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How brewers are selling beer with folklore

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“33” Export Lager unveils ‘City of Friends’ campaign as it seeks to deepen bond with consumers

“33″ Export Lager Beer, the premium beer brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB”), a Heineken company has unveiled yet another initiative called ‘City of Friends’ at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The event is a three-day long celebration that would feature some of Nigeria’s top entertainers.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO marks World Milk Day 2017 by engaging students on the versatility of milk

Nigeria’s leading dairy firm FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak milk commemorated World Milk Day 2017 by bringing attention to the different ways milk can be used through the cook-with-milk 2017 Pecadomo Nutrition Contest. The event promoted the health benefits of milk and drew attention to the importance of preparing healthy, nutritious meals.

Diageo’s – Capital Markets Day 2017 Wrap-up

Diageo held its Capital Markets Day (CMD) on 9th May 2017. The company’s Africa President, John O’Keeffe spoke with analysts on various issues covering the group’s business operations in Africa and Nigeria.

Beverage Industry News (NG) recaps some of the highlights of the day and the spirit firm’s strategy for Africa in 2017 and beyond.

Cadbury Nigeria’s CEO urges manufacturers to innovate to survive

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cadbury Nigeria Plc, has advised colleagues in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector (FMCGs) to adopt flexibility to survive in the current economic climate in Nigeria.

Speaking at the April ‘Members’ evening of the Institute of Directors in Lagos, he advised manufacturers to embrace innovation.

In his speech titled ‘Proffering Solutions to the Challenges of the FMCG/Manufacturing Sector of the Nigerian economy’, the MD emphasized that manufacturers should not be frustrated at the various challenges facing them. Instead, they should be flexible to adopt new ways of doing things in the current economic condition.

Heineken officially commissions Ivory Coast brewery

Heineken officially opened its Ivorian brewery, Brassivoire, a joint-venture partnership between the Dutch brewer and CFAO.

The event was graced by top Ivorian government officials, including the Vice President, Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan and the Prime Minister, Mr. Amadou Gon Coulibaly. Also in attendance were the CEO of Heineken, Mr. Jean-Francois van Boxmeer and representatives of CFAO, among others.

Campari Nigeria honours Outstanding Distributors at Annual Award

Nigeria’s rising status as a premium market for spirits was celebrated in high style on Friday 31 March 2017, when Brian Munro Limited, sole distributor of Campari in Nigeria held its Annual Distributor Awards for the 2016 financial year.

The annual Campari Distributor Awards honours and compensates outstanding Distributors of the brand.

Campari Nigeria ambassador 2Baba kicked off the festivities with a scintillating rundown of his classic and latest hits before a select crowd of celebrities, marketers, customers and distributors alike at the Renaissance Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, while TEE-A delivered his signature rib-cracking humour over the course of the evening, to the delight of the audience.

Nigeria ranked 4th largest market in soft drinks sales globally in 2016

According to a recent released statistics, 38.68 million litres of soft drinks were sold in Nigerian in 2016.

This was disclosed by Mrs. Martina Claus, Head of Market Development, German Engineering Federation, on Wednesday at the ongoing Third International Trade Exhibition on Agrofood, Plastics, Printing and Packaging in Lagos.

Indonesian Food and Beverage exporters complain of high import tariffs in African and South American markets

Indonesian food and beverage producers to Africa and Latin America are raising concerns with their government about high import tariffs in these countries.

In a report published in the Jakarta Post on Tuesday, the chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI), Adhi Lukman, said “these import tariffs ranged between 20% and 40%.

Nigerian Breweries, FRSC embark on annual “Don’t Drink and Drive” Campaign

Nigerian Breweries Plc, said it has begun the ninth edition of the ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ campaign in some parts of the country, in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

In a statement released by the company, it said the programme, which began in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was part of its efforts to promote responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages among road users, particularly commercial drivers and riders.

Guinness Nigeria unveils new spirits production line in Benin City

Guinness Nigeria Plc, on Tuesday commissioned a new spirits production line in its Benin City facility. The new line, which is valued at £12m (N4.8bn), will enable the company to produce previously imported spirits locally.

Speaking at the unveiling of the new line, the Chairman of the Board of Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Babatunde Savage, disclosed that the company had a long history in Nigeria and in Benin since it built its brewery in 1974. He noted that the production line, with a design capacity of 1.2m cases and the first of its kind in Nigeria, would offer a wider opportunity to provide quality products for its numerous customers.