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April, 2016





News From Motibhai Group



More help for TC Winston victims

MOTIBHAI Group has come
forward with more relief support
for victims of Tropical Cyclone
Winston by joining hands with its
key overseas supplier, Unilever
Asia Private Limited.
A multinational conglomerate,
Unilever which has some of the
worlds best brands under its belt
like Lipton Tea, OMO, Lifebuoy,
Rexona, Bushells and much more
handed over the much needed
items to the National Disaster
Management Office (NDMO)
through Motibhai Group on Monday, March 14.
Items donated include food
and household essentials worth
US $10k.
The kind gesture from one of
our key suppliers such as Unilever
will go a long way in helping our
fellow Fijians during such trying
times, Motibhai Group director
Rajesh Patel said.
Mr Patel said Motibhai Group
is grateful to Unilever Asia Private Limited for coming forward
with the latest support for our fellow Fijians who are in great need
of assistance at every aspect of
life during these trying times.
Our overseas based associates

Seen from left are Minister for National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu, Prime Minister Voreqe
Bainimarama, Motibhai Group director Rajesh Patel, Unilever Asia Private Limited business development manager Bryce Dukes and Motibhai Group support executives Jinesh and Sujan Patel after the

have not forgotten their Fijian

friends during times of need and
this is evident through the support
from Unilever Asia Private Limited today, Mr Patel said.
Unilevers business development manager, Bryce Dukes who
is currently in the country handed
over the goods to Meleti Baini-

marama - Permanent Secretary

for Rural & Maritime Development & National Disaster Management.
While accepting the timely donation, Mr Bainimarama thanked
Unilever Asia Private Limited
and Motibhai Group for their
assistance towards relief and re-

building efforts.
It was heartening to note that
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama also took out time from
his busy schedule to meet the
delegation and expressed similar
sentiments by thanking Motibhai
Group and Unilever for their assistance.

Help from Singapore

SUVA March 31, 2016.
Friends and business associates of
Fiji continue to send in relief and
support items for those severely
affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston which wreaked havoc in most
parts of the country almost sixweeks-ago.
In a latest gesture of support,
Singapore based Malaysia Dairy
Industries PTE Limited (MDI) has
handed over 405 cartons of Marigold fruit drinks to the National
Disaster Management Office
(NDMO) through its local distributors Motibhai Group.
MDI head of exports Freddy
Tan said the company is happy to
assist its Fijian friends in whatever
small way they can during such
trying times when people affected
are fighting hard to get their lives
back to normal.
I have been told that Fiji is in
top gear as far as rebuilding and
getting life back to normality is
concerned and we are happy to
help in a small way from our end,
Mr Tan said.
He said the people of Singa-

pore have their Fijian friends in

their thoughts and prayers wishing
everyone affected a quick recovery from the devastating effects
of TC Winston, officially rated as
the worlds second most severe cyclone to date.
While handing over the drinks
to NDMO officials on behalf of
MDI, Motibhai Group marketing
manager Abraham Gomes said the
donation will be directed towards
schools which were severely affected by TC Winston.
Taking delivery of the items,
Ministry of Rural and Maritime
Development and National Disaster Management Deputy Secretary Loata Vakacegu said Fiji on
its own will not be in a position
to handle the disaster created by
TC Winston and timely help from
donors and well-wishers will go a
long way in rebuilding the country.
The Fijian Government is very
thankful to each and every donor
and overseas suppliers who have
and are still contributing towards
our relief and rebuilding efforts,
Ms Vakacegu said.

Deputy Secretary for National Disaster Management Ms Loata

Vakacegu, right, takes delivery of the donated Marigold Fruit Drinks
from Motibhai Group marketing and business development manager Abraham Gomes, second from right, and other staff members.

Wolf Blass announces

international baseball
Wolf Blass has been announced as the first official
wine supplier of the Nippon Professional Baseball
(NPB) organisation in Japan
The multi-platform partnership will allow Wolf Blass to showcase
its portfolio throughout the seasonal game series, award ceremonies
and NPB fan events.
Sponsoring the NPB in Japan further solidifies Wolf Blass link to
sport around the world including the NBA in Greater China plus AFL
and NRL in Australia.
Wolf Blass will work with the NPB on unique in-store retail promotions during key seasonal holidays and wine drinking occasions in
Japan for the Wolf Blass brand beginning this April. This will include
Wolf Blass and NPB branded wines, consumer tastings, gifts with purchase, and ticket giveaways to NPB games.
During the 2016 All Star Game series, Wolf Blass will have sponsorship rights in the homerun derby and engage fans with exclusive
wine tastings.

Proudly distributed in Fiji by Motibhai Group.

