Every Day, We Strive To Realize Your Dreams

We, at Cargills strive to uplift the livelihoods of the people, with a commitment to build a better Sri Lanka, which stems from our core values as a responsible food company. This is the Cargills vision.


















An Overview Of Our Business Categories

Bringing
Goodness through
Agri-Modernization

Quality in
Processed Meat

Nourishing the
Nation with Dairy

Experience Freshness
through our Beverages

Largest Footprint
in Modern Retail

Popular & International
Restaurants

Financial Services that
are Accessible to All

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

An exciting bunch of new products from the trendsetter Kist!

OCT 22,2020  

As a brand which is on a mission to serve its consumer with new great food and beverage choices, Kist is proud to present its latest product creations to the market.


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CARGILLS KIDS’ KITCHEN : The kids of today, the Masterchefs of tomorrow

OCT 21,2020  

As children grow and develop, everything they learn does not necessarily have to come out of books or theory. In fact some of the best lessons for kids come from experiences, starting right from home. For instance, there are several life skills children can learn even in the kitchen.


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CARGILLS KIDS’ KITCHEN : The kids of today, the Masterchefs of tomorrow

Oct 21,2020  

As children grow and develop, everything they learn does not necessarily have to come out of books or theory. In fact some of the best lessons for kids come from experiences, starting right from home. For instance, there are several life skills children can learn even in the kitchen.


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Cargills Bank delivering on its commitment to support the CBSL vision of a cashless society

Oct 21,2020  

Demonstrating its commitment to technology innovation in the financial services space, Cargills Bank was the first financial institution to issue and acquire LANKAQR transactions in Sri Lanka. The Bank has been at the forefront of facilitating technology-based payment solutions in Sri Lanka, and is also the acquiring bank for six Fintech Payment Apps with JustPay, the local digital payments platform regulated by the Central Bank that facilitates retail payments by directly transferring funds from the customer’s account to the merchant’s account.


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Offering Employment Opportunities For Young Graduates

Oct 21,2020  

With our commitment to develop and enhance Sri lankan youth skills we offer employment opportunities for young graduates in August 2020, we recruited a batch of 90 graduates and are currently working in different areas in Retails, our largest sector, Their induction to Cargills held at the YMCA Fort under the patronage of our Deputy Chairman.


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“Cargills: Village to Home” – Supporting our local farmers and entrepreneurs

Oct 20,2020  

Organised to build the country’s budding SME entrepreneurs by giving them a platform to engage with a wider network of customers. A few SMEs are invited as partners, where they can promote their diverse range of products in demarcated stalls, for customers to purchase.


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Cargills to Home - Divulapitiya Delivery Operation

Oct 20,2020  

Our Cargills to Home mobile truck was in operation in the Divulapitiya area where the curfew is in effect in the last few days. Our loyal customers were able to enjoy our door-to-door service, while following our strict health guidelines and procedures. Goodie packs with daily essentials were made available through this service. The areas covered included Gal kanda, Horanpella, Kopiwatta, Maradagahamula and Ballapana.


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