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Nestle Nigeria appoints Jagdish Kumar Singla as new Finance & Control Director

Nestle Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Jagdish Kumar Singla to the position of Finance & Control Director effective 1 January 2018.

Mr. Singla will be taking over from Mr. Syed Saiful Islam, the current Finance & Control Director who is being transferred to Nestle Pakistan with effect from 1 January 2018.

Mr. Singla who has been the Country Controller of Nestle Sri Lanka since 2014 joined Nestle India in 1990 and served in various roles at the company’s Moga Factory and in Management Accounting at Nestle’s Head Office in Switzerland. He also worked as Nestle’s Factory Controller in Shuangcheng, China from 1997 and later as Business Controller for Nestle Milks and Nutrition for Greater China Region.

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.

Nestle Nigeria reaffirms commitment to youth entrepreneurship as it marks International Youth Day

Nestle Nigeria Plc said in a statement on Sunday that it is committed to providing support to young people by fostering youth entrepreneurship and helping the talented ones through training and job opportunities.

The message was conveyed by the company’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Victoria Uwadoka, on Sunday to mark this year’s International Youth Day on 12th August. Uwadoka in her statement said the company wanted to ensure the youths gained skills that would enable them contribute positively towards building peace in the society.

Nestle Nigeria’s half-year profit boosted by revenue growth, lower finance cost

Nestle Nigeria Plc, reported a nearly 3000% increase in profits for the first-half of 2017. Net profit rose to N16.5bn from N535m in 2016.

The company which makes products such as Milo cocoa drink and Nescafe coffee, among others said that profit was boosted by a 54% surge in revenue to N121.9bn, from N80bn in the previous year.

Abraaj Group to acquire Kenya’s Java House Coffee Chain

Dubai-based Abraaj Group, an emerging markets equity firm with extensive investments in Africa has agreed to acquire Java House, a coffee chain based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Java House Group was established in 1999 by Mr. Kevin Ashley who later sold 90% stake to Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) in 2012 as he sought to raise additional capital to expand. The chain has since grown from 13 outlets in Nairobi to 60 outlets in 10 cities in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

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.

Nestle Nigeria gains momentum as Q1 sales surge 69%

Nestle Nigeria Plc, appears to have the worse behind it as first quarter results showed a 69% increase in sales to N61bn, from N36bn in the same period last year.

The company which makes Milo, Nescafé coffee, among others saw a 32% jump in gross profit despite a skyrocketing cost of sales, which grew 105% to N38bn, from N18bn, fueled by inflation and a weakened naira.

Nestle Nigeria suffers earnings slump as unfavourable FX translation takes its toll

Nestle Nigeria Plc, on Wednesday reported its full-year results for the period ending December 2016, which showed net profit decline by 67% to N7.9bn, down from N23.7bn in 2015.

The chocolate drinks and coffee maker blamed the drop in profit on a combination of the impact of naira devaluation which caused the company’s net finance cost to skyrocket to N16.7bn, from N4.4bn in the previous year and the effect of the expiration of its pioneer “tax” status.

Firm sues Nestle Nigeria, Access Bank over breach of trade agreement

Nestle Nigeria Plc, has been sued in an Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan by a local firm, First Nigeria Enterprises, owned by Professor Olatoye Ogunbode.

The suit against Nestle alleges that it broke the trade agreement it entered into with First Nigeria Enterprises.

Access Bank was also dragged into the suit because it provided the financing for the distributorship agreement between Nestle Nigeria and First Nigeria Enterprises.

Nestle buys Egypt’s Instant Coffee firm

Nestlé SA announced that it has acquired Egyptian Coffee firm Caravan Marketing Company SAE, which makes instant coffee brand Bonjorno, among others.

The terms of the transaction was not disclosed.

Caravan was started in 2003 as a marketing and distribution company and has since grown to include its own brands.

In the last five years, Nestlé has made significant investments in manufacturing and distribution facilities in Egypt at nearly one billion Egyptian pounds ($53m).