Ajinomoto , the manufacturer behind the Yum Yum brand of instant noodles, has earmarked Bt250m (US$5.7m) to market its products in Thailand this year. It is hoping to boost sales by 20% this year, said company managing director Phichien Koosmith. 2002 marks the 30th anniversary of Yum Yum's market launch, so the brand will benefit from a series of promotions to help it meet this ambitious growth target. Last year saw the brand achieve 15% growth.