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Category Archives: Fruit Juices

Employer’s Union appeal to government to engage private sector in talks on forex ban on food import

The Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) has called on the Federal Government to go into talks with the Organised Private Sector (OPS) and other concerned stakeholders in the food industry in a bid to find lasting solutions to the government’s plan to restrict foreign exchange on food imports.

Stakeholders at AgriQuest Africa forum proffer ways to boost fruit, vegetable production

Stakeholders in the food and beverage sector met recently in Lagos at a forum organized by AgriQuest Africa Network (AQAN) to seek ways to boost fruit and vegetable production amid post-harvest challenges.

According to the immediate past Dean, Post- Graduate School, Bell University of Technology, Ota, Prof Olugbenga Ogunmoyela, fruits and vegetables are not only rich in nutrients, they are veritable sources of income for farmers.

Tolaram Group enters the fruit juice market with the launch of ‘GoodLife Magik’ fruit drink

Tolaram Group, a conglomerate with a wide range of consumer goods in its portfolio and best known for its Indomie noodles has entered the Nigerian fruit juice market with the launch of Goodlife Magik fruit drink.

The product was unveiled on Monday in the presence of dignitaries and stakeholders at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

AFBTE posts 22.3% income growth in 2018

The Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) said that its full year income in 2018 grew by 22.3% to N102m from N83.4m in 2017.

The trade union organization which represents the interest of companies in the food, beverage and tobacco industries said that the sector was beset by influx of imported finished products, which negatively impacted the patronage of locally made goods and thus affected the organisation’s profit margin.

Zuru Emirate head calls on government to find other methods to attract investments in food processing to reduce wastage

The Emir of Zuru, a local government area in Kebbi State in North West Nigeria, Major General Muhammad Sani Sami (Rtd.) has appealed to the Federal and State Government to device other means of attracting investments in food processing so as to reduce spoilage of crops being experienced by farmers in the country.

Sami made the appeal at the closing ceremony of Zuru Uhola 2019 annual festival. He lamented the amount of cash crops such as mango, guava, cashew, tomatoes, pepper, and others that rot away or given-away at reduced prices during peak periods due to lack of processing facilities.

Food & Beverage Exhibition set for June 18th – 20th in Lagos

More than 150 exhibitors are expected to take part in the Food and Beverage West Africa (FAB) show, which opens its doors from June 18 to 20 at the Landmark Centre in Victoria Island.

Over a third of exhibitors are from Nigeria, while more than 20 countries will be represented, with Benin, Morocco, South Africa and Kenya among the participating African countries.

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.

NUFBTE urges beverage firm not to engage expatriates

The National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) President, Comrade Lateef Oyelekan, has advised the management of La Casera Company not to allow foreign workers take over positions that are meant for Nigerians.

The union boss gave the advice when the new Managing Director of The La Casera Company, Mr. Chinedum Okereke, visited NUFBTE executives in Lagos.

Multinational firms band together to tackle plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa

A group of multinational firms with operations in Africa have come together to launch the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance in a bid to reduce the problem of plastic waste across the continent.

The companies – Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company, Nestlé and Promasidor unveiled the alliance at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.

FOBTOB launches empowerment scheme for members’ children

The Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) has launched a N1million empowerment scheme for children of its members who graduate with first class.

The union’s President, Quadri Olaleye, who revealed this at a luncheon in Lagos in honour of the media for their support for the union’s activities, explained that the award of N1million to brilliant youths was aimed at promoting academic excellence.