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Tetra Pak Thailand Awarded Top Green Company In Asia

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BANGKOK, Nov. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tetra Pak (Thailand) Limited was recognized as one of the Top Green Companies in Asia at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) 2014 organised by MORS Group.

Tetra Pak Thailand, one of the top market companies of Tetra Pak®, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, has won at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards 2014 (ACES) under theSustainability category at an award ceremony organised at the Fairmont Singapore on November 26, 2014, along with three other companies from Hong Kong, India, and the Philippines.

“We are pleased and honoured to be recognised for our sustainability commitment through our social and environmental initiatives, in particular our Green Roof Project for Princess Pa Foundation. As a leading food processing and packaging company, we consider the full value chain as our approach to sustainability and theenvironment, starting from our suppliers and continuing with our production processes and of course end of life. We work with our customers and various stakeholders to protect the environment by using paper which is a renewable material as our main material, developing carton collection and recycling systems, and promoting the benefits of sustainability to consumers,” said Mr. Henrik Hauggaard, Managing Director, Tetra Pak (Thailand) Limited.

“Our CSR activities have been developed based on our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™”, along the dimensions of our brand pillars: Food, People and Futures. Among others, the Green Roof Project for Princess Pa Foundation, which calls for public participation to send consumed cartons to be recycled into roof sheets for those in need through the Princess Pa Foundation, the Thai Red Cross Society, is a perfect example of how we can extend the meaning of protection beyond food safety to also embrace our employees, the communities in which we operate, the environment as well as our customers business — so they too feel protected with Tetra Pak,” he added.

The Top Green Companies in Asia Award is awarded to companies that run their business operations yielding minimal negative impact on the environment, community, and society. The winning companies undertake environmentally friendly activities at all facets of the organization to ensure that its processes, products, and production activities adequately address current environmental concerns while maintaining long term profitability.

ABOUT TETRA PAK

Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world.  With almost 23,000 employees based in over 85 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™,” reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.

More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapak.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tapanee Junhom
Communications Manager
Tetra Pak (Thailand) Limited
+66 2 704 3384
tapanee.junhom@tetrapak.com
Benjaphorn.banjerdjit@vervethailand.com

Source: Tetra Pak

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December 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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2014 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Rank The Mulia – Nusa Dua, Bali In the Top Three Resorts In the World

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BALI, Indonesia, Nov. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — There is no other place like Bali. The enchanting culture, the abundant supply of the sun, the warmth of the Balinese and the mesmerising beaches. This year, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler USA Edition placed Bali at number 17 for the “Best Islands in the World” and The Mulia (www.themulia.com) as the “Number One Beach Resort in Asia“. Over a million votes from nearly 77,000 readers with a total score of 98.377 directly placed Mulia Bali in the Top Three Hotels & Resorts in the world. After winning the 2013 Conde Nast Traveler USA Edition – HOT List of Best New Hotels in the World, The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas has also received recognition by two other Conde Nast publications as a “Top 20 holiday hotels in Asia &India” on Conde Nast Traveler UK Edition – 2014 Readers’ Travel Awards and as “The Best Family Hotel” on Conde Nast Travellers Russia Edition – Readers Choice Awards 2014.

The Mulia - Nusa Dua, Bali Ranks 3 on Conde Nast Traveler Best Hotels in the world
The Mulia – Nusa Dua, Bali Ranks 3 on Conde Nast Traveler Best Hotels in the world

The Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey began in 1988 and is available through a secure website atcondenasttraveler.com/vote. This year’s tabulations of the 76,659 responses was done by Equation Research. Candidates must receive a required minimum number of responses to be eligible for a Readers’ Choice Award. Individual candidates are judged on a set of criteria relevant to their category, based on a standard five-point scale. The mean average of these ratings determines the final score published a departure from 26 years of calculating only the percentage of excellent and very good ratings.

Explore the dramatic coastline of Nusa Dua that surrounds The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas. Imagine waking up in the morning, savouring the beauty of the sunrise from our resort in Nusa Dua, trying out surfing in Kuta beach and inhaling the fresh air while biking along the rice paddies in Ubud. Treasure your newfound experiences by bringing home a little piece of Bali from both the traditional markets and the fashionable neighbourhood of Seminyak. At the end of the day, indulge your mind and body with our signature treatments at the Mulia Spa.

Experience the serenity of breathtaking landscapes, or a stroll through the resort for those special moments. For reservations please call +623613017777 or e-mail to reservation@themulia.com.

The Mulia  Nusa Dua, Bali is a member of Leading Hotels of The World and offers a selection of one and two bedroom suites. Each has a patio with a Jacuzzi, spacious living area, state-of-the-art entertainment system and indulgent oversized bedrooms.  The interior and outdoor spaces intertwine effortlessly, offering views of the vast pool decorated with beautifully crafted Balinese statues and the infinity pool seamlessly flows to the beach and continues to the ocean.

