Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

EditorJanuary 20, 2018
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A Total of 50 Home Theatre Systems for Loyal Customers

Following the tremendous success of the Scan Jumbo Peanut Cycle Wassa promotion over the past 3 years, the Scan Products Division of C.W. Mackie PLC decided to go a step further by introducing the Scan Jumbo Bonanza Consumer Promotion. The promotion offered a state-of-the-art home theatre system to each of the 50 lucky winners. The home theatre consisted of a LG television, DVD player and a 5.1 ft. tall surround sound speaker system. The Scan Jumbo Bonanza Competition was launched on the 21st of July 2017 and ended on 25th of September 2017 within a duration of 67 days, covering 120 towns across the island.

Scan Products, the FMCG arm of the diversified C.W. Mackie PLC group of companies, disclosed that the main reason for the continuation of these types of promotions was to reward loyal customers who have enjoyed Scan Jumbo Peanuts over the years and to thank them for patronizing the brand.

To participate in the competition, a customer was required to send an empty wrapper of Scan Jumbo Peanuts with his/her details (name, address, ID number and contact number) to P.O. Box 161, Colombo.

Scan Jumbo Peanut is the category leader in its particular category enjoying 70% market share. Packed under the label of “Scan”, the peanuts are carefully chosen based on the correct size, and processed and packed in strict hygienic conditions. Scan is another proprietary brand that enjoys a high level of popularity among consumers irrespective of age.

The Scan Jumbo Peanut brand is another leader of the Scan Products Division of the C. W. Mackie PLC Group, a diversified business conglomerate in Sri Lanka that manufactures, imports and distributes FMCG products to the market. Sunquick’s range of fruit squashes, Scan labeled bottle water, Kotagala Kahata Tea, KVC , Delish Jelly Crystals, Ocean Fresh Tuna and N-Joy Cooking Oil are some of their popular FMCG products in the market. Many of the brands owned by the company are market leaders in their respective categories. C.W. Mackie, Scan Products is a multi-brand, multi-channel organization with a strong presence in their brands at every level in the market.


EditorJanuary 15, 2018
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Colombo, Monday 8th January 2018: Colombo’s culinary hub Waters Edge is where every food lover needs to be this year. Kick-Starting January the internationally acclaimed culinary and F&B teams at the hotel is putting together an array of food promotions dedicated to some of the culinary favourites from around the world and closer to home.

A Pizza Double Deal

The food adventure will begin with a dive into hand-tossed, wood fire oven roasted pizzas at Pranzo. The authentic Italian restaurant will be serving up delicious, mouth-watering Margherita, BBQ Chicken, Spicy Veg and Hawaiian Sausage Pizzas throughout the month of January. Any two of the selection will be available for take-away and dine-in at just 1,900 nett while those who wish to take a break from a hard day at work or try something different can order in and pair up your favourite pizza with 2 selected beverages for just 2,990 nett. The promo will be on from 3pm to 6pm daily.

Lunch like the Japanese

If Sushi, Sashimi and Nigiri are on your list of “Favourite things”, then the exclusive first-of-its-kind Japanese lunch at Waters Edge is surely for you. The extravagant Lunch Buffet will be spread out on Sunday the 21st from 12noon – 3pm and will feature some of the most unique dishes from the Land of the Rising Sun.

High Tea in the Garden

From 3pm – 6pm on the 21stWaters Edge will also have a typical garden tea party as they move their popular Sunday High Tea out on to the Pranzo Lawn. This will indeed be a grand affair with a high tea spread that is unparalleled with its savouries and sweets from around the world.

Kottu Nights at the Night Kade

For the night owls of the city, Waters Edge’s own “Night Kade” is offering a special Seafood Kottu Promotion on the weekend of 19th – 21st January. Our favourite street food will be made to order while you wait with a hefty portion of fish, prawn, cuttlefish or succulent crab combined in with all those accompaniments and sauces just the way you like it. The promo will be on from 12midnight to 5am.

 

Strudels and Tea

The Tea Lounge at the Edge will also on the 21st of January curate an exclusive “Strudel and Tea Pairing” where piping hot Earl’s Grey or refreshingly cold French Vanilla tea will be paired with Brocolli and Feta, Chicken and Mushroom or Peach and Butterscotch with Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream straight out of the oven.

