Mango opens first store in Colombo
Mango continued its international expansion and remains true to its
aim to be present in every major city in the world with the opening of
its first store in Sri Lanka.
Softlogic, a leading, dynamic conglomerate in Sri Lanka, having
expanded into the branded apparel retail sector, has unveiled yet
another global branded store with its tie-up with Mango.
Mango is one of the world’s leading designer labels and is the
marketer of the exclusive line-up of Mango branded apparels. Softlogic,
having been appointed the authorised franchisee for Mango in Sri Lanka
is pleased to open, in collaboration with Mango, the New Mango flagship
store in the heart of Colombo.
The elegant Mango store is located at No. 1/1, Bagathale Road,
Colombo 3, facing Galle Road.
The store has a single floor at street level with 195 m2 of selling
space, with excellent visibility, ample access and parking facilities.
The store features a range of Women’s wear, from trendy casual wear
and smart wear to glamour evening wear.
The Mango flagship store in Colombo will also carry a range of
accessories for all the fashionistas in town.
Priced very affordably, Mango epitomises style, convenience and
versatility and is a must-stop for all ladies during the Season. The
interior design of this new store combines functionality with wabi
aesthetics, a Japanese term which describes objects or ambiences
characterised by their rustic simplicity, combined with a minimalist
composition with the warmth of objects originating from nature.
The chosen colour is a natural tone that unifies the floor, walls and
ceiling in order to achieve a homogenous look and transmit an image that
is pure and fresh. It is a store which has a very clean, natural and
minimalist look, in order to give greater protagonism to the clothes.
Mango is Spain’s second largest exporter of women’s fashion. Its
concept is based on an alliance between a quality product, in accordance
with the latest fashion trends, and an affordable price. The brand image
is reinforced by its company-owned stores, which represent a calling
card for the brand and create a dynamic image in accordance with the
personality of its customers.
Mango, which began its international expansion in 1992 with the
opening of two franchises in Portugal, now has more than 2,300 stores in
105 countries and remains Spain’s most international fashion brand.
As a diversified conglomerate, Softlogic has expanded and entered the
key growth sectors of retail, healthcare, ICT, Automobiles, Travel and
Leisure and Finance and Insurance, holding authorised distributorships
for some well-known global brand names.
Softlogic employs over 5000 at its offices in Sri Lanka, Singapore
Edna Group inks deal with Dialog Axiata
Dialog Enterprise to provide complete mobile connectivity solution to
Edna Group of Ceylon, one of the largest conglomerates in Sri Lanka
has tied up with Dialog Enterprise to provide mobile communication
solutions to the group, which includes Dialog BizConnect; an APN (Access
Point Network) solution, allowing sales teams to give real time updates
from the field.
Edna Group Dialog Axiata team after signing the agreement.
Dialog BizConnect APN (Access Point Network) Solution by Dialog
Enterprise, the business solutions arm of Sri Lanka's premier mobile
service provider Dialog Axiata PLC will enhance productivity and
efficiency of organizations by giving real time updates from the field,
while on the go. Dialog BizConnect allows real time sales updates from
across the Island and also allows optimum cost leadership in other
business support services such as inventory management and dispatch
services paving the way for better resource management with the
This agreement also covers a complete mobile voice and BlackBerry
solution system which will allow the Edna Group management and staff to
have seamless voice and data communication services powered by Dialog's
island wide coverage.
The new solution further includes an online billing monitoring portal
which enables the tracking of billing and usage patterns and report
generation. As such, the solutions that are implemented at Edna Group by
Dialog Enterprise will help reduce costs and increase operational
efficiencies of the company.
"As Dialog Axiata is a leader in innovation and also has the largest
geographical coverage in Sri Lanka, they were naturally the first choice
for Edna," Edna Group of Companies Group Director Lal Ekanayake said.
"The solutions offered by Dialog Enterprise leads to costs savings to
the Edna Group which is essential to stay ahead of the curve in today's
fiercely competitive market," he said.
Dialog Axiata, with over 2,000 GSM and 1,200 3G base stations and
growing is the largest mobile service provider and one of the largest
ICT based solutions providers in the Island.
"We are pleased to enter into a strategic business venture with the
Edna Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Sri Lanka," Dialog
Enterprise and Global Business Group Chief Officer, Suresh Sidhu said.
Expolanka Holdings acquires Norfolk Foods
Further strengthens FMCG brand portfolio:
Expolanka Holdings acquired a controlling stake in Norfolk Foods Pvt
Ltd for an investment of Rs.300 million.
Expolanka Holdings PLC Chairman Osman Kassim with Norfolk
Food (Pvt) Ltd Managing Director Mohammed Ziaudeen after
signing the agreement.
Norfolk Foods (Pvt) Ltd enjoys a reputation as a leading entity
involved in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of specialized
"We saw tremendous potential in this company. Not only does it have a
wide portfolio of products but parallely enjoys a strong and vibrant
customer base both in retail and B2B. With our existing FMCG brands
which include T-Sips, Mo-Fruit, Taprobana and Baraka, Norfolk will no
doubt further strengthen the current portfolio. It is seen that the
Halal meat industry has been growing rapidly in Sri Lanka and across the
world which shows growth potential for NFL. In line with this we have
plans to further develop the brand name across all markets and increase
market share in the near future", said Expolanka Holdings PLC Group CEO,
A wide range of speciality products made according to high standards
of quality have made NFPL the choice supplier to most of the prominent
brands in the country. NFPL's clientele extends from the quality
conscious luxury and boutique hotels to globally branded five star city
hotels. Global fast food franchises go for NFPL while leading
supermarkets which have their own brands of further processed meats,
offer shelf space to NFPL products.
Envisaging a significant increase in demand NFL recently completed a
modernization programme which included new blast freezers, cold rooms
and expanded floor area of 32,000 square feet.
With this the NFL will have an integrated production process and is
expected to be a model production facility in Sri Lanka with
uninterrupted process flow. NFL also boasts of being the first to
install a spiral air blast freezing facility in Sri Lanka.