The story of Home Based Entrepreneurs Raup Turnover Pastries Rp 1 Billion At Eid

As usual, the annual event and Eid Fasting brings blessings to the home pastry manufacturers, such as Kampung Utami Donuts (DKU).

Starting from selling donuts round in the villages and schools, Rosidah Widya Utami DKU brand owner managed businesses manage cookies ‘kampung’ upscale flavor.

Rosidah always flooded with orders. Unmitigated, in this year’s Lebaran turnover pastries home to break out over USD 1 billion.

“If fasting and Eid sales rose dramatically. Turnover can be up more than Rp 1 billion, last year turnover is USD 500 million. Fasting and Eid bring blessings yes, working 2 months of the results could be eaten for 2 years,” said Rosidah to detikFinance, in Jakarta, Sunday (08/11/2013).

According Rosidah, pastry production is now sold out the public interest. Not only from Jakarta and surrounding areas, dry cake which is produced in Jombang, East Java, has been extended to Kalimantan and Sumatra.

“The biggest demand of Jakarta and its surroundings, then followed from Borneo and Sumatra,” he said.

So many orders, he had to help workers to meet consumer demand. Today, the home-based business is owned Rosida join assisted at least 40 employees.

It turned out pretty itutidak aid workers. Without meaning to reject, Rosidah forced to ‘take off’ orders up to 30% of the total demand amounting to Rp 300 million to Rp 400 million.

“A lot of orders to the extent not kepegang. Approximately 30% of orders are not handled so many, could be worth up to Rp 300 million to Rp 400 million was missing. Peak right at H-7 yes but 3 weeks before Eid we’ve stop receiving orders due to demand overload occurs there, “he explained.

According Rosidah, retaining customers is the key to providing the best service and quality.

SBY Promises Promote Lumajang Banana chips to Europe

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) banana chips production appreciate the home-based business in Lumajang, East Java.

SBY presence in order to Lumajang Ramadan safari along with several ministers. He took time to review the kirana farmers cultivating bananas and cottage industry in the village of process banana chips Burno, District Senduro.

Remarkably, despite a cottage industry, banana chips production there has been exported to foreign countries, such as Singapore and Hong Kong. Yudhoyono also promised to market the entrepreneur of Lumajang banana chips can penetrate the European market.

In addition to chips, cottage industry in the village Burno also produce jams that basic ingredients of banana kirana also.

Salt production in Madura Confirmed Down Drastically

People’s Alliance Salt Indonesian Farmers Association (A2PGRI) ensure national salt production in 2013 will go down drastically. “Dropped due to drought this year quite dry wet,” said Member of the Presidium of A2PGRI Faisol Baidlowi, Saturday, July 6, 2013.
According to him, if in 2012 the national salt production reached 1.4 million tons, then this year’s production is predicted to fall about 30 percent, or stay in the range of 900 thousand tons. That, too, with notes by early June is no longer raining. “If it’s still raining, meaning no salt harvest this year,” said Faisol.
Faisol explained that early in the season to work on salt land began in May each year. July is usually the first stage of the harvest season and the subsequent salt harvest in August. “If the weather is normal this month, the harvest will come in around September to early October,” he said.
Meanwhile, in the District of Tempo has Tlanakan, Pamekasan, East Java, dozens of hectares of salt left abandoned and no signs will be worked. Some farmers improve irrigation visible only from the sea to their land.
Mastuki, a farmer, said he was still afraid to work the land for fear of losing money. Cost of work on salt land around Rp 50 thousand per day. “Once’ve ever worked on, direct rain, broken again,” said Mastuki.
When not working on the saline land, Mastuki admitted filling activities by pulling rickshaw with revenues of USD 40 to 50 thousand per day. “For everyday eating,” he said.

Processed Chocolate Indonesia Reach 500 Thousand Tons

Chairman of Indonesian Cocoa Industry Association (AIKI), Piter Jasman, say, the national cocoa processing will reach 500 thousand tons by the end of 2013. 25 percent increase in production was driven by high demand. “It is also driven downstream program through the imposition of export duties cocoa beans,” he said as quoted by Bloomberg, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Data AIKI mention, the national cocoa production in 2012-2013 reached 310 thousand and 400 thousand tons. Policy for the imposition of export duty by 16 percent cocoa processing industry and encourage the rise of foreign investment. Therefore, AIKI processed cocoa production estimate could rise to 800 thousand tons in 2014.
Besides Indonesia, the trend of increasing cocoa production occurs in the Asia-Pacific region. London-based consumer research agency, Euromonitor International Ltd., Estimates that sales of chocolate in the Asia-Pacific region in 2013 will grow more than twice the global market.
Euromonitor estimates that sales of chocolate in Asia reached 5.2 per cent to 859 300 tonnes in 2013. At the same time, production and global demand for chocolate grows 2.2 percent. Senior analyst Euromonitor, Redruello Francisco, said the chocolate manufacturers are now racing to build factories in Asia. “Asia is a region of strongest growth in chocolate. We also saw high demand there,” he said.
One of the opportunities is Cargill Inc. The processed food company plans to invest U.S. $ 100 million to build a chocolate factory in Gresik, East Java. Factory production capacity of 70 thousand tons is expected to operate in mid-2014.