ChatBout - the CB Group eZine - June 2015

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The June 2015 issue of our ChatBout eZine. Highlights of our Annual Thanksgiving Service. We've given back through Jamaica Environment Trust to "Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica" and CB Group staff become teachers for a day.


  • 03 PAN-X: PAN is 10yeArs old!

    07 soNs WHo CooK

    14 oN THe Field or oN THe PlATe

    JUNE EDITION . #19

    T H E C B G R O U P N E W S L E T T E R

  • Table ofCONTENTS

    7 sons who cook: a mothers day treat5 cb chickens new and improved tray packs3 pan-x: pan is 10 years old!

    1 welcome



    nutramix: lets grow together

    a blessed thanksgivingfor our group

    a day in the life of cecil jackson andrupert white

    a few facts about chicken

  • welcome 1


    We all know the saying, its not WHAT you say, its HoW you say it.

    Whether at work or at home, we can all appreciate that statement. It speaks to how important communication is, whether between co-workers, customers, family or friends. By the inflection in our voices, the look in our eyes, the position of our hands and our body language in general, the other person can tell whether we are truly being sincere with our words or if we are just paying lip service. The words what and how make a big difference.

    Well, if we take that same principle to our business, Im sure you would agree that it matters not just WHAT we do, but HOW we do it.

    On May 8th, our CBG volunteers partnered with Junior Achievement Jamaica to become a teacher for a day at the Alpha Convent of Mercy School. It was our 3rd consecutive year and our best yet, with almost 1,000 contact volunteer hours and the largest turnout of volunteers to date. The program is an eye opening experience that helps to inspire students by sharing your professional experiences, but it also gives you a small taste of what our teachers go through each and every day and Im yet to meet someone who doesnt walk away with a new appreciation for these very special members of our society.

    On May 25th, we hosted our second annual CBG Labour Day Project, this time in support of Jamaica Environment Trusts Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica campaign. Coming out of a recent meeting, we learnt that that the average Jamaican will not walk more than 10 feet to throw away their garbage and so if there is no garbage bin, they simply throw it on the floor. So to help keep our communities clean, we purchased 50 large garbage bins and branded them with the Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica logo.

    In June, we welcome the full integration of our new CB tray pack packaging line, which includes a new machine that uses less film, creates less waste and fully seals the product, helping us to create not only a more environmentally friendly product, but also one with a longer shelf life and a higher quality for our consumers.

    Later in the year, we will partner with PLANT JAMAICA, a newly formed non-profit organization to help build micro farms in schools and teach young kids about sustainable farming.

    These are just some of the initiatives that speak to our HOW and HOW we are affecting the lives or our fellow Jamaicans, in WHAT we do.

    We sincerely hope that all of these activities make you proud to be part of our team and so we invite you to let us know how you feel about these activities and make suggestions about any other activities that you think we should support in the future.

    Lots more to come!

    Matthew Lyn, Chief Operating Officer

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  • 3around the brand in 30 days cb chicken

    Regionals: Portmore, Saturday, August 22, 2015 Montego Bay, Saturday, September 26, 2015

    Grand Final: Downtown Kingston, Waterfront, Sunday November 1, 2015

    Can You Believe It?Pan Is 10 Years Old!In Celebration, weve named itPan-X and this year, its Biggerand Better than Ever!


  • 5around the brand in 30 days cb chicken

    The next time you visit your favourite grocery store,check out our newly improved tray packs! some great benefits include:

    A new breathable film which extends the products shelf life

    Less environmental impact- the new machine uses 30-40% less material and the new film is better for the environment

    A leak resistant seal

    Less maintenance or downtime, which improves efficiency at our plant

    Snap a photo with the new packaging at home andshare on our facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.

    Look out forCB Chickens


    Help spread the word! @CB Chicken

  • 6around the brand in 30 days caribbean passion

    Caribbean Passion is changing how you view convenience foods.

    Were just getting started with Traditional Pumpkin Chicken soup; a rich blend of vegetables, herbs, spices and slow cooked chicken thatll do way more than stop a gap.

    For now, you can get our new Caribbean Passion soups at Texaco Barbican and coming very soon: Rubis Waterloo Road. But keep an eye open as we roll out island wide.

    A huge thank you to our staff members that participated in our taste-tests, who gave us excellent feedback to get the perfect formula.And an big shout out to the Soup Man, our Project Manager, Dominic Pearson for packing full and robust flavour in every spoonful.

    Caribbean Passion soups have a suggested retail of: $200 per cup. Coming soon: Vegetarian, and Red Peas Soup (with Pigs Tail)


  • 7around the brand in 30 days copperwood pork

    Who says that men cant cook? To celebrate the special lady in their lives, three sons took over the kitchen to make yummy meals for their Moms, prepared with love and Copperwood Pork, of course.

