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100PLUS Awarded with Healthier Choice Logo by the Ministry of Health Malaysia

posted 18 Apr 2018, 00:22 by iConnect@ F&N   [ updated 18 Apr 2018, 00:22 ]

PETALING JAYA, 12 APRIL 2018: Since the launch in 1983 as the first isotonic beverage in Malaysia, 100PLUS has always been ahead of its time with its Sports & Active Lifestyle positioning. Understanding the shift in consumer preference towards healthier beverage, 100PLUS takes the leap to meet the demand. Today, F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd is proud to announce the whole range of 100PLUS will now carry the Healthier Choice Logo.

The reformulated 100PLUS ORIGINAL and 100PLUS ACTIVE was released with the Healthier Choice Logo last year after the launch by the Ministry of Health in April 2017. 100PLUS followed suit with the initiative to reformulate the whole range including 100PLUS BERRY, 100PLUS ORANGE, and 100PLUS LEMON LIME, which had rolled out into the market with the Healthier Choice Logo printed on its new packaging starting March 2018.

Graham Lim, Vice President, Brand Marketing of F&N said, “From here forward, each beverage in our portfolio will trail along as we are committed to offer our consumers the best. 100PLUS will also make headway as a healthier beverage among consumers who are not only active in sports, but live an active lifestyle too. Now everyone can enjoy 100PLUS as a healthier choice of beverage with a lower amount of sugar content.

“Reformulation is a complex process, and we want to ensure that we were still able to retain the right balance of taste and flavours that are already favoured by our consumers as well as providing the optimal benefits of rehydration. We have successfully revamp the formula for the entire range of 100PLUS variants, which will now contains 6 grams or lesser amount of sugar for every 100ml, and essentially meeting the criteria for Healthier Choice Logo regulation. This is in line with the brand's aspiration to encourage individuals to unleash their potential and live an active lifestyle,” added Graham Lim.

The Healthier Choice Logo is intended to provide point-of-sale information to the consumer in making informed food choices. The objective is to create an environment which supports healthy eating and to promote active living for all.

Leong Wai Yin, 100PLUS Senior Marketing Manager added, “In conjunction with this healthier movement, we also wanted to elevate the excitement further by launching an all new flavour that ranks amongst the most popular flavours Malaysians love; 100PLUS Blackcurrant – a refreshing carbonated dark purple drink that will not only provides an optimum hydration, but satisfy your taste buds.”

100PLUS Ambassador Mira Filzah, who was present in the launch said, “Being in the entertainment industry, work schedule can get hectic very quickly. Hence, I choose 100PLUS as my go-to beverage to hydrate my body throughout the day. Not only does it provides a refreshing taste, it also helps to replenish body fluid lost.”

Joining Mira to celebrate and host the launch was celebrity host CK Faizal. The event was also graced by Lai Ming Kong, Senior Vice President, Domestic Commercial Operations F&N and Datin Wira Dr. Hajah Siti Hawa Mohd, Director of Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad.

Stay hydrated with Malaysia’s No. 1 Isotonic Drink, a smarter choice for your active lifestyle!

National Athletes Can Now Pack 100PLUS Active Sachets During Overseas Stints

posted 11 Apr 2018, 22:43 by iConnect@ F&N   [ updated 11 Apr 2018, 22:44 ]

KUALA LUMPUR (5th April 2018): The next time our national athletes travel abroad for training and competition, whether it is to Gold Coast, Jakarta or anywhere else in the world, they will be able to conveniently pack 100PLUS, Malaysia’s number one isotonic beverage, with them. This became possible after 100PLUS introduced the all-new sachet version of the popular non-carbonated 100PLUS Active.

The sachets, packed with 15 grams of 100PLUS Active powder, have made it very convenient for national athletes to take their favourite beverage with them on their travels.

