Author(s): Nofrizal, Efrita Soviyanti, Zulia Khairani, Wakhid Slamet Ciptono, Mamduh Mahmadah Hanafi
There are so many businesses of souvenir food in Indonesia will no longer survive and develop from business competition caused by a lack of product innovation, capital, entrepreneurial skills, lack of government roles, etc. In Riau province, the condition of souvenir food business condition is almost the same as other provinces in Indonesia; some souvenir food businesses have problems regarding product innovation, marketing strategies, entrepreneurial skills, business competition. As a result of this condition leads the food souvenir business unable to develop and advance. Therefore, it is important to make the most effective strategies to develop the food souvenir business and make this condition better in the future. The object research of this is Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMES) souvenirs in 6 residences in Riau province, research methods with mixed methods using surveys, and in-depth interviews. The respondents of this study are from the government, MSME entrepreneur’s food souvenirs, and academics from universities in Riau province. Data was collected from 100 respondents from 6 residents in Riau province. Data analysis was to make effective strategies using PEST, five force porter, SWOT-24K, and QSPM matrix. The results of this study indicate that the most effective strategies is stabile strategy growth (maintain growth) there are innovation strategies, promotion strategies, training development, government roles, industry roles, and human resource development.