Cornerstone retail outlet: ‘Jat Maternity & Children’ to open in Hui Yue Kid’s City

JAT is delighted to announce the plan to open a cornerstone retail outlet, ‘JAT Maternity and Children’ within ‘Hui Yue Kid’s City’, a dedicated ‘one stop shopping’ destination for expectant mothers and the families of newborns through to children aged twelve.

Hui Yue Kid’s City is part of the 80,000 square meter Hui Yue Shopping Mall opening in the next few months. The Kid’s City will be the largest indoor children’s themed shopping centre in Zhengzhou spanning 18,000 square meters over three levels.

“This is an unsurpassed opportunity for JAT to build its China presence and generate revenue,” JAT Director Mr. Wilton Yao said. “Hui Yue is a landmark shopping development in Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan province which is home to around 100 million people.”

JAT plans to offer its own-brand products in the new shop, together with those of other Australian and international producers, offering exceptional Chinese retail exposure to clients of JAT, and of soon-to-be-acquired Green Forest International Pty Ltd.

Acquisition of Green Forest International

The board is pleased to announce that JAT has agreed, subject to shareholder approval, to purchase a controlling interest in Green Forest International Pty Ltd (Green Forest), a significant Sydney based wholesaler, distributor and exporter to Hong Kong and mainland China.

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Mr Wilton Yao

“This acquisition provides an immediate boost to JAT’s turnover and profitability,” Executive Director Wilton Yao said. “More importantly our businesses are highly complementary. We have very strong relationships with the major sales platforms in mainland China, like TMall and JD, and directly with major retailers like Shanghai Dragon, and of course we are developing our own product ranges. Green Forest is very strong in Hong Kong and in Australian Daigou and Duty Free stores, and they bring a large portfolio of Australian and international brands to the group.

“This is the next step in our strategy to develop FMCG distribution and sales channels for our own brands as well as third party products,” Mr.Yao said.

Green Forest sells to more than 50 shops and pharmacies in Hong Kong and over 200 gift shops, duty free stores and Daigou warehouses in Australia. They are major suppliers to Chinese TaoBao and Wechat channels and other online platforms.

The agreement delivers control of Green Forest with 50% of shares on issue (and Board Chairmanship with the casting vote). JAT and Green Forest shareholders have also agreed to inject $4 million into Green Forest as working capital to fund business expansion, taking advantage of merger synergies.

The Directors of JAT and Green Forest are confident that, working together the expanded businesses will achieve greater stability of cashflows and income.

Golden Koala brand awareness boosted by Chinese media coverage

Golden Koala participated in a signing ceremony on Saturday for the inaugural China International Import Expo, receiving Chinese television and news coverage and meeting major buyers from distributors and retail chains.

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Over a thousand companies from more than a hundred countries have confirmed their attendance at the Expo and a select group were invited to a signing ceremony. Golden Koala joined 25 Expo exhibitors (most of which were Fortune 500 companies) at the signing ceremony, as one of only two food companies attending, the other being a Chinese brand.

JAT Director, Wilton Yao was interviewed by major news outlets and featured on Chinese television, providing a valuable boost to Golden Koala’s profile and brand presence.

This media exposure included the Xinhua News Agency, China Central TV Station, China News, International Channel Shanghai and eastday.com.

In addition to the exhibitors, representatives from forty-seven major buyer groups attended the ceremony, and Golden Koala had the opportunity to meet distributors and supermarket chain buyers.

“This was a very successful event for us,” JAT Director Wilton Yao said. “We sat alongside companies like Honeywell, Philips, Fiat Chrysler, and Bosch, were interviewed by the biggest Chinese media outlets, and were introduced to state-owned enterprises and other large-scale domestic buyers.

“The timing is perfect as we prepare our PR and marketing campaigns to re-launch the Golden Koala brand with a new range of products.”

Agreement with Shanghai Dragon Corporation to co-develop brands for Australian products

JAT and Shanghai Dragon Corporation (SDC) have agreed to work together to bring Australian products to Chinese consumers, and to co-develop own-brands for the Chinese market.

SDC is a large, state controlled, publically listed business with annual sales in excess of AUD 1 billion, and over 4,000 retail outlets.

“This week we have taken major steps toward selling more Golden Koala products online and offline,” JAT Director Wilton Yao said. “Our commitment to sourcing the best Australian produce is unwavering and we will continue to work with China’s most capable online and offline distributors to deliver them to Chinese families,” Mr Yao said. “Golden Koala’s natural, nutritious milk powders are helping to feed millions of infants and toddlers, and their families, and we are working to get a new premium OPO infant formula (with the same fatty acid structure as mothers’ milk) to market as soon as possible.”

Another Chinese e-commerce giant chooses Golden Koala

JD Global has approved the sale of Golden Koala’s Australian dairy products on JD Global’s cross border platform: JD.hk.

JD is China’s largest retailer by revenue, with over 266 million annual active users, and can claim the largest fulfilment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China with seven fulfilment centres and more than 400 warehouses covering 2,830 counties and districts.

Distribution agreement with Jiangsu Jbingo International Trading

Important channel for sale of Golden Koala Infant Formula to leading Chinese maternal and baby products platforms

The Directors are pleased to announce that JAT has signed a distribution agreement with Jiangsu Jbingo International Co., Ltd (Jbingo). Jbingo will distribute Golden Koala products for both online and offline sales.