    We ventured into the homes of Ricki Walsh, Simon Packer, and CBGs very own Andrew Raymore, as they took out all the stops to create a memorable dish for their Mothers.

    If you missed our special feature in the Gleaner, check out this link: and flip to this ChatBouts recipe section on page 22 to try the Sausage Carbonara with Crispy Bacon Sausage prepared by Andrew.

    CopperwoodsSons Who Cook:

    A Mothers Day Treat

  • around the brand in 30 days smart eggs 8

    teaches nutritionat B3 Parenting Expo The B3 Parenting Expo was back again and

    Smart Eggs hosted live cooking demos - teach-ing kids and parents alike how to make deli-cious and nutritious Smart Egg recipes. We also hosted a nutrition seminar for kids led by Health Coach Krissy Morgan Scott.

    At the events MaterniTea party Smart Eggs ensured full tummies with special Smart Eggs Salad sandwiches and Devilled Smart Eggs, and treated the mummies and mummies-to-be with goodies, gift bags and giveaways.

  • Jakes Triathlon Powered by smart eggs Smart Eggs sponsored the 20th staging of the Jakes Triathlon which took place on Saturday, April 18th. The partnership was a perfect fit as fitness enthusiasts from Jamaica and abroad annually flock the Treasure Beach community to take part in this internationally recognised event. All athletes passed through the Smart Eggs Smart Start gateway and to ensure that no participant was left hungry, we met them at the finish line with delicious sandwiches to refuel them after their long race!

    around the brand in 30 days smart eggs 9

  • around the brand in 30 days bad dawg 10

    Have you visited our Golden Wheels in New Kingston?

    If you havent, what are you waiting for? Stop by our newest location, snap a photo and share your Bigga Betta Badda Bad Dawg experience and post to our facebook page and you could WIN free Bad Dawgs.

    Check out these photo highlights from our fans that are all too thrilled to have Bad Dawg in the business capital of Kingston!

  • around the brand in 30 days nutramix 11

    Have you liked our Facebook page? NUTRAMIX will be making big changes in June and the coming months on social media. Well be shining a light on our customers, farmers and developing a community for Jamaicans to Farm Together, and Grow Jamaica.

    Help us make it the best page it can be - Like Nutramix on Facebook /FarmNutramix and Reach out to Tina Hamilton via email at, tina.hamilton@mycbgroup and Andrew Raymore to let us know what you want to hear about on Social Media.

    Lets Grow Together

    Join Us on FACeBooK

  • in OurCreating Bonds


  • 13our community ja in a day at alpha

    Ja in a Day at Alpha!Twelve (12) volunteers from the CBG Family proudly wore the hat of teacher and shared their personal career experiences with 9th Graders at the Convent of Mercy Alpha Academy. Our team delivered Junior Achievement Jamaicas JA Careers with a Purpose programme, introducing 268 students to the importance of positive values, life maxims, and ethical decision-making for their career and life decisions.

    This is our third year teaching at Alpha, and as always, the students welcomed us with open arms. Our volunteers were equally as excited, but after a full day in the classroom, everyone has an even greater respect for our teachers!

    A huge thank you to the CBG Family that were able to participate: Tudie Simpson; Colin Kerr; Asahel Huie; Everton Myers; Anna-Marie Linton; Sharine Bonner; Opal Wellington; Davia Graham; Lorraine Tulloch; Tanneithia Findley; Yanique Simpson; and Alicia Bogues.

  • our community on the field or on the plate 14

    On the field or on the plate - Team Copperwood isat it again!Hot on the heels of success in the lime Futsol street Football Competitions Hanover Finals, were biggin up Copperwood Farms again. Copperwoods newest product, the Premium Copperwood Pork Sausages have been officially nominated for the Jamaica observer Table Talk Food Awards in the category of Best New Food item. stay tuned to the press for the results of the awards.

    A big congrats AGAiN to the Copperwood team, you continue to make CBG Proud!

  • our community a blessed thanksgiving for our group 15

    A Blessed Thanksgivingfor Our Group

    Special Thanks to everyone who came out to our Annual Thanksgiving Service at The Church of the Open Bible, on Sunday, May 3rd. It was truly a wonderful morning of fun and worship, and the musical selections were nothing short of amazing!

    We are grateful for our continued success and for all your hard work and dedication. We look forward to another fantastic year!

