Prices of soft drinks rise amid FX woes, inflationary pressure

Prices of soft drinks are on the rise as the industry continues to grapple with the fallout from macroeconomic headwinds induced by the drop in oil price. Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the More »

How brewers are selling beer with folklore

As Nigeria’s recession deepens and consumers pockets are squeezed, majority of those still drinking have shifted their beer preferences to value or low cost brands. Nigerian Breweries Plc, the country’s leading brewer More »

Category Archives: CSR

Guinness Nigeria, Wecyclers partner on waste management

Guinness Nigeria Plc, and Wecyclers, a for-profit social enterprise that promotes environmental sustainability, socioeconomic development, and community health, have signed agreement on waste management.

The partnership is expected to, among other things, help support the implementation of Guinness Nigeria’s 4R waste management strategy, covering Reduction, Reuse, Recovery and Recycle, while addressing increasing local and global concerns around the environmental issues of waste disposal.

Cadbury launches new lifestyle programme for families

Cadbury Nigeria Plc on Thursday announced the launch of a healthy lifestyle programme aimed at bringing nutrition education, active play and fresh foods to at-risk children and their families in Nigeria.

The firm said it was joining nine other countries in the Mondelez International family in this initiative, which would involve $50m a-year commitment to promote healthy lifestyles and address obesity.

Life Continental Lager sponsors ‘Hi-Life Fest’ in the South East

Life Continental Lager Beer, a brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc, has introduced “Hi-Life Music Fest”, a musical competition aimed at celebrating and promoting highlife music in South East, Nigeria.

The music competition which kicked-off with the first set of auditions in Owerri this month, held its first regional finals at Cubana Lounge. Auditions and regional finals will later hold in Port Harcourt, Enugu and Aba with the grand finale set to hold in Onitsha.

Speaking at the media launch, Mr. Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream and Stout, Nigerian Breweries Plc., described the initiative as one of the various ways the brand seeks to ensure that its consumers live a progressive life filled with opportunities, and are conversant with the iconic sound of their environment.

CHI Foundation commissions two water treatment plants in Lagos

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, TGI Group, through its CSR arm, CHI Foundation, has commissioned two ultra-modern water treatment plants in Isolo and Ejigbo Local Government Areas of Lagos State.

CHI Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility vehicle of Tropical General Investment (TGI) Group, the parent company of CHI Limited, WACOT and other affiliate companies, manufacturers of products such as Chivita, Hollandia, Big Bull Rice, Renew starch etc.

Nigeria’s Bobsled Team to the Winter Olympics gets a major sponsor from Star Lager

Star Lager, a beer brand of Nigerian Breweries Plc, has signed-on to be a major sponsor for Nigeria’s history making women’s Bobsled and skeleton teams who qualified for the first time for the Winter Olympics which is scheduled to take place this month from 9th February to 25th February in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

In the nearly 100-year history of the winter games, Nigeria has never been represented in any sport.

African Health groups join protest against Global Fund, Heineken alliance

More fallout has emerged from the recently announced alliance between Global Fund and Heineken. Health advocacy groups in Africa have joined to condemn the partnership between Global Fund, a government, civil society and private sector group that fights the spread of HIV, tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa with the Heineken Group, an alcohol firm.

International Health campaigners condemn Global Fund alliance with Heineken

Global Health NGOs and alcohol concern groups have criticized the recent alliance between Global Fund, a government, civil society and private sector group that fights the spread of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa with Heineken Group, an alcohol firm.

In a letter sent to Global Fund, an alliance of over 2,000 health organisations decried the move and said the partnership with Heineken would only help the beer firm expand its marketing reach.

Heineken, Global Fund team-up to fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa

Beer giant Heineken NV has joined forces with Global Fund, a government, civil society and private sector group to fight the spread of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics in Africa.

Heineken said it will provide its expertise in the areas of logistics and communications to support the Global Fund in better reaching specific demographic groups that are most at risk of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

Coca-Cola Nigeria trains Internally Displaced Women to start small scale businesses

Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited said it has provided 50 Internally Displaced (IDP) women with quality personal development and small business appreciation training as part of its 5by20 Women Economic Empowerment Initiative.

At a two-day programme tagged ‘IDP Women Value Chain Integration Programme’ held at Sesor Empowerment Foundation training complex in Igbo-Efon, Lekki, Lagos, on the 18th and 19th December 2017, the women were provided with adequate training that will enable them to start their respective small-scale businesses.

Nestlé Nigeria partners ITC to boost youth entrepreneurship

With the high rate of unemployment in the country and need to engage the youth meaningfully, Nestlé Nigeria has partnered with Imperial Integrated Consulting in their annual capacity building programme called the National Career Fair.

The fair slated to hold in several states across the country started on December 7 at the University of Lagos. Other States include Oyo, Akwa-Ibom, Kaduna and the Federal Capital Territory.