Jbingo is a major business-to-business (B2B) distributor in China with bonded warehouses in Hangzhou Xiashan (near Shanghai) and Chongqing Xiyong (in central China) providing national coverage. Jbingo sells to leading Chinese B2B Maternal and Baby platforms such as Hipac, Seatent, Yuouhui, Qianfeng, Mainsweb and DDH, as well as some business-to-consumer platforms such as JD, VIP, Xiaohongshu and Taobao.

Golden Koala flagship store planned for leading Chinese cross-border sales platform, Kaola.com

Golden Koala has received a formal offer from NetEase Kaola to establish a flagship presence on Kaola.com, providing a pivotal opportunity to showcase and sell Golden Koala’s Australian dairy products.

Part of internet giant NetEase, Kaola is one of China’s largest and fastest growing cross-border e-commerce platforms.

“Kaola has become China’s leading platform for baby products,” Jatenergy Executive Director, Wilton Yao said, “They carefully select producers so that they can provide quality assurance to their customers, and participation is on an invitation only basis so we were delighted to receive their offer. We intend to accept and look forward to working closely with Netease Kaola to deliver Golden Koala products to Chinese consumers as soon as possible.”

Kaola.com was launched in 2015 by Chinese internet giant NetEase, which operates some of China’s most popular PC and mobile games, advertising services, e-mail services and e-commerce platforms. Sourcing products directly from selected overseas producers and investing in large scale regional warehousing, Kaola assures quality, reduces costs and dramatically cuts delivery times. Kaola.com quickly became one of the world’s fastest growing ecommerce platforms, and according to data from iiMedia Research attained a 24% market share in the first half of 2017 (exceeding Alibaba Tmall Global’s 20%).

NetEase Kaola CEO Lily Lei Zhang has said that “As Chinese consumers become increasingly sophisticated, their focus has shifted from pricing concerns to a search for high-quality and reliable brands,” and describes Kaola.com customers as “largely well-educated young women living in China’s major cities,” seeking health and quality of life. NetEase Kaola’s CEO has said that the company expects to buy about US$11 billion of inventory from around the world over the next three years.

National Rollout of Multiple Sclerosis Employment Support

MSthanksMultiple Sclerosis Limited CEO Robyn Hunter visited JAT this week to accept our Directors’ donation of $524,717.28 from Executive Chairman Tony Crimmins and HR/Projects Manager Kylie Gray who lives and works with multiple sclerosis.

When Kylie was diagnosed with MS, the support provided by Multiple Sclerosis Limited was ‘a godsend’. Their assistance and equipment allowed her to continue to work and support her family. Multiple Sclerosis Limited delivers Australia’s only multiple sclerosis-specific employment support service in Australia. The program began in Victoria, extending into Sydney just a few years ago.

Multiple Sclerosis Limited is currently working hard to expand the service further into New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia… and JAT is helping.

JAT Directors’ donation will be directed to this program, and JAT’s Kylie Gray will be keeping a keen and very interested eye on the national rollout of this vital service.

 

Jatenergy Directors Donate Over $500,000 to Help Care for People Afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis

Vertigo, muscle spasms, memory loss, speech difficulties and partial blindness are just some of the debilitating impacts of multiple sclerosis  —  the most common disabling neurologic disease of young people, afflicting millions of sufferers worldwide.

ms-logoJAT takes its corporate citizenship seriously and cares for its employees, which includes Kylie Gray, a valued young lady with multiple sclerosis. Inspired by her determination to persevere and contribute to society, JAT Directors have committed to make personal donations, between them totalling $524,717.28 to Multiple Sclerosis Ltd.

Screen Shot 2018-03-01 at 9.07.01 am.pngThe money will be spent making sure that somebody will be there for multiple sclerosis sufferers from the day they’re diagnosed, linking them into vital services like employment support, social inclusion activities, home modifications and equipment, and allied health.

JAT brings healthy, nutritious dairy and other food products to families in Australia and China, and the Directors are delighted to do their bit to help people living with multiple sclerosis face their challenges and retain their dreams.

Infant Milk Formula Update: discussions with JD.com and Eternal Asia regarding online and offline distribution

Representatives from JD.com International Limited (JD.com) and Eternal Asia Supply Chain Management Limited (Eternal Asia) visited Jatenergy (JAT) and Golden Koala (GK) in Australia recently to commence negotiations regarding key terms for a draft agreement covering the sale of GK milk products online and offline in China. JD.com is one of China’s two largest online B2C retailers and offers access to over 260 million active customers. Eternal Asia is the leading nationwide integrated supply chain management service provider in China with distribution centres in all major cities.

As previously announced, JAT has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire 51% of GK subject to shareholder approval, and GK has subsequently entered into a production agreement with Nutritional Choice Australia Pty Ltd (NCA) –  one of only 15 Australian manufacturers currently accredited by the CNCA (Certifcation and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) to export infant formula into China. As each manufacturer is licenced for a maximum of three formulations GK’s powder will be one of only 45 (currently) which can be sold offline: securing a valuable “brand slot” in Chinese shops and supermarkets.

JAT and GK will continue to develop Chinese (and Australian) distribution channels and brand awareness simultaneous with applying for China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) approval for GK’s premium “OPO” infant milk powder.