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 »

Category Archives: Dairy

UAC Foods appoints Oladele Ajayi as new Managing Director

The Board of UAC Foods Limited has appointed Dr Oladele Ajayi as its new Managing Director.

Dr Ajayi holds a PHD in Mechanical & Process Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and an alumnus of the Advance Management Program of Harvard Business School.

Olympic milk renews music crooner Peter Okoye’s Ambassadorial Contract

Olympic milk brand has announced the extension of music crooner Peter Okoye’s Ambassadorial contract for the fourth year.

This was disclosed recently at the official signing ceremony at PZ Cussons head office in Ilupeju, Lagos

Speaking on the contract renewal, PZ Cussons Managing Director, Commercial, Mr Alex Goma, stated that the contract signing “signifies the continuation of Peter’s activities as Olympic brand ambassador, a position which will among other things see him champion the cause for a healthy and active lifestyle and also represent the brand at different levels.”

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.

Heads of FrieslandCampina, Heineken commit to increased investments in Nigeria

The leadership of Dutch firms in Nigeria have pledged to increase their investments in the country.

The commitments were made when Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, met with some of the CEOs of the Dutch firms during his official visit to The Hague, Netherlands.

Nestlé Nigeria MD, Mauricio Alarcon appointed second VP of NECA

Nestlé Nigeria’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon has been appointed as second Vice President of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA). The announcement was made at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association in Lagos on Tuesday. Mr. Alarcon has been involved in the direction of the association for the past one year as a member of governing council. He will play a key role in the governing council and management committee.

Cadbury makes gaining bigger market share a focal point of sustaining profitability

Cadbury Nigeria Plc, said it will make growing market share and bolstering the efficiency of its distribution system a focal point of sustaining growth and delivering better returns to shareholders.

The company’s chairman, Mr Atedo Peterside, outlined the firm’s plans while addressing shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the weekend in Lagos.

He added that the company will focus on four strategic areas to drive its growth ambition in 2018, after emerging from loss last year.