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Issue #77 | April 2016
Focus Brands regional meeting
in Atlanta and Las Vegas
Zaatar w Zeit management
Team Trip to Philippines
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US Trip: Navigating Tomorrow Together
ZwZ management team refreshes in Philippines
New Seattle’s Best Coffee outlet opens in Dubai
SBC catered to BBC Good Food Award
Time to get rolling with Cinnabon
Cinnabon added sweetness to Choueifat Cultural Day
Cinnabon treats exhibitors at Gulfood
Wall of Fame
US Trip: Navigating
Team Cravia attended this year’s Focus Brands Regional Meeting in Atlanta and Las Vegas from
10 – 16 February.
The theme for this years FOCUS Brands Global Franchise Conference was “Navigating Tomorrow Together.”
It provided the teams with an edge on how the Company will deploy its strategy for 2016. During the
conference, FOCUS Brands’ speakers and team shared their experiences, unique insights and perspectives
on key trends from across the Foodservice industry.
The Conference was kicked-off by the FOCUS Brands’ CEO Steve DeSutter with an engaging opening
session discussion, where he shared his thoughts on the continued progress and future vision of the
organization. Best-selling author Jason Dorsey and Coca-Cola’s Chief Economist, Carlos Herrera And Craig
Zablocki, the author of Improv 101 and Unleash Your Creative Spirit, were the other keynote speakers
at the conference.
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ZwZ management team
refreshes in PhilippineS
Zaatar w Zeit Management team went on a trip to Philippines from 3 – 8 March. The journey began at
Makati City in Manila and the team visited many other nearby areas during their stay including Tagay Tay.
This trip to Philippines provided the team a much-needed break from routine. The team travelled together,
ate together, laughed together, discovered similar interests and bonded through shared experiences in a
playful and casual environment.
This trip provided them with opportunities to unwind and boost engagement, creating confidence in each
other. The team fully enjoyed the cool and breezy climate and had a fun and memorable trip to reward
themselves for their hard work. The team that learns how to play together, stays together!
New Seattle’s Best Coffee outlet
opens in Dubai
Seattle’s Best Coffee has opened a new outlet in Tower A of Dubai’s
Business Central Towers on March 29, 2016. The Business Central
Towers branch will serve as an independent outlet, servicing
customers throughout the Business Central Towers and Media City
areas. The opening event gathered a huge number of people and
made it is a success.
SBC catered to BBC
Good Food Award
The prestigious BBC Good Food
Award Ceremony was held at Habtoor
Grand in February and SBC was
chosen as the caterer for the event.
SBC served over 400 people with
coffee and bites throughout the
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Time to get rolling
Letting the good times roll, children got to make their cinnamon rolls at Cinnabon outlets in Dubai Mall,
Ibn Battuta Mall and Mercato Mall from February 25 to March 11 and at Khalidiya Mall, Main Atrium
from April 10 - 23. A wooden and stylish fence was designed for the event at the Khalidiya Mall which
included a rolling and baking kiosk, a registration station, a coloring kiosk, face painiting and a stage
to give away the certificates.
The kids had some serious fun as they got to spread, roll, sprinkle and bake their very own Cinnabon roll.
With the help of Cinnabon staff, children spread the dough, smearing it with chocolate and cinnamon.
They rolled the dough into the famous Cinnabon rolls before they are sent for baking.
To make it all more fun, children took home a certificate, along with a Cinnabon apron and bandana
and a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ Nutella Minibon voucher for each participating kid. More than 1000 kids
participated in the event across the malls.
Cinnabon added sweetness
to Choueifat Cultural Day
Cinnabon supported a group of kids, representing Lebanon at the Choueifat School at their Culturalnational
day by providing them a combination of 200 bites of chocolate and classic flavor minibons for
the Lebanese stand. Cinnabon decorated the rolls with a Lebanese flag sticker on a toothpick. Each stall
was hosted by students, parents, and staff alike, who were only too happy to share what their country
has to offer.
Cinnabon treats exhibitors
Cinnabon is proud to have exhibited at the Gulfood 2016 exhibition organized in February. In collaboration
with a supplier, Cinnabon branded the kiosk and sampled its products for three days to all the exhibitors.
It was an ideal opportunity for visitors to try the different varieties of Cinnabon products in the collection.
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Cravia’s Curvet to Social Intranet
The wild popularity of social networks comes from the fact that they solve a basic problem – ease of
communication – in a way that is superior to previous options. Imagine putting the power of enterprise
social networking into our company’s daily operations!
Cravia will soon be launching a social intranet. Social intranet creates a place for everyone to communicate
and run basic business processes with ease. Work is aligned and coordination improved, while knowledgesharing
between colleagues becomes natural and fun, increasing both employee satisfaction and dedication.
With features like Approval Workflows, Photo Gallery, Activity Stream, Access Permissions, Document
Sharing, Self-Service and Automation, Knowledge Management, Groups, Task Lists and many others,
this intranet is all set to change our daily work routine as we know it. Imagine finding all HR forms in one
place to download and apply, while tracking the status of application right from your Company desktop
or your mobile!
The Intranet is set to be launched in last Quarter of 2016. Keep an eye on this space for further launch
updates and registration information.
WALL OF FAME - MARCH
Hope all of you are doing great.
The journey at Cravia continues as we embark on
and conquer new challenges. Cravia is a special
company with the best people on the planet.
Within this great company, people are our greatest
asset. You are the stars that shine.
The catalyst that helps us stay motived is recognition.
Praising people for a job well done is our true
I am as always proud to announce the winners of the
wall of fame program. This time for March 2016.
“Please keep on recognizing”
Rose Ann Garcia | 14 Cards | Office Park
Dexter Oginal | 22 Cards | Yas Mall
THE STEAK BAR
Ferdinand De Vera | 4 Cards | DFC
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Thair Kaied Al
Eunice De Asis
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Zin Mar Myint
Saif Ullah Khan
Ro An Victoria
Zain Ul Abiden
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Sales Reports - March
Department of Transportation
Abu Dhabi Capital House
Business Central Towers
JAN 2015 TO MAR 2015 VERSUS
JAN 2016 TO MAR 2016
Abu Dhabi Capital House
Business Central Towers
Abu Dhabi Al Salam
Abu Dhabi Corniche
JAN 16 FEB 16
What number replaces the question mark?
“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
~Booker T. Washington
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and
expands. It can move as much as 7 inches
Months that begin on a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th in them.
It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it.
There are no naturally occurring blue foods; even blueberries are purple!
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