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Category Archives: Fruit Juices

Pressure led us to re-purpose our Enugu plant – NBC

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has said that demand-side pressure on its products was the reason for the closure of its Enugu production plant.

The beverage giant, who is the sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in the country, announced in January that it was closing production at the Enugu plant and would re-purpose the facility as a material handling and logistic hub for the South East region.

Coca-Cola takes 100% ownership of CHI Limited

Coca-Cola has taken full ownership of CHI Limited.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the soft drinks giant said that it has acquired the remaining 60% stake in CHI it does not already own.

CHI Capri-Sun launched in new 100ml pouch

CHI Limited, Nigeria’s leading fruit drink company has introduced Capri-Sun, a favourite fruit drink of children in Nigeria, in a new 100ml pouch size in order to meet an increasing consumer demand for more exciting and unique options.

According to the company, the new pouch size prized at N50 retail is an addition to excite consumers with the goodness of Capri-Sun, but more importantly, to give them the power of choice. The brand was until now only available in 200ml pouch size.

Nigerian Bottling Company converts Enugu plant into a logistics, distribution hub

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), the Nigerian subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC), announced that it has converted its Enugu bottling operation into a hub for material handling and logistics for the region.

The company said that its decision to transform the bottling operation into a logistics and distribution hub was due to the desire to deliver better value to its esteemed consumers and trade partners not only in Enugu State but in the entire South-East region.

Lagos State to address issues of consumption of unwholesome fruits, vegetables

Lagos State Government has commenced the process of ensuring that the fruits and vegetable sector in the State is sanitised in order to guarantee the safety of consumers.

To this end, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), in collaboration with other relevant Ministries and Agencies of Government, has initiated a project to ensure that the handling, packaging, and display of vegetables and fruits are done in accordance with acceptable standards.

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.

Police arrest owner of adulterated wine, spirits and juice factory in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday raided the site of where unwholesome wines, fruit juices and spirits are produced in the Oke Odo area of Lagos.

The police said they arrested a 48-year old man, Uju Daniel Ughanzi, who they identified as the owner of the illegal factory.

Discovered in the one-storey uncompleted building, which also serves as Mr Ughanzi’s family residence were assortment of fake wines, fruit juices and empty bottles.

FIIRO develops technology to commercially extract Thaumatin, a natural sweetener

The Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, said it has developed a technology that can aid in the commercial extraction and optimization of high-grade Thaumatin, a low-calorie sweetener and flavor modifier.

The Director-General of FIIRO, Gloria Elemo, made this known at the International Conference on Alternative Sweeteners which held in Lagos recently,themed: “Harnessing of the Economic Potential of Thaumatin (Thaumatococcus danielli) in Africa”.

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.

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.