If you prefer to take the strudels home and enjoy it with the family, Colombo’s only drive-through bakery will also have portions available for take-away.

Crabs and Crabs

Perhaps the highlight of the food extravaganza will be the Crab Promotion at Thuna Paha, Waters Edge’s dedicated Sri Lankan restaurant. Not only will the restaurant emanate the mouth-watering aromas of traditional Sri Lankan Crab Curry, Devilled Crab, Jaffna Kool and Black Pepper Crab, but will also have a fresh display of the day’s catch and live cooking demonstration of the crustaceans being prepared to your liking. The Crab Promotion will take place from the 26th – 28th of January.

Bavarian Night & Knuckles

Simultaneously, the Bavarian Garden will promote a Bavarian Night on the 25th of January while the restaurant willalso feature one of their hot favourites the “Bavarian Crispy Pork Knuckle” on promotion throughout the month of January.

The hotel will also continue their Sunday Brunch and High Tea which have become crowd pleasers over the years for the extensive array of food and beverages on offer to suit every taste bud.

For more information and to make reservations please contact Waters Edge on 0112 863863 or 0773587419


EditorJanuary 2, 2018
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December 27, 2017:  Whether it is roasted, barbequed, in a soup, a spicy curry or grilled and atop a salad, chicken is a favourite and a staple in every household, especially this festive season.  With the country’s overall prosperity increasing, a sharp increase in the demand for chicken meat has been witnessed over the past few years further affirming the fact that more people are now consuming chicken as it is a delicacy that can be prepared according a host of different recipes and is also an affordable source of protein for the young and old alike.

More Sri Lankans consuming chicken is a ‘healthy’ sign as per experts because chicken is rich in proteins and vital nutrients that help citizens lead a healthy and active life through consuming a balanced diet. The demand for chicken for 2017 is projected to be 189,690 MT, a 3% increase from last year.

To cater to the rising demand yet taking into account that different consumers have different preferences, Crysbro Chicken has introduced freshly packed chicken parts which is easy to prepare and is handpicked to ensure quality and value for money for the consumer.

Another unique feature about the new product is that, in keeping with Crysbro’s pledge to be a socially and environmentally conscious business, the packaging adheres to accepted norms and policies set by the authorities and therefore is not only sustainable but also healthier for the consumer as opposed to chicken meat that is packaged in conventional polythene or plastic containers.

This new product spares customers of the hassle of having to spend a lot of time at the meat counter or the butchers handpicking piece by piece when buying chicken for a specific recipe or budget which has hitherto been the practise. This exercise is time-consuming and is inconvenient for the customer especially if he or she has limited knowledge on assessing the freshness of meat just by glancing.

Crysbro Chicken which has been a trusted and respected brand among chicken consumers in the country believe that packaged chicken parts which is a unique and relatively new product in Sri Lanka will promote the habit of consuming chicken as it makes the process of buying chicken an increasingly convenient and  a pleasant one, especially during the festive season.

A 100% home-grown company, Crysbro Chicken maintains extremely high standards in relation to all areas of the production process – from Farm to Fork – and supplies to the market a quality product which complies with all local and international protocols related to hygiene and quality.

With the hassle of buying chicken parts out of the way, customers can to try out exciting and exclusive Christmas recipes that will be available throughout the month of December on MyChef.lk which is powered by Crysbro Chicken.

Established in 1972 with just 100 chicks and a vision to become a market leader in terms of quality, freshness and innovation, Crysbro has grown at a steady pace and in the decades since, has emerged as Sri Lanka’s first and most sophisticated, fully vertically integrated poultry producer with operations spanning grand-parent, parent farms, hatcheries, broilers and feed mills.


EditorDecember 25, 2017
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Colombo, 5th Tuesday December 2017: Bi-lateral ties between Sri Lanka and China dates back to centuries when our island nation was an important hub on the Silk Route. Those ties have blossomed in modern times to share close cultural, diplomatic and financial ties with our neighbour. In celebration of two nations that are as diverse as they are similar, Waters Edge together with Green Leaves Entertainment and Fortune Boat is putting together a three-day Chinese Food Festival at the hotel premises.

