Unilever Nigeria Opens ‘Everyday Essentials’ Store on Jumia

Fast moving consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever Nigeria Plc, has joined the ranks of multinationals leveraging the huge potential of e-commerce to create more visibility for their brands in the country.

In order to reach more customers, Unilever Nigeria has officially launched its store on Jumia, Nigeria’s number one online shopping destination, dubbed the ‘Everyday Essentials Store’.

The online store houses some of the company’s fast-selling brands such as Close-up Red Hot and Herbal lines, Knorr, Lifebuoy, Lux, Pepsodent, Sunlight, Vaseline, and Shea Moisture.

In a joint media statement released by the two companies, the Head of Key Accounts and Brand Management at Jumia Nigeria, Mr Steve Dakayi, described the development as a strategic opportunity for Jumia to increase the number of unique products listed on its platform, thereby expanding customers’ access to a wide variety of household products.

Also commenting on the development, the Modern Trade Director at Unilever Nigeria, Mr Iqbal Farrukh, said the partnership was is in line with the company’s commitment to continuously seek innovative ways to make its products available and accessible to shoppers.

“We are pleased to partner with Jumia to make our products available to our customers and consumers by leveraging on technology through e-commerce channels.

“This is in line with our commitment to continuously seek innovative ways to make our products available and accessible to shoppers.

“Our message to consumers is that we will continue to live up to the commitment of making sustainable living commonplace through our brands and operations.

“Apart from our relaunched Lifebuoy soap, newly launched Pepsodent sensitive expert range and Shea Moisture, we have exciting new products planned for the year. Our shoppers on Jumia will be duly informed as we launch,” Mr Farrukh said.

During the official flag off of the store, Unilever Nigeria also launched the company’s newly acquired Shea Moisture line of personal care products on Jumia’s platform, which until now was 100 percent sold offline.

On the first day of the launch, Unilever Nigeria offered customers 10 percent discount specifically on Shea Moisture product lines, such as Shea Butter Retention Shampoo, Beard Balm, Chamomile, Argan Baby Oil, Shea Butter Deep Treatment, and so on.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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