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 »

Trader arrested for producing adulterated alcohol brands

The Lagos State Police Command announced the arrest of a trader, Emmanuel Nwodo, for allegedly distributing adulterated alcoholic beverages in the Iju area of the state.

Nwodo, who is 38, was reportedly apprehended with chemicals suspected to be ethanol and other materials used in the production of fake drinks.

Lagos to Partner FBRA to Rid Environment of PET Waste

The Lagos State government has indicated interest to partner with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) on the eradication of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that are improperly disposed thereby blocking drainages and canals in our environment.

The Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, disclosed this through the Assistant Director of Environmental Services, Mrs. Tolulope Adeyo in an interview in Lagos recently.

Adeyo said the issue of waste has been of great concern and that any initiative to eradicate it, like FBRA’s waste collection and recycling scheme, is quite appreciated.

Star Lager ‘United We Shine’ promo ends making 250 consumers millionaires

Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB Plc”), brewers of Star Lager Beer, said its millionaire’s promo tagged: ‘United We Shine’, which is designed to reward consumers of the brand has produced 250 millionaires.

The promo, driven by limited special edition bottles of Star with unique crown corks which were redeemed via mobile phone USSD codes, had over N300 million worth of prizes awarded to thousands of consumers during the promo.

Speaking on the concluded promo, Portfolio Manager, National Premium, NB, Mr. Olayinka Bakare said: “The United We Shine promo was aimed at celebrating lovers of the Star brand and fans of football that support the Super Eagles of Nigeria. We are delighted that thousands of consumers were rewarded through this promo and it was an immense success. Star will continue to support consumers and Nigerian football lovers in the days ahead.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, ATP mark Independence Celebration with Nutrition Awareness Programme

As part of its community service that marks Nigeria’s 58th Independence celebration, Nigeria’s leading dairy company, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC partnered with Ask the Paediatricians (ATP) Foundation to deliver nutrition assessment and support for over 5,000 children and their parents across Lagos, Kwara, Abuja and Abeokuta – on September 29 and October 1, 2018.

Nigerian Breweries donates block of classrooms in Delta State

Nigerian Breweries Plc has donated a six-classroom block, library and conveniences to Mastercare International School, Asaba, through its Felix Ohiwerei Educational Trust Fund, in honour of the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year, Mr. Felix Ariguzo, who teaches at the school.

PepsiCo sees silver lining in Q3 despite being weighed by a strong dollar

PepsiCo said on Tuesday that third quarter profit grew 16% to $2.49bn showing signs of renewed consumer demand for its brands including its namesake cola and other beverages.

While the firm’s Frito-Lay North America snacks business did a lot of the heavy lifting with 3% sales growth in the third quarter, the company’s flagship North America Beverage unit came back to life with a 2% growth, helped by a strong marketing push, albeit at a cost as Operating Profit for the business unit declined by 11% as a result of the increased marketing spend as well as rising transportation and commodity costs.

PZ Cussons Nigeria posts first quarter loss as low consumer demand hurt sales

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, on Friday announced a net loss of N208 million for the first quarter of 2018/19 financial year ending on 31 August.

The consumer goods company which has a diverse product line that includes electricals, personal and homecare products, dairy brands under the Nutricima business line and others said that the loss came as a result of low patronage of its products due to subdued consumer disposable income. Net revenue fell by 14.3% to N15.9bn from N18.5bn in the same period in 2017.

Outstanding journalists get rewarded at Nigerian Breweries 10th Golden Pen Awards

Outstanding journalism and media excellence were rewarded and celebrated last weekend at the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards held in Lagos

The award, which is in its 10th year, is geared towards promoting professionalism and objective reportage of events in Nigeria. It is also meant to reward journalists who abide by the fine ethics of their profession.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Gives cash Awards to Young Scientists at 48th Nutrition Confab

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns milk awarded cash prizes to eight young Nigerian nutritionists for their excellent scientific research presentations at the just concluded 48th Annual General Meeting & Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.

Weather, need for better planning forces postponement of second ‘Nigeria Beer Festival’

The Second edition of Nigeria Beer Festival billed to hold from September 25 to October I, 2018 has been shifted forward by one month and will now begin on October 25 to October 31, 2018.

Organisers of the event, On and One Events (001) Limited, explained that the postponement is to allow the rain to subside and guarantee a more conducive environment for participants during the festival.