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 »

Category Archives: Operations

Nestle Nigeria mulls new investments to boost growth

Nestle Nigeria Plc, said it is weighing new investment proposals to bolster its nationwide production and distribution networks to drive growth.

The company made this known at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which held recently in Lagos. Speaking at the event, the chairman of Nestle Nigeria Plc, Mr. David Ifezulike told shareholders that the company was considering a lot of investment proposals that should strengthen its operations.

Uber Self-driving truck makes its first beer delivery

Wonders, they say will never cease! A tractor trailer filled with Budweiser beer cans drove itself down a stretch of highway (I-25) last week in the U.S. State of Colorado.

Uber Technologies, the company behind the self-driving truck teamed up with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) to make the self-driving beer run in a tractor trailer.

NUFBTE commissions second phase of Food Union Hotels amid pomp

The National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) celebrated the commissioning of the second phase of the Food Union Hotels and Suites, on August 12, 2016 in Ojodu-Berger, Lagos State.

The project which was conceived by NUFBTE was officially commissioned by Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, alongside the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Dr. Ayuba Wabba.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa opens for business

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, a joint-venture of SABMiller’s non-alcoholic beverage business with those of The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments (owners of Coca-Cola SABCO) officially opened for business on Saturday.

Heineken Unveils World’s First Carbon-Free Brewery

Heineken NV, the third largest brewer in the world with over 165 breweries and 250 brands in its portfolio announced that it has created the world’s first large scale zero-carbon brewery.

Gösser Brewery, located in the picturesque alpine town of Göss in Central Austria, two and half miles by road south of Vienna is the model brewery in Heineken’s sustainability effort to reduce 40% of its carbon footprint (CO2) by 2020.

NBC Appoints Sade Morgan as Director, Legal, Public Affairs

Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited has announced the appointment of Mrs. Sade Morgan as Director, Legal, Public Affairs and Communications. Mrs. Sade Morgan took over the mantle of leadership of the newly merged Legal, Public Affairs and Communications department of the leading non-alcoholic bottling giant, with effect from February 2016.

SABMiller, Coca-Cola agree concessions with South African regulators

SABMiller and its soft drinks partners, Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola SABCO, a Southern African bottler of Coke products have given in to concessions with the South African Competition Commission, which would pave way to the formation of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa that would control 40% of all Coke volumes sold on the continent and have annual sales of $2.9bn.

Fire guts Ranona Nigeria Ltd beverage factory in Isolo, Lagos

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Fire broke out on Friday at the Isolo area Lagos factory of Ranona Nigeria Limited, makers of FreshYo yoghurt, Blue Boat Fruit Milk, among other beverage products.

The fire which allegedly started from the mixing unit of the plant had already consumed about five sections of the factory before fire fighters arrived at the scene.

Workers at the factory, which is located at Afprint Way, along the busy Oshodi/Apapa Express way, Isolo, said they ran from the premises when they noticed thick smoke gushing from a section of the factory.

Food & Beverage sector set to lay-off 3m workers over forex crisis, says organised labour

The nation’s organized labour union warned on Wednesday of an impending job loss crisis of over three million workers in the food, beverage and tobacco sector of the economy over inability of companies in the sector to obtain foreign exchange to import needed raw materials for their operations.

Cashew Juice processing firm begins production in Kogi

A cashew juice processing firm, Ahiaba Global Resources Limited, in partnership with a US-based company, Techno Serve, on Tuesday, said it had commenced the processing and production of Cashew juice from Cashew apples in Kogi State.

The Chief Executive Officer of Ahiaba Global Resources Ltd, Mr. Stephen Ahiaba, disclosed this at the inauguration of the processing plant in Ochaja, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi.