The Arpico retail chain has announced plans to reward shoppers this Avurudu season with millions of rupees in shopping vouchers as the final countdown begins to the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

Extending an already impressive winning streak, Elephant House Cream Soda has been awarded the unprecedented, 10th consecutive “Beverage Brand of the Year” honour at the recent 2016 People’s Awards, jointly organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) and The Nielsen Company.

With a view to ensure the sustainability of a rapidly failing industry, the Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) says it is imperative that harvesting yields are increased and are introducing suitable ‘tea harvesters’ on certain estates.

Watawala Plantations PLC, a member of the diversified Sunshine Holdings conglomerate and one of Sri Lanka’s largest Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs), has announced plans to set up a mega commercial dairy operation, with a total initial funding commitment of USD 11.5 million.

The Arpico retail chain has opened its 18th hypermarket at Malabe, offering residents of the suburb as well as the thousands of people who pass through daily, the convenience of having more than 40,000 items in one spacious retail space.

Convenience Foods (Lanka) PLC a subsidiary of Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL), is the pioneer in manufacturing and marketing Lankasoy, the market leader forsoya based products in Sri Lanka.

Litro Gas, the largest national importer and market leader of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Sri Lanka, recently organized ‘Live Cooking Competition’, an exciting, fun-filled cookery competition amongst 20 glamorous pageants who participated for Miss Tourism Sri Lanka International, in collaboration with the Chefs Guild of Lanka.

Elephant House F5 recently signed on as the main sponsor of the first-ever Sri Lankan Duathalon, a run/cycle/run sporting event that was held on February 14, 2016, at the Spinner Sports Centre in Madiwela.

The Tea Exporters Association (TEA) recently conducted a workshop on tea strategy development under the theme ‘Way forward towards 2020’ at the Export Development Board- auditorium, with the participation of many distinguished stakeholders from the industry.

Pepsi has created more than 70 unique emojis to use on its cans, bottles and cups for a global campaign to win over drinkers this summer by talking to them in the shorthand, digital language.

The UN General Assembly declared 2016 the “Year of Pulses” with the intent of raising public awareness on the nutritional benefits of pulses as a part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security under the theme of ‘Nutritious Seeds for Sustainable Future’.