“100PLUS is an official sponsor of the National Sports Council and we realized our national athletes consume 100PLUS regularly to stay hydrated. We wanted to ensure our national athletes are still able to enjoy what they like even when they are overseas be it on a training or a competition stint. This is important as our athletes will have the peace of mind as they know exactly what they are consuming,” said Engku Isyamuddin Tuan Losin, Sponsorship and Activation Manager, F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd. At a simple ceremony here, Engku Isyamuddin presented Datuk Ahmad Shapawi with a batch of 100PLUS Active sachets which will be given to the athletes who are headed for Gold Coast and other forthcoming sports events abroad. Datuk Kamal Harun, F&N Consultant, was also in attendance at the presentation.

Athletes will not be the only ones to enjoy the sachets as consumers can now purchase them online at Shopee & 11street. The sachets can also be purchased at all watsons outlets nationwide and selected independent pharmacies. The sachets are available in box packs of five priced at RM8.

100PLUS is the recommended drink of the National Sports Council. 100PLUS is a strong and loyal supporter of sports in the country. They currently sponsor the Malaysian Football League, the Football Association of Malaysia, Badminton Association of Malaysia, the Ministry of Education-organised Liga KPM and many other events and sports bodies.

100PLUS also has several Brand Ambassadors, including Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem, Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon, Goh Liu Ying, Goh Jin Wei and Khairul Hafiz Jantan.

100PLUS and BAM Sign New Two-Year Sponsorship Deal

posted 7 Mar 2018, 23:50 by iConnect@ F&N   [ updated 7 Mar 2018, 23:51 ]

PETALING JAYA (6th March 2018) – 100PLUS, the nation’s No.1 isotonic beverage, and the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) today announced that they had signed a new two-year sponsorship agreement. This deal is testament to the strong relations between both 100PLUS and BAM who have been partners since November 2003.

Under the terms of the new agreement, which expires at the end of next year, 100PLUS will be named the Official Beverage sponsor for all BAM events and activities including the Malaysian Open and the Malaysian Masters.

More importantly, the new deal will see 100PLUS becoming the title sponsor for the national junior circuit and the junior inter-state tournaments over the next two years. The events will be known as the 100PLUS National Junior Circuit (Under-12, Under-14 and Under 16) and also the 100PLUS National Junior Inter-Team.

These two junior competitions are important development platforms for the young players. Many of our current national players graduated from these events, they include the likes of Olympic silver medallists Chan Peng Soon, Tan Wee Kiong and Goh Liu Ying.

Other current national shutlers who came through the junior circuit include Iskandar Zulkarnain, Vivian Hoo and Goh Jin Wei. The 100PLUS National Junior Circuit comprises seven rounds which culminate with the grand finals in Negri Sembilan in July. The 100PLUS National Inter-State Team Under-12 and Under-16 will take place later this year in November in Kelantan.

“When we first signed up with BAM, we wanted to contribute in some way to the development of the sport. In the last 15 years, we have seen many young players blossom into world class stars who have gone on to achieve remarkable results on the global stage including winning silver medals at the Olympics,” Ming Kong said today.

“We have had a tremendous relationship with BAM over the years and it has become even stronger ever since Dato’ Sri Norza took over as the president. We look forward to working with Dato’ Sri Norza and his team in the coming years.”

The extension of this partnership will see 100PLUS become one of the longest serving sponsors with BAM. In addition to BAM, 100PLUS supports the top badminton players in the country. Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei, Tan Wee Kiong, Goh V Shem, Chan Peng Soon, Goh Liu Ying and Goh Jin Wei are all 100PLUS ambassadors.

Ming Kong meanwhile said 100PLUS ACTIVE, launched in conjunction with the KL SEA Games last year, will be provided to BAM for their events. 100PLUS ACTIVE will be the ideal drink for players aiming to achieve peak performances as they will be able to consume this non-carbonated beverage during events.

100PLUS ACTIVE builds on the brand’s sports heritage and functional credentials to target sporty, fitness-seeking consumers looking for a no-fizz thirst-quencher that can rehydrate, replenish, and re-energise them during and after their fitness regimen.

