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

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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.

The rise and sudden demise of SABMiller

This article is part-2 of a two-part story we first published on Wednesday chronicling the events leading up to the takeover of SABMiller by AB InBev. The original story first appeared in the Financial Mail, a South African publication and authored by Ann Crotty. We give credits to the author and the team at Financial Mail.

Ambode congratulates Nigerian Breweries at 70, concurs with brewer on Lagos Fiesta

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, paid a commemorative visit to Nigerian Breweries Plc on Tuesday, where he commended the brewer for its commitment to the economic prosperity of the state and the nation.

The Governor enjoined the company’s management to remain focused on excellent business practices and outstanding corporate governance. He congratulated the company on its 70th anniversary, noting that Nigerian Breweries has been part of the development of Lagos State since its creation fifty years ago.

Coca-Cola partners Lagos State Youth Ministry, renovates Gbagada Youth Centre

As part of its social responsibility to youth development and healthy living, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited has partnered with the Lagos State Ministry for Youth and Social Development to remodel the Gbagada Youth Sport/Skill Acquisition Centre.

The company made this known at a meeting held with stakeholders at the Gbagada Youth Sport/Skill Acquisition Centre, Gbagada, Lagos on Monday, 7th November, 2016.

Nutricima unveils Nunu Smart-Growth Formulation

Nutricima, the Food and Nutrition unit of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc has launched Nunu Special Smart-Growth Formulation that promises to deliver 30% Recommended dietary Allowance (RDA) nutrition needed for a child’s healthy living and growth.

The company said that the new pack design for Nunu, which was also unveiled at the launch of the Smart-growth Campaign, compliments the richness and quality nutrients Nunu has been known for over the years.

Coca-Cola, Heineken, Lord’s Dry Gin shine at ADVAN Award

Beverage brands won big at the just concluded 2016 edition of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria Award (ADVAN) for Marketing Excellence.

While the top prize (Brand of the Year Award) went to Indomie Noodles, Coca-Cola was right behind in the second place in what was considered a closely contested race. Coke won six trophies at the annual event including first place in Digital/Social Media Marketing, Innovation and Experiential Marketing.

Nigerian Bottling Company commissions Community Centre in Owa, Enugu

Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria has built and commissioned a community centre in Ogwofia Owa community in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State. The commissioning which took place on 19th October was attended by top State Government officials, community leaders and various youth and women groups.

Punch, Guardian reporters win big at the 8th Annual Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards

The search for the best journalist in Nigeria came to a glorious end on Friday, 28th October at an elaborate event at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos as Tobi Aworinde, a Punch reporter won the coveted prize as the 2016 Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards Reporter of the Year.