Irish dairy giant Ornua unveils new product, Kerrygold Advantage in Nigeria


Ornua Foods, a major player in the Nigerian dairy market has unveiled a new product called Kerrygold Advantage.

Speaking at the launch, the Managing Director, Global Foods Division, Ornua, Roisin Hennerty, said the new filled milk brand is in addition to the firm’s whole milk variety and the Kerrygold full cream milk already being enjoyed across the country.

The firm also markets butter, cheese, biscuits and Irish cream liquor in the market, all produced with the finest fresh full-fat milk.

Hennerty said that the new product launch is a bold step and a proof of the willingness of Ornua to invest in the economy of Nigeria, creating wealth and making jobs available for Nigerian citizens.

The MD said that over the last five years, Ornua had partnered Fareast Mercantile Company Limited to jointly own a multi-million dollar packaging facility ― Eagle Industries International Concepts Limited ― with the capacity to employ and engage both directly and indirectly over 5,000 Nigerians.

Kerrygold Advantage will be distributed all over major cities in Nigeria and is already available in major wholesale market and supermarket within the reach of prospective consumers. The unique packaging of the brand stands it out among competition as it is already in high demand by major stakeholders along the value chain.

Other company executives present at the unveiling included Bernard Condone, Managing Director, Global Ingredients Division, Ornua Cooperative Ltd; Roison Hennerty, Managing Director, Ornua Global Food Division, Ornua Cooperative Ltd; Mike McDonagh, Finance Director, Ornua Ingredients Division; Gills Fellens, Chief Growth officer, Ornua; David Buttler, Managing Director, Ornua, Middle East and Africa; Barry Newman, Ornua Regional Head, North Central Africa and Nigeria and John Spicer, Regional Head, Middle East.

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