brunei.”

Cornery – the popcorn gallery is known for its fresh and high quality gourmet popcorn, offered with a choice of more than 20 flavours that were developed to suit the Asian palates. Its signature Butterscotch gourmet popcorn has become Singapore’s favourite popcorn.

Each Cornery – the popcorn gallery franchise location is a micro-manufacturing facility producing fresh gourmet popcorn. The open concept kitchen – see it, hear it, smell it and taste it – provides multi-sensory excitement for customers. Customers are pampered with an uninhibited sampling session before they decide the flavour to buy. Upon confirmation of order, the selected popcorn is packed into Cornery’s purposefully designed packaging. Fitted with a reclosable airtight device, long-lasting freshness and crispness of up to 1 month are made possible even in humid tropical climate.

For more information about Cornery – the popcorn gallery franchise opportunities, contact Jude Koh at (65) 6266 6201 or

About Aramidth International Pte Ltd

Aramidth International Pte Ltd, which is headquartered in Singapore, owns, develops, licenses and distributes Cornery® private label and other retail products that all their concept stores are required to sell. Cornery - the popcorn gallery is the name of the concept store. Cornery - the popcorn gallery was Singapore's first homegrown gourmet popcorn retail store when it opened on 1st September 2009 in ION Orchard, a shopping mall located in Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Cornery – the popcorn gallery currently has 18 stores in Singapore, Malaysia and China. Aramidth International Pte Ltd is Singapore's largest supplier of popcorn products to foodservice operators. For more information, visit
Aramidth International Pte Ltd
Jude Koh
(65) 6266 6201