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Category Archives: Packaging

Emmanuel Agu joins JOTNA as new Group Marketing Director

The management of JOTNA Nigeria Limited has appointed Emmanuel Agu as its new Group Marketing Director.

Agu, a former Portfolio Manager-Mainstream Lager, Nigerian Breweries Plc joined JOTNA in December, 2018.

In his new role, he is charged with the responsibility to form and lead a new Marketing team of JOTNA Nigeria Limited made up of TLCC (The La Casera Company – Carbonated Soft Drinks and Water), Prima Corporation Limited ( Preforms and Caps ), EngeePet Manufacturing Company Nigeria Limited ( Pet Resins ) and Gilon Distribution Limited.

Recycling critical to environmental preservation, jobs – FBRA

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has emphasised waste recycling, especially those of food and beverage packaging, as vital in environmental preservation.

According to FBRA, the value chain in the recycling process leads to job and wealth creation.

Pernod Ricard buys stake in Africa’s online retailer Jumia

French spirits Group Pernod Ricard announced on Tuesday, 18th December, it had acquired an unspecified stake in African online e-commerce retailer, Jumia.

The move follows Pernod Ricard’s collaboration with the firm to launch a one hour alcohol delivery service in Ghana and Kenya through an app called “Jumia Party”.

Frigoglass to invest €25 – €30 million to enhance capacity in its Nigerian Glass Operations

Frigoglass, the Greek refrigerator and glass bottle manufacturer announced on Thursday that it will invest €25-30 million to expand furnace capacity at its Beta Glass Guinea plant, located in Agbara, Ogun state in Nigeria.

The investment will increase capacity at the plant by 35,000 tons per year.

Chivita Ice Tea rebrands

CHI Ice Tea, one of many brands from the stable of CHI Limited, is now Chivita Ice Tea. As part of the rebranding, seen as a strategic move to integrate with the Masterbrand Chivita, the brand handlers say that Chivita Ice Tea now comes in a new product pack that is more aspirational, modern and trendy, with the promise of the same refreshing goodness.

Food, Beverage & Tobacco Union lament high rate of retrenchment in sector

The Food, Beverage & Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) has expressed sadness over the increased rate of retrenchment of workers by employers in the sector.

The union urged the Federal Government to engage employers in the sector so as to halt the looming crisis the mass lay-offs in the sector may engender in the near future.

Beta Glass earnings surge 58% in nine months on strong revenue growth

Higher sales boosted net earnings of Beta Glass Plc in the first nine months of 2018.

In the release of its financial results, the company said that net income rose 58% to ₦3.5bn in the periods, January-September, from ₦2.2bn in the same period last year.

CHI introduces Exotic Pineapple Coconut in 150ml pack

CHI Exotic Nectar has launched its pineapple Coconut variant in 150ml pack size.

According to the company, the taste and refreshment is the same as its bigger pack sizes. The new pack is price friendly at N50 retail. The firm said it is the result of deploying innovation to drive brand growth in a dynamic market environment.

It notes that the variant offers an irresistible taste and distinctive refreshment that makes it ideal for indulgence and relaxation. Its taste and trendy pack size connects with the taste preferences and healthy choices of a youthful consumer segment.

PepsiCo joins group to develop bio-degradable PET bottles

PepsiCo has joined the The NaturALL Bottle Alliance to develop beverage containers that are bio-degradable.

The alliance is a research consortium formed by Danone, Nestlé Waters and bio-based materials development company, Origin Materials to accelerate the development of innovative packaging solutions made with 100 per cent sustainable and renewable resources.

Beta Glass names Ayobami Adebisi as new Company Secretary

Beta Glass Plc announced on Thursday the appointment of Ms. Adebola Ayobami Adebisi as its new Company Secretary effective 5 July 2018.

According to the company, Ms. Adebisi will replace Ms. Y. Titi Talabi.