Daily Archives: July 1, 2019

Coca-Cola gets approval to sell its Energy drinks

Coca-Cola has received approval to market its new trademark energy drink across the globe. The soft drinks giant and Monster Beverage Corp announced on Monday in a joint statement that the arbitration tribunal looking into whether Coca-Cola violated the terms of a 2015 agreement with Monster not to sell its energy drink as it would put the company in direct competition with Monster ruled that Coca-Cola can continue to sell and distribute Coca-Cola Energy, including in markets where it has already been launched and is free to launch the product in new markets globally.

International Breweries records full Year loss of N3.8bn in 2018

International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian unit of Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev on Monday announced a loss of N3.8bn for the 12 months through December 2018. This is despite recording strong revenue growth of 230% to N120.6bn. The growth was fueled by the launch of its new brewery in Sagamu, Ogun State as well as a strong marketing push by the company.

The company said that higher cost of sales, a rise in finance cost, in addition to foreign exchange loss were partly to blame for the full year loss. Cost of sales grew by 221% N73.2bn, while Interest expense on borrowings rose by 303% to N15.9bn, from N3.9bn in the previous year, and foreign exchange loss climbed by 29% to N3.1bn.