Monthly Archives: December 2017

Trade Union Congress blames employers in food & beverage sector for strike as it enters day 2

Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) yesterday blamed the ongoing strike in the food and beverage sector on the employers under the aegis of Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE).

The strike which is in its second day has grounded activities in the food and beverage sector.

Arla Dano adds excitement to milk taste with the introduction of chocolate and strawberry flavours

TG Arla Nigeria, makers of Dano Milk has upped the stakes with the introduction of chocolate and strawberry flavoured milk powder variants into the Nigerian market.

According to the company, the newly introduced strawberry and chocolate milk powder were launched following intense consumer research that informed increasing desire for a convenient and exciting Milk product among families especially kids.

Minister lauds WAMCO on first Dairy Farmers’ Day

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has applauded the efforts of FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns milk, in creating and successfully hosting Nigeria’s first Dairy Farmers’ Day programme, Thursday in Iseyin, Oyo State.

Food, Beverage and Tobacco workers to embark on Strike

Workers in the food, beverage and tobacco sector are set to begin a nationwide strike at the stroke of midnight Monday over what the workers say is a “failure by employer’s body to review salary.”

According to the President of the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB), which is the umbrella organization for the workers, Mr. Quadri Olaleye and its General Secretary, Solomon Iji, said on Monday that they had signed a letter urging members in the multinational companies to embark on a nationwide strike to press home their demands.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO brings Dutch farmers for dairy knowledge transfer

Leading dairy firm FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak milk and Three Crowns Milk is set to revolutionise the dairy industry in Nigeria. The company which is the leading firm in Dairy Development Programme in the country said, for the first time, it will bring the Farmer2Farmer programme to Nigeria. The Farmer2Farmer programme is a unique programme where certified dairy farmers from the Netherlands train and advice Nigerian farmers on best dairy farming practices, under the milk giant’s Dairy Development Programme (DDP).

Nigerian Breweries names new Managing Director, others to the Board

Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB”), announced on Monday the appointment of Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel as its new and substantive Managing Director, replacing Mr. Johan A. Doyer who has been the Managing Director on an interim capacity since 16th June 2017. The appointment is effective 22nd January 2018.

Coca-Cola to roll out new “Spiral” Fanta PET bottle design

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) is set to roll out a new “spiral” Fanta PET bottle.

The new PET bottle which was designed by packaging firm Sidel is already available in some European markets but will be rolled out to other markets in the coming months, according to the packaging firm.

Court sets date for shareholder vote on Seven-Up acquisition bid

Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc announced on Friday that it would hold a court appointed shareholder’s meeting in January to approve a bid by majority shareholder Affelka S.A. to acquire the remaining shares of minority shareholders it does not already own in a deal worth N19.33bn ($60m).

Coca-Cola HBC picks long-serving veteran, Bogdanovic as new CEO

Coca-Cola HBC, on Thursday announced the appointment of Zoran Bogdanovic as its new chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding Dimitris Lois who passed away in October after a brief illness.

According to the company, Mr. Bogdanovic will also be nominated as an executive director of the firm at the company’s next General Meeting of Shareholders.

Scottish firm Edrington introduces its premium spirits brands to Nigeria

Edrington, a Scottish-based spirits firm with a wide range of internationally known premium brands has partnered Premium Spirits Nigeria (“PSN”) to enter the Nigerian market.

Premium Spirits Nigeria is a business division of the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) set up to grow and manage its premium spirits consumer category.