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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International Breweries felicitates with Ogun State at inaugural

International Breweries Plc (“IB Plc”), the Nigerian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has commended Ogun State Government for its friendly policies that has fostered the growth of business.

The commendation came during the inauguration ceremony of the new Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta. The company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, Otunba Michael Daramola,  said that through favourable government policies, the company was able to build a state-of-the-art brewery, which began operation in 2018. He expressed hope that the new administration will sustain and improve on the favorable policies of the previous government.

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.

Nigerian Breweries’ brands take home Gold Quality Awards at the 58th Monde Selection Awards

Three brands from the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc were awarded Gold prizes recently by the prestigious Monde Selection Awards.

The 58th edition of the award ceremony which took place on June 3rd in Rome, Italy were conferred on Gulder, Goldberg and Star Lager respectively. This year, more than 1,000 companies from 90 countries presented no less than 3,000 products to Monde Selection juries. Each product was evaluated individually to establish its global quality profile and grant the product the quality award it deserves.

“We launched Guinness Gold because we’ve seen Premium tip back into growth” – Diageo

Diageo Plc has said it introduced Guinness Gold in the Nigerian premium beer segment because the category was returning to growth.

While commenting on the group’s activities in Africa at the recently concluded Diageo – Capital Markets Day in New York, John O’Keeffe, Diageo’s Africa President, said: “I think our decision to launch Guinness Gold is because, even though Value beer is still growing because of that consumer distress in Nigeria, we’ve actually seen Premium tip back into growth, which is very encouraging for us, because we haven’t seen that in a while in Nigeria”.

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.