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Cargills Maintains Continued Commitment To Our Communities

The Cargills philosophy has always been focused on community development and contributing towards a better Sri Lanka. This is why we say CSR is our business. From serving a few to serving the nation, Cargills has come a long way. By continuing to build markets for farming communities and creating opportunities for local entrepreneurs, Cargills has continued to invest in the community.
This is because we believe in the future potential of Sri Lanka.


Watch to find out more about our community contribution.



Let's Make A Difference

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For more information about this project, call Chandika at 076 8891785



Cargills Group: Uplifting Lives Every Day

With a trusted heritage of over 175 years, the Cargills Group is built on the principles of reducing the cost of living, enhancing youth skills, and bridging regional disparities. Our commitment to developing a sustainable and socially responsible business has made us one of the leading consumer goods companies in the country. Spread across retail, food manufacturing, restaurants, and banking, Cargills touches the lives of millions of Sri Lankans every day, from customers to farmers to suppliers and the wider community

A Safer Nation for a Prosperous Future

Times have changed and Cargills as a company has evolved from strength to strength. Yet, one factor has remained constant: our top priority has always been ensuring the health and well-being of our consumers and customers through our commitment to the safety of our team.

We aim to maintain our Nation’s progress through our continued commitment to your health and well-being during these unprecedented and trying times. We realise the important role Cargills products and services play in the day-to-day lives of our valuable customers. This is why we continue to train, and remind our teams to take care of their health so they safeguard you.

As we constantly monitor the development of the situation around the pandemic, we’re ensuring that regulations and guidelines are strictly adhered to by enforcing preventive and protective measures with the ultimate aim of customer safety in mind.

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Times have changed and Cargills as a company has evolved from strength to strength. Yet, one factor has remained constant: our top priority has always been ensuring the health and well-being of our consumers and customers through our commitment to the safety of our team.

We aim to maintain our Nation’s progress through our continued commitment to your health and well-being during these unprecedented and trying times. We realise the important role Cargills products and services play in the day-to-day lives of our valuable customers. This is why we continue to train, and remind our teams to take care of their health so they safeguard you.

As we constantly monitor the development of the situation around the pandemic, we’re ensuring that regulations and guidelines are strictly adhered to by enforcing preventive and protective measures with the ultimate aim of customer safety in mind.


















An Overview Of Our Business Categories

Agri-Modernization

Bringing
Goodness through
Agri-Modernization

Processed Meat

Quality in
Processed Meat

Nation with Dairy

Nourishing the
Nation with Dairy

Freshness

Experience Freshness
through our Beverages

Largest Footprint

Largest Footprint
in Modern Retail

International Restaurants

Popular & International
Restaurants

Financial Services

Financial Services that
are Accessible to All

Exceptional Range

Exceptional Range
of Confectionaries

The Evolution of Cargills


  1. August 08th, 1844, Mr. William Milne and Mr. David Sime Cargill opened a general warehouse, import and wholesale business in Colombo, Fort now known as Cargills Ceylon PLC.


  2. The company title was changed to Milne, Cargill & Co., with Milne and Cargill as partners. However, with the retirement of Mr. Milne in 1860, the title changed to Cargill & Co.


  3. The House of Cargills officially became incorporated as a Public Limited Liability Company.


  4. Ceylon Theatres acquired controlling interest of Cargills and Mr. Albert A. Page was appointed as Managing Director and would go on to become the Chairman of Cargills the following year.


  5. Cargills established its first supermarket chain in Sri Lanka at Staple Street; it was once accessible only to the elite customer segment but then opened its doors to the masses.


  6. The company invested in the first manufacturing facility of Cargills Quality Foods, in Mattakkuliya which focused on the production of processed meat.


  7. Cargills obtained the franchise license of the vastly popular QSR, KFC, and opened it to the Sri Lankan market.


  8. In 1999, Cargills eliminated the middleman and initiated purchasing from the farmer directly, offering the best prices for their harvest, resulting in 10 collection centres with the first being established at Hanguranketha.


  9. Mr. Anthony Page and Mr. Ranjit Page were appointed as Chairman and Deputy Chairman, respectively.


  10. Cargills bought over Walls, investing in a dairy processing plant which resulted in the need to create a network of dairy farmers. Cargills also diversified into agri-processing with Cargills KIST in 2002.


  11. The Cargills Sarubima Fund was conceptualised and established to support the farming community for their untiring efforts towards growing our country's economy.


  12. Cargills bought over Kotmale from Janashakthi, and Diana Biscuits was acquired and rebranded as KIST biscuits.


  13. A domestic and offshore provisional banking license for the launch of Cargills Bank, was acquired from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.


  14. Taking a step further in catering international cuisine to the nation, Cargills secured the franchise license for TGIF and commenced an outlet in Colombo, Fort. The Company also commenced operations of Cargills Square in Jaffna.


  15. Cargills Bank officially commenced business operations.


  16. Kotmale launched Sri Lanka’s first fully integrated dairy processing facility, in Banduragoda.


  17. Cargills unveiled its first gourmet specialty supermarket, Cargills Food Hall, at the Colombo City Centre Shopping Mall in Colombo 02.


  18. The “Cargills Foundation" was established to oversee the social development initiatives of the Group. Furthermore, the 400th Food City outlet was ceremoniously opened to the public in October.




Blog

Cargills opens 500th Retail outlet.

27 October 2022  
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Cargills opened its 500th Retail outlet in Akuregoda yesterday, 26th of October 2022, to coincide with its 39th year anniversary. The event was held under the patronage of the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, senior government officials, representatives of international agencies, and Directors and Management of Cargills (Ceylon) PLC and its subsidiaries.

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Cargills Foundation’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) programme was rolled out in the Uva Province with 104 preschools coming on board.

27 October 2022  
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We believe in building confidence in young learners by empowering preschool teachers for the betterment of their future and we hope to take this program throughout our nation.

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Forget the past and unite to create better future

27 October 2022  
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All Sri Lankans should step aside their differences and unite to build a ‘better Sri Lanka’ , said Deputy Chairman, CEO, Executive Director, Cargils Ceylon Ranjit Page at the opening of their 500th outlet at Akuregoda Road, Pelawatte, Battaramulla yesterday.

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Effective supply chain management benefits end-consumer: CB Governor

27 October 2022  
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It was encouraging to see the benefits of effective supply chain management had enabled the end-consumer to buy quality fresh produce and other essential food products at reasonable prices, today, compared to decades ago, Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe said at Akuregoda, Pelawatte yesterday.

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Cargills Food City opens its 500th outlet, affirms its commitment to revitalise local economy

27 October 2022  
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The unveiling of the large retail outlet was attended by Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe (chief guest), Deputy Chairman of Cargills Group, Ranjit Page and a host of distinguished guests representing both public and private sectors.

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14th Cargills Village to Home

02 October 2022  
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The 14th Cargills Village to Home was held on the 1st and 2nd of October 2022 at the Bauddaloka Mawatha Cargills Food City premises, with an interesting array of traditional Sri Lankan food and handicrafts. The Cargills Village to Home program supports the country's small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) by providing them with a platform to engage with a larger network of customers.

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