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 »

Category Archives: Ready-to-drink

Anjan Patole takes over as MD at Suntory Nigeria

Suntory Beverage and Food Nigeria Limited (SBFN) has appointed Anjan Patole as its new Managing Director. His appointment became effective on 15th December, 2018, as he took over from Gauthier Leveque.

Prior to joining SBFN, Anjan was the chief executive officer at Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited, Nairobi, manufacturers of FMCG brands in dairy products, ice-cream and water since 2014, where he oversaw seven East African countries.

CCBA acquires Zambian producer of fermented maize beverage, the latest in its consolidation journey

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), South Africa-based Coke bottler said it has obtained the necessary regulatory approval to acquire the assets of Fairy Bottling Zambia Limited, a maker of Super Maheu (fermented maize beverage), Aqua Savana and other soft drinks trademarks.

Cadbury collaborates with UNHC, donates Bournvita to IDP camps

Cadbury Nigeria Plc has announced the donation of Bournvita products, its flagship brand to some Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Nigeria, working in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

In a statement, the company’s Corporate and Government Affairs Director for West Africa, Mr Bala Yesufu, said Cadbury was moved to make the donation by the plight of IDPs living in various camps in the country.

Coca-Cola takes 100% ownership of CHI Limited

Coca-Cola has taken full ownership of CHI Limited.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the soft drinks giant said that it has acquired the remaining 60% stake in CHI it does not already own.

Guinness Nigeria Aba brewery engulfed in flames

Flames engulfed parts of Guinness Nigeria Plc Aba brewery on Friday as fire fighters from the Aba and Umuahia Fire Service and nearby companies fought hard to contain the fire from spreading.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the fire started at about 11am on Friday and wasn’t contained until 6:46pm.

The Aba Fire Service said they met some challenges at the scene, which included inadequate water to fight the flames. They reached out to the Umuahia Fire Service, which sent back-up. They also received support from nearby companies as well as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which provided a foaming agent that helped contain the fire.

CWAY branches out into alcoholic beverage line with Cheers Cocktail

CWAY Foods and Beverages Nigeria Limited, a company best known for its wide array of fruit-flavoured milk drinks such as Nutri-Milk and the recently launched Nutri-Yo, a drinking yoghurt, as well as drinking water and dispensers has recently branched out into the alcoholic Ready-to-drink (RTDs) or mixed spirit drinks segment with the launch of “Cheers Cocktail.”

The company said their target markets are adults as they wind down after work or on a night out with friends in party and events.

Nestle Nigeria reaffirms commitment to responsible sourcing

Nestle Nigeria Plc has reaffirmed it is committed to responsible sourcing at its last Supplier’s Day event held in Lagos.

The event brought together major players who supply raw materials, packaging materials, services and indirect materials to Nestle. It was an opportunity to consolidate existing relationships as well as ensure best practices in sourcing.

Nigerian Breweries issues formal statement on Amstel Malta court ruling, to appeal

Nigerian Breweries Plc, on Monday issued a formal statement confirming Edo State High court ruling against it in the case of Prof Ernest Izevbigie vs. Nigerian Breweries Plc.

The judgment was for the company to apologise to the plaintiff for what the court described as “a trade trick” for the low sugar inscription on the label of one of the company’s brands, Amstel Malta.

The company stated it intends to appeal against the ruling.

Nigerian Breweries to appeal Court ruling on Amstel Malta wrongful use of “low sugar” claim – Counsel

Nigerian Breweries Plc, has said it will appeal a recent ruling by an Edo High Court in the case of Prof. Ernest Izevbigie vs Nigerian Breweries Plc. The court had ordered Nigerian Breweries to apologise to one of its customers, Mr Izevbigie, who had brought a suit against the company for allegedly wrongfully inscribing “low sugar” on one of its brands, Amstel Malta.

The former Vice Chancellor at the Benson Idahosa University and Professor of Biochemistry had claimed through lab test results that the said malt drink contained far more sugar content than the company was willing to admit and thus was misleading to the public to have the inscription “low sugar”.

PZ Cussons issues low profit warning ahead of release of first-half results

PZ Cussons Plc, the British maker of a wide range of consumer goods and parent company of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, issued a profit warning on Thursday ahead of the release of its half-year results in January for period ending 30th November, 2018.