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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Abuja Teacher Wins 2018 Edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Awards

The quest for the best teacher in secondary schools in Nigeria in 2018 came to a glorious end on Thursday, when Olasunkanmi Samuel Opeifa, a teacher from Government Day Secondary School, Karu, Abuja emerged as the 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year.

For the feat, Opeifa was rewarded with One Million Naira in addition to Five Hundred Thousand Naira he received as state champion from Abuja. He will also get One Million Naira every year for the next five years and a block of six classrooms built at his school.

Euro Global Foods rewards distributors, marketers at Champions Awards

Euro Global Foods and Distilleries, a subsidiary of Sona Group Nigeria Limited, recently celebrated its distributors and marketers who excelled in the course of their business partnerships with the company through the year.

Mr. Arjan Mirchandani, Chairman of Sona Group of Industries, while delivering his goodwill message noted that the award is a reward for hard work, passion and dedication.

Coca-Cola Nigeria launches ‘Mama’, the affordable 1litre PET bottle of Coke

Coca-Cola Nigeria on Saturday unveiled ‘Mama’, the affordable 1Litre PET bottle of Coke.

Mama, which embodies the spirit of generosity and kindness of the Nigerian mother, is created to bring families closer by encouraging intimate family moments and making every moment worth sharing for the Nigerian family.

Grand finale for Maltina Teacher of the Year set for October 11

The grand finale of the 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year will hold on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Muson Centre, Marina-Lagos, with high-profile guests expected to be in attendance.

The grand finale will see the unveiling of the 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year. The teacher will be presented with N1 million, a trophy and another N1 million every year for the next five years, while a block of classrooms would be built at the school where he or she teaches.

Lagos to Partner FBRA to Rid Environment of PET Waste

The Lagos State government has indicated interest to partner with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) on the eradication of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that are improperly disposed thereby blocking drainages and canals in our environment.

The Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, disclosed this through the Assistant Director of Environmental Services, Mrs. Tolulope Adeyo in an interview in Lagos recently.

Adeyo said the issue of waste has been of great concern and that any initiative to eradicate it, like FBRA’s waste collection and recycling scheme, is quite appreciated.

Nigerian Breweries donates block of classrooms in Delta State

Nigerian Breweries Plc has donated a six-classroom block, library and conveniences to Mastercare International School, Asaba, through its Felix Ohiwerei Educational Trust Fund, in honour of the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year, Mr. Felix Ariguzo, who teaches at the school.

PepsiCo sees silver lining in Q3 despite being weighed by a strong dollar

PepsiCo said on Tuesday that third quarter profit grew 16% to $2.49bn showing signs of renewed consumer demand for its brands including its namesake cola and other beverages.

While the firm’s Frito-Lay North America snacks business did a lot of the heavy lifting with 3% sales growth in the third quarter, the company’s flagship North America Beverage unit came back to life with a 2% growth, helped by a strong marketing push, albeit at a cost as Operating Profit for the business unit declined by 11% as a result of the increased marketing spend as well as rising transportation and commodity costs.

Coca-Cola targets Q1 2019 to complete acquisition of Nigerian juice maker Chi Ltd

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola said on Wednesday it is on track to complete the acquisition of Nigeria’s largest juice maker, Chi Limited by the first quarter of 2019.

In a wide ranging interview with Reuters in Lagos, the soda giant reaffirmed its plans to acquire the remaining 60% stake in Chi Ltd it doesn’t already own as it seeks to diversify its product offerings from its core sugary drinks.

Malta Guinness named official drink of Durbar festival in Sokoto, Zaria

Malta Guinness, a malt brand from Guinness Nigeria Plc has been named the official dink of the Durbar festival in Sokoto and Zaria.

In a statement, Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi, Marketing Manager, Malta Guinness and Non-Alcoholic Drinks, said: “Malta Guinness has been recognised as the Official Malt drink for the Durbar festivals in Sokoto and Zaria as a premium non-alcoholic malt brand that has been fueling the greatness of Nigerians with its goodness.

“Malta Guinness is packed with energy-giving vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, and we are proud to be associated with such a landmark event to refresh guests and attendees,” she said.

PepsiCo joins group to develop bio-degradable PET bottles

PepsiCo has joined the The NaturALL Bottle Alliance to develop beverage containers that are bio-degradable.

The alliance is a research consortium formed by Danone, Nestlé Waters and bio-based materials development company, Origin Materials to accelerate the development of innovative packaging solutions made with 100 per cent sustainable and renewable resources.