“I am pleased to share today that 100PLUS ACTIVE will for the first time be available in powder form and packed in sachets. With the sachets, our badminton players and other national athletes will be able to consume 100PLUS ACTIVE whenever they travel abroad. The sachets will also be sold online and in selected outlets,” Ming Kong added.

100PLUS, a Silver Sponsor for Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games and Para Games, is synonymous with supporting sports in the country. Apart from BAM, 100PLUS also supports the Football Association of Malaysia. 100PLUS is also the title sponsor for the 100PLUS Premier League and the Official Isotonic beverage for the Malaysian Football League.

100PLUS is committed to youth development programmes and currently supports the National Football Development Programme (NFDP), Liga KPM (under MSSM) and the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open golf tournament. 100PLUS is the recommended drink of the National Sports Council.

World Champions Dominate SAM-100PLUS Awards 2017

posted 5 Mar 2018, 23:04 by iConnect@ F&N   [ updated 5 Mar 2018, 23:05 ]

National track cyclist, Azizulhasni Awang who won the gold medal in keirin at the 2017 Track Cycling World Championships and short putter, Ziyad Zolkefli who set a new world record in winning a gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships were named as the Best Athlete and Best Paralympian respectively at the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM)-100PLUS Awards 2017.

Malaysia’s best athletes were feted at the SAM-100PLUS Awards 2017 to acknowledge their contributions to the nation with the main prizes given away by Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, at a special event held in Kuala Lumpur recently.

The other awards were given to Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah (water ski) for being the Best Young Athlete, and Special Awards to Gavin Kyle Green (golf) and the women ten-pin bowling team.

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) was awarded with the Most Dynamic Sports Association Award for the success of its young talent development programmes. Under FAM’s programmes, three national junior teams namely the Under-23, Under-19 and Under-16 squads created history when they advanced to the final round of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) championships and were placed among the elite group in Asia.

At the ceremony, SAM also honoured Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president, Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Jaafar for his contributions to the development of sports in the country.

100PLUS has been a proud advocate of sports development and active lifestyle in Malaysia, and has been the main sponsor of this award since 2006.

F&N Accelerates Export Programme To Achieve Targeted RM500 Million Before 2020

posted 23 Jan 2018, 22:57 by iConnect@ F&N   [ updated 23 Jan 2018, 22:57 ]

Kuala Lumpur - Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (“F&NHB” or “the Group”) today announced a debottlenecking programme at its dairy plant in Pulau Indah that will add up to five million cases in additional annual capacity to fuel and accelerate exports from Malaysia and domestic growth.

The RM25 million smart capex initiative at F&N Dairies Manufacturing plant in Malaysia will address the much-needed capacity for exports and domestic markets. This is expected to accelerate F&NHB’s exports business towards achieving its sales target of RM500 million from Malaysia ahead of the 2020 deadline. Similarly, the Group is also looking at targeted capacity expansion in its plants in Rojana and Pakchong, Thailand.

Together with its Thai operation, F&NHB is targeting RM800 million in total exports by 2020 while firmly establishing Exports as a sustainable third pillar alongside contributions of the Malaysian and Thai business operations.

“Our transformation programme has been completely rolled out and we are currently refining the new systems and processes that we have put in place to ensure optimum efficiency and effectiveness in our operations. That together with innovation will drive and accelerate our growth.” said F&NHB Chief Executive Officer Lim Yew Hoe after the Group’s 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM)” here. Product and packaging innovations will be focused on fulfilling consumers’ health agenda and demand for affordability in current prolonged weak economic climate. This will be done through the introduction of more products with lower sugar content, the right pack sizes and prices; and clearly differentiated products including into adjacent categories.

According to Lim, F&N has set new targets to offer a healthy option in every product category that they are in by 2020.

On the strengthening of the Ringgit and Thai Baht against US Dollar, its impact on the F&N business in Malaysia and Thailand, Lim said that as a net importer, the impact should be slightly favourable even though it presents a challenge to the export team. Going forward, Lim expected the economic landscape in Malaysia and Thailand to continue to be challenging albeit with higher GDP forecasts and a strengthening currency. Nevertheless, Lim is hopeful that the new products to be launched would provide new growth engines.

