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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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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Coca-Cola to sell alcohol spirits in Kenya

Crown Beverages Limited, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the continental Coke bottler based in South Africa but with footprints in over a dozen African countries including Kenya announced it has signed a deal with Italy-based Gruppo Campari to distribute premium spirits brands in Kenya , heightening up competition in that market.

Tasty Time disavows misuse of its products; warns public against product abuse

Tasty Time Nigeria Limited, a Lagos-based manufacturer of fruit flavoured drinks has denied any responsibility or support for the misuse of its products and has warned the public against using some of its products for substance abuse.

The warning follows a recent arrest by the police in Lagos of some youths who were alleged to be involved in cultism and substance abuse.

PepsiCo’s Q2 profit slumps on sluggish sales of trademark soda

PepsiCo on Tuesday reported a 2.4% revenue growth for the second quarter of 2018 to $16.09bn.

However, the results did not mirror the performance of its North American Beverages unit, its largest segment, which declined by 1% to $5.1bn.

The firm’s North American beverages unit has been posting declining sales for four consecutive quarters (since third quarter of 2017), a worrisome trend for the soda giant to consider operating it as a separate unit or spinning it off into a stand-alone public entity or do what its main rival Coca-Cola has done by refranchising them to multiple franchisees.

NBC highlights business activities as it holds mid-year media brief

The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) has said it will continue to improve on the quality and standard of its products to meet the needs of Nigerians.

The sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria gave the assurance while holding a mid-year media briefing in Lagos to draw attention to its major activities since it came into the country.

The NBC Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Sade Morgan, said that the company believes in customer satisfaction, and will continue to invest in the wellbeing of the consumer and improve on the quality of its products to meet their target.

Rite Foods attains ISO 9001 certification as it seeks growth

Rite Foods Limited, the Ososa, Ogun State-based food and beverage manufacturer said it has received the Quality Management System certification also known as ISO 9001:2015 from the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, the country’s representative of the International Organisation for Standardisation.

The certificate is an international standard that is given to organisations that demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Guinness Nigeria unveils new PET bottles for its APNADs as it commissions new N6.5bn PET plant

Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the launch of its Adult Premium Non-Alcoholic Drinks (APNADs) in new PET bottles.

The announcement was made in Lagos recently by the company’s Managing Director, Mr. Peter Ndegwa, at the commissioning of the company’s N6.5bn PET bottles plant.

Mr. Ndegwa stated that one of the strategies adopted by the company is to work with local artists in the community to recycle used PET bottles into fascinating art works thereby eliminating plastic wastes.

‘There is no fake Pepsi in circulation’ – Seven-Up Bottling Co.

Seven-Up Bottling Company, the bottlers of Pepsi-Cola in Nigeria has denied there is a fake Pepsi in the market.

The manufacturer which also bottles Mirinda and Mountain Dew soft drinks among others explained that the Pepsi-Cola in white caps which is what has been the source of concern to consumers is genuine and the same with the Pepsi packaged in blue caps.

Speaking further, the firm revealed that economic hardship in the country compelled it to switch to white caps when the cap suppliers could not get imported materials to make blue caps. The white caps are used as a temporary measure until the manufacturer can supply the blue caps.

Coca-Cola introduces its first alcoholic drinks in Japan

Coca-Cola for the first time has deviated from its popular soda drinks to launch a lemon flavoured alcopop, a spirits-based beverage that is mixed with fruit juices in Japan.

The beverage giant announced in March it would start making the drinks in Japan as it tries to tap into new markets and consumers.

Entries for 2018 Edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Award opens

Maltina, a non-alcoholic malt drink from the portfolio of Nigerian Breweries Plc has flagged-off entries for the 2018 edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Award.

The beverage brand has encouraged qualified teachers from both public and private schools across the country to apply for the most coveted award for teachers.

Employers Union decries high cost of doing business

Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) Union have lamented the rising cost of doing business in Nigeria.

The group said that the last one year had been toxic, pointing out that although Nigeria has emerged from a 15-month recession, the economy was still fragile.