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Nampak to sell Nigerian carton business

Nampak Limited, the South Africa-based packaging company with footprints in 11 African countries said it has reached an agreement with AR Packaging Group AB, a Swedish cigarette pack maker to sell Nampak Cartons Nigeria, a producer of high quality folding carton products for the tobacco, food and consumer goods segments.

Champion Breweries honours distributors, trade partners at Distributor’s Award

Champion Breweries Plc recently held its 2018 Distributors Award ceremony in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, where dozens of distributors in different categories were rewarded with various gift prizes, including tricycles, fans, among others.

Speaking at the award ceremony, the Managing Director of Champion Breweries, Mr Patrick Ejidoh, said that for the first time since the company’s founding in 1979, it was becoming profitable and ready to start paying dividends to shareholders.

Soft drinks industry likely to grow 15% in 2019 – La Casera MD

The Nigerian soft drinks industry is on a growth path after experiencing declines in the last few years, said Mr Chinedum Okereke, Managing Director of La Casera Company, one of the leading players in the sector.

Okereke disclosed this recently in a wide ranging interview with the media covering the performance of the sector and his company’s activities over the last year as well as projections through 2019.

La Casera Apple drink felicitates with Christians at Lent

The makers of La Casera Apple drink have congratulated Christians all over Nigeria who are currently observing the Lenten fast leading up to Easter celebrations.

The apple soft drink brand which is the flagship brand of The La Casera Company has urged Christian faithful to imbibe a healthy living habit through fruit consumption during this Lenten period, according to a statement from the firm.

It noted that using fruits to break during fasting helps to ensure the body got rehydrated quickly.

Johnnie Walker introduces White Walker

Johnnie Walker, the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky, in collaboration with HBO Game of Thrones unveiled the new White Walker.

At the launch event held at the FCA Showroom in Victoria Island Lagos, the winter-themed event treated celebrities, media influencers and fans of the hit show to an unprecedented immersive experience with a live orchestral performance of the GOT Theme song as arranged by Johnnie Walker.

Nigerian Breweries cleared of environmental degradation in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA) has expressed satisfaction with Nigerian Breweries Plc Kaduna plant’s safety standards after an inspection of the plant.

Southern indigenes of Kaduna State under the aegis of Arewa Youth Movement for Good Governance (AYMGG) had complained to the State Government and other relevant authorities to come to their aid and save them from the discharge of harmful toxic wastes into the environment by the brewing company.

Kaduna indigenes seek redress over toxic fumes, unfair labour practices at Nigerian Breweries

Indigenes of Southern Kaduna under the umbrella name Arewa Youth Movement for Good Governance (AYMGG) have called on the State Government and other relevant authorities to come to their aid to save them from toxic fumes coming from the production facility of Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB”).

The group accused the brewing company’s Kaduna production plant of sending out toxic odour into the environment which has endangered the lives of residents of Makera, Kaduna South local government area.

Ex Barcelona great, Carles Puyol to tour Nigeria

Heineken has revealed that Spanish football legend and Champions League winner, Carles Puyol will be touring Nigeria as part of the UEFA Champions League Tour as presented by Heineken.

The UEFA Champions League Tour as presented by Heineken will see both the football legend and the iconic cup travel to various cities across the country between April 16th and 18th as part of Heineken’s commitment to delivering premium experiences to consumers and football lovers.

The tour will be a three-day experience that will feature exclusive encounters in Lagos and Uyo and an unmissable match to be played by select consumers and the Spanish superstar, Puyol.

Rite Foods to empower women entrepreneurs through capacity building

Rite Foods Limited, the maker of Bigi range of soft drinks and sausage rolls said it has mapped out a programme to empower women entrepreneurs especially those in the food industry through capacity building and networking.

Speaking at the first edition of Food, Drinks and Her-the March Exhibition, an event designed to recognise, support and celebrate women entrepreneurs in the food and drinks industry, the Managing Director of Rite Foods, Mr Seleem Adegunwa, said that it is important to celebrate and empower women entrepreneurs in the society.

FG to review excise duty rate on alcoholic beverages as firms struggle amid drop in profits

The Federal Government has said it is reviewing excise duty rates on wines and spirits.

The review is coming nine months after President Muhammadu Buhari approved incremental tariff increase on alcohol and tobacco products.

According to a Tuesday report in Bloomberg, Paul Abechi, a spokesman for Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed, said in emailed response to questions, without giving a time frame.