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Category Archives: Fruit Juices

CWAY struggles to meet demand as it extends line into yoghurt

CWAY Foods & Beverages Nigeria Ltd said that business can’t be better as combined installed production capacity of fruit-flavoured milk drink firms cannot meet consumer demand in the country.

The Chinese company which came into Nigeria in 1999 and arguably can take some credit for pioneering the concept of fruit-flavoured milk drinks in the country said that growth in the sub-sector is being driven by the nation’s rising population as every Nigerian in different demography is a potential user of the various dairy products.

Chi adds Frooty Happy Hour to its assortment of drinks

Chi Limited, makers of Happy Hour by Chivita fruit drinks, has launched yet another variant called Frooty Happy Hour by Chivita. The new fruit drink which is available in 100ml pouches is being marketed as a healthy, refreshing fruit flavoured drink with exciting variants that offer an instant shot of refreshment for consumers.

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.

Coca-Cola targets Q1 2019 to complete acquisition of Nigerian juice maker Chi Ltd

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola said on Wednesday it is on track to complete the acquisition of Nigeria’s largest juice maker, Chi Limited by the first quarter of 2019.

In a wide ranging interview with Reuters in Lagos, the soda giant reaffirmed its plans to acquire the remaining 60% stake in Chi Ltd it doesn’t already own as it seeks to diversify its product offerings from its core sugary drinks.

FBRA, Lagos State partner on plastic waste clean-up and recycling

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA), a group made up Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Nigerian Bottling Company, Nestle Nigeria plc, Seven-Up Bottling Company and Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced a partnership with the Lagos State government, through its Ministry of Transportation, to rid the states waterways of plastic and packaging waste.

TransCorp to divest from fruit juice concentrate maker, Teragro

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (“TransCorp”) announced on Wednesday it will seek to divest its interest in fruit juice concentrate maker, Teragro Commodities Limited.

In a press release, TransCorp said a careful review of the long term proposition of its play in the juice concentrate market revealed a number of issues. As a result of this, the Board decided to exit its investment in Teragro Commodities Limited and is currently working together with the Benue State Government, a key stakeholder, towards identifying suitable partners to drive the value proposition of the business going forward.

Tasty Time disavows misuse of its products; warns public against product abuse

Tasty Time Nigeria Limited, a Lagos-based manufacturer of fruit flavoured drinks has denied any responsibility or support for the misuse of its products and has warned the public against using some of its products for substance abuse.

The warning follows a recent arrest by the police in Lagos of some youths who were alleged to be involved in cultism and substance abuse.

Chivita and Sugar Control Foundation partner to promote health and wellness

Chivita, a brand of CHI Limited, has partnered with the Sugar and Cholesterol Control Foundation (SACCOF) to support a campaign on health and wellness as well as increase public awareness on the nutritional benefits of 100% fruit juice.

At the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in Lagos, President of SACCOF, Ademola Adesoye said the collaboration would boost research into sugar consumption and control. He said the partnership validated the commitment of Chivita to its ‘no-added sugar’ campaign.

Chivita’s ‘no-added sugar’ gets high marks from Nutritionist

The National Publicity Secretary of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Mr. Olusola Malomo, has commended the standards of Chivita 100% fruit juice, the flagship brand of Chi Limited, and its commitment to ‘no-added sugar’ process, describing it as a healthy substitute for raw fruits.

He made the statement while leading a discussion at a media session held in Lagos.

“100% juice is made from the flesh of fresh fruit or from whole fruit, depending on the type used. It is not permitted to add sugar, sweeteners, preservatives, flavouring or colourings to fruit juices. Chivita 100% complies with these requirements as articulated by its production and packaging process,” he said.

Nigeria to adopt African Standards on Sugar, Glucose

Nigeria is set to harmonize its standards with other African countries by adopting the African Standards on sugar and sugar products as well as develop Nigeria Industrial Standards for Glucose and Sucrose.

A technical committee chaired by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) met recently at its Lagos office to consider adoption of some African Standards under the aegis of African Organisation for Standardization (ARSO) and the development of other Nigeria Industrial Standards.