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 »

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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.

International Breweries delivers on Social Investment Projects to communities in Osun, Ogun and Oyo states

International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian unit of global beer company, Anheuser-Busch InBev has recently completed a number of projects, under its corporate social investment initiatives, across several communities in Osun, Ogun and Oyo states. These projects were recently delivered to the communities.

According to the company, the projects were part of the its strategic policy of impacting the communities where it operates, especially in the areas where basic amenities are either lacking or inadequate. The projects include solar-powered boreholes, an adequately equipped primary healthcare centre and a sanitary facility.

Nigerian Breweries names Sade Morgan as Corporate Affairs Director

Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced Mrs Sade Morgan as its Corporate Affairs Director and member of its executive committee reporting in this capacity to its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jordi Borrut Bel.

In her new role, Morgan will strengthen the company’s non-crisis stakeholder relations and drive a strategy led relationship with government, regulatory organisations, host communities, the media and non-governmental organisations to reinforce the company’s philosophy of Winning with Nigeria.

Diageo appoints Gabriel Opoku-Asare as new Head of Society, Africa

Drinks giant Diageo Plc has appointed Gabriel Opoku-Asare, as Head of Society (Sustainability and Responsibility) – Africa Region effective February 1, 2019.

Gabriel was the Corporate Relations Director at Guinness Ghana Breweries Plc (GGBPLC), a subsidiary of Diageo prior to his new appointment.

‘One Lagos Fiesta’ with Star Lager kicks-off

Lagos One Fiesta‘, the annual holiday season celebration organised by the Lagos State Government, in partnership with Star Lager beer, a brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc, kicked-off on Monday at the five designated locations across the state.