Simon Marton, chief marketing officer at Treasury Wine Estates,

said: Wolf Blass embodies the passionate pursuit of triumph and we
are thrilled to be involved with Japans favorite sport. As the official
wine supplier of the NPB, Wolf Blass will have the opportunity to introduce our award-winning wines to a broad base of baseball fans and
wine consumers across Japan.
With more than 24 million attendees at live games during the 2015
season as well as millions of followers across its growing social media
presence, the NPB provides an unprecedented platform for Japanese
consumers to engage with Wolf Blass wines and share in the spirit of
the chase for success.
Wolf Blass wines are available throughout Japan via the Mitsubishi
Shokuhin wholesale network.

Staff celebrate CEOs birthday

HEAD-OFFICE staff of Motibhai Group united in hapiness to celeberate Mr Kirit
Patels 61st birthday on
Wednesday, March 30.
Delivering a speech on behalf
of all staff members, Siwanjini Nair from the IT team
thanked Mr Patel for his
continued leadership and
guidance at all times.
She said the staff are blessed
to have such a wonderful
leader to look upon to day
after day.
In response, Mr Patel said
he is touched with the love
and affection from the staff
members who are all part of
the big Motibhai family.

Lumisa Pearl and Coral

collection at Jewellery

Glitter with
Jewellery Galleria
International travellers are experiencing another dimension of shopping at the new-look departures lounge at
the Nadi International Airport since January 1, 2016.
The opening of Jewellery Galleria an offshoot of travel
and duty free retail giants - Prouds is adding glamour for jewellery lovers who are looking for worldrenowned brands at duty free prices.
We wanted to create a one-stop-shop for jewellery
lovers and the opening of Jewellery Galleria on the
first day of 2016 has enabled us to provide that added
shopping experience to our customers, Prouds Retail
Manageress Reshmi Singh said.

Penfolds named most admired wine brand

Fijis leading wine merchants, Motibhai Group is beaming with joy
following the announcements of their premium wine brands Penfolds being declared the most admired in the world.
Reacting to the news released to international media recently, Motibhai Group executive director Bhupendra Patel congratulated Penfolds for yet another achievement.
This is yet another feather on their cap and we as a company are
proud to be associated with this iconic Australian brand for the past
three decades, Mr Patel said.
Penfolds, part of the Treasury Wine Estates' stable, has been named
the world's most admired wine brand.
It took out the honour in Drinks International magazine's annual
poll judged by almost 200 industry experts whereby panel was asked
to cast their votes on the most admired wine brands based on consistent or improving quality, reflecting its region or country of origin,
responding to the needs and tastes of its target audience, marketing and
packaging and its strong appeal to a wide demographic.
"After 172-years in the wine business, we're still hungry, still excited and still eager to make better wine and champion new followers,"
Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago said.
The 172-year-old brand was given the honour following a poll of
almost 200 international industry experts, including buyers, wine writers and critics, sommeliers and Masters of Wine.
All at Penfolds are so chuffed with this global recognition from

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Penfolds Chief Winemaker

Peter Gago.

those working in our vineyards and wineries, on our bottling lines,

back-of-house in logistics, procurement and marketing, to our talented sales teams around the world who are at the coal-face selling our
whites, reds and fortifieds, Gago added.
Penfolds has built one of the most recognisable wine brands in Australia, led by its super premium wines of which Grange is the most
famous and sought-after by collectors. The brand is exclusively distributed in Fiji by Motibhai Group.

Customers welcome new food and

beverage additions at BK
CHICKEN lovers are lining
up to taste the all new Chicken
Fries at Burger King restaurants
in Martintar and at the Nadi International Airport Departures
Lounge in Nadi since Wednesday,
March 23.
The menu which is relatively
new to the Fijian taste buds is no
stranger at an international level.
Customers at Burger King
outlets overseas have already
given their tick of satisfaction to
the mouth-watering menu while
some have even gone to great
lengths to convince Burger King
management to feature it permanently in their restaurants.
This is evident through the
Facebook page titled: Keep
Burger King Chicken Fries Permanently on the Menu a page
created by patrons who seem to
have fallen in love with the great
tasting chicken fries.
We are all about innovation
and setting the benchmark for
our loyal customers and the new
chicken fries is one of many good
things coming your way, Burger
King general manager Akash
Narsey said.
Made with white meat chicken, our chicken fries are coated in
a light crispy breading seasoned
with savoury spices and herbs.
Chicken Fries are shaped like

Chicken Fries now available at Burger King

outlets in Fiji for the first time.

fries and are perfect to dip with

our delicious spicy sauce, Mr
Narsey added.
He said the new menu which
has rolled out for a limited time
only is all set to take the market
by storm.
Meanwhile the news of Burger Kings selected restaurants in
United Kingdom and New Zealand serving beer has come with
no surprise to their Fijian counterpart.
The news of selected outlets
overseas serving beer to customers has come to us with no surprises we had started serving beer
and other ready to drink bever-

ages (RTDs) from day one at our

Martintar outlet which opened up
in February, Mr Narsey said.
He said many customers may
not be aware of the service as
they are not used to seeing alcoholic beverages at other such outlets in the country.
This is what sets Burger King
apart from others, we listen to our
customers and dare to do things
differently, Mr Narsey said.
A lot of customers are appreciating the service and we will be
adding more choices in future as
we are currently serving canned
Fiji Gold, Fiji Bitter and Bounty
Rum in Cola.