Mulia Resort  Nusa Dua, Bali is sprawled along Nusa Dua’s most stunning coastline. Inside, creative use of crystal, beautiful blue Azul Bahia and furnishings are stunning and compliment the tranquil ponds and pools outside that weave effortlessly around the gardens. A favourite for couples, families or small groups, the resort offers unrivalled facilities with a wide selection of dining venues to choose from including Table8, Edogin, Soleil, The Cafe, Mulia Deli, The Bar and ZJ’s Bar & Lounge.

Mulia Villas  Nusa Dua, Bali range in size, from one to six bedrooms. The layout of the villas was inspired by the terraced Balinese rice paddy fields, joined in layers, each with views across the Indian Ocean and private gardens. Adopting the design from traditional Balinese homes, the pavilion provides an outdoor living space with a hydrotherapy swimming pool and garden, creating an atmosphere of peace and simplicity.

For further information, please contact:

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas  Nusa Dua, Bali

Adhiyanto Wongso
Director of Communications
Adhiyanto.Wongso@themulia.com

Diana Prayogo
Communications Manager
Diana.Prayogo@themulia.com

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Source: The Mulia- Nusa Dua Bali

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December 1, 2014 at 4:52 pm

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Iconic lifestyle Brand “Dean & DeLuca” Acquired by Thailand Premium Property Developer PACE

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— Targets rapid growth for Dean & DeLuca with presence in 15 countries and hundreds of new stores in two years
— Siam Commercial Bank: “We are excited by the prospects for this visionary Thai company and are pleased to support their endeavour”

BANGKOK, Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Thailand’s PACE Development Corporation plc (PACE), today, announced that it has entered into an agreement for the purchase of one of the world’s most iconic gourmet food brands, Dean & DeLuca, as well as its global business and assets for US$ 140 million from Dean & DeLuca Holdings, Inc.

The move aims to boost PACE’s capabilities as a developer of super-premium mixed use developments as well as fuel rapid global growth of the Dean & DeLuca gourmet food and beverage retailing business.

The purchase includes the supply chain and operations of eleven outlets and two commissaries in the United States as well as the licensing agreements covering 31 international locations, among them outlets in Japan,Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Sorapoj Techakraisri, Chief Executive Officer of PACE Development Corporation plc, said, “We want to capitalise on the global convergence of super-premium mixed-use property development and lifestyle brands. The best margins in the business of premium property development of the future is in offering customers a lifestyle — not just bricks and mortar. People want a total delivered environment where they feel good about living. It’s why we must be able to bring into our properties some of the world’s best lifestyle brands. It’s a proven model already successfully deployed by thought-leaders in property and retail property development.”

He said that the iconic Dean & DeLuca brand also has “extraordinary potential for rapid growth globally. We expect to open hundreds of new stores in the next two years to add to the current 42 stores, and to increase our global footprint from eight countries to more than 15 countries in the same period through licensing and our own investments.”

Mr. Sorapoj said, “We want to fully maximise the potential of the Dean & DeLuca brand. Its equity is as distinct as it is strong, standing for the finest food and food-related products, while the business has a well-established track record of almost 40 years. There is also an outstanding organisation staffed with great talent. We intend to retain the current management team and to incentivise them in line with our vision.”

He said, “PACE understands ‘quality’ and how to work with premium brands; it already has a portfolio of joint endeavours with premium global brands in lifestyle and specialty retailing and a track-record of success in this field, including fashion icon Vogue Lounge, multiple Michelin-star gourmet dining L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, and Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok, which was recently recognised at the 2014 South East Asia Property Awards with the ‘Best Condominium Development – South East Asia‘ Award.”

Mr. Sorapoj said the Dean & DeLuca acquisition strengthens PACE by “generating another sustainable revenue stream that is less cyclical than property development and less prone to external economic shocks.”

The funding for the acquisition is from PACE internal cashflow as well as a loan from Siam Commercial Bank plc.

Mr. Arthid Nanthawithaya, Senior Executive Vice President, Siam Commercial Bank, plc, said, “We are excited by the enormous global prospects for this visionary Thai company and are pleased to support PACE in their important endeavour.”

For more information: N.Juthaprateep, PACE Development plc, Tel: +662-118-9599

 

Source: PACE Development Corporation plc.

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December 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Posted in Business & Finance

1600 Pandas To Travel Across Malaysia, The Next Stop In Their World Tour

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — On their journey around the world to promote the message of panda conservation and sustainable development, the 1600 Pandas will be visiting more than 15 iconic landmarks across the country for the ‘1600 Pandas World Tour In Malaysia“. With the theme of ‘Initiating the Culture of Creative Conservation’, the tour will be held for the first and only time in Malaysia from 21 December 2014 to 25 January 2015.

The Father of the 1600 Pandas! Paulo Grangeon, acclaimed French sculpture artist and designer with more than 30 years of experiences posing with his beloved Pandas, each with its very own unique expression.
The Father of the 1600 Pandas! Paulo Grangeon, acclaimed French sculpture artist and designer with more than 30 years of experiences posing with his beloved Pandas, each with its very own unique expression.

