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MTN Nigeria Valentine Contest
Would you like to have a luxury Valentine treat with that special someone, including;
2 Nights in a 5-Star hotel
Romantic Dinner for 2
Spa Treatment
Makeover
Arcade
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus/Note 8 and more.
HOW TO WIN
To enjoy all these, visit link bit.ly/MTNPulsePlaysCupid to write a love note to your intended valentine. 
Submit and Share using #mtnpulseplayscupid #samsungvalentineNG and let us take care of the rest this #valentine.
Contest is Ends in February, 2018.

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By brandenvoy
Arla buys SanCor’s stake

Arla Foods Ingredients has agreed to purchase Argentinian dairy co-operative SanCor’s 50% stake in Arla Foods Ingredients S.A (AFISA), as Arla moves to strengthen its position in South America.

AFISA was established in 2001 as a joint venture between Arla and SanCor, and was jointly operated by the two companies. Once the deal is completed, Arla will gain full ownership of AFISA.

AFISA is one of the leading producers of whey-based products in South America, and its manufacturing facility in Cordoba, Argentina processes approximately 900 million kilos of whey annually.

According to Arla, this makes AFISA the largest whey producer in Argentina and the South American trade bloc Mercosur.

SanCor agreed to the sale as the company has announced plans to restructure its operations, and AFISA did not fit into its strategy.

Henrik Andersen, senior vice-president in Arla Foods Ingredients said: “Arla Foods Ingredients greatly appreciates the collaboration with SanCor for the last 17 years.

“SanCor and Arla Foods Ingredients have agreed amicably that it is now time to move forward with our businesses separately.

“For Arla Foods Ingredients this is a unique opportunity for continued strategic growth in our whey business in general and specifically in South America; and AFISA will become a significant element in Arla Foods Ingredients’ global supply chain.”

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By brandenvoy
Ready Pac Foods launches new salad kit
Meal kit producer Ready Pac Foods has introduced a new Korean-style salad kit, which is targeted at consumers who want exotic flavours in a convenient package.
The Sweet & Spicy Korean Chopped Salad Kit includes a blend of romaine lettuce, Napa and red cabbages, brown rice and black sesame seeds with a Gochujang sauce.
The salad kit is available from US retailers including Albertsons, Giant Eagle and Raley’s, and the Ready Pac Foods says the product will be released in Target in spring.
Ready Pac Foods marketing vice-president Priscila Stanton said: “At Ready Pac Foods, we look to consumer and culinary trends to gauge what’s next, so we can continue to surprise and delight our consumers with a variety of products.
“Chefs at top fine dining restaurants have been experimenting with Gochujang on their menus and it was beginning to appear in retail products, so we looked at how to feature it in a new offering.”
Ivan Hayashi, Ready Pac Foods senior manager added: “With trends showing consumers are looking for more savoury flavours with some extra heat, we decided to incorporate this delicious Korean flavour into our crisp, fresh, chopped salad kit to create a truly craveable experience.”
The Sweet & Spicy Korean Chopped Salad Kit has a suggested retail price of $3.99 per pack.

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By brandenvoy
Häagen-Dazs releases new ice cream flavour for Valentine’s Day
Ice cream company Häagen-Dazs has launched a new limited-edition Cherry Blossom ice cream for the UK market in the run-up to Valentine’s Day.
The limited-edition Cherry Blossom ice cream is made from milk and fresh cream blended with Sakura extract, cherry blossom flowers and a swirl of cherry sauce.
To help the new ice cream stand out, Häagen-Dazs commisioned British designer Kitty McCall to create a unique packaging design, which incorporates colourful floral details with the pink tub.
Arjoon Bose, head of marketing for Häagen-Dazs, said: “We are going through a very exciting time at Häagen-Dazs, which kicked off with our major brand reset last year.
“This limited-edition flavour epitomises what the relaunch is all about – exciting, adventurous flavours that appeal to a more diverse, younger millennial demographic, without alienating our loyal generation X customer base.
“The launch of Cherry Blossom is timed to capitalise on Valentine’s Day and, with its romantic pink hue and floral packaging, it will have great on shelf standout in store.”
The limited-edition Cherry Blossom flavour is available exclusively from Ocado for a limited time, with a suggested retail price of £4.20.

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By brandenvoy
Ball Corporation to build new beverage can facility
Ball Corporation has revealed plans to build a one-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Asunción, Paraguay, and to add capacity in its Buenos Aires, Argentina, facility.
The company said that these investments will allow the company to serve the growing beverage can market in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina, and to support various customer demands with multiple can sizes.
Last November, Ball recorded a 5.8% increase in sales in its third-quarter results, due to strong demand for cans in Latin America.
In its South American Beverage Packaging Unit, sales were up 33.6% to $425 million. Segment volumes were up double digits with mid-single digit growth in Brazil. 
The Asunción plant is expected to begin production in the fourth quarter of 2019 and its capacity is contracted under long-term agreements.  
Carlos Pires, Ball Corporation president of beverage packaging in South America, said: “The economy is growing and demand for aluminum beverage packaging is increasing in Paraguay and surrounding countries, as more people are consuming beer and other refreshing drinks and more customers are converting to more sustainable, infinitely recyclable beverage cans.
“In Argentina, cans will continue to grow and volumes will likely double from 2016 to 2019. These investments will allow us to broaden our geographic reach into a new and growing market, as well as be closer to our customers in the area, which aligns with our long-term vision for growth.”
Last August, Ball revealed the closure of several plants in the US in a bid to drive efficiencies. Production will cease this year at its plants in Birmingham, Alabama, Chatsworth, California, and Longview, Texas. Existing customers will be supplied by other Ball facilities.