An initiative spearheaded by Chairman of Waters Edge Chamath de Silva and General Manager Rohan Fernandopulle, the food festival will be held on 18th, 19th and 20th of December 2017 from 7:30pm onwards.

Not only will the food festival feature authentic Szechuan cuisine, the array of food will be prepared by master chefs flown down especially from China. “Waters Edge considers it a great honour to host such renowned culinary experts and highly regarded chefs from around the world. Today we are a multi-cuisine culinary hub reputed for our awards and accolades won both locally and internationally. This will be another great feather in our cap”, said General Manager Fernandopulle.

Over the years, Waters Edge has transformed and grown immensely and today, the hotel stands amongst the best in the country. An ideal destination for various events such as weddings or parties, Waters Edge offers top notch food, a variety of cuisines, great ambience and hospitality that is truly Sri Lankan.

Also commenting on the food festival Chairman Chamath de Silva noted, “We see this event as an initiative to introduce various cuisines of the world to Sri Lankans and to enagage with a large Chinese expatriate community living in Sri Lanka. ‘We would therefore like to extend an invitation to the Chinese Community living in Sri Lanka as well as tourists and locals to come and experience Szechuan Cuisine at its best”.

The three day event will comprise of live cooking demonstrations, specialty dishes and variety of Szechuan dishes.The cookery demonstration taking place throughout the three days will not only benefit professionals in the food and beverage industry but it will also be a learning experience for anyone with an interest in cooking. Szechuan Cuisine is very similar to Sri Lankan Cuisine as many spices and a particular Szechuan chilli is used in most preparations. The all-you-can-eat buffet will be priced at 3000 rupees nett per adult and 1,500 rupees nett for children between the ages of 6-12. Children under 6 will dine free.

Homemade Asian Vegeterian Potstickers

The buffet will include authentic Szechuan dishes like hot and sour soup, rice ball soup, belly pork, kongbao prawns, salted chicken, sautéed green beans, griddle cabbage, rice noodles, the all important dumplings and fried spring rolls as well. All of these favourites will be prepared by the likes of world renowned chefs like Chef XU Xiao Yuan (Hot Dishes Gold Award Winner at the 8th World Champion of Chinese Cuisine in Rotterdam, Holland 2016) and Chef LIU Hua (Desserts & Bakery Gold Award Winner at the 8th World Champion of Chinese Cuisine in Rotterdam, Holland 2016).

“Wherever there is food, there is a culture involved so a very popular cultural opera performer will also be performing during the course of the three days” stated Zhang Hong, President of the Sri Lanka Overseas Chinese Association.

To make the event a truly Chinese experience, renowned acrobat and member of the Chengdu Circus LI An will also entertain food enthusiasts with his Fast Mask-changing, Hand Shadowing, and Long-mouth Teapot performances.

For more information and to make reservations please call Waters Edge on 0112 863863 or Dilrukshi on 0773 587419.


EditorDecember 25, 2017
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The ultimate shopping festival, the DSI Mega 2017, was declared open on the 16th    of December, 2017 at the head office complex of D. Samson and Sons (Pvt) Ltd, at No. 257, High Level Road, Nawinna, Maharagama. The shopping festival offers something for everyone in the spirit of Christmas and the impending New Year. Organized for the third time, DSI Mega 2017, was declared open by Nishanth Gamachchi – Deputy General Manager – Wholesale, D. Samson & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd.  Mr. Koralage, Acting OIC , Police Station, Maharagama and members of the senior management of D. Samson & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd. The festival is open to the public, free of charge.

DSI Mega 2017 begins at 9.00 am and will take place between the 16th and 24th December, providing customers an opportunity to do all their Christmas shopping under one roof, for the most reasonable prices. The shopping festival is not limited to DSI and its subsidiaries, as leading retailers in the likes of Singer Sri Lanka, Emerald Clothing, Vision Care and Jezza have joined in the excitement.

As a prime commercial and shopping center in Maharagama, the complex offers ample free parking facilities while the festival’s stalls feature shoes, accessories, apparel, electric appliances, mobile phones (as well as related accessories), books & stationary items, opticians, mountain bikes, food & beverage items and fun activities for children, all of which are available at lesser prices and with special discounts.

