French food group to build cheese and chocolate factory in Clark

French food company La Rose Noire is investing P2 billion to manufacture chocolates and cheese inside Clark.

The french already has a large facility inside the Special Economic Zone and Freeport making macaroons and other french pastries.

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Clark Development Corp. President and CEO Noel Manankil said the investment for the chocolate and cheese projects would be used for the improvement of its leasehold and for the purchase of manufacturing equipment for the factory.

La Rose Noire gained international prominence when it started way back in 1991 when founder Gérard Dubois opened the first La Rose Noire Pâtisserie in the most prestigious shopping mall on Hong Kong Island.

In over 2 decades, that one simple operation, a 30-seat restaurant and cake shop, has turned into a reputable enterprise.

This encouraging achievement is beyond his wildest expectation. From an initial selection of 28 items, La Rose Noire now has over 500 varieties in its product brochure, fulfilling the needs of all sectors in the market.

As of last year, La Rose Noire’s investment already reached more than 500 million pesos and employs more than 1,700 workers.

For its third project in Clark, LRNPI has partnered with another French company Savencia.

Savencia will produce the Elle & Vire cheese at the Clark factory. La Rose Noire is also set to start the construction of the chocolate manufacturing facility which will source 66 percent of its cacao requirement from the Philippines.

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