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 »

AB InBev restates commitment to Nigeria as it confirms construction of a new brewery

Global beer behemoth Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is committed to a long-term investment in Nigeria. This was as the firm announced in a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday, the construction of a new brewery in the country, located in Sagamu, Ogun State, at a cost of over $250 million. The company noted that the new brewery which is expected to be completed in 2018 would be its second largest in Africa and a testament to its long-term view of the country.

Malta Guinness Herbs Lite wins innovation and creativity award

Malta Guinness Herbs Lite, a malt brand from the stables of Guinness Nigeria Plc has won the ‘Fair Competition and Creativity Nigeria Awards’ (FCCNA) for its innovation and creativity. The award ceremony which took place on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry was organized by the Consumer Rights Awareness Advancement and Advocacy Initiative (CRAAI).

The Fair Competition and Creativity Nigeria Award (FCCNA) aims to encourage and reward companies and organizations that use innovation and creativity as tools to continually deliver superior products and services in the market place despite environmental challenges.

AB InBev replaces North American operation head as US beer sales continue to fall

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced on Monday the appointment of a new North American head, Michel Donkeris to replace João Castro Neves, a 20-year veteran of the Belgian/Brazilian brewer as beer sales in the U.S., the company’s most important market continue to lag.

The company said in a statement that Mr. Neves who had been in charge of the North American division for two years would be leaving the company “to pursue other opportunities” and thanked him for his 22-years “distinguished career” at the firm.

Sona Group to unveil ethanol plant in January 2018

Barring any unforeseen hiccups, Sona Group, a diversified conglomerate with interests in the beverage industry, biscuits, food and allied products among others said it has set a January 2018 date for the completion of a N3 billion ethanol plant it is constructing.

The group hopes to meet local demand of ethanol with a daily production capacity of 120,000 litres, which translates to 43.8 million litres per year.

Heineken launches Premium beer Amstel into the Kenyan Market

Heineken East Africa on Wednesday introduced Amstel beer into the Kenyan market.

Speaking at the event to unveil the brand in Nairobi, Heineken East Africa General Manager, Uche Unigwe said, “The introduction of Amstel was informed by the growing demand by Kenyans for a different brand of quality beer in the market.

Beta Glass appoints Seun Oni as a Non-Executive Director

Beta Glass Plc, the glass bottle and metal crown maker announced on Wednesday the appointment of Seun Oni as an independent non-executive director of the firm.

According to a statement by the firm, Ms. Oni is a Senior Finance Executive, with over 25 years professional experience spanning Assurance & Business Advisory and leading Financial strategies and processes in
multinational organizations.

IDL holds annual distributor’s award; reintroduces Bull Dry Gin, Derok

Intercontinental Distillers Limited (IDL), a leading spirits company and makers of Chelsea Dry Gin and Veleta Fruit Juice among others held its annual distributor’s award for the year ending October 2017.

The award which took place in Abeokuta, Ogun State is designed to reward distributors of the company’s products who excelled within the course of the financial year. The event saw Mrs. Yemisi Adewusi, Managing Director, YTT Distribution Limited and wife of popular film maker Gbenga Adewusi emerge the company’s overall best distributor. Emma Ogbata & Sons came in the second place, while Ogbohu Enterprises took the third place position.

Kano State Government spends N208m to empower Tea Sellers

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje said that his administration has spent N208 million ($573,000) to empower 5,200 tea sellers in the state.

The announcement was made on Saturday during an empowerment programme at the Government House, Kano.

The governor said that the beneficiaries were selected from 484 wards in the 44 local government areas in the state.

Kebbi State seeks partnership with FrieslandCampina WAMCO on dairy development

As part of efforts to boost internally generated funds and improve the lives of its farmers, the Kebbi State Government has sought the assistance of dairy giant FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns milk, to explore the potential for livestock breeding, local sourcing and development in the state.

The Governor of Kebbi State, His Excellency Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu paid a courtesy visit to the dairy maker on Thursday, 9th November 2017.

Nigerian Breweries, FRSC kick-off Annual Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign at Lagos Motor Park

Nigerian Breweries Plc said it will continue to support the annual ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ campaign as part of its contribution to ensuring safe driving on the nation’s roads and keeping road users alive to contribute to the development of the country.

The company’s Managing Director, Mr. Johan Doyer, who was represented by the firm’s Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, made this known in Lagos on Wednesday at a mega rally organized by the company for the DDD campaign at the Ojota New Garage.