Monthly Archives: May 2019

“We launched Guinness Gold because we’ve seen Premium tip back into growth” – Diageo

Diageo Plc has said it introduced Guinness Gold in the Nigerian premium beer segment because the category was returning to growth.

While commenting on the group’s activities in Africa at the recently concluded Diageo – Capital Markets Day in New York, John O’Keeffe, Diageo’s Africa President, said: “I think our decision to launch Guinness Gold is because, even though Value beer is still growing because of that consumer distress in Nigeria, we’ve actually seen Premium tip back into growth, which is very encouraging for us, because we haven’t seen that in a while in Nigeria”.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO fetes 1,000 Dairy farmers to mark World Milk Day

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Nigeria’s leading dairy brands, Peak and Three Crowns treated over 1000 dairy farmers, to a surprise Peak Breakfast as part of activities to celebrate the 2019 World Milk Day.

Addressing farmers at the event in Iseyin, Oyo State, the Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Mr. Ben Langat, commended the dairy farmers under its Dairy Development Programme (DDP) across 90 communities on the progress made so far, especially their recent record of supplying 27,045 liters of milk in one day, years after the first 400 litres daily collection to Fashola in 2011.

Promasidor marks Children’s Day in Grand Style at One Love Family Fest

Promasidor Nigeria Limited celebrated over 2,000 children from 50 schools in Lagos with funfair in commemoration of this year’s Children’s Day. The event, tagged Promasidor One Love Family Fest was held at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Alausa, Lagos, on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

The day kicked off with a fun run which was a mini marathon for children within the ages of 5-15 years old. The children were split into three different categories based on their age groups:

Cadbury, OK Foods Slug it Out in Court Over Trademark Rights

Two Fast moving Consumer goods (FMCG) giants, OK Foods Limited and Cadbury UK Limited have gone to court to decide who has the rights to a trademark.

OK Foods Limited, a unit of Olam Foods International and makers of a wide range of confectionary products including Top Mint Candy sweet has filed a N260 million suit in a Lagos court against Cadbury UK Limited, owners of Tom Tom Candy sweets over threats emanating from the use of generic trade dresses, colours and shapes in the production of Top Mint Candy sweet.

Stakeholders canvass more investment in dairy production

Stakeholders in the dairy sector have called for increased investment in dairy production to close the gap between production, preservation and distribution.

The call came from the Technical Adviser (Youth and Gender), Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Mosunmola Umoru, who spoke at a stakeholders’ workshop in Ikeja, Lagos organised by Tetra Pak West Africa, a firm specialising in developing packages to protect the nutritional value and taste of the products.

Nosak Distilleries acquires 6,000 hectares of farmland in Edo to develop Cassava value chain

Nosak Distilleries Limited, a leading ethanol refiner, has announced the acquisition of 6,000 hectares of arable farmland in Edo State as part of its effort to source its raw materials locally.

The company made the announcement at the fourth Cassava and Starch Africa Summit which held in Accra, Ghana recently.

While expressing his delight about the summit to the organisers, the Group Executive Director, Corporate Services, Nosak Distilleries, Osagie Ogunbor, said: “The two-day summit was a good ground to learn new trends in the exploration of cassava and its many by-products. We participated in this year’s summit as a result of our diversification in the agricultural sector and to explore the option of cassava to ethanol locally”.

Coca-Cola ranked as the fourth most admired brand in Africa

Coca-Cola has been ranked as the fourth most admired brand in Africa’s Best 100 Brands Awards.

Camilla Osborne, Head of Communications, Southern and East Africa made the disclosure on Monday.

Osborne said that Coca-Cola was the only food and beverage brand ranked in the top five most admired brands in Africa, based on the opinions spontaneously recalled by consumers.

The 2019 Edition of NBC Youth Empowered Workshop gets off to a Strong Start in Abeokuta

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), bottlers of the famed Coca-Cola brand of soft drinks in Nigeria flagged-off its 2019 edition of Youth Empowered workshop in Abeokuta on May 21, 2019 at the Providence Event Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

According to the company, the aim of the workshop is to equip youths with necessary practical skills to become more competitive in tackling youth unemployment in the country.

NAFDAC makes arrests at site of illegal distilleries in Akwa Ibom

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has discovered the site of an illegal factory in Akwa Ibom that makes and distributes adulterated alcoholic beverages.

The agency’s Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, disclosed that the factory was discovered in Afaha Obong in Abak Local Government Area of the state.

PZ Cussons Nigeria reaffirms confidence in Nigerian economy as it marks 120 Years in the country

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc has reiterated its commitment to the Nigerian economy, noting that it will continue to invest in growing its business for better returns for its shareholders.

The company which is celebrating its 120 years in Nigeria said that it believes that the Nigerian economy has enormous potential, adding that it will continue to partner with the Federal Government for the development of the economy.