Company History

Year Event
1979 As part of its global expansion, US-based Quaker Oats Company enters Taiwan and launches Quaker Products Taiwan Ltd.

The Taiwan-based subsidiary is renamed Standard Foods Taiwan Ltd. A licensing agreement with Quaker Oats allows Standard Foods to produce, distribute and market Quaker products in Taiwan.


A company-wide commitment to produce healthy products of the highest quality, along with careful planning and sound strategies, results in record growth after just one year.


Mentos candies and Great Day cooking products join Standard Foods’ ever-expanding product portfolio.


Great Day’s all-natural sunflower cooking oil offers consumers a healthier cooking option. Following its successful launch, Great Day Sunflower Oil becomes the top-selling edible oil in Taiwan, a standing it has maintained for over two decades.

1993 Shanghai Standard Foods Company Ltd. is established and production facilities built in Wujiang to explore marketing nutritional food products to Chinese consumers.

On April 9, Standard Foods becomes a listed company on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.


Continuing to innovate, Standard Foods launches Taiwan’s first calcium-enriched non-fat milk powder. This groundbreaking product propelled the Quaker brand to the top of the low fat and non-fat milk powder industry.

1997 Standard Foods incorporates classic Chinese herbal remedies into its all-new line of herbal tonic drinks.
1999 Standard Foods announces the launch of Standard Dairy. Comprising two brands – Fresh Delight and Yoplait – the company capitalizes on customers’ growing appetite for fresh dairy products.
2002 To signal Standard Foods’ regional expansion, in December Standard Foods Taiwan Ltd is renamed Standard Foods Corporation.
2009 As a result of year-on-year growth, inventive products and an unyielding commitment to delivering premium quality products, Standard Foods now comprises four plants, nearly 2,000 employees and annual sales in excess of NT$ 10 billion.
2011 Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. announced the addition of Standard Foods as a new constituent in MSCI Global Standard Indices for its 2011 semi-annual index rebalancing, effective on November 30, 2011.