Our in-depth understanding of Africa through our commodity business footprint has helped us establish a strong packaged foods portfolio in West Africa.
Starting with a robust distribution and redistribution network, we’ve developed a deep understanding of consumers and created strong brands. Our R&D teams – working closely with marketing – have helped us surprise and delight our consumers through differentiated and innovative produce, and now hold leading positions in most of the categories that we participate in.
We dominate the lollipop segment in Nigeria with OK Pop, our flagship brand. We were the first to introduce a double lollipop in the market.
We have candy offerings in the milk, mint and flavoured segments as well.
We have leading brands across markets in biscuits.
Perk Biscuits – launched in December 2014 – has become a household name in Ghana. Known for their international-look packaging, richness of real milk, unique biscuit design and great taste, Perk Biscuits are positioned as a ‘mood uplifter’, bringing cheer to millions of Ghanaians. The cookies are available in milk and choco milk varieties.
King Cracker Biscuits – launched in 2013 – are positioned as the ‘work-snack partner’ for Ghanaians. King Cracker helps Ghanaians have a snack while working to 'keep them going’. It’s available as regular, onion parsley and sugar-free variants.
Pure Bliss Biscuits – launched in 2016 in Nigeria – are positioned similarly to Perk Biscuits in Ghana as a ‘mood-uplifter’ and have become an iconic brand in Nigeria. Pure Bliss is available in the form of milk cookies, wafers and cocoa biscuits.
Another leading brand in Nigeria is Chic Choc, the affordable cream biscuits and wafers for children and teens.
Cherie Noodles was launched in October 2008, and are available in three flavours: Spicy Chicken, Chicken Pepper Soup and Egglicious – the first noodles in Nigeria with real egg! These are available in 70g, 100g and 120g pack sizes. We also have a value-for-money offering called Cherie Supa Chicken. Cherie Noodles are specially developed to suit the taste palate of Nigerians.
Recently, we extended our culinary brand – Tasty Tom – into noodles with the launch of Tasty Tom Tomato Chicken Noodles in two variants – dry style and soup style.
Tomato mix is central to the diet of most households in West Africa. It’s used in the preparation of jollof rice, stews, soups and much more.
We launched our tomato mix – Tasty Tom – in Nigeria and Ghana in 2008 and have become the second largest branded tomato mix player in West Africa. We’re the market leaders in Ghana and a strong second in Nigeria.
We were the first player in West Africa to enrich our tomato mix with fibre and vitamins. We sell tomato mix under three brands – Tasty Tom, De Rica and Festin.
We’ve recently extended our brand into the culinary space with the launch of Tasty Tom Jollof Mix in Nigeria, which makes the life of our consumers easier whenever they want to cook their favourite jollof rice. Tasty Tom Jollof Mix has all the ingredients needed to make jollof Rice, except rice and oil, saving the consumer time and effort. What is more, it gives the same great taste of authentic jollof rice!
We market a monosodium glutamate (MSG) brand – Vedan – across West Africa. Vedan makes every day special for consumers who like to enhance their food with MSG.
FreshYo Drinking Yoghurt was launched in 2013, and within a very short time, garnered a strong position in the children's segment, also becoming the pioneer in the on-the-go segment.
FreshYo drinking yoghurt is known for its great taste, thickness, premium and unique consumer-friendly packaging. It’s positioned as a nutritious drink to energise people on the go.
FreshYo has two flavours, Plain Sweet and Strawberry. It also has three pack sizes catering to different segments. Family pack (750ml bottle), on-the-go pack (400ml bottle) and the kids’ pack (115ml Tetrapak). The kids’ pack comes with a straw which makes it hygienic and convenient to drink. The on-the-go pack and family pack come in easy to hold, convenient to refrigerate bottles.