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 »

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Cadbury Nigeria celebrates 30 employees with long service

Cadbury Nigeria Plc has celebrated some of its employees that have been with the company for a long time during its annual Long Service Awards.

The Director, Corporate and Government Affairs, West Africa, Bala Yesufu, said in a statement that Cadbury rewarded 30 employees for their length of service to the organization.

Giving a breakdown of the awardees, Yesufu said that 18 of the employees had spent more than 10 years with the company; nine employees were in the 20 years category; while three awardees had at least 30 years length of service with the firm. He added that 11 out of the 18 awardees in the 10 years category were from the company’s Ondo plant.

‘One Lagos Fiesta’ with Star Lager kicks-off

Lagos One Fiesta‘, the annual holiday season celebration organised by the Lagos State Government, in partnership with Star Lager beer, a brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc, kicked-off on Monday at the five designated locations across the state.

Nestle Nigeria reaffirms commitment to responsible sourcing

Nestle Nigeria Plc has reaffirmed it is committed to responsible sourcing at its last Supplier’s Day event held in Lagos.

The event brought together major players who supply raw materials, packaging materials, services and indirect materials to Nestle. It was an opportunity to consolidate existing relationships as well as ensure best practices in sourcing.

Diageo sells United National Breweries to Delta Corp

Diageo Plc announced on Thursday it has entered into an agreement for the sale of United National Breweries (UNB), a maker of sorghum-based traditional African beer called Chibuku in South Africa to Delta Corp of Zimbabwe.

The British-based alcoholic beverage firm said that the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and expected to close in the second-half of 2019.

Delta Corp, Zimbabwe’s largest company and a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev is a leader in sorghum-based beer with its own brand of Chibuku. The purchase by Delta would be its second outside of Zimbabwe. It acquired Zambia’s National Breweries Plc, also a brewer of Sorghum-based Chibuku Shake-Shake in January, making it the largest producer of such brand of beer.

Police arrest owner of adulterated wine, spirits and juice factory in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday raided the site of where unwholesome wines, fruit juices and spirits are produced in the Oke Odo area of Lagos.

The police said they arrested a 48-year old man, Uju Daniel Ughanzi, who they identified as the owner of the illegal factory.

Discovered in the one-storey uncompleted building, which also serves as Mr Ughanzi’s family residence were assortment of fake wines, fruit juices and empty bottles.

IB Plc Hero’s Foundation Kick-Start Programme awards 44 budding entrepreneurs N84.5m

International Breweries Plc (IB Plc) Hero’s Foundation Kick-start programme on Tuesday, 18th December awarded N84.5m business grants to 44 budding entrepreneurs as part of the company’s Corporate Social Initiative.

The lucky entrepreneurs who were selected from over 120 participants received the grant at an award ceremony of the third edition of Hero’s Foundation Kick-Start Programme which held at the Dolly Hills Hotel, Onitsha, Anambra State.

New Cocoa processing plant in Cross River set to go into operation

A new cocoa processing plant in Ikom, Cross River State is set to become operational by the end of December.

The new factory being constructed by Senator Ben Ayade administration will process 50,0000 tons of cocoa beans from the state and neigbouring West African countries such as Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea for export.

Pernod Ricard buys stake in Africa’s online retailer Jumia

French spirits Group Pernod Ricard announced on Tuesday, 18th December, it had acquired an unspecified stake in African online e-commerce retailer, Jumia.

The move follows Pernod Ricard’s collaboration with the firm to launch a one hour alcohol delivery service in Ghana and Kenya through an app called “Jumia Party”.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO trains farmers on Safety awareness

Expert Dutch farmers from the Netherlands have just completed comprehensive two-week training for Nigerian dairy farmers under the Farmer2Farmer programme organised by FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns milk.

Nigerian Breweries issues formal statement on Amstel Malta court ruling, to appeal

Nigerian Breweries Plc, on Monday issued a formal statement confirming Edo State High court ruling against it in the case of Prof Ernest Izevbigie vs. Nigerian Breweries Plc.

The judgment was for the company to apologise to the plaintiff for what the court described as “a trade trick” for the low sugar inscription on the label of one of the company’s brands, Amstel Malta.

The company stated it intends to appeal against the ruling.