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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Employer Union decries high cost of doing business

Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) Union have lamented the rising cost of doing business in Nigeria.

The group said that the last one year had been toxic, pointing out that although Nigeria has emerged from a 15-month recession, the economy was still fragile.

Lipton kicks-off Third Edition of ‘Selfless Acts’ campaign

Lipton Yellow Label Tea from Unilever Nigeria Plc has commenced the third edition of its ‘Don’t Just Think, Do,’ campaign in mosques across Nigeria.

The tea brand said the initiative is meant to encourage Nigerians to show commitment to selfless acts during the month of Ramadan and beyond.

Chivita’s ‘no-added sugar’ gets high marks from Nutritionist

The National Publicity Secretary of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Mr. Olusola Malomo, has commended the standards of Chivita 100% fruit juice, the flagship brand of Chi Limited, and its commitment to ‘no-added sugar’ process, describing it as a healthy substitute for raw fruits.

He made the statement while leading a discussion at a media session held in Lagos.

“100% juice is made from the flesh of fresh fruit or from whole fruit, depending on the type used. It is not permitted to add sugar, sweeteners, preservatives, flavouring or colourings to fruit juices. Chivita 100% complies with these requirements as articulated by its production and packaging process,” he said.

NGO group seeking reversal of pending excise duty rate increase on alcohol, tobacco take protest to NASS

A coalition of Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) seeking to reverse a proposed excise duty rate increase by the Federal Government due to take effect on June 4, 2018 have called on the National Assembly to urgently intervene on the matter.

Business Renaissance Group (BRG) and Sustained Development Collective (SDC), two of the groups leading the protest at the National Assembly said that the excise duty rate increase would cripple the sector if not reviewed and reversed.

Three Crowns Evap Creamer, a value and quality proposition to struggling families

Three Crowns Evaporated Creamer, a new brand extension from leading dairy firm, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, is said to be a bridge between the high quality offering of the premium category and the affordability that mass-market milk segment offers.

According to the brand, the race to milk consumption in Nigeria has over the years resulted in a significant increase in the number of milk brands in the country. So the category is brimming with dairy products all staking claim to offering wholesome vitamins and minerals needed for healthy living.

Vimto soft drinks now in 35 African countries – Nichols

British soft drinks maker Nichols plc announced it has launched its Vimto soft drinks in Benin Republic, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania and Uganda, expanding its presence in Africa to 35 countries.

The company which had $43.6m in overseas sales in its latest results said it has made two new appointments to support its international business as year-on-year growth hit 20.3%.

Nichols said it has been particularly buoyed by sales in Africa which grew 21.2% in 2016.

The Vimto brand which was first exported to Africa in the 1920s and ’30s has grown popular in some African markets and is now been bottled locally under licenses in 29 countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroun, Egypt, Mali and Senegal.

Nestle partners FG to launch “Nestle for Healthier Kids” global Initiative

Nestle Nigeria plc, with assistance from the Federal Government has launch its “Nestle for Healthier kids” in Nigeria, a global initiative the food and beverage company unveiled on May 15, 2018 to fight acute malnutrition in children.

The programme was unveiled in Abuja to commemorate the International Day of Families, which includes further development of healthier products and advice for families on nutrition and exercise and aims at helping 50 million children worldwide to lead healthier lives by 2030.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, NSN advocate dairy nutrition, daily exercise to mark World Milk Day 2018

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, in partnership with the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), is spearheading an awareness campaign for dairy nutrition in celebration of this year’s World Milk Day on June 1, themed- ‘Raise a Glass.’

In a statement made to the press yesterday in Lagos, the Managing Director, Mr. Ben Langat said, “The acknowledgement of the importance of milk in the global food system by WHO and FAO connects with FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s conviction that dairy plays an important role in supplying essential nutrients for daily wellbeing for all stages of life.”

Nestle Nigeria confident about the future

Food and beverage giant Nestle Nigeria plc, has said that it is optimistic the ongoing economic reforms and diversification agenda of the Federal government will lead to better performance and returns to shareholders in future years.

This was the view of the company’s chairman, David Ifezulike, while addressing Nestle’s shareholders at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Tuesday in Lagos. He said that the current economic trend eases production constraints in manufacturing and agriculture and key government reforms continue to diversify the economy, an all-around improvement in the economy is expected.

Guinness Nigeria wins multiple awards at International Spirits contest

Guinness Nigeria Plc has won several medals at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

The competition was the biggest in its history, with over 2,200 entries. Guinness Nigeria slugged it out with over 2,200 international brands to clinch the award.

An SFWSC medal has become a recognized affirmation of high quality and one of the most reliable and universal indications of spirits excellence.