Manyplaces.sg is a Food and Beverage (F&B) directory launched by Novitee and Yellow Pages Singapore, and supported by National Trades Union Congress (NTUC’s) Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). This directory consolidates all local F&B businesses offering delivery and takeout and matches them to customers working from and staying home during this Circuit Breaker period.
The platform is free to all F&B businesses looking to be listed and all customers looking for food delivery or takeout options around them. This initiative hopes to encourage Singaporeans to support local businesses and provide assistance to the F&B sector which has been severely impacted by the social distancing and stay home measures implemented in light of Covid-19. It also hopes that F&B businesses can continue and remain sustainable so that the impact to their workers can be minimised.
Mr Benjamin Yang, Managing Director of Novitee commented,
“After witnessing the sharp decline in the F&B industry that we have been serving for the past 5 years, we knew that technology would be the perfect medium to create an uplift. We hope that Manyplaces will encourage Singaporeans to support our favourite local F&B businesses and keep them alive.”
“We noticed that Singaporeans wanted to support local businesses and that local F&Bs were rapidly developing takeout and delivery capabilities,” mentioned Mr Benedict Yeo, Digital Director of Yellow Pages. “All they needed was a convenient digital directory to consolidate all customers and F&Bs in a single platform. So we rapidly developed Manyplaces in hopes of match-making more local customers to local businesses.”
This idea came after the 2 brothers had a phone call on 6th April. From conceptualisation on 7th April 2020, this directory was developed overnight, and to-date has garnered positive responses from over 200 F&B operators in Singapore.
About Yellow Pages
Having pioneered search solutions in Singapore with the release of its first telephone directory in 1968, Yellow Pages is the top verified digital directory and leader in enabling and digitalising SMEs in Singapore.
Offering a complete suite of digital solutions such as Digital Directories, Web Development, Search Engine Optimisation, Search Engine Marketing, Display/Native Advertising, Social Media Marketing and Digital Analytics, Yellow Pages is committed to the successful digitalisation of SMEs in Singapore.
An industry leader in the local F&B space, Novitee has been a constant innovator in F&B technology solutions. It offers a full suite of IT solutions ranging from POS and self-service kiosks to kitchen display systems and central kitchen management systems. It is also a pre-approved PSG vendor with up to 70% grants available.
Novitee’s team of experienced and passionate F&B experts has been exceeding the needs and demands of big industry players which include (and not limited to): Sakae, Cedele, Greendot, K Food, Joe & Dough, Shihlin and Kimly.
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