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 »

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Category Archives: Operations

Employers Union decries high cost of doing business

Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) Union have lamented the rising cost of doing business in Nigeria.

The group said that the last one year had been toxic, pointing out that although Nigeria has emerged from a 15-month recession, the economy was still fragile.

FOBTOB hails court judgement against Union busting firms

The National President, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB), Comrade Quadri Olaleye, has applauded the judgement of the National Industrial Court (NIC), ordering two Jos-based firms to recall 28 workers who were sacked three years ago for engaging in union activities.

UACN to liquidate Warm Spring Waters Nigeria Limited

United Africa Company Nigeria Plc (“UACN Plc”), a diversified conglomerate and one of Nigeria’s oldest companies announced on Thursday that it will wind up the assets of one of its subsidiary businesses, Warm Spring Waters Nigeria Limited, makers of ‘Gossy’ Table Water based in Ikogosi, Ekiti State.

The company cites weak operational performance due to problems associated with the rural location of the plant at the source of the spring water, logistical challenges, 100% reliance on company-generated power and a difficult operating environment as reasons to shut the business.

Warm Springs Waters commenced business in 2002 in Ikogosi, Ekiti State, in partnership with the Ekiti State Government and some private investors to produce premium quality spring water under the ‘Gossy’ brand.

Promasidor wins ‘Best Kept Industrial Premises Award’

Food and beverage firm Promasidor Nigeria Limited (PNL) has won this year’s ‘Best Kept Industrial Premises Award’ also known as ‘Total Compliance Inspection Competition’.

The award, which is organized by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), tries to address risk governance deficit in the industrial sector by rewarding best practices towards enabling and maintaining clean and safe work environments in industries.

Nestle Nigeria appoints Jagdish Kumar Singla as new Finance & Control Director

Nestle Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Jagdish Kumar Singla to the position of Finance & Control Director effective 1 January 2018.

Mr. Singla will be taking over from Mr. Syed Saiful Islam, the current Finance & Control Director who is being transferred to Nestle Pakistan with effect from 1 January 2018.

Mr. Singla who has been the Country Controller of Nestle Sri Lanka since 2014 joined Nestle India in 1990 and served in various roles at the company’s Moga Factory and in Management Accounting at Nestle’s Head Office in Switzerland. He also worked as Nestle’s Factory Controller in Shuangcheng, China from 1997 and later as Business Controller for Nestle Milks and Nutrition for Greater China Region.

NBC hosts fifth energy efficiency workshop

Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”), the bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria hosted the fifth pilot Energy Efficiency Network (EEN) workshop for industries in Nigeria.

The event took place at the company’s Ikeja, Lagos plant on 17th August 2017, and attracted industry stakeholders and participants from other companies in the network and engaging in a series of practice-driven discussions focused on energy efficiency and aimed at supporting the participating companies to identify opportunities for sustainable energy cost savings.

Nestle Nigeria mulls new investments to boost growth

Nestle Nigeria Plc, said it is weighing new investment proposals to bolster its nationwide production and distribution networks to drive growth.

The company made this known at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which held recently in Lagos. Speaking at the event, the chairman of Nestle Nigeria Plc, Mr. David Ifezulike told shareholders that the company was considering a lot of investment proposals that should strengthen its operations.

Uber Self-driving truck makes its first beer delivery

Wonders, they say will never cease! A tractor trailer filled with Budweiser beer cans drove itself down a stretch of highway (I-25) last week in the U.S. State of Colorado.

Uber Technologies, the company behind the self-driving truck teamed up with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) to make the self-driving beer run in a tractor trailer.

NUFBTE commissions second phase of Food Union Hotels amid pomp

The National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) celebrated the commissioning of the second phase of the Food Union Hotels and Suites, on August 12, 2016 in Ojodu-Berger, Lagos State.

The project which was conceived by NUFBTE was officially commissioned by Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, alongside the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Dr. Ayuba Wabba.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa opens for business

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, a joint-venture of SABMiller’s non-alcoholic beverage business with those of The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments (owners of Coca-Cola SABCO) officially opened for business on Saturday.