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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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”.

Guinness Nigeria outlines strategy for growth

Guinness Nigeria Plc said it has adopted a strategy to broaden its portfolio base to enable it serve a wider range of consumers both from price and segment point of view as it awaits a full recovery of the economy.

In a wide ranging interview with FEYISAYO POPOOLA of the Punch Newspapers, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr Baker Magunda, said that the economic recovery has been very fragile. He lists some of the challenges manufacturers still face.

Former VC wins suit against NB over wrongful use of “low sugar” claim

A High Court in Benin City, Edo State on Wednesday, instructed the Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB”) to tender an unreserved apology to one of its customers, Prof. Ernest Izevbigie, for wrongful inscription of “low sugar” on its product.

Mr Izevbigie, a professor of Biochemistry at the Benson Idahosa University (BIU), had alleged that the company inscribed misleading information, “low sugar” on the can of one of its non-alcoholic beverages, Amstel Malta.

He alleged in his suit that laboratory test result revealed that the product contained more sugar than the company claimed in the inscription on the brand.

Coca-Cola, NBC shine at 2018 SERAS Awards

Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd and its sister company, the Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (NBC) have emerged winners at the 12th Annual Sustainability, Enterprise Responsibility (SERAS) Awards. Coca-Cola won the best company in the Good Health and Well-being Category.

The company was recognised for its Safe Birth Initiative (SBI), aimed at tackling the high rate of maternal and newborn deaths in Nigeria.

FIIRO develops technology to commercially extract Thaumatin, a natural sweetener

The Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, said it has developed a technology that can aid in the commercial extraction and optimization of high-grade Thaumatin, a low-calorie sweetener and flavor modifier.

The Director-General of FIIRO, Gloria Elemo, made this known at the International Conference on Alternative Sweeteners which held in Lagos recently,themed: “Harnessing of the Economic Potential of Thaumatin (Thaumatococcus danielli) in Africa”.

Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtah Kent to step down in April 2019

Muhtar Kent, the long-serving former CEO and current Chairman of the Coca-Cola Company will step down from his role in April 2019 after 41 years of illustrious service to the company.

James Quincey, the current president & CEO will add chairman to his job title while giving up the title of president following the company’s annual meeting in April 2019. Brian Smith, who was previously announced, will become the President & Chief Operating Officer of the company on 1st January 2019.

Amstel Malta hosts FitFam Fest 2018 in support of healthy living

Premium Malt drink, Amstel Malta, from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc recently hosted hundreds of fitness enthusiasts at the 2018 FitFam Fest.

The event attracted fitness pundits and fans from different parts of the world as well as local fitness celebrities, who shared their experiences and weath of knowledge regarding the ever-growing fitness industry.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa appoints new CEO

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the continent’s largest Coke bottler which spans over a dozen countries announced on Monday the appointment of Mr Jacques Vermeulen, a 23-year veteran of the soda giant as its new CEO, effective 1 December, 2018.

Cross River State Government says it has mopped up all expired Coca-Cola products in shops

The Cross River State Government said it has removed all expired Coca-Cola products from major markets and drinking spots in Calabar and its environs.

The State Commissioner for Health, Inyang Asibong, said that a team from her ministry has been activated to mop up the expired products as she called on consumers to always check the expiry date of Coca-Cola before consuming it.

Asibong said that as she spoke, all expired Coca-Cola products in Calabar market have been removed due to the swift intervention of her ministry.

Maltina launches 1,000 smiles campaign

Maltina has launched a 1,000 smiles campaign in partnership with Noble Igwe aimed at capturing a thousand genuine smiles across Nigeria.

A statement from the nation’s family nourishing drink on Wednesday, said the idea was premised on how a smile can change the world.

The initiative tagged “1000 smiles with Noble,” would enable Noble Igwe, a publicist and media practitioner capture smiles of everyday Nigerians in streets across the country.