Edwin Rama of Savusavu enjoys chilled Fiji Gold beer at

Burger King in Martintar, Nadi.

It has now become very obvious that at Burger King, you can
have it your way. Even our regular menu has no serving timelines
and is available for everyone
from six in the morning to midnight every day.
While being a relatively
smaller market, the Fijian franchise has already become very
popular amongst locals and tourists alike.

Its a healthy habit

Todays busy, on-the-go lifestyle means that we often dont get all
the exercise and nutritious food we need. This may lead to health issues down the road that can adversely affect our quality of life.
As a healthy habit, one should always choose the best food which is
easy to prepare and full of healthy ingredients as well.
The good news for people on the go is that theres a lot more under
the lid of your BRUNSWICK canned seafood than you might think.
And in order to make the best meals, you need the worlds best
brand by your side. This is when BRUNSWICK stands far ahead
from the rest.
For all health conscious consumers out there, it is a double bonus
as not only do BRUNSWICK products taste great, they're good for
you too.
This month we are dropping our lines on BRUNSWICK Mackerel which comes in 425g cans in natural oil and tomato sauce flavours
and is high in protein, calcium, vitamin D and is a good source for
Omega-3 as well. Customers can also get 125g cans in tomato sauce.
By enjoying BRUNSWICK Mackerel every week as part of a
healthy lifestyle, you are making sure that you and your family deserve
only the best.
While Fijians have their own unique way of enjoying the mouthwatering BRUNSWICK Mackerel, we are happy to offer you something different with a recipe below.
With everyone connected to the internet nowadays, getting the best
recipes and food ideas from the team at BRUNSWICK is only a click
away. To try out some of these amazing and mouth-watering recipes,
log onto http://www.brunswick.ca/delicious-recipe-ideas/.
BRUNSWICK seafood canned products are distributed in Fiji by
Motibhai Group, bringing quality products for you and your family.


1 can Brunswick Mackerel in Natural Oil
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp curry powder
cup water
cup coconut milk
2 tbsp chopped coriander
Drain Brunswick Mackerel, remove bones, and squeeze on lime
juice. Set aside. Heat oil in pan. Add onion, garlic and hot pepper
and cook until fragrant. Meanwhile, combine curry powder with
water. Add to pan and cook until most of the water has evaporated.
Add Brunswick mackerel and break into one-inch pieces while
stirring. Make sure all mackerel pieces are covered in curry. Add
coconut milk and stir. Cover and simmer for about five minutes
more, adding a little water to prevent sticking. Garnish with coriander and serve with rice. Serves two to four. Total preparation
time: 15-30 minutes.
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Hardwork pays off for duo

They say good things come to those who wait.
This is definitely true for two of Motibhai Groups
management staff who recently graduated with
a Master in Business Administration degree
from the University of the South Pacific.
Manager Insurances/Claims Sanjay Kumar and
Human Resources Manager Wastika Chandra
are living testimonials that there is truly no
substitute to hard work.
For the past two years, the duo have sacrificed
their time and had sleepless nights to achieve
something great in life.
We enrolled into MBA program with University
of the South Pacific (USP) in year 2014 and
started with Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Human Resource Management) and on completion of said program
then enrolled for Post Graduate Diploma in
Business Administration for General Managers, Sanjay Kumar told INBOX.
He said this opened the doors for enrolling in
the Masters Degree program which was not a
walk in the park for the two.
Studying till late in the night and then early
wake up in the morning for revisions and further studies was another challenge but then we
realize nothing comes easy and its only hard
work that pays you, Ms Wastika Chandra
The duo also acknowledged the support from the
Motibhai Group directors which has enabled
them to achieve a lifetime dream.
Our heartily thanks to our CEO Mr Kirit Patel
and all other directors for their guidance and
mentoring throughout the MBA journey.
The unwavering support from Motibhai Group
and our family did not let us lose grip on the
studies as they stood as a beacon of hope for us
to successfully complete MBA. Wastika Chandra and Sanjay Kumar caught in a jovial mood following their graduation at USP in Suva.

Suva staff recognised

Long-serving staff of our Suva branch pose for a group photo with their certificates of appreciation
together with the directors and senior management team at our Walu Bay office.

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Published by Manager Public Relations | Corporate Marketing Shalendra Prasad

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