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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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.

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.

AFBTE decries NLRC action on company closures

The Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE), an umbrella union of employers in the food, beverage and tobacco sector, said it was saddened by the closure of some companies by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC).

Heineken Rwandan subsidiary to start brewing Heineken brand locally

Bralirwa, the Rwandan subsidiary of Heineken NV has announced it will start making the Heineken brand locally from next month in a bid to cut down on import and distribution costs.

Heineken will be brewed at Bralirwa’s Gisenyi factory in Northern Rwanda, very close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

“We believe that this innovation will create additional business opportunities for Bralirwa and for our business partners in Rwanda as well as through export to neighbouring countries,” said Mr Sander Bokelman, Bralirwa’s Supply Chain Director, in a statement on Monday.

NLRC responds to critics of its recent actions, blames NB for actions that led to office closures

The National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) at the weekend responded to critics of its recent action to temporarily close the offices of Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB”), instead blaming the brewing company for the events that led to the closure.

The commission said that Nigerian Breweries owes it N326 million in taxes and continued to rebuff all attempts by the agency to enforce the National Lottery Act, 2005.

Nigerian Breweries speaks on the recent dispute with NLRC

Nigerian Breweries Plc, on Wednesday released a statement on the ongoing dispute with the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC).

In the statement, the company confirmed the sealing of its Corporate Headquarters in Lagos and two other offices in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on the 12th and 13th of November by officials of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission.

NLRC strongly condemned for shutting down NB’s offices over alleged infraction

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The Nigerian Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has condemned the actions of the Director-General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila, for what it sees as his high handedness and lack of regard for the rule of law, to close down the offices of Nigerian Breweries Plc.

Nigerian Breweries, FRSC Hold Mega Rally on “Don’t Drink and Drive” Campaign in Lagos

Following the successful mega rally of the 11th edition of the Don’t Drink and Drive campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigerian Breweries and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) held another mega rally on road safety in Lagos, as part of efforts aimed at ensuring reduction in road accidents.

XLR8 emerges winner of International Breweries Plc Public Relations Account

International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian subsidiary of AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer has appointed leading communications consultancy, XLR8 to manage its public relations. The appointment which is sequel to a competitive bid, will see XLR8 taking responsibility for all of the company’s corporate as well as brand-related communications.

International Breweries appoints Andrew Scott Murray as a Non-Executive Director

International Breweries Plc (“IB Plc”) has announced the appointment of Mr. Andrew Scott Murray as a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

According to a statement from the company, Mr. Murray is currently the Vice-President, Finance for AB InBev Africa, leading the finance function across the AB InBev Africa operations, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to that, he was the Global Director, AB InBev M&A based in New York with exceptional track record of handling transactions and corporate disposals of different description and magnitude. He was also part of the AB InBev’s focused group on Budgeting and Business Performance Optimization.