Kuala Lumpur, 15 April 2014 â€“ Malaysiaâ€™s leading retailer, AEON CO. (M) BHD, recently had their annual AEON Business Partners Alliances (ABPA) Luncheon and Talk at Double Tree by Hilton to show their appreciation to AEONâ€™s long-standing business partners. Besides strengthening ties, the luncheon also serves as a platform for AEON to share their vision and growth for the year, and for partners to share their opinions and ideas to build a better working relationship.
â€śWe first introduced ABPA in 2006, and over the years, we take pride in organizing events for our business partners because we believe our success is because of the good, strong, open relationship we have with our business partners,â€ť said Nur Qamarina Chew, Managing Director of AEON CO. (M) BHD at the event.
â€śABPA provides networking opportunities for business partners to grow together with AEON. It is a partnership that is mutually beneficial, which allows us to share the best practices and to stay ahead in providing nothing less but the best for our customers,â€ť she further added.
â€śIn order to serve our customers better, this year, AEON will be expanding their operations complimenting AEONâ€™S philosophy of â€śCustomer Firstâ€ť to continue enriching lives in Malaysia. Additionally, certain outlets will undergo renovations to uphold the excitement of a different look and feel for a changed shopping experience,â€ť said Poh Ying Loo, Executive Director of AEON CO. M (BHD) during his presentation on AEONâ€™s growth and plans moving forward.
Also present at the event was Lokman Affandy B. Yahya, a guest speaker from PEMANDU from the Prime Ministerâ€™s Department. According to Lokman, the unemployment rate in Malaysia will decrease with the Economic Transformation Programme whereby 3.3 million jobs will be offered this year; this goes hand-in-hand with AEONâ€™s new plans for 2014.
To add zest and dash of humor to the luncheon was none other than Harith Iskandar. Also seen at the luncheon was Datoâ€™ Abdullah bin Mohd Yusof, Chairman of AEON CO. (M) BHD, Datuk Albert Chiang, Managing Director of Bonia Corporation Bhd, Ken Yamamoto, Managing Director of Unicharm, and Datoâ€™ Eddie Choon, Managing Director of Poh Kong Jewellery Bhd.
â€“ End â€“
About AEON CO. (M) BHD
AEON CO. (M) BHD. is a leading General Merchandise Stores (GMS) cum supermarket chain in Malaysia, being the countryâ€™s leading retailer with 27 AEON outlets and 4 MaxValu supermarkets across the country. In the spirit of the name AEON, which means eternity in Latin, AEONâ€™s goal is to work together endlessly with its customers, suppliers, business partners, shareholders and the community towards creating a future of limitless promises. Incorporated in 1984 in response to the Malaysian Governmentâ€™s invitation to help modernize the countryâ€™s retailing industry, AEONâ€™s chain of stores across peninsular Malaysia strives to satisfy the ever changing needs and desires of consumers. Guided by its â€śCustomer Firstâ€ť philosophy, the companyâ€™s acute understanding of their target market needs, aided by optimal product-mix, AEON strives to surpass consumer expectations and enhance their experience every time they shop. Hence their tagline â€śAEON Enriching Your Lifestyleâ€ť.
AEON strongly supports environmental sustainability. It actively supports various causes, including recycling, energy conservation and tree planting, engaging and encouraging various parties, including staff, customers, NGOs, government agencies and the community at large.
2014 marks a significant milestone for AEON CO. (M) BHD. with 30 years of excellence to boast, by staying relevant and competitive in the dynamic market. In commemorating its 30th anniversary, the celebration will continue to enrich lives of Malaysians and growing the nation with passion, love and inspiration.
Zakimarhaini Bt. Mohd Said
PR Manager of AEON CO. (M) BHD.
Arc Worldwide; part of Leo Burnett Malaysia