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

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NBC pledges commitment to economic growth at unveiling of sustainability report

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), the sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria and a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) has restated its commitment to contributing its quota towards a more sustainable society through its social, economic and environmental initiatives.

At the unveiling of the company’s sustainability report, NBCs’ Public Affairs and Communications Director, Ekuma Eze, described the Sustainability Report as a compilation of NBC’s social impact and environmental stewardship in Nigeria over the last few years.

Firm threatens Nigerian Breweries with legal action over alleged intellectual property use

An Enugu-based engineering firm, Evanpower Engineering Limited, has accused Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB Plc”) with reneging on payment of services rendered at its Ama, Enugu Brewery and for use of its intellectual property without compensation. The firm has threatened to go to court if NB fails to pay for the services rendered.

Promasidor Reaffirms Commitment to Employees Safety, Compliance to Regulations

Promasidor Nigeria Limited has restated its commitment to ensuring the safety of its employees and risk-free operations as it remains unwavering in adherence to health and safety requirements for organisational development.

This position was reinforced at the company’s safety day held last week under the theme “No Safety, Know Pain”, where stakeholders enlightened the workforce on health and safety measures, both at work and home.

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.

Recycling firm calls on FG to improve enabling environment to attract FDI

Lexsz Plastics Limited, a plastics recycling firm has urged the Federal Government to improve on infrastructural development to attract foreign direct investment in the country.

The Executive Director of Lexsz Plastics, Oba Olufemi Akowe, made the call while chatting with newsmen recently in Lagos. He said government should create a conducive business environment, especially on infrastructure, so that businesses can flourish and attract more FDIs into the country.

Recycling firm invests $8m in Ogun facility

Lexsz Plastics Limited, a polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottle recycling firm based in Ogun State has invested $8 million in a 10-acre factory located along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

The company said it made the investment after China, the world’s biggest importer of recycled plastics banned its import in 2018. The company exported most of its products to China.

Golden Guinea Breweries nears completion of factory overhaul

Golden Guinea Breweries Plc, the Umuahia-based brewer which has not been active for over 16 years following a fire outbreak at its facilities in 2003 leading to closure of the business said it is nearing completion of retooling work that will enable it restart production.

In a statement released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday, the once brewer of Eagle stout, Bergedorf lager and Golden Guinea lager said it is optimistic of returning to full operations on or before the second quarter of 2019.

SONA Group Opens Water treatment Plant

The Sona Group of Industries has inaugurated effluent treatment plants in Sango -Ota, Ogun State. The treatment plants were inaugurated in four of subsidiary units of Sona Group, namely: Euro Global Foods and Distilleries Limited, Sona Agro Allied Foods Limited, Food, Agro and Allied Industries Limited and Shongai Packaging Industries Limited were also inaugurated.

The treatment plants are expected to treat the wastewater produced by the industries, which are undesirable by- products before release into the environment.

Nigerian Bottling Company converts Enugu plant into a logistics, distribution hub

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), the Nigerian subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC), announced that it has converted its Enugu bottling operation into a hub for material handling and logistics for the region.

The company said that its decision to transform the bottling operation into a logistics and distribution hub was due to the desire to deliver better value to its esteemed consumers and trade partners not only in Enugu State but in the entire South-East region.

Recycling critical to environmental preservation, jobs – FBRA

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has emphasised waste recycling, especially those of food and beverage packaging, as vital in environmental preservation.

According to FBRA, the value chain in the recycling process leads to job and wealth creation.