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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FG, UNITAR, Guinness renew partnership to reduce accidents, deaths

The Federal Government, yesterday, renewed the three-year partnership agreement with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR and Diageo, parent company of Guinness Nigeria, aimed at reducing deaths and injuries through accidents in Nigeria.

The agreement was signed on behalf of Nigeria by the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, while Mr. Baker Magunda, Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria and Mr. Nikil Seth, Executive Director, UNITAR, signed for the various organizations.

Trophy Lager marks Alaafin of Oyo’s 80th birthday at Three-Day beer Carnival

Trophy Lager beer, a brand from the portfolio of International Breweries Plc has ended a three-day beer festival it organized with a celebration of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III’s 80th birthday, marked with pomp, music, fun and mouth-watering prizes.

Cross River State Government says it has mopped up all expired Coca-Cola products in shops

The Cross River State Government said it has removed all expired Coca-Cola products from major markets and drinking spots in Calabar and its environs.

The State Commissioner for Health, Inyang Asibong, said that a team from her ministry has been activated to mop up the expired products as she called on consumers to always check the expiry date of Coca-Cola before consuming it.

Asibong said that as she spoke, all expired Coca-Cola products in Calabar market have been removed due to the swift intervention of her ministry.

NB says it complies with all legitimate demands of government agencies, the latest in its dispute with NLRC

Nigerian Breweries Plc has said it has no intention to deprive the government of its revenue and thus complies with all legitimate demands of government agencies.

The statement is the latest development in the ongoing dispute between the brewer and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC). The NLRC on 12th and 13th November had shut down the Lagos and Abuja offices of Nigerian Breweries over alleged disputed promotional fees.

Federal Government urged to suspend new excise duty rate on alcohol, tobacco – Senate

The Senate on Tuesday sought the assistance of the Federal Government to halt the implementation of a new excise duty rate on alcohol and tobacco that came into effect in June until all relevant stakeholders are adequately consulted.

The Upper legislative chamber said a pause would give all stakeholders in the beverage and tobacco industries an opportunity to agree on a consensus rate and implementation approach.

Experience the extraordinary at the Guinness Flavour Rooms!

Guinness is opening the doors to the Guinness Flavour Rooms at the Maradiva Events Centre, Lekki, Lagos. From Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st December, Guinness will be giving consumers the opportunity to fully immerse all their senses in the nation’s favourite stout.

Maltina launches 1,000 smiles campaign

Maltina has launched a 1,000 smiles campaign in partnership with Noble Igwe aimed at capturing a thousand genuine smiles across Nigeria.

A statement from the nation’s family nourishing drink on Wednesday, said the idea was premised on how a smile can change the world.

The initiative tagged “1000 smiles with Noble,” would enable Noble Igwe, a publicist and media practitioner capture smiles of everyday Nigerians in streets across the country.

SON lauds Guinness Nigeria on good manufacturing practices as it receives MANCAP certification

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has commended Guinness Nigeria Plc for adherence to good manufacturing practices.

The commendation came as the brewing company received certification for 24 of its products to the SON Mandatory Conformity Assessment Scheme (MANCAP) to provide assurance to consumers and guarantee compliance with the relevant standards.

Coca-Cola in Kenya looking to sell 10 year old facility

Coca-Cola based in Nairobi, Kenya is seeking a buyer or renter for its Nairobi Upperhill facility at a cost of Sh1.03 billion Kenyan shillings.

The four acres facility which was built in 2008 for Sh700 million ($10 million) acts as Coca-Cola headquarters in East and Central Africa which oversees operations in 14 African countries.

Nigerian Breweries urges respect for rule of law in dispute with NLRC

Nigerian Breweries Plc said on Wednesday it has always ensured that it complies with all legitimate demands of government agencies which are in accordance with the rule of law and has never sought to or seek to deprive government of its legitimate revenue.

The brewing company spoke through a statement released by its Head of Government Relations, Vivian Ikem, who said that Nigerian Breweries, since it was established over 70 years ago, has remained one of the highest contributors to government revenue through taxes and levies paid to various levels of government.