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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The 2019 Edition of NBC Youth Empowered Workshop gets off to a Strong Start in Abeokuta

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), bottlers of the famed Coca-Cola brand of soft drinks in Nigeria flagged-off its 2019 edition of Youth Empowered workshop in Abeokuta on May 21, 2019 at the Providence Event Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

According to the company, the aim of the workshop is to equip youths with necessary practical skills to become more competitive in tackling youth unemployment in the country.

NAFDAC makes arrests at site of illegal distilleries in Akwa Ibom

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has discovered the site of an illegal factory in Akwa Ibom that makes and distributes adulterated alcoholic beverages.

The agency’s Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, disclosed that the factory was discovered in Afaha Obong in Abak Local Government Area of the state.

PZ Cussons Nigeria reaffirms confidence in Nigerian economy as it marks 120 Years in the country

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc has reiterated its commitment to the Nigerian economy, noting that it will continue to invest in growing its business for better returns for its shareholders.

The company which is celebrating its 120 years in Nigeria said that it believes that the Nigerian economy has enormous potential, adding that it will continue to partner with the Federal Government for the development of the economy.

Diageo rolls out global parental leave revamp

British-based drinks maker Diageo Plc on Thursday unveiled its new global parental leave, offering several regional businesses at a minimum 26-weeks fully paid leave to both parents.

The parent company of Guinness Nigeria is offering all female employees in all markets at least 26 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, and has committed to offering four weeks of fully paid paternity leave worldwide.

Guinness Nigeria Introduce 26 weeks maternity leave and 4 weeks paternity Leave

Guinness Nigeria Plc announced on Thursday a groundbreaking parental leave package for its female employees, which will see them get 26-weeks fully paid parental leave, while the male employees will get four weeks paternity leave, also at full rate of pay.

AB InBev expects capacity expansion in Sagamu brewery to reach $400m

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has said it expects its investment in the newly built Sagamu Brewery to hit $400 million.

The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Carlos Brito, disclosed this on Wednesday while responding to reporters’ questions at a media briefing in Johannesburg, South Africa.

England to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds with plastic stems

The British Government has banned the sale and use of plastic straws, drink stirrers, as well as cotton buds with plastic stems in England from April 2020.

The move which has been planned for over a year is meant to reduce environmental litter and other impacts caused by over five billion plastic straws, 300 million stirrers and nearly two billion cotton buds with plastic stems used in the UK every year.

FBRA Encourages Waste Recycling, Launches Buy-back Initiative at Orile Community

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on citizens of Lagos State to imbibe the culture of recycling. This is as it reinstated its unwavering commitment to a cleaner environment through its buy-back campaign on recyclable waste launched at Orile community, Lagos on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

On that day, FBRA, the Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) of companies in the food and beverage sector will embark on reward-for-waste initiative at Market Bus Stop, Ojora Street (former Baale Street) Orile, Lagos. The event is to commence by 10am.

Guinness Nigeria educates consumers on responsible drinking through platform, DRINKiQ

Guinness Nigeria Plc, part of Diageo Plc, a reputable global drinks company, has launched on ongoing campaign on excessive alcohol consumption through its platform, DRINKiQ.

The global consumer campaign, which kicked-off in London and now reaching several consumer markets including Nigeria, aims to highlight the different factors – such as age and gender – that affect how the body processes alcohol.

Diageo’s DRINKiQ enables alcohol consumers discover how responsible drinking can be a part of a balanced lifestyle; in this vein it educates and empowers them to make positive changes for their wellbeing.

Hisbah police raid joint, arrest 21, confiscate 111 bottles of beer in Jigawa

The Hisbah Board, the Sharia police in Jigawa State, on Monday said it arrested 21 people for allegedly engaging in immoral acts. The board also confiscated 111 bottles of beer.

The Hisbah Commander in the state, Ibrahim Dahiru, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse, said the suspects were arrested in Kazaure Local Government Area of the state.

Dahiru said that operatives of the command carried out the raid in the early hours of Monday at the popular Gadar Kazaure joint.

He explained that during the raid, 14 suspected commercial sex workers and seven men were arrested.