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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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.

Coca-Cola Nigeria to empower 15,000 youths in 2018

Coca-Cola Nigeria has said it will empower 15,000 youths in 2018 through its youth empowerment and personal development initiatives.

The Director, Legal, Public Affairs and Communications, Nigerian Bottling Company, Sade Morgan, made this known while speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Monday.

She said the vision of Coca-Cola was to impart over 100,000 youths with entrepreneurship and employability skills.

AB InBev restates commitment to Nigeria as it confirms construction of a new brewery

Global beer behemoth Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is committed to a long-term investment in Nigeria. This was as the firm announced in a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday, the construction of a new brewery in the country, located in Sagamu, Ogun State, at a cost of over $250 million. The company noted that the new brewery which is expected to be completed in 2018 would be its second largest in Africa and a testament to its long-term view of the country.

Nigerian Breweries, FRSC kick-off Annual Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign at Lagos Motor Park

Nigerian Breweries Plc said it will continue to support the annual ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ campaign as part of its contribution to ensuring safe driving on the nation’s roads and keeping road users alive to contribute to the development of the country.

The company’s Managing Director, Mr. Johan Doyer, who was represented by the firm’s Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, made this known in Lagos on Wednesday at a mega rally organized by the company for the DDD campaign at the Ojota New Garage.

Guinness Nigeria, FRSC partner to train drivers

Guinness Nigeria Plc, in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) is set to organize a structured training programme for new drivers undergoing licensing by sensitizing them on road safety rules.

The Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria, Mr. Peter Ndegwa, made this known during a press briefing to commence the 2017 FRSC/Guinness campaign for responsive drinking during the ember months.

USAID partners Nestle Nigeria, others to train farmers on best practices

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with Nestle Nigeria Plc and two non-governmental organisations to train farmers, workers and small agricultural businesses in Kaduna State on improving crop quality.

The other organisations that have teamed up with USAID and Nestle Nigeria are Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance and Vega Member Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture.

Heineken to support 2017 Lagos Fashion Design Week

Heineken has said that it is supporting the 2017 edition of the Lagos Fashion and Design Week. The event showcases Africa’s rich fashion and designs by bringing together the best designers across the continent.

Founded by Style House Files, the LFDW leads the way with initiatives that support, strengthen and develop the fashion industry. Connecting with over 20 million Pan-African insiders, it features runway shows, fashion business series, fashion focus talks, and the #HLFDW after party. This year’s events will feature an exciting four-day line up with the theme, “Africa: Shaping Fashion’s Future”