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CPC calls for review of levels of additives in soft drinks

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) on Tuesday released its results of findings on the level of benzoic acid and sunset yellow found in Fanta and Sprite as well as other soft drink brands bottled in the country.

The Council said it was compelled to launch an investigation following the public outcry after a Lagos High Court ruled in the case of Fijabi Adebo and his firm Fijabi Adebo Holdings Limited against the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC).

Seven-Up Bottling Company appoints Ziad Maalouf Managing Director

Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc has appointed Mr. Ziad Maalouf as the new Managing Director of the 57 year old company.

Up until his recent appointment, he was the company’s Chief Operating Officer and had joined the company in 2008 as it’s National Sales and Distribution Manager.

Mr. Maalouf has over 20 years work experience in corporate finance, organizational leadership and strategic management, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.

Seven-Up losses grow despite sales growth

Seven-Up Bottling Company, bottlers of the famed Pepsi cola brand released its financial results on Tuesday for the nine-months  ending 31 December 2016.

The soft drinks maker reported a net loss of –N4.8bn for the period (Apr – Dec 2016) and -N2.9bn alone in Q3 (Oct – Dec). In the nine-months of 2015, it recorded N2.2bn in profit.

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 biggest soft drinks maker in Nigeria and bottler of the famed Coca-Cola brand have raised its prices across the board as it continues to battle macroeconomic challenges such as continued naira devaluation, inflation and higher input cost of imported raw materials.

Health industry accused of sabotaging efforts to reduce sugar content in sweetened beverages

Advocates of sugar-tax on sweetened beverages such as Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) in Nigeria say that health organisations as well as medical and public health institutions have been enabling the rise in new cases of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country by accepting billions of naira in donations from soft drink manufacturers in the form of Social Responsibility donations.

CBN allocates manufacturers $660m FX to ease pressure

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said it has allocated 1,342 manufacturing and trading firms foreign exchange through its recent intervention.

The apex bank said it sold a total of $660m to the firms through FX forwards to their respective banks for onward sales to the firms.

Currency weakness, inflation push 7-Up to half-year loss

Soft drinks maker, 7-Up Bottling Company said on Monday that currency weakness related to the recent Naira devaluation led to higher cost of goods sold and higher selling and distribution expenses, resulting in a half-year loss . The bottler of Pepsi-Cola declared a net loss of N1.6bn.

Seven-Up said that sales grew 19% to N47bn despite the macroeconomic challenges. In the previous year, revenue was N40bn. However, a 26% jump in cost of sales to N38bn, from N28bn plus a 26% rise in selling and distribution expenses all weighed on the soft drink maker’s earnings.

7-UP profits drop 48% in Q1 amid headwinds

7-UP Bottling Company on Friday reported a 48% slump in profits for the first quarter of 2016. Net income fell to N1bn, down from N2bn reported a year earlier.

The maker of Pepsi-Cola, Mirinda, Aquafina bottled water, among others was weighed by currency-driven headwinds, coupled with rising inflation and competition from other soft drinks manufacturers.

Seven-Up post 53% profit decline in full-year amid worsening economic environment, competition

Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, said on Wednesday that net income for the fiscal-year ending March 31 2016 fell 53% to N3.34bn, from N7.12bn a year earlier.

The poor performance of the soft drink maker is attributable to the worsening economic environment in the country – low oil revenue, currency headwinds, inflation of 15.6% as of May 2016 compared to 9.2% a year earlier, which is the last time the company posted higher profits. Insurgency and terrorism in different parts of the country, competitive pressure, among others also weighed on the company’s profits.