Australian Franchise News – 19-11-09
Australian owned global specialty coffee brand, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, has achieved a hat trick, winning for the third consecutive year, the ‘Western Sydney Exporter Award’at the 2009 Premier’s NSW Export Awards.
The accolade follows the Excellence in International Franchising Award received by the company at the Australian MYOB Franchising Awards earlier this month, and further reinforces Gloria Jean’s Coffees contribution to Australia’s credentials as a global retail leader.
“We are very proud to once again be recognised for our work in the Australian export sector. As an Australian owned and operated global brand we have a strong belief in making a contribution to the national economy through exports and jobs and promoting Australian entrepreneurship to the world,” said Nabi Saleh, Executive Chairman of Gloria Jean’s Coffees.
“Over the last year we have continued to grow our international network to 917 stores across 37 markets worldwide, by developing leading systems and practices that support our Vision to be the most loved and respected coffee company in the world,” he said.
In the last 12 months the company has opened up ten new international markets alone, including India and China. Global sales have increased by more than 25 per cent and coffee house openings have grown 35 per cent encompassing 93 new openings.
“Our recent award wins are a testament to our entire family of team members, franchise partners and supply partners who have made our international aspirations a reality,” Mr Saleh continued.
The 2009 Premier’s NSW Export Awards is part of a national program run by the Australian Institute of Export, recognising excellence in the export of goods and services by NSW businesses, and acknowledging their contribution to the economy and the community.
Headquartered in Castle Hill NSW, Gloria Jean’s Coffees generates export revenue through the sale of its successful franchise model, training services and proprietary products to international markets. This includes all Gloria Jean’s Coffees signature whole bean and blended coffee which is roasted at the company’s state-of-the-art roasting facility in Castle Hill and exported to stores around the world.
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