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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Goldberg unveils Isedowo empowerment scheme in Ile Ife

Goldberg Lager beer, a brand of Nigerian Breweries Plc, on Thursday launched the much anticipated Isedowo Youth Empowerment Scheme at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II amid fanfare.

The event brought together other prominent Obas and chiefs from the Southwest as his Majesty Oba Ogunwusi commended Nigerian Breweries for the initiative which he said is a bold step at improving the lot of small scale entrepreneurs in the South West region.

Guinness Nigeria sponsored engineers graduate

The first set of students from the Guinness Nigeria sponsored Graduate Skills Development Scholarship scheme has passed out in flying colours. The graduates completed a year’s training at the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN).

At their graduation, Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mrs. Viola Graham-Douglas, said the objective of the collaboration with NAPTIN was to provide a pool of resourceful, competent and versatile engineers capable of delivering peerless technical services to further shore up the government’s transformation agenda in the power sector.

Avon Crowncaps suspends trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

Avon Crowncaps & Containers Nigeria Plc, makers of screwcaps, metal containers and steel drums for a diverse industry including beverage companies (soft drinks producers, juice and dairy makers, brewers and spirits producers) among others announced on Thursday that it was suspending the trading of its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) effective 31 August 2017.

The company which has seen its fortunes decline over the last five years had sought to buy out its minority shareholders who hold about 21% of the firm’s shares so it can be taken private and restructured.

Avon Crowncaps is majorly controlled by Wilko Corporation, a private company registered in the Bahamas.

Goldberg Lager to launch youth empowerment scheme for budding entrepreneurs in the Southwest

Goldberg Lager beer, a brand of Nigerian Breweries Plc, is set to unveil an empowerment scheme tagged Isedowo in Southwestern states on Thursday, 31 August 2017.

The scheme, which is designed to equip young Yoruba men and women with the support to grow their businesses, will be launched at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.

Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc, said that, in addition to the brand’s commitment to support the culture and tradition of the Yoruba people, it would use Isedowo to inspire entrepreneurship in the region, thus impacting employment and income generation.

AB InBev gets nod to merge its Nigerian breweries

International Breweries Plc (“IBPlc”), the Ilesha-based brewer owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced on Tuesday it has received regulatory approvals from the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”) to merge with its sister companies, Intafact Beverages Limited and Pabod Breweries.

Goldberg Lager to increase sponsorship of cultural festivals in Southwest

Goldberg Lager beer, a value beer brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc, has announced plans to sponsor various cultural festivals across Southwestern Nigeria as a way to promote the culture and traditions of the people.

The festivals, which include Osun Osogbo, Udiroko, Oranyan, Ojude Oba, Olojo and Oyemekun, are scheduled to hold between the months of August and November.

Speaking on the plans for the sponsorship, Emmanuel Agu, the Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc, said with the sponsorships, the brand is reiterating its commitment to supporting the promotion of Yoruba culture and traditions, in line with its three-point agenda of culture, respect and enjoyment.

FBRA urges sectoral partnership to advance industrial waste recycling

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on stakeholders in different industries to help set up sector specific alliances to assist with the recovery and recycling of waste items in their respective packaging streams.

According to FBRA, it will ensure the success of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy of the Federal Government.

“33” Export Lager marks World Friendship Day at the ‘City of Friends’

“33” Export Lager beer, a premium brand from the portfolio of Nigerian Breweries Plc, celebrated World Friendship Day at the ‘City of Friends’ in Lagos.

The event brought together friends and consumers of the brand including celebrities such as Timi Dakolo, A’rese Emokpae, Wale Ojo and many others.

The occasion which kicked-off on 28th July through 30th July took place at the beachfront behind Landmark Centre, Oniru, Lagos and featured top Nigerian entertainers such as Femi Kuti, Flavour N’abania, MI Abaga, Cynthia Morgan, Seyi Shay and many more as well as consumers of the brand. Gideon Okeke officiated the event.

International Drinks Festival planned for Lagos in December

An International Drinks Festival is set to hold in Lagos this December. At the unveiling of the pre-event last Thursday at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casinos, Victoria Island, Lagos, the event organisers, Balmoral Events Solution Company, said that the event will take place between 1st and 3rd December 2017 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Rising consumer demand, favourable share trends drive Beam Suntory’s half-year results

Beam Suntory, Inc, the alcoholic beverage arm of Japanese group Suntory Holdings said that revenue for the first-half of 2017 was driven by rising consumer demand and favourable share trends across key markets.

The company said that sales grew in the mid-single-digits, driven by double-digit global gains from Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbons.