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: Soft drinks

Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtah Kent to step down in April 2019

Muhtar Kent, the long-serving former CEO and current Chairman of the Coca-Cola Company will step down from his role in April 2019 after 41 years of illustrious service to the company.

James Quincey, the current president & CEO will add chairman to his job title while giving up the title of president following the company’s annual meeting in April 2019. Brian Smith, who was previously announced, will become the President & Chief Operating Officer of the company on 1st January 2019.

Amstel Malta hosts FitFam Fest 2018 in support of healthy living

Premium Malt drink, Amstel Malta, from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc recently hosted hundreds of fitness enthusiasts at the 2018 FitFam Fest.

The event attracted fitness pundits and fans from different parts of the world as well as local fitness celebrities, who shared their experiences and weath of knowledge regarding the ever-growing fitness industry.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa appoints new CEO

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the continent’s largest Coke bottler which spans over a dozen countries announced on Monday the appointment of Mr Jacques Vermeulen, a 23-year veteran of the soda giant as its new CEO, effective 1 December, 2018.

Cross River State Government says it has mopped up all expired Coca-Cola products in shops

The Cross River State Government said it has removed all expired Coca-Cola products from major markets and drinking spots in Calabar and its environs.

The State Commissioner for Health, Inyang Asibong, said that a team from her ministry has been activated to mop up the expired products as she called on consumers to always check the expiry date of Coca-Cola before consuming it.

Asibong said that as she spoke, all expired Coca-Cola products in Calabar market have been removed due to the swift intervention of her ministry.

Maltina launches 1,000 smiles campaign

Maltina has launched a 1,000 smiles campaign in partnership with Noble Igwe aimed at capturing a thousand genuine smiles across Nigeria.

A statement from the nation’s family nourishing drink on Wednesday, said the idea was premised on how a smile can change the world.

The initiative tagged “1000 smiles with Noble,” would enable Noble Igwe, a publicist and media practitioner capture smiles of everyday Nigerians in streets across the country.

Coca-Cola in Kenya looking to sell 10 year old facility

Coca-Cola based in Nairobi, Kenya is seeking a buyer or renter for its Nairobi Upperhill facility at a cost of Sh1.03 billion Kenyan shillings.

The four acres facility which was built in 2008 for Sh700 million ($10 million) acts as Coca-Cola headquarters in East and Central Africa which oversees operations in 14 African countries.

Enugu State Government lauds NBC on Youth Empowerment Scheme

The Enugu State Government has commended the management of the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) for its commitment to social-economic well-being of the nation, especially where it relates to the area of youth empowerment aimed at reducing high unemployment rate in the country.

Coca-Cola HBC sees tepid growth in nine months

Coca-Cola HBC, the parent company of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), with operations in 27 other European countries, said it posted a 2.6% revenue growth in the third quarter of 2018 to €1.87bn and 1.2% sales rise in nine months to €5.09bn.

Coke to launch Energy drinks under its name

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) announced on Thursday it plans to launch its own Energy drinks under its trademark name.

In an e-mail statement, the soft drinks giant said the new drinks would be called “Coca-Cola Energy” and “Coca-Cola Energy No Sugar.” The company has not said when the drinks would become available in the market.

The announcement signals yet another move by the soft drinks maker to diversify away from its mainstay sugary drinks.

Coca-Cola, FG partner to launch N4bn ‘Safe Birth Initiative’ to tackle high infant mortality and maternal rates

The Coca-Cola Company has partnered the Federal Government to launch an initiative worth N4bn to address the country’s high infant mortality and maternal rates.

The initiative tagged ‘Safe Birth initiative’ (SBI), which is also done in conjunction with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Medshare International Inc, a non-Governmental organisation donated four units of 40’ foot shipping containers of life-saving medical equipment for the inaugural project to the National Hospital, Abuja.