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    1 Herman Adlam 20 Joey Green

    Cerica Simpson-Montgomery 22 Joan McKie

    2 Sharon Stewart Andrae MoodieMark Thrope 23 Michelle Robinson

    5 Kacian Nelson Tashmarie Hall7 Suzette Dawkins-Gregg 24 Jadean Samuels

    8 Sandra Ffrench 25 Phillip Clair

    9 Angello Gordon Julia Aitken

    10 Leisa Blair Marsha Smith-McBean12 Sharon Black 26 Courtney Hector13 Kenneth Bailey 27 Tomyo Williamson

    15 Linton Reid 28 Beverley Passelle

    Donalyn Morgan 29 Patricia Smith-Tennyson

    16 Iraline Williams 30 Wayne DaleChristine Rowe Arelda Green


    3 Corie Bryan4 Franz Lloyd

    Ramiel Campbell5 Clifton Daye7 Toni-Ann Williams


    A very warm welcometo the newest memberof the CB Family!

    NEW HIRESdwight dunkley Assistant AccountantAccounting- Group OfficeMay 4, 2015

    cb big ups birthdays & staff movements 17

  • cb big ups a day in the life of cecil jackson and rupert white 18

    A Day In The Life Of

    Cecil Jackson AND

    Rupert White

    Together, Cecil Jackson and Rupert White have been driving CB Group to success for nearly 40 years combined. Their dedication and professionalism ensures delivery of CB Foods products to our customers with the best service in Jamaica.

    How long have you been working with the CB Group?Cecil: Since the Group took over Copperwood - about 15 years. I was actually originally with Copperwood from 1996.Rupert: A long time man, about 20 years now - from we were driving Leeland Trucks!

    What section of the Group are you in and what is your role?Cecil: Shipping and Logistics I am a driver salesman assigned to Hanover. Rupert: Im a Driver/Sales Man. I do collections as well as deliveries with CB, Im with Carib Haulage but I say CB, Carib Haulage is a new thing to me everybody knows and says CB.

  • For you, what is the best part about working at CB? Cecil: To service the customer I enjoy working with my cutomsers I really have some great ones.Rupert: To be on the road interacting with customers. I am customer friendly, I love to serve and accommodate people my customers know and love me.

    Tell us about a typical day at work for you? From start to finish. Cecil: I deliver goods to the customers, and at the end of the day balance off the days accounts. The orders are first placed to customer care then to shipping which loads the truck and gives me the info to execute. My route runs from Lucea to Hopewell and Lucea to Negril.Rupert: First things first check your vehicle inside and out make sure everything is clean to face the customers and safe for you. I get my orders by phone and do my route which includes Spanish Town, Linstead, Portmore all through to Three Miles. Before I had the largest route, all the way to MoBay I did that long route for 6 years or more. Some of my customers - I just know what they need over the years.

    What gets you through a hectic work day?Cecil: I manage with the help of my assistants Carvin Green and Gerald Grant; I work really well with them. Rupert: My customers really carry me through. They really do work with me and are great. Lets not forget my team of course my side-men are good youths dedicated and supportive.

    What is your favourite CB product? Cecil: Caribbean Passion Bacon for sure.Rupert: I love the Bad Dawg you know!

    If you could be in another section of the group for a day, where would you go and why?Cecil: Ive never thought about that really. I like it here at Copperwood, Im from the west born and raised I dont think Id really want to be anywhere else.

    Rupert: I would be in my section still but I would want to be training drivers on customer service and management of their vehicles. This is what I am good at. I like to see people care their vehicles and take care of their customers.

    What has been your most embarrassing moment at work? Cecil: I cant come up with one to be honest. Rupert: When I cant get to service my customer properly- I am embarrassed. Its not a regular thing but when a man puts his pot on the fire at his restaurant and doesnt get a timely delivery due to no fault of my own I am still embarrassed.

    Name your favourite chicken/ pork dish?Cecil: Baked Chicken from Home my wife Ionas. Rupert: Fried Chicken my favourite is my own I fry it myself and I love Jerk Pork from Boston or Scotchies.

    cb big ups a day in the life of cecil jackson and rupert white 19

    My customers really do carry me through. They really do work with me and are great.

  • and tid-bits


  • Lunchbox Drumsticks and String Beans


    cup plain yogurt

    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

    2 CB Chicken drumsticks

    1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

    1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more

    1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    2 ounces trimmed string beans

    1 teaspoon Champagne vinegar

    TIPMake a big batch of this crunchy oven-fried chicken on Sunday for easy packing during the week. A little grated cheese in the breadcrumbs is a welcome addition.


    1. Preheat oven to 425. Mix yogurt and mustard in a medium bowl. Toss chicken in yogurt mixture to coat. In a large plastic bag, shake together panko, 1 tsp. salt, and pepper. Add chicken, toss until coated, and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet with a rack. Roast until chicken is golden brown and an instant-read thermomet...