Cream Liqueur sees growth with new players, more flavours

Cream liqueur is experiencing renewed growth in Nigeria, spurred by increased interest by consumers, particularly women. It is a favourite of women because it is a type of alcoholic spirits for people More »

Modular building technology firm sees growth opportunities in various sectors as economy recovers

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Category Archives: Wines & Spirits

Danish spirits firm, Spivi launches SMA SHOTS in Nigeria

SMA SHOTS

The Danish Spirit Factory has launched a new product, SMA SHOTS in Nigeria, with consumers’ refreshment its focal point.

Packaged in an angelic bottle, SMA SHOTS has been made in a way that takes especially the young crowd to the world of flavours.

The CEO and Export Manager of SMA SHOTS, Sebastian Gronskov, explained that every bottle of SMA SHOTS is a promise kept.

“We are the company that have arrived to export SMA SHOTS out into the world, we have been exporting in several countries like Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Japan, Iceland and now Nigeria, we chose Nigeria as the first African country to penetrate because we have a very high hope for Nigeria and we see it as one of the transcending countries in Africa, and we also wanted to make sure our brand works well in African market.

FBRA appoints Executive Secretary to deepen commitment towards a sustainable recycling economy

Agharese (Arese) Lucia Onaghise, Executive Secretary, Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has announced the appointment of Agharese (Arese) Lucia Onaghise, as the Executive Secretary of the Alliance to drive its ambitious goal towards building a sustainable recycling economy for food and beverage packaging waste in Nigeria.

Onaghise will drive the various campaigns and initiatives of FBRA as a Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) to fruition, with her wealth of experience. This would further strengthen the recovery of food and beverage packaging waste in compliance with the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy of the Federal Government.

Beer Sectoral Group, FRSC launch “Kick Against Drink and Drive” campaign

don't drink and drive campaign

As part of its responsibility and contribution to adding value and to also ensure safety in the society and to promote responsible consumption of Beers and alcohol in the society, Beer Sectoral Group (BSG) of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) says it is launching 2019 “Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign to create awareness about the dangers of drunk driving.

Beta Glass on track to complete $30m capacity expansion investment in Nigeria in June 2020

glass furnace

Beta Glass Plc, announced on Thursday that the $30 million investment to expand its furnace capacity at its plant in Agbara, Ogun State is on schedule to be completed in June 2020.

When it becomes operational next year, the new furnace will increase the plant’s annual capacity by 35,000 tons and pioneer use of the Narrow Neck Press and Blow (NNPB) Technology in West Africa, enabling Beta Glass to bring lighter weight, non-returnable glass bottles to market in Nigeria for the first time.

Lagos Cocktail Week returns

drinks - lagos cocktail week

Africa’s largest cocktail experience is almost here again! Lagos Cocktail Week 2019 (LCW) is set to take place from October 16th-October 17th 2019.

The first Lagos Cocktail event held on October 2014 as a week-long event known as The Lagos Cocktail Week (“LCW”).

FBRA partners Transusers, Lagos State Government to rid Agege of plastic waste on World Clean-up Day

FBRA

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) partnered Trashusers, a plastic waste collection organisation and Lagos State government in ridding Agege community of plastic waste as part of its strong commitment to environmental preservation during this year’s World Clean-up Day.

The clean-up exercise focused on cleaning drainages, streets and the major canal in Agege was held on September 21, 2019, this year’s World Clean-up Day. It resonates FBRA’s resolve in intensifying awareness on waste separation for recycling and measures of curbing environmental pollution caused by food and beverage packaging waste.

CBN adds cassava and its derivatives to forex restriction list; vows increased support for local dairy production

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it will stop providing foreign exchange for the importation of cassava, starch, ethanol and all other derivatives into Nigeria.

The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, spoke on the new policy directive while meeting with some state governors in Abuja to discuss cooperation in the area of economic diversification, job creation and poverty reduction.

Guinness Nigeria recaps 2019 performance, lays out plans for the new year

Guinness Nigeria brands

Guinness Nigeria Plc has stated its must-dos in the new financial year which began in July to include: winning with a total beverage portfolio, strengthening and accelerating its premium core brands, winning in value and mainstream, innovating at scale to make new leads, building and constantly extending its route to consumer, driving out costs constantly to invest in growth and guaranteeing its plan with the right people and capabilities.

MAN appoints Anegbe as Food Sectoral Group Chairman

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria’s (MAN) Food Sectoral Group has appointed Chief Patrick Anegbe as its new chairman.

According to a statement released by MAN, Anegbe now holds the new office alongside his position as the President, Association of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) as well as the Chairman, Blenders and Distillers Association of Nigeria (DIBAN), a sub-sectoral group of MAN.

Symrise opens new Lab in Nigeria

Flavoring and fragrance manufacturer, Symrise has opened its new application laboratory in Lagos. The launch which took place on 4th September 2019 was attended by the company’s management team from Germany as well as customers and guests.

According to the company, the launch of the new lab is meant to deepen the company’s presence in West Africa and to service Nigeria’s consumer demands by sourcing production inputs locally.