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 »

Category Archives: CSR

Coca-Cola Nigeria says Private Public Partnerships key to realising MDG

Coca-Cola Nigeria said on Monday that private public partnership (PPP) was crucial to the realisation of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.

This was made known by the Director, Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola West Africa Business Unit, Clem Ugorji, who spoke at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute Metta, Lagos during the donation of medical equipment. He said such intervention will not only promote mother/child health but will reduce drastically their mortality rates.

Nestle Nigeria trains 30,000 farmers on sorghum, millet farming

Nestle Nigeria Plc, said it has partnered with the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC) to train 30,000 Nigerian farmers on resilient farming of sorghum and millet over the past two years as part of its effort to source 100% of its raw materials locally.

This was disclosed by the company’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Victoria Uwadoka, during a media briefing at the company’s corporate headquarters in Ilupeju, Lagos, recently.

Guinness Nigeria, WaterAid commission ‘Water of Life’ project in Kebbi State

Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo as part of its ‘Water of Life’ project partnered with WaterAid to provide a solar powered water facility in the D’ka community of Wasagu LGA, Kebbi State with the ultimate goal of ensuring sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene, while helping people take action to improve their health and well-being.

Nestlé Nigeria marks World Water Day

Water is an essential part of life, a basic need in every home. As important as water is to life, access to safe drinking water remains a challenge across the world, including Nigeria. The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by the government of Nigeria in 2016/2017, estimated that in the rural areas, 19 million people walk long distances to collect unsafe water from lakes, streams and rivers. The theme for World Water Day 2019, ‘Leaving no one Behind,’ draws attention to this problem and calls for action to address it.

FOBTOB launches empowerment scheme for members’ children

The Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) has launched a N1million empowerment scheme for children of its members who graduate with first class.

The union’s President, Quadri Olaleye, who revealed this at a luncheon in Lagos in honour of the media for their support for the union’s activities, explained that the award of N1million to brilliant youths was aimed at promoting academic excellence.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO partners IFDC to increase milk production in Nigeria

FrieslandCampina WAMCO has partnered with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), a science-based public organization, in a project that aims to boost milk production for pastoralist milk producers in Nigeria.

Along with IFDC, the company said it will work together with pastoralist milk producers in Oyo State, to boost the quality and quantity of local milk and improve the livelihoods of farmers.

Coca-Cola and bottling partners to boost recycling of PET in East, Southern Africa with $38m investment

Coca-Cola has announced new collection and recycling plans for PET plastic in Southern, East and Central Africa for the next three years.

The company, in partnership with its bottling and industry partners in the region, will invest around US$38m to boost recycling industries and educate consumers about recycling.

Coca-Cola partnership with LSETF gives hope to 300 women to start their own businesses

As part of its effort to empower women, Coca Cola System Programme, in collaboration with Lagos State Empowerment Trust Fund (LSETF), recently gave hope to about 300 women drawn from different communities in the state to start up their own small businesses. The programme is part of the state’s women empowerment initiative, which is in line with Coca-Cola’s 5by20 Programme, the company’s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of five million women entrepreneurs across its value chain by 2020.

Peak milk donates wheelchair accessible bus to Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, makers of Peak milk, presented a new mobility bus with wheelchair access to the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation on Tuesday, February 5, at the company’s headquarters in Lagos thus fulfilling its promise to the Para-powerlifters.

Cadbury collaborates with UNHC, donates Bournvita to IDP camps

Cadbury Nigeria Plc has announced the donation of Bournvita products, its flagship brand to some Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Nigeria, working in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

In a statement, the company’s Corporate and Government Affairs Director for West Africa, Mr Bala Yesufu, said Cadbury was moved to make the donation by the plight of IDPs living in various camps in the country.