DSI invites all shopping enthusiasts to visit the festival and join in the excitement!


EditorDecember 25, 2017
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Samaposha, Sri Lanka’s favourite breakfast cereal, especially among children, has launched ‘Nutri Plus’ – a new breakfast cereal for the whole family.   It’s brimming with the goodness of Kurakkan, to improve the nutritional needs of our nation. Samaposha Nutri Plus Kurakkan comes in two convenient pack sizes – 200g and 500g – and is the ideal option for busy people who are interested in healthy foods to enrich their lives.

Samaposha Nutri Plus Kurakkan is manufactured by Plenty Foods (Pvt) Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd (CBL) and the new formulation with Kurakkan resulting from extensive research, strengthens the company’s highly successful backward integration programme further. The new formulation in Samaposha Nutri Plus includes corn, soya, finger millet, red rice and is pre-cooked.  It contains protein, iron and fibre and is fortified with vitamins and minerals.

The focus on Kurakkan results in a wide range of benefits and helps those who wish to reduce weight and cholesterol and most importantly, control diabetes.  Kurakkan makes bones stronger and improves digestion.  It is also beneficial for nursing mothers who want to increase lactation.  For most people it helps to prevent anemia while maintaining a younger looking skin.

Shammi Karunaratne, Director/CEO of Plenty Foods said “We are excited about our new brand extension that will contribute significantly towards building a healthier nation.  Samaposha Nutri Plus can be prepared as a cereal or in the form of ‘Aggala.’ Kurakkan in the product makes it palatable to both adults and teenagers and will help to make the population healthier.  Our farmers too will benefit from the launch of a new product that will strengthen our outgrower system and support the farmer community.“

The ingredients in Nutri Plus Kurakkan are 100% natural, bringing benefits to both the farmer and the consumer.   The Company’s backward integration programme ensures that the farmers who cultivate the required raw materials are paid a guaranteed price based on the prevailing market rates.  In turn, the Company is confident of receiving high quality grains required for the production.  More than 8,500 farmers and their families are engaged in the Company’s outgrower system that contributes significantly to Sri Lanka’s rural economy.  The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes in place provides the Samaposha farmer community with a variety of benefits through the ‘Govi Paula’ initiative.

Plenty Foods has won several awards and recognition for providing a well-balanced, quality assured, wholesome, pre-cooked breakfast cereal, including a gold award at National Agribusiness Awards.  The brand Samaposha has also received Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification as well as ISO 22000 and HACCP certifications which are hallmarks of quality.


EditorDecember 15, 2017
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Stand a chance to win amazing gifts in the New Year

Colombo, 13 November 2017: DSI Supersport, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 school footwear announced the launch of ‘Super Thegi Waare’ – a great prize draw competition for school children.

Participants stand a chance to win 200 mountain bikes, 100 tabs and 1000 smart watches by entering the draw.

In order to enter the competition, customers should tear off the part with the barcode in the Supersport shoe box they purchase, write the Name, Address and Telephone Number at the back and send it to PO Box 06, Maharagama.

The submissions end on 31st January 2018. Purchases made from DSI showrooms and dealers island wide are valid for the competition. In addition, entries submitted through purchases made using vouchers issued by the Education Ministry are also accepted, thus widening the opportunity for more children to win.

DSI Supersport is the established Sri Lankan brand name for school shoes and accessories, which include school bags, bottles, lunch boxes and socks, and cater to both boys and girls. The DSI Supersport shoes are made from high quality material and are known for its durability. The wide range is designed and produced to suit various specific needs of children.


EditorDecember 11, 2017
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Colombo, Monday 11th December 2017: One of the top conglomerates in Sri Lanka, JAT Holdings has revolutionized the paint industry having partnered with highly renowned British paint maker, Crown Paints to introduce a wide range of premium Interior & Exterior emulsion paints to help you find the perfect color of your choice to crown your home.

JAT Holdings has established an exceptional corporate reputation and is known for its association with world renowned brands. JAT Holdings has been confidently diversifying and expanding in terms of their portfolio of products and services with green practices in mind that will help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources, since its establishments since 1993.