 

Facing the threat of extinction, the 1600 paper mache Pandas specially designed by Paulo Grangeon aimed to promote the awareness on the need for panda conservation and sustainable development.
Facing the threat of extinction, the 1600 paper mache Pandas specially designed by Paulo Grangeon aimed to promote the awareness on the need for panda conservation and sustainable development.

 

1600 Pandas are crossing the river by a bamboo raft, and ready to land in Malaysia!
1600 Pandas are crossing the river by a bamboo raft, and ready to land in Malaysia!

 

1600 Pandas are crossing the river by a bamboo raft, and ready to land in Malaysia!
1600 Pandas are crossing the river by a bamboo raft, and ready to land in Malaysia!

Leaving a massive social media frenzy and strong local participation across the globe, the 1600 pandas will finally arrive on Malaysian soil after more than five years since their first appearance in France. The “1600 Pandas World Tour” which started in 2008 as a collaboration between WWF and acclaimed French artist Paulo Grangeon, has since appeared in more than 100 exhibitions across various countries/regions such as France, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Malaysia will be the 1600 Pandas’ third stop after Hong Kong in the Asian region.

Paulo Grangeon, an enthusiastic French sculptor with more than 30 years of experience, created the 1600 paper mache pandas in various poses, emotions and sizes using recycled paper, as a symbolic representation of the amount of pandas left in the wild.

In celebration of the Malaysia leg tour, Paulo Grangeon will also be creating a special version white mascot paper mache panda representing the uniqueness of Malaysian culture to be used for workshops. “1600 Panda World Tour In Malaysia” aims to bring awareness to the locals on the importance of panda conservation and sustainable development, symbolically encouraging Malaysians to be more aware of our natural environment and the need to conserve it.

The 1600 pandas will appear in more than 15 iconic landmarks in Malaysia, where the locals will have a face-to-face experience with the pandas. The details of the stopover will be revealed soon, so stay tuned for more information.  “1600 Panda World Tour In Malaysia” is brought to you by Faster Advertising together with consulting curator AllRightsReserved. Funds raised from the “1600 Panda World Tour In Malaysia” will be channeled to support WWF-Malaysia’s conservation efforts.

For further information on the “1600 Panda World Tour In Malaysia“, please visit:

OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE

1600-Pandas-My

OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

OFFICIAL WEIBO

OFFICIAL HASHTAG

1600pandas

1600pandas

#1600pandas / #1600pandasmy

“1600 Pandas World Tour In Malaysia” Organizer & Partners:
Organizer:
Faster Advertising Group
http://www.fasteradvertising.com/

Consulting Curator:
AllRightsReserved Ltd.
http://www.allrights-reserved.com

Artist:
Paulo Grangeon

Beneficiary Organization:
WWF-Malaysia
http://www.wwf.org.my/media_and_information/media_centre/.

AllRightsReserved, info@allrights-reserved.com, 852-2712-0873

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Source: AllRightsReserved

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December 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm

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fluid Wins Award for Trader’s Hotel’s New Brand

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HONG KONG  /PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong creative agency fluid has added yet another trophy to their collection, taking home the Silver Award for Best Strategic/Creative Development of a New Brand at the 2014 Transform Awards.

The award focuses on the most transformative rebranding and brand positioning projects in Asia Pacific, and is based on their work with the rebranding of Shangri-La Group’s Traders Hotel brand to the new Hotel Jen.

The rebranding took a new look at hospitality, bringing people back to a people business through virtual persona Jen a professional hotelier and all-time lover of life, travel and discovery. The project incorporated intensive research leading to the strategic brand positioning and the creation of all brand visuals including website and collateral design across a range of properties in Asia Pacific. The brand then kicked off with an online-offline integrated marketing brand experience across multiple platforms in Singapore and Hong Kong.

“A unique proposition was delivered within a challenging timeline with enthusiasm, creativity and commitment that went beyond our expectations. We have been able to measure success since the brand launched and are more than pleased with the results“, Marisa Aranha, Vice President Sales & Marketing of Hotel Jen.

fluid distinguishes themselves as an agency driven by intelligent brand solutions. They see insight as a partnership between creative intuition and analytic expertise, using this relationship to connect the team and define an approach that makes brands become better than ever.

Their expertise in integrated marketing and brand solutions consulting has also lead to their Marketing Magazine 2013 Hong Kong Creative Agency of the Year win and an impressive list of clients including Shangri-La, Ipsos, Miele, Frontier Services Group, Invest HK, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and more.

For more information on the Hotel Jen brand creation and strategy, see fluid’s article on the rebranding.

To see the case study video that led to the win, visit fluid’s YouTube page.

Looking to transform your own brand? Email fluid at info@fluidhk.com.

For enquiries, please contact:

Tel: +852-2721-2787
E-mail:
info@fluidhk.com
Website:
www.fluidhk.com 

Source: fluid HK

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December 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm

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