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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Lagos prepares to welcome Beer lovers to 2018 Edition of ‘Nigeria Beer Festival’

The Lagos State Government is putting finishing touches to welcoming beer lovers to the second edition of the Nigeria Beer Festival set to begin on Thursday, 25 October through 31 October 2018. The event organisers have promised to make the week-long event a memorable experience for attendees.

Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Director at Nigerian Breweries moves on

Kufre Ekanem, the long-serving Corporate Affairs Director at Nigerian Breweries Plc has resigned his position effective 1st October, 2018.

Ekanem, who was a member of the Executive Committee of the brewing company and the public face of the company in host communities, is leaving to start a consulting firm, Philosoville Limited, a Culture, Marketing and Public Relations consultancy company, according to sources close to the respected communications expert and poet.

Abuja Teacher Wins 2018 Edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Awards

The quest for the best teacher in secondary schools in Nigeria in 2018 came to a glorious end on Thursday, when Olasunkanmi Samuel Opeifa, a teacher from Government Day Secondary School, Karu, Abuja emerged as the 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year.

For the feat, Opeifa was rewarded with One Million Naira in addition to Five Hundred Thousand Naira he received as state champion from Abuja. He will also get One Million Naira every year for the next five years and a block of six classrooms built at his school.

Hero Lager marks 17th Annual Ofala Festival with Obi of Onitsha

Hero lager, a premium beer brand from the stables of International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, celebrated the 17th edition of the annual Ofala Festival in Onitsha with the Obi of Onitsha, His Majesty, Igwe Alfred Achebe and his subjects at the Ime Obi (his palace). The beer brand is a major sponsor of the event.

Lagos to Partner FBRA to Rid Environment of PET Waste

The Lagos State government has indicated interest to partner with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) on the eradication of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that are improperly disposed thereby blocking drainages and canals in our environment.

The Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, disclosed this through the Assistant Director of Environmental Services, Mrs. Tolulope Adeyo in an interview in Lagos recently.

Adeyo said the issue of waste has been of great concern and that any initiative to eradicate it, like FBRA’s waste collection and recycling scheme, is quite appreciated.

Star Lager ‘United We Shine’ promo ends making 250 consumers millionaires

Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB Plc”), brewers of Star Lager Beer, said its millionaire’s promo tagged: ‘United We Shine’, which is designed to reward consumers of the brand has produced 250 millionaires.

The promo, driven by limited special edition bottles of Star with unique crown corks which were redeemed via mobile phone USSD codes, had over N300 million worth of prizes awarded to thousands of consumers during the promo.

Speaking on the concluded promo, Portfolio Manager, National Premium, NB, Mr. Olayinka Bakare said: “The United We Shine promo was aimed at celebrating lovers of the Star brand and fans of football that support the Super Eagles of Nigeria. We are delighted that thousands of consumers were rewarded through this promo and it was an immense success. Star will continue to support consumers and Nigerian football lovers in the days ahead.

Nigerian Breweries donates block of classrooms in Delta State

Nigerian Breweries Plc has donated a six-classroom block, library and conveniences to Mastercare International School, Asaba, through its Felix Ohiwerei Educational Trust Fund, in honour of the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year, Mr. Felix Ariguzo, who teaches at the school.

Outstanding journalists get rewarded at Nigerian Breweries 10th Golden Pen Awards

Outstanding journalism and media excellence were rewarded and celebrated last weekend at the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards held in Lagos

The award, which is in its 10th year, is geared towards promoting professionalism and objective reportage of events in Nigeria. It is also meant to reward journalists who abide by the fine ethics of their profession.

Weather, need for better planning forces postponement of second ‘Nigeria Beer Festival’

The Second edition of Nigeria Beer Festival billed to hold from September 25 to October I, 2018 has been shifted forward by one month and will now begin on October 25 to October 31, 2018.

Organisers of the event, On and One Events (001) Limited, explained that the postponement is to allow the rain to subside and guarantee a more conducive environment for participants during the festival.

Appointment: Guinness Nigeria appoints Yemisi Ayeni as a Non-Executive Director

Guinness Nigeria Plc, has announce the appointment of Mrs Yemisi Ayeni to its Board as a Non-Executive Director effective 1st September, 2018.

According to a statement released by the company, Mrs Ayeni will take the place of Prof Joe Irukwu SAN who retired from the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 28th August, 2018.

Mrs Ayeni is the immediate past Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Closed Fund Administrator Limited. A position she held for 10 years until her retirement in April 2015. She is a 1985 honors graduate of Accounting and Business Finance from the University of Manchester, UK: 1989 Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales.