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FMCG commits to breaking down barriers with Accessibility EIG

Frucor Suntory cements its commitment to create an environment that welcomes and supports people of all abilities with the launch of their Employee Impact Group (EIG), Accessibility. The Accessibility EIG is the third EIG that Frucor Suntory has launched this year to support the efforts of their Inclusion Council. Frucor Suntory’s 11 Inclusion Council members …

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Frucor Suntory pulls its weight

Frucor Suntory takes strides towards achieving its 2030 carbon emissions targets by light-weighting its 330ml V Pure glass bottles.   Light-weighting is the process of removing unnecessary material to make the beverage more lightweight to optimise its material usage and functionality.   Frucor Suntory aims to reduce its indirect carbon emissions by 30% and direct carbon emissions by 50% by …

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Maximus Ultra breaks ground in sports drinks category

Maximus continues to raise the stakes in the sports category with its newest player, Maximus Ultra®. Maximus Ultra is the first hybrid sports drink in Australia to contain BCAAs (Branched Chained Amino-Acids) to support muscle recovery and performance. It also contains 50% more electrolytes than regular Maximus as well as B Vitamins, B3, B5, B6 …

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Frucor Suntory’s Equal Paid Parental Leave makes a difference for families, especially Dads

Frucor Suntory’s Equal Paid Parental Leave eliminates gendered terms of primary and secondary carer by offering 13 weeks of Paid Parental Leave (PPL) to every new parent. The beverage company became the first in Australia and New Zealand to introduce a policy that offers all eligible employees 13 weeks on top of their statutory leave …

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Frucor Suntory donates Just Juice Splash with Spring Water to Diabetes NZ

Frucor Suntory continues to support Diabetes New Zealand by donating 400 units of 250ml Just Juice Splash with Spring Water. Diabetes NZ will use the packs in Hypo Kits provided to hospital diabetes teams, who distribute them to those who have just been diagnosed or admitted to hospital with Type 1 diabetes. Just Juice Splash …

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Frucor Suntory launches first Employee Impact Group (EIG): Cultural Diversity

Frucor Suntory reaches an important milestone in its Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) journey, launching its first Employee Impact (EIG) – Cultural Diversity. The Cultural Diversity EIG was launched three months after the Inclusion Council. Chaired by D&I Consultant Rev Lin Surch, the Council has 11 representatives from across the business, to advocate for our five …

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Caroline Waite on nurturing talent and promoting women in leadership

Frucor Suntory’s AU Sales Director, Caroline Waite is passionate about nurturing talent and encouraging women to succeed in business. Caroline was able to extend this support beyond the FMCG industry recently at the IRI Asia Pacific Women in Leadership panel. We sat down with Caroline to share her experience of the event, which aims to …

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Feel the energy with V

V Energy graduates from Make it Happen to Can You Feel It with a campaign all about feeling your best self and spreading those positive vibes. Allison Yorston, Director Energy & Transformation says: “The aim of V’s new campaign, Can You Feel It, moves V Energy away from the traditional associations of energy drinks and …

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Managers Basics Workshops – coaching and nurturing talent in our teams

Frucor Suntory believes investing in its people is good for their culture and business success. So much so that for the last year, the company’s Capability team has run multiple workshops with its people leaders. These workshops are part of Frucor Suntory’s Managers Basics suite of learning and includes topics like Leading for Change, Presenting …

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Career-defining scholarship for Libby

Frucor Suntory Packaging Technologist Libby Treves was absolutely shocked when she was named a recipient of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Scholarship for a Diploma in Packaging on Wednesday. Libby says they initially announced someone else as the recipient of the ABA (Australian Bioplastics Association) and AIP Scholarship at the virtual Australasian Packaging Innovation …

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Frucor Suntory celebrates one year of MySU

This month Frucor Suntory celebrates an impressive milestone in their learning journey…the one year anniversary of MySU – our digital learning platform. Starting out as a joint partnership with Suntory University, Frucor Suntory’s Capability Team has been hard at work growing the catalogues and adding to the number of courses available on MySU. Capability Manager, …

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Frucor Suntory smashes Get Active Challenge – Move It March

Frucor Suntory sets the bar high with their inaugural company-wide ‘Get Active’ challenge – Move it March –  by smashing their 17,000km goal – clocking up 41,438km.  The ANZ wide company challenge was all about encouraging their people to not only stay active, but boost mental health and fitness as well as the opportunity to …

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The future is clear for 7Up

Frucor Suntory marks an important milestone by removing the colour from their 7Up plastic bottles – making it easier for consumers to recognise that it’s recyclable. “Although coloured plastic bottles are recyclable, replacing them with clear plastic will help improve recyclability,” explains Head of Sustainability, Ben Walkley.   Ben says removing the colour from 7Up’s bottle …

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Frucor Suntory appoints Tania Bui as Brand Director of CSD PepsiCo brands and Marketing Excellence and Delivery

