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 »

Phyno becomes new Brand Ambassador for Life Lager

Phyno has signed to become the new brand ambassador for Life Continental Lager beer.

The music crooner joins Flavour N’abania as brand ambassadors for the beer produced by Nigerian Breweries Plc.

The deal which was signed on 31st May 2018 at the brewer’s corporate headquarters in Lagos will see the new brand ambassador featuring in Life Continental Beer advertising and marketing campaigns and will also make special appearances at events.

New Excise Duty rates for alcohol, tobacco comes into effect

The Federal Government’s new excise duty rate on alcohol and tobacco came into effect on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun explained that the new excise duty rates which was first announced in March was spread over a three-year period from 2018 to 2020 in order to moderate the impact on prices of the products.

The minister further said that the 90-day grace period given by the president to all manufacturers before the commencement of the new excise duty regime ended on Sunday.

Coca-Cola Nigeria, others seek collaboration on water sustainability

Stakeholders drawn from water related field in the public sector, NGOs, corporations, including Coca-Cola Nigeria have highlighted the importance of partnerships to address water usage, and shortages in the country.

Speaking at a Sustainable development symposium organized by Pan Atlantic University, part of the Lagos Business School in Lekki, Lagos with the theme ‘From Global Goals to Local Action: Catalyzing Action Towards Sustainable Water Development’, the group declared there was need for increased partnership among government, corporations and non-profit organisations to work together in promoting sustainable water provisions and management in Nigeria which they noted would go a long way in bridging the demand gap for water access in communities.

Arla Dano sets new Guinness World record on World Milk Day

Dano Milk on Friday in Lagos entered into the Guinness book of World Records after successfully organising the longest drinks-pouring relay.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event which involved 700 Nigerian youths pouring milk drink was organised to celebrate the 2018 World Milk Day in Nigeria.

Their successful effort broke the existing record for a similar feat carried out by 550 participants on Nov. 9, 2013 in Caracas, Venezuela, organised by the Coca-Cola Group.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Health Specialists Raise a Glass to Goodness of Milk on World Milk Day

In celebration of the World Milk Day, Nigeria’s leading dairy nutrition company, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak milk and Three Crowns milk hosted top government functionaries, health and nutrition specialists to an event themed ‘Raise a Glass’ advocating the goodness of milk, June 1 in Lagos.

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.

Peak Milk marks World Milk Day with Unveiling of Nigeria’s Largest Chocolate Cup

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, makers of Peak Chocolate Full Cream Milk Powder and Peak 456 Growing Up Milk unveiled a 10-foot high chocolate cup, Nigeria’s largest, in celebration of Children’s Day and ahead of the World Milk Day on June 1.

The unveiling which took place at JJT Park in Lagos in partnership with the Nutrition Society of Nigeria was attended by more than 2,000 children, parents and guardians.

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.

Manufacturers Association unveils new responsible drinking campaign

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The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has increased its responsible alcohol drinking campaign with the launch of the third phase of the crusade by its Beer Sectoral Group (BSG), which is made up of leading brewing companies in Nigeria such as Nigerian Breweries Plc, Guinness Nigeria Plc and International Breweries Plc operating in 17 locations in various parts of the country.

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.