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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NBC marks World Environment Day with commitment to a pollution-free environment

The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the Nigerian subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) AG has reaffirmed its commitment towards a safe, clean and pollution-free environment. This was as the company led members of its staff and representatives from Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) in a beach clean-up activity which was held to observe the 2019 World Environment Day.

CCBA to acquire stakes in Kenya’s Coca-Cola franchises

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is set to acquire stakes in two of Kenya’s Coca-Cola franchises. Centum Investments, a quasi-Kenya Government agency announced on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its 53.9% and 27.6% stakes held in Almasi Beverages Limited and Nairobi Bottlers Limited to Coca-Cola Sabco East Africa, the South African co-owner of CCBA at a cost of 19.5bn Kenyan shillings ($192.5m).

Maltina launches ‘Happiness in the little things’ campaign

With a clear intention of remaining a brand whose essence is to continually share happiness, Maltina has rolled out a new campaign series, which seek to highlight the happy moments that bring genuine smiles on the faces of Nigerians.

Tagged: “Happiness in the Little Things”, the initiative is aimed at showcasing the brand’s willingness to be part of the little moments and activities that bring happiness to the life of an everyday Nigerian.

Coca-Cola rolls-out Costa Coffee RTD

Coca-Cola has announced the launch of its much awaited Costa Coffee RTD as the soda giant forges ahead with further broadening of its portfolio.

The company best known for its trademark Cola said that the new offerings will come in variants of Classic Latte, Caramel Latte, and Black Americano.

Monster Beverage weighs venturing into alcohol, soft drinks business

Energy drinks maker Monster Beverage Corp is considering expanding its business line beyond energy drink.

The US-based company said at a shareholder’s meeting on Thursday that it was looking to grow its portfolio into different categories beyond energy drinks.

CCBA appoints new MD for Kenya, Mayotte and Comoros

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in Kenya has announced the appointment of Xavier Selga as its new Managing Director for Kenya, Mayotte and Comoros, effective 1 May 2019.

Xavier takes over from Daryl Wilson who has been appointed to head operations in Ethiopia as the Managing Director for CCBA in Ethiopia.

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.

Coca Cola HBC forecasts Annual Revenue growth of 6% through 2025

Coca-Cola HBC, the leading bottler of Coca-Cola products in 28 countries including Nigeria announced on Monday it expects revenue annual growth of 6% for the next six years through 2025.

According to a Reuters report, the company said that the average annual revenue growth rate is expected to be in the range of 5%-6% on a currency-neutral basis.

Coca-Cola ranked as the fourth most admired brand in Africa

Coca-Cola has been ranked as the fourth most admired brand in Africa’s Best 100 Brands Awards.

Camilla Osborne, Head of Communications, Southern and East Africa made the disclosure on Monday.

Osborne said that Coca-Cola was the only food and beverage brand ranked in the top five most admired brands in Africa, based on the opinions spontaneously recalled by consumers.

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.