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Gloria Jean’s Coffees wins first CMO Asia Pacific award

Australian Franchise News – 24-08-10


Australian-owned, global coffee brand, Gloria Jean’s Coffees has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural CMO Asia Awards in Singapore.
CMO Asia is the Asia-Pacific chapter of the worldwide Chief Marketing Officers’ (CMO) Council. The CMO Council’s 5,000 members control more than $150 billion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide.
In its first year, the CMO Asia Awards recognise CMO’s across 25 countries who have shown leadership in building their brands, combined with consistent innovation and strategic marketing.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Gloria Jean’s Coffees Executive Chairman Nabi Saleh as the highest honour an individual can receive for their contribution to the industry.
Speaking from Singapore, Mr Saleh said he accepted the award on behalf of the whole Gloria Jean’s Coffees team.
“It is very humbling to receive such an accolade from our international peers and is a testament to the hard work of the whole Gloria Jean’s Coffees family around the world,” he said.
“Our vision is to be the most loved and respected coffee brand in the world, and awards such as these reinforce that we are on our way to achieving just that.”
The award was judged by an independent, hi-calibre jury of professionals from across Asia based on competencies including strategic perspective, business goal management, team orientation and people management, networking, customer focus, business acumen, performance management and achieving excellence.
Gloria Jean’s Coffees has continued to flourish across the Asia Pacific, including further expansion into major markets such as China and India.
The brand currently has 626 coffee houses opened across 16 countries in the region including Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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