Monthly Archives: December 2015

Guinness Nigeria acquires exclusive distribution rights to Diageo’s premium spirits in Nigeria

Guinness Nigeria Plc announced on Monday that it has acquired exclusive distribution rights to the International Premium Spirits (IPS) brands of Diageo’s Nigerian operations.

Diageo is Guinness Nigeria’s parent with a majority shareholding of 54.3 percent in Guinness stocks and with an expressed intent to increase its stake to 70 percent.

Nigerian Bottling Company to double production capacity in 4 years

Nigerian Bottling Company, bottlers of the famed Coca-Cola brand in Nigeria has said it is committed to focused investments and upgrade of its manufacturing facilities in Nigeria.

This was disclosed at a recent stakeholder’s engagement session by the Acting Head, Public Affairs and Communications, NBC Limited, Mrs. Sade Morgan, who said that the company was upgrading its manufacturing operations, and the Ilorin facility would be transformed into a world class material handling and logistics hub.

Goldberg pays courtesy visit to the Ooni’s Palace

Goldberg Lager Beer, from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc has become the first lager beer brand to visit the newly crowned Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

The visit was part of Nigerian Breweries commitment to celebrate the culture and tradition of its valued consumers through engagement, interaction and association.

Nigeria loses $1.3bn yearly to dairy importation, says Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe has said that Nigeria loses over $1.3bn annually on dairy importation.

The minister lamented that “this was unsustainable and unacceptable with the huge potential Nigeria has to, not only produce enough dairy for its consumption, but for export purposes.”

Guinness Nigeria unveils new drink, ‘Guinness Africa Special’


Guinness Nigeria Plc has unveiled a new drink, the latest addition to its stable, Guinness Africa Special, a variant of the iconic Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, and made from herbs, spices and ginger grown in Africa.

The drink was unveiled by the visiting Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Simon Coveney, who was in the country and paid a courtesy visit to the Guinness Nigeria brewery in Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos.

Nigerian Breweries invests N3bn in Awo-Omamma, N18bn in Aba Breweries

The Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde, disclosed that the company has invested N3bn in the upgrading of facilities at its Awo-Omamma Brewery, less than a year after it merged with Consolidated Breweries.

Mr. Vervelde disclosed this at the commissioning of a block of six classrooms and a library built and donated by Nigerian Breweries Plc to Ubachima Primary School, Awo-Omamma, Imo State.

He added that work with upgrading of Awo-Omamma Brewery has gone from a one unit production line facility, to multiple line facility, where the company now produces seven different products.

Ornua partners Fareast Mercantile, opens new Kerrygold packaging factory in Nigeria

Ornua, formerly known as the Irish Dairy Board has opened a new packaging factory in Nigeria.

The new factory which is a joint-venture between Ornua and Fareast Mercantile, will enable the company have direct access to the Nigerian market. The powdered milk which is being imported from Ireland will be packaged under the Kerrygold brand.

Beer drinkers in the U.S. file lawsuit to block the merger of AB InBev, SABMiller

A group of beer drinkers in the U.S. are trying to stop the merger between AB InBev and SABMiller, two of the world’s largest beer companies.

The group which number 23 filed a lawsuit against AB InBev over its $108bn deal to acquire SABMiller, claiming the merger would result in higher beer prices, lower beer quality and erosion of consumer choice as well as creating a monopoly in violation of U.S. anti-competition law.

MD of, Lanre Akinlagun talks about the state of the alcoholic beverage industry in Nigeria

In the dynamic alcoholic beverage industry, one man is trying to redefine how business is done. The Managing Director of, Lanre Akinlagun, talked to Beverage Industry News (NG) recently on the state of the alcoholic beverage industry in Nigeria

Let us start by you giving us a brief background about yourself, where you started, where you went to school and how you got into this business?

Guinness Appoints Ngozi Edozien As Non-Executive Director

Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Ms Ngozi Edozien as a non-executive director of the company.

A press release by the company reads that “Edozien is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and Cambridge University.