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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Krispy Kreme Nigeria gets a boost from US envoy’s visit

Krispy Kreme Nigeria received a visit on Thursday from the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington.

The envoy extolled the doughnut company for its quality process. During the visit which gave Ambassador Symington a close-up view of Krispy Kreme’s operational processes, he commended the management for the quality of work in the production of doughnuts.

Coca-Cola expands into coffee as it acquires Costa Coffee chain for $5.1bn

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) said it has agreed to acquire British coffee chain Costa Coffee for $5.1bn expanding its reach into the global coffee market, where it has little presence. The acquisition also allows the soda giant to diversify away from its coke brand which has been experiencing declining sales as increasingly health-conscious consumers seek alternatives away from fizzy and sugary drinks.

Nestle and Starbucks finalize $7.15bn licensing deal

Swiss Food and beverage giant Nestle SA and American Coffee chain Starbucks Corp on Tuesday announced the closing of a $7.15bn deal that grants Nestle the perpetual rights to sell Starbucks coffee products globally, outside of the company’s coffee shops.

Commenting on the deal, the CEO of Nestle SA, Mark Schneider, said: “This partnership demonstrates our growth agenda in action, giving Nestle an unparalleled position in the coffee business with full suite of innovative brands. With Starbucks, Nescafe and Nespresso, we bring together the world’s most iconic coffee brands”.

Krispy Kreme store in Lagos re-opens

The Consumer Protection council (“CPC”) has announced the re-opening of the Krispy Kreme store in Victoria Island, Lagos.

In a statement released by the consumer protection watchdog, it said that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), as the primary and key food safety standards regulator “is satisfied that the vital question of safe operations have been resolved sufficiently to allow operations accordingly.”

Krispy Kreme cooperating with regulators over store closure

Krispy Kreme has said it is cooperating with Nigerian food regulator and consumer protection agency to resolve issues that led to the shutdown of its store in Victoria Island, Lagos.

In a statement released by the company through its franchise operator, QFA Nigeria Limited, the company said it is fully cooperating with authorities in addressing concerns of product expiry date tampering without regulatory approval in its Victoria Island, Lagos store.

Newly opened Krispy Kreme store in Lagos shuttered over alleged use of expired ingredients

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) announced on Wednesday through its twitter handle that it had shut down the Victoria Island, Lagos store of Krispy Kreme.

The consumer watchdog disclosed that it, in collaboration with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) carried out a quality inspection of products, facilities and operations of the doughnut company.

FBRA, Lagos State partner on plastic waste clean-up and recycling

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA), a group made up Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Nigerian Bottling Company, Nestle Nigeria plc, Seven-Up Bottling Company and Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced a partnership with the Lagos State government, through its Ministry of Transportation, to rid the states waterways of plastic and packaging waste.

Nestle Nigeria sustains growth as half year profit rise 30%

Nestle Nigeria Plc, said that its profits grew 30% to ₦21.4bn in the six months to the end of June 2018. In the previous year, the food and beverage firm recorded a profit of ₦16.5bn.

The growth in profit was helped by an 11% growth in sales to ₦135bn, from ₦121.9bn in 2017. The beverage segment which accounted for 37% of group sales recorded a 15% rise in sales to ₦50.1bn, while the food segment which accounted for 63% of group sales saw a 9% sales lift to ₦85.1bn.

Nestle Nigeria sees immense export potential in AFCFTA

Nestle Nigeria Plc has said it sees huge export opportunities in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA).

In a media briefing in Lagos recently, the Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Gloria Nwabuike, said, there is a lot of potential in the AFCFTA.

Promasidor Nigeria closes on N5.6bn loan to support growth

Promasidor Nigeria Limited (PNL) has obtained a N5.6bn loan from the Bank of Industry (BoI) to support its expansion programmes.

Mr Per Kristensen, Promasidor Nigeria Finance Director, said the facility would be used to acquire additional machinery, factory expansion and value chain development, which would create jobs for Nigerians and increase the company’s capacity to support the country’s economy.

A statement attributed to the finance director was quoted as saying that repayment of the loan was structured over seven-year tenure, including a 12-month moratorium.