With over 200 years of trust & excellence, Crown Paints is the only British brand to hold a Royal Warrant granted by Her Majesty, the Queen. Crown Paints is one of the largest and most successful paint manufacturers in the UK with a growing and ever expanding global presence. JAT Holdings has initiated a brand campaign to create awareness of Crown Paints in Sri Lanka. Crown Paints offers a range of quality products which are on par with global industry standards that can help fulfill your home and industry needs.

Crown Paints offers a premium quality emulsion for both interior and exterior. Most of the products belonging to the extensive portfolio come with properties such as a smooth finish, great opacity, excellent color retention, easy application and a high sheen or radiance in colors. In addition, the product is free of lead and other heavy metals in its manufacturing processes which signifies the product uniqueness of “Breatheasy” element.

All necessary Crown Paints products are available in all JAT Tech Centers & Crown Centers and in over 300 shops located island wide. For more information log on to crownit.lk or contact JAT Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, No: 351, Pannipitiya Road, Thalawathugoda, on 011-4407700.


EditorNovember 29, 2017
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Colombo, November 28, 2017: George Steuarts Teas “The Original Ceylon Tea People” recently tied up with Perera & Sons (P&S) to offer a range of the finest Ceylon Teas to its patrons in Dambulla. The range included a variety of fruity teas, herbal teas, green teas and black teas. Some of the popular ones in the menu included Royal Delight, Sweet Berry, Jasmin Green Tea, Herbal Camomile and a range of ice teas.

Paddy Weerasekera, Chief Executive Officer – Consumer, George Steuarts & Co said “we are extremely happy to partner with P&S, a reputed and well established organization. Dambulla is a city where there are lot of visitors both local and foreign tourists and we see good potential for us to offer our range of products. The products offered by Steuarts Tea will no doubt further increase the experience of enjoying the perfect cuppa after a perfect snack/meal and we are looking forward to a longstanding partnership that would add value to both brands.”

The range includes their export products, premium tea collection and an exclusive gift collection in wooden boxes, metal caddies and foil packs where some of them are not available at regular outlets. Customers are able to physically examine the many varieties of tea for its textures, aromas and purchase them at the tea counter.

Kamal Jaimon, Director – Perera & Sons said “both companies have a great history going back over 100 years.  We are delighted to have been able to work together to provide a great tea offering in our outlets by this partnership and we hope to replicate this concept to our other key outlets in the future”

George Steuart Teas is a subsidiary of George Steuart and Company, the oldest mercantile establishment in Sri Lanka (since 1835), which has been involved with the Tea Industry for well over a century. As one of the top tea exporters exporting to over 50 countries locally markets the best pure Sri Lanka Tea to the delight of the Sri Lankan consumer under the brands ‘Steuarts Tea’ ‘1835 Steuarts Ceylon’ and ‘Rosa Kahata’.


EditorNovember 18, 2017
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Pioneering skin care nutrient brand Glow, recently joined hands with two Sri Lankan fashion icons, at the ‘Purple Fashionista’ coffee morning in aid of a family who lost everything to the recent floods brought on by the South West Monsoon.

“Being Sri Lanka’s only skin care nutrient brand that has consistently championed the concept of ‘inner beauty’, Glow felt it is our responsibility to come forward at a time when flood-affected families remain helpless. Glow is privileged to be part of ‘Purple Fashionista’ and hope initiatives like this will help bring out the inner beauty of all Sri Lankans,” said Country Manager for Mega Lifesciences (Pvt) Ltd, Praveen Viswakumaran.

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‘Purple Fashionista’ conceptualized by Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Universe 2005, Rozanne Diasz and her friends Rashmi Lankika and Sonali Bertinus was held in late October at the Kingsbury Hotel attracting a crowd of over 300, who enjoyed an eclectic fashion show with designer Michael Wijesuriya.

Former Mrs. Sri Lanka Rosy Senanayake graced the occasion as chief guest.

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The generous contributions will go towards building a home for Mr. Priyantha and his family residing in Unalla, Matara.

“Our ethos has been built around inner beauty and the wellness of our people before profit and that has enabled us connect with a wide cross section of people across Sri Lanka. Glow has been in the forefront of many CSR initiatives and will continue to play an active role in promoting the concept of inner beauty across the island,” said Brand Manager for Glow, Mrs. Shrmila.



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