At Goldsuite our success has been built on friendships that have become business relationships which in turn have created stronger friendships. This is true of our suppliers, distributors, agents and our farmers. As we have walked though our farmer’s fields with agents and distributors from Al Eskenderiyya (Alexandria) in Egypt to Zebedielia in South Africa, we have treated everyone as friends first, business partners next.
So today, at Goldsuite, as we celebrate the International Day of Friendship we want to thank you, our friends for your friendship and contribution to our success as we help you to grow sustainably and profitably.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP BY THE NUMBERS
22% – the percentage of people who live longer if they have a close friendship network.
2 – the average number of best friends an adult has.
1994 – the year when the hit television show “Friends” first aired.
26% – the percentage of people who come into conflict with their friends over something posted online.
2 times – the likelihood of women with breast cancer dying if they don’t have a network of friends.
9 months – the age at which babies start recognizing friendships.
36% – the percentage of people who quit a habit if their friends quit it too.
7 times – the likelihood of a person being more productive at work if their close friend works there too.
10–25 – the number of hours a week young adults spend socializing.
57% – the percentage of teens who make a close friend online.