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 »

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Coca-Cola Nigeria to host second edition of ‘Customer Appreciation Week’

Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited has announced it will host the second edition of its annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament as part of its global Customer Appreciation Week, to celebrate and acknowledge its loyal customers across Nigeria.

According to the beverage giant, the golf tournament will be held across three cities in Nigeria – Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja, and will be attended and contested by key stakeholders, distributors, customers and the media. There will be six winners emerging from the well contested 18 hole tournament for customers. The winners will get to travel on an all-expense paid trip to Mauritius to participate in the AfrAsia Mauritius Open Pro-Am Tournament in November.

Coca-Cola, Lagos State Government partner to empower 1,000 women

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd and its bottling partner, the Nigerian Bottling Company, have announced a partnership to empower 1,000 women in Lagos State.

The group said that through this partnership framework, the selected women would receive training in financial literacy and business skills as well as start-up capital to integrate them into the Coca-Cola value chain as retailers of the company’s beverage products.

NBC rewards winners of ‘My Million don land’ Promo

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), bottlers of the famed Coca-Cola brand in Nigeria has rewarded 16 lucky winners of its ongoing empowerment scheme, ‘My million don land’.

The 16 winners were selected from the company’s local and retail hub partners following a series of open market activations and mystery shopping initiated in major markets across Lagos.

Speaking on the campaign, the Legal, Public Affairs and Communication Director, NBC, Mrs Sade Morgan described the new campaign as part of the firm’s commitment towards the empowerment of its trade partners.

Nestlé Nigeria MD, Mauricio Alarcon appointed second VP of NECA

Nestlé Nigeria’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon has been appointed as second Vice President of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA). The announcement was made at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association in Lagos on Tuesday. Mr. Alarcon has been involved in the direction of the association for the past one year as a member of governing council. He will play a key role in the governing council and management committee.

Maltina Teacher of the Year 2018 extends entries deadline

Nigerian Breweries Plc, the organizer of the annual Maltina Teacher of the Year Award has extended its deadline for entries from Monday 2nd July 2018 to Friday 20th July 2018.

According to the Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr Kufre Ekanem, the extension was due to pressure from teachers across the country who wanted more time to participate in the award process.

NBC highlights business activities as it holds mid-year media brief

The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) has said it will continue to improve on the quality and standard of its products to meet the needs of Nigerians.

The sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria gave the assurance while holding a mid-year media briefing in Lagos to draw attention to its major activities since it came into the country.

The NBC Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Sade Morgan, said that the company believes in customer satisfaction, and will continue to invest in the wellbeing of the consumer and improve on the quality of its products to meet their target.

IB Plc teams up with Lagos State Government to bring live viewing centres of FIFA World Cup to residents

International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian subsidiary of Belgian brewer AB InBev said it has partnered with the Lagos State Government to bring the remaining live matches of the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup to Lagosians.

The firm is sponsoring all the viewing centres set up by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode through the Lagos State Sports Commission.

Entries for 10th Edition of Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards opens

Entries for the 10th edition of Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards got underway on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 as the company began accepting applications from participants.

According to the company, entries for the awards will end on Friday 13 July 2018.

AB InBev withdraws funding for alcohol study as industry’s influence is questioned

The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) said it is withdrawing its financial support for a controversial study that will look into whether there are any health benefits to drinking alcohol in moderation.

The ten-year long clinical study which was announced last year had the financial support of the alcohol global heavyweights such as Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Heineken, Carlsberg and AB InBev.

According to the New York Times, the total amount so far raised by the drinks companies for the study is $66 million, of which AB InBev gave $15.4 million.

Nestle Nigeria lists initiatives taken to reduce plastic waste as it marks World Environment Day

Nestle said it has set a bold global ambition of making 100% of its packaging either recyclable or re-usable by 2025, as part of its pledge to play an active role in combating plastic pollution.

The company said it aims to help consumers dispose of used materials in the right way, while promoting a market for recycled plastics by continuing to increase the proportion of recycled plastics in its packaging.