“In addition, our distributor harmonisation programme should deliver cross-selling benefits as a larger number of our products reach a growing network of outlets. Our leaner operating structure will ensure agility and provide greater competitiveness in an environment where margins are always under challenge.” Lim added.

The conclusion of the AGM also saw the introduction of three new directors including two women for the first time on the Board while advancing the Group’s gender representation:

1) Datuk Mohd Anwar bin Yahya as an Independent Non-Executive Director
2) Puan Faridah binti Abdul Kadir as an Independent Non-Executive Director
3) Puan Aida binti Md Daud as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director, nominated by Permodalan Nasional Berhad

F&NHB Chairman Tengku Syed Badarudin Jamalullail welcomed the appointment of the new directors and looked forward to their contributions especially from the women directors in offering new perspectives to the Group’s initiative to advance the health, nutrition and product innovation of its total product offering and furthering outreach with various stakeholder groups.

The Chairman and shareholders who attended the AGM thanked the outgoing directors, Datuk Seri Dr. Nik Norzrul Thani bin N. Hassan Thani, Dato’ Anwarrudin bin Ahamad Osman, Dato’ Dr. Mohd Shahar bin Sidek and Mr. Anthony Cheong Fook Seng for their valuable contributions and dedicated services given to the Company and wished them the best in future undertakings.

The AGM also approved payment of a final single tier dividend of 30.5 sen per share for the financial year 30 September 2017 (2016: final single tier dividend of 30.5 sen per share) and payable to shareholders on 9 February 2018. The entitlement date of the dividend is 29 January 2018.

F&N & MPSP Challenge School Children To Become Recycling Heroes

posted 23 Jan 2018, 22:55 by iConnect@ F&N   [ updated 23 Jan 2018, 22:55 ]

Seberang Perai, Penang – Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&NHB) has joined forces with the Municipal Council of Seberang Perai (MPSP) to help the council achieve its target of recycling 70 per cent of municipal waste by 2022, by organising the “Kempen Kitar Semula F&N & MPSP 2018” for the second consecutive year.

Launching the programme, Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Sr Hj. Rozali Bin Hj. Mohamud, Yang Dipertua of MPSP said, “To date, we have achieved a recycling rate of 42 per cent which is the highest rate in Malaysia. This is such a huge accomplishment and we couldn't have done it without the participating schools' hard work and dedication in last year's "Kempen Kitar Semula F&N & MPSP".

The inaugural campaign held last year in Seberang Perai saw the participation of 38 primary and secondary schools across the district that successfully collected 54,090.75 kg of recyclables. This year’s campaign aims to attract more participants as it will be open to pre-schools under the MPSP administration.

“We are grateful for your contribution and I look forward to an increase in the number of participating schools in this year's campaign. Together, we can accumulate a higher amount of recyclable items and reach our recycling rate goal of 70 per cent in four years' time,” the Yang Dipertua said.

Supported by the Penang Education Department, Penang Department of Environment and Tetra Pak (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., the nine-month school recycling campaign will be held from January 1 to September 30, 2018.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Cariessa Goh, Corporate Affairs Manager of F&N said the initiative is a part of the Group’s continuous commitment toward instilling good recycling habits in school children. “At F&N, we believe it is never too early to educate students on the benefit of recycling as we are confident that by engaging the young, they will grow up to become responsible and environmentally conscious adults. Our campaign reinforces the 5R philosophy of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink and Recreate that not only encourages students to recycle but also to tap into their creative side and develop innovative ways to reuse waste,” said Ms Goh.

“Beginning this year, we will be briefing school principals as well as teachers who lead the schools’ recycling clubs or teachers who are in charge of co-curricular activities at the schools. The campaign will also also include a briefing session by the Penang Department of Environment. This will enable each school to understand how important it is to apply the 5R philosophy in the campaign that will greatly help students to know ways to improve their surroundings and create a sustainable future,” Ms. Goh added. “We look forward to engaging the students and teachers on the importance of promoting recycling habits and environmental preservation amongst children from a young age.”