Frucor Suntory continues to raise the bar for CSDs and sports drinks consumers with the appointment of marketing-pro, Tania Bui as Brand Director of CSD PepsiCo brands: Pepsi Max, Pepsi, Mountain Dew and 7UP. Tania will retain her Marketing Excellence and Delivery responsibilities across Frucor Suntory’s beverage portfolios in New Zealand and Australia – a …

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Frucor Suntory & PepsiCo New Zealand announce partnership with HOYTS Cinemas

Frucor Suntory and PepsiCo New Zealand are pleased to announce a multiyear agreement with HOYTS Cinemas as their new exclusive non-alcoholic beverage provider. The partnership will see leading brands including Pepsi Max, Mountain Dew, 7UP, Gatorade, V Energy, h2go, Simply Squeezed, Suntory BOSS Coffee and NZ Natural available for purchase soon in HOYTS Cinemas across …

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Frucor Suntory appoints James Houston as Chief Transformation Officer

Frucor Suntory is delighted to announce James Houston as Chief Transformation Officer, taking the reins of the company’s newly-established Transformation Office. James has been with Frucor Suntory for more than three years, joining as Chief Supply Chain & Quality Officer with responsibility across all elements of the supply chain, before leading the ANZ sales teams …

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Frucor Suntory introduces equal paid parental leave

Last year Frucor Suntory became the first ANZ beverage company to introduce equal paid parental leave (PPL) – offering all eligible employees 13 weeks on top of their statutory parental leave entitlements. In acknowledgment of the important roles all parents play within a working family, Frucor Suntory’s initiative eliminates the gendered terms of “primary” and …

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Frucor Suntory welcomes research and development students

Being able to welcome our second intake of food technology students in late November is a huge honour for us. The internship programme – a partnership between Frucor Suntory and the Callaghan Innovation – enables students to gain real hands on experience in their chosen field. The students will be working alongside our research and …

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Frucor Suntory appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

Frucor Suntory has announced the appointment of Drew Fairnham as Chief Commercial Officer. Drew has more than 20 years’ FMCG experience, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in sales, marketing and general executive management – including leadership roles at PepsiCo and Mrs Mac’s. Frucor Suntory Chief Executive Officer, Darren Fullerton describes Drew as …

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Neala Hart takes out the NZIFST Young Technologist award

The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) held their annual awards last week. The Awards recognise leadership, best practice and innovation and showcase up-and-coming talent. We’re incredibly proud to share the exciting news that one of our own up-and-coming talented team members has taken out the Young Technologist Award! Congratulations to Senior …

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Frucor Suntory introduces one of New Zealand’s first reverse vending machines at the University of Otago

Way back in May last year we introduced the concept of reverse vending machines…a simple machine that takes your recycling, crushes it and pays you back by way of a discount voucher. And this week, the first reverse vending machine went live at University of Otago. The machine takes all plastic and cans and has …

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Frucor Suntory named as a finalist in the Safeguard Awards 2020

Working safely together is important to us, which is why we’re excited to announce we’ve been named as a finalist in the Collaboration category at the Safeguard Awards 2020. Since its inception in 2005, the Safeguard Awards have become established as an annual highlight for everyone involved in the prevention of workplace injury and ill-health. …

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Frucor Suntory named as a Top 10 carbon reducer by Toitū

Being named one of the Top 10 Carbon Reducers by Toitū, illustrates the incredible work Frucor Suntory has been doing for the last three years to reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. Since joining Toitū in 2017, Frucor Suntory has been measuring greenhouse gas emissions in almost every one of its departments, from procurement and …

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Frucor Suntory named a 2020 Employer of Choice

This year Frucor Suntory was selected as a winner of the Human Resources Director (HRD) NZ Employer of Choice Awards for their overall employee experience. The Awards recognise organisations for their overall employee experience. Employers were asked to provide qualitative and quantitative information to demonstrate their achievements in areas including leadership, training and professional development, …

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Frucor Suntory donates stock to local frontline workers and families

Frucor Suntory is backing the Bay during this unprecedented time by donating more than $100,000 worth of its locally produced Simply Squeezed Juice and Smoothies to local frontline DHB staff, care workers and families. Frucor Suntory, the owners of Simply Squeezed, decided to donate their stock destined for disposal to Hawke’s Bay DHB, Tairāwhiti care …

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Frucor Suntory moves to hybrid vehicles

It’s another demonstration of our absolute commitment to reducing emissions across our operations. We’re replacing our entire sales vehicle fleet across Australia and New Zealand with hybrid electric vehicles. The existing fleet of nearly 200 conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will be retired by 2022, to be replaced with energy-efficient Toyota RAV4 Hybrids, reducing …

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Suntory Group pledges $500,000 to support bushfire relief and recovery in Australia

Suntory Holdings Joined by Operating Units Beam Suntory, Frucor Suntory and Suntory Coffee to Give Back to Communities Impacted by Tragic Fires The Suntory Group has committed to donate $500,000 AUS to support recovery efforts in Australian communities that have been impacted by the ongoing bushfires. The funds will be divided among the Australian Red …

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