Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Export opportunities with Hanfood Holding Group Corporation

Hanfood initiatives help promote SK fruit export to foreign markets 

By: Forrest Scharf (PAg) Provincial Specialist, Fruit Crops

A workshop entitled “Fruit and Added-Value Export Potential in Saskatchewan” was held in Nipawin March 15, 2016. It included a presentation from Jack Upshall, a representative from Hanfood Holding Group Corporation, based in Regina. The company has an international presence, but originated in China with major offices in Beijing and Shanghai. In North America, it has branches in Minneapolis, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Seattle and New Orleans. It also plans to expand operations in southern China and establish branches in Korea, Japan and other Asian countries.

Billboard highlighting Hanfood
investment in Nipawin, SK.

Hanfood made significant investment in the Nipawin, SK, area with the purchase and development of a high through-put grain and oilseed terminal capable of holding 46,000 tonnes and filling 134 rail cars in 12 hours. The company’s investment focus has been to promote itself as the premiere exporter of high-quality grains, oilseeds, pulses and feeds to the Chinese market. However, it also plans to introduce finished food products like white honey (marketed as “Ice Honey”), Saskatoon berries, northern wild rice, organic flour, and flax and canola oils to foreign markets. In regard to fruit crops, the company has already partnered with Prairie Berries Inc. to sell fruit spreads, toppings, syrups, chocolates and dried fruit.

Hanfood strives to be a key sourcing and trading partner with superior market intelligence, risk and trade cost mitigation, and efficiency in overall logistics. In the longer term, there is promise that Saskatchewan-grown fruit crops will be able to partner with this company to generate strong value-chains supporting improved capacity for industry expansion. 

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve