Ryan’s Grocery is Singapore’s premium alternative gourmet, organic, allergen-friendly, and preservative-free specialty foods store. The company’s journey began in July 2015 when founders Sebastian and Wendy Chia learnt of their son’s – Ryan – intolerance to gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, egg, and yeast. They searched local markets for products and produce, and even made personal trips internationally to look for a range of dietary items to support his needs. It was then they saw a demand for such a specialty store and Ryan’s Grocery was born.
The first Ryan’s Grocery store was established at Binjai Park in 2015. The comprehensive online store was launched in 2019. What we noticed was that besides our fast-growing local following, we had a lot of visitors from around the region purchasing from us to bring back to their home country, with many making it a point to visit Ryan’s on everyone trip to Singapore. With that in mind, in December 2019, the brand launched its first overseas flagship franchise store in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Its flagship store in Singapore with ‘Ryan’s Grocery’ and ‘Ryan’s Kitchen’ opened in Great World spanning a total of 4,200 square feet in December 2020. Ryan’s Grocery now services the local community, discerning shoppers, and those with dietary intolerances with an all-inclusive range of organic, gluten-free and allergen free products as well as an impressive array of organic, carbon neutral and free-range meats sourced from farms mainly in Australia.
Ryan’s Grocery’s beef, pork and lamb are exclusively processed in its meat processing facility – managed by Alternative Selection in Singapore, which is also responsible for producing the specialty food store’s sausages, hams as well as ready-to-cook products.
Alternative Selection has been awarded two of the most highly regarded certifications in the world. The facility is the first in Singapore to be certified Australian Certified Organic (ACO) as well as one of only a handful to be awarded FSSC 22000 v5.1 Standards Certification. These accomplishments mark a new milestone, further exemplifying Ryan’s Grocery’s commitment to high-quality products and food safety.
Armed with the support of the newly certified production facility in its arsenal, Ryan’s Grocery is in prime position to strengthen its footing as a reliable brand that offers products bearing the hallmark of quality and safety. Ryan’s Grocery has been appointed by Dairy Farm Group to launch an extension of its brand, Ryan’s Butchery, in selected Cold Storage and CS Fresh outlets in Singapore, including the latest CS Fresh Gold in Paragon. True to the very core of the brand philosophy, Ryan’s Butchery similarly offers consumers quality assurance with its extensive repertoire of premium meats and products, processed, and produced at the same accredited facility.
Wendy Foo, Founder of Ryan’s Grocery, shares: “We have always prided ourselves in placing utmost care in the choice of produce and processing methods since we were established. These newly minted accreditations are not only significant endorsements for our operational value proposition; they allow us to pave the way for expansion through notable partnerships, established network channels as well as franchising opportunities. We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide our customers the assurance of full transparency, methodical checks and complete traceability, and look forward to expand our reach to more customers in the local as well as regional markets.”