The “Kempen Kitar Semula F&N & MPSP 2018” fosters a conducive environment for the students to work closely together with their teachers and parents to collect the highest recyclable materials per head in each school. Participating schools are required to collect recyclable items that consist of aluminium products, plastics, paper, Tetra Pak carton packages and e-waste including television sets, computers, mobile phones, rice cookers, hair dryers, toasters, speakers and vacuum cleaners.

Ms. Goh also encouraged participating schools to use proceeds from the sale of recyclable materials as a source of income for them to enhance their existing recycling programmes and fund the cost for school maintenance.

Representing the pre-school community in the area, an official from the Unity Kindergarten unit of the Department of National Unity and Integration (JPNIN) said, “we are glad that this programme has been extended to reach pre-schools this year. This initiative can easily be adapted into the teaching and learning curriculums in the classroom and where better to start than at the beginning of a child’s learning stage. We look forward to not only the participation of individual students but also the contributions from their homes and surrounding communities.”

Puan Rafiah Ahmad, a teacher from SMK Seberang Jaya noted that “as a whole, the programme introduced today has provided us with a great opportunity to think creatively on how we can preserve the environment. It is a programme that can be both educational and enjoyable for everyone.”

Puan Lydia from SMK Kampong Kastam also said that, “The programme is very interesting and we are glad that F&N is encouraging participation at a school level. When kids learn these important environmental lessons during childhood, they may be more likely to adopt responsible habits that carry on into adulthood.”

This year, the campaign will also be introducing a ‘Recycling Corner’ competition for the primary and secondary school categories. The new competition will challenge participating schools to think outside the box and explore unique and creative ways to ‘Rethink’ and ‘Recreate’ waste materials. Besides that, Tetra Pak (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. will be sponsoring a competition for the most creative design using Tetra Pak carton packages.

The “Kempen Kitar Semula F&N & MPSP 2018” offers cash prizes totalling RM26,860 for the top 10 schools in each category that collect the largest haul of recyclable materials per student; primary and secondary schools that achieve the highest collection of aluminium, plastics, Tetra Pak carton packages and e-waste; pre-schools that accumulate the largest amount of aluminium, plastics and Tetra Pak carton packages; and the top three primary and secondary schools in the ‘Recycling Corner’ competition.

Primary and secondary schools stand to win the grand prize of RM1,400 for the highest average score of recyclable items collected at the end of the campaign while the winning pre-school will bring home RM500. The second prize is RM1,300 each for primary and secondary schools, and RM400 for the pre-school category. Primary and secondary schools that achieve third place will win RM1,200 each while the pre-school in the same position will take home RM300. Primary and secondary schools in fourth and fifth places respectively will earn RM1,100 and RM1,000 each for their efforts while pre-schools in fourth and fifth spots will each win RM80. Meanwhile, primary and secondary schools from sixth to 10th placements will receive a consolation prize of RM300 each. Pre-schools from sixth to 10th positions will receive a consolation prize of RM80 each.

Four special awards worth RM700 each await primary and secondary schools with the most aluminium, plastic, Tetra Pak carton packages and e-waste accumulated. Meanwhile, three special awards worth RM300 each are up for grabs for pre-schools that collect the biggest amount of aluminium, plastic and Tetra Pak carton packages.

Grand prize winners for the primary and secondary school categories of the ‘Recycling Corner’ competition will each bring home RM800 while second place winners will win RM600 each. Primary and secondary schools in third place will receive RM400 each.

F&N began its recycling initiative 12 years ago in Shah Alam and in 2012, extended the campaign to the Penang Island. Last year, the Group launched its first ever campaign in Seberang Perai and Kuching. F&N kickstarted this year’s school recycling campaign in the Penang Island on January 17, 2018 before proceeding to Seberang Perai. The Group aims to reach out to more schools in other parts of Malaysia and will continue to explore opportunities to develop young environmentalists in the country.

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