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By brandenvoy
Coca-Cola launches Adez drink line
Coca-Cola European Partners has announced the launch of plant-based drink line Adez in the UK, to go on sale before the upcoming sugar tax is implemented.
The Adez brand originates from Argentina, where it was launched in 1988. It was acquired by Coca-Cola last March.
With no added sugar, Adez is a dairy-free smoothie which contains seeds, fruit juices and vitamins. The three-strong range is available in 250ml single-serve bottles.
Adez will launch at the end of March in the following flavours: amazing almond mango-passionfruit, mighty oat strawberry-banana, and courageous coconut berry.
The UK sugar tax will come into place in April. There will be two bands – one for sugar content above 5g/100ml and a second higher band for sugar content above 8g/100ml. It will only be applied to water-based soft drinks, meaning that milk-based beverages and pure fruit juices are exempt.
Coca-Cola announced earlier this year that it will shrink its 1.75-litre bottles and raise prices in the UK in response to the sugar tax.
The launch of Adez will be supported by a marketing campaign, including consumer advertising, digital and PR targeting millennials.
Simon Harrison, CCEP GB customer marketing director, said: “Consumers are increasingly conscious of their nutritional choices and lead busy lives; almost half are more likely to buy an item if they know the nutritional information.
“We know they are also looking for more functional drinks that taste great, which is why the launch of Adez in GB will provide an opportunity for retailers to meet this consumer demand.
“We’re launching Adez with three new recipes to bring variety to the market and help retailers cater to all tastes. Our three 250ml seed and fruit juice dairy-free smoothies, with resealable and easy-to-carry bottles, are perfect for a busy day whilst on-the-go.”

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By brandenvoy
Muuna adds three new flavours to its cottage cheese range
US-based dairy producer Muuna has added three new flavours to its high-protein cottage cheese range.
The new black cherry, vanilla and raspberry flavours join the brand’s existing range of pineapple, peach, blueberry, strawberry and mango single-serve cottage cheese pots.
Munna’s range of cottage cheeses have been developed to target the growing number of time-poor consumers who would like a convenient, high-protein snack in place of a traditional meal.
Each pot contains between 15g to 19g of protein, 9g of sugar and 120-130 calories per 5.3-ounce cup. Every pot also contains real pieces of fruit.
Gerard Meyer, Muuna’s CEO said: “Backed by extensive research, including a deep-dive into consumer flavour demand in the yoghurt category, our in-house R&D team created these new flavours.
“The debut of black cherry and vanilla mark a first in the cottage cheese category, as consumers previously have only seen these flavours available in yogurt.
“Cottage cheese continues to gain popularity as it’s listed among 2018’s top food trends; plus, the on-the-go portability of our single-serve cups meets consumer demand for delicious, nutritious snack foods.”
Muuna’s product range is currently available in over 4,000 retailers throughout the mid-Atlantic and northeast of the US, and the brand has announced it will be looking to expand into further regions in the future.

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By brandenvoy
Three Crowns Milk #TCLoveInACard competition
Valentine is around the corner. 
What better way to reward your mum than to be part of the #TCLoveInACard competition? 
HOW TO WIN
Here are the rules:
Send in your 150 worded entry to our email (threecrownscompetitions@gmail.com) 
with a picture of your mum telling us a single story of an event when your mum expressed love to you and how it has made a lasting memory.
PRIZE
Win a Dinner with Mum or Wife
It’s that simple! Hurry!
#TCLoveInACard

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By brandenvoy
Win N100,000 In Pringles Duck Lips Challenge
The #PringlesDuckLipsChallenge is simple! 
All you need is a can of Pringles and you’ll stand a chance to win amazing prizes.
Just Click It, Post It And Win It!
 
HOW TO WIN
1. CLICK IT
Take a selfie with your friend or Lover doing the Pringles Duck Lips
2. POST IT
Upload your selfie on this post using PringlesDucklipsChallenge.
3. WIN IT
Get the most likes on your post Top 1o Entries Get Fantastic Prizes
Here’s a simple fun tutorial on how to do the #PringlesDuckLipsChallenge CLICK HERE

You’re just four steps away of winning over N100,000 worth of prizes this Valentine’s season!

Check our page for more details! #TheFunNeverStops

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By brandenvoy
Sterling Bank Graduate Trainee Program 2018
Are you interested in a career that aligns with your passion, where talents are nurtured and challenged to express their capabilities in an innovative and agile environment? 
If Yes…..Then join the Sterling Bank Graduate Trainee Program 2018. 
Log on to http://sterling.workforcegroup.com/
#proudofsterlingbank

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By brandenvoy