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: Wines & Spirits

Guinness Nigeria Introduce 26 weeks maternity leave and 4 weeks paternity Leave

Guinness Nigeria Plc announced on Thursday a groundbreaking parental leave package for its female employees, which will see them get 26-weeks fully paid parental leave, while the male employees will get four weeks paternity leave, also at full rate of pay.

FBRA Encourages Waste Recycling, Launches Buy-back Initiative at Orile Community

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on citizens of Lagos State to imbibe the culture of recycling. This is as it reinstated its unwavering commitment to a cleaner environment through its buy-back campaign on recyclable waste launched at Orile community, Lagos on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

On that day, FBRA, the Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) of companies in the food and beverage sector will embark on reward-for-waste initiative at Market Bus Stop, Ojora Street (former Baale Street) Orile, Lagos. The event is to commence by 10am.

Guinness Nigeria educates consumers on responsible drinking through platform, DRINKiQ

Guinness Nigeria Plc, part of Diageo Plc, a reputable global drinks company, has launched on ongoing campaign on excessive alcohol consumption through its platform, DRINKiQ.

The global consumer campaign, which kicked-off in London and now reaching several consumer markets including Nigeria, aims to highlight the different factors – such as age and gender – that affect how the body processes alcohol.

Diageo’s DRINKiQ enables alcohol consumers discover how responsible drinking can be a part of a balanced lifestyle; in this vein it educates and empowers them to make positive changes for their wellbeing.

Food and Beverage sector urge government to implement policies favourable to manufacturing

Companies operating in the food and beverage sector, under the aegis of the Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) have called on the Federal Government to pass laws that will encourage manufacturing in the country.

The call was made by Mr Patrick Anegbe, the President of AFBTE, who also serves as the Managing Director of Intercontinental Distillers Limited, at the Association’s Annual General Meeting held in Lagos over the weekend.

Coca-Cola stretches its boundaries as it preps to launch alcohol mixers

Coca-Cola is set to launch a new set of premium mixers under its signature Coke brand as it expands into the premium mixer market.

The new mixers will have four flavours produced to be mixed with dark spirits, which will be unveiled in the UK in June, supported with a fully integrated marketing campaign.

Beta Glass opens year with 9% profit growth

Beta Glass Plc announced a net profit growth of 9% for the first quarter of 2019 ending in March. Net earnings rose to N1.24bn from N1.14bn in 2018, driven by 11% revenue growth. Sales grew to N7.2bn from N6.4bn.

Guinness Nigeria marks 69th Anniversary in Nigeria

Guinness Nigeria Plc on Monday celebrated its 69th year Anniversary operating in Nigeria. The company which is a subsidiary of British-based Diageo Plc spoke on how it has been contributing to the economic and societal development of the nation for nearly seven decades.

Monument Distillers launches Four Cousins wines in Nigeria

Monument Distillers Nigeria Limited, the newly formed Nigerian unit of Kensington Distillers & Vintners Ltd announced it has acquired the exclusive distribution rights for Four Cousins Wine in Nigeria. Four Cousins is South Africa’s biggest selling bottled wine brand.

Commenting on the launch, Ajay Malhotra, Managing Director, Monument Distillers Nigeria Limited, said “We are thrilled that Monument Distillers will be adding Four Cousins Wine to our growing portfolio of international brands which help fulfil Nigerian consumers’ demands for a broader range of quality products to choose from.

Guinness Nigeria reports 4% revenue decline amid low beer sales, impact of new excise duty

Guinness Nigeria Plc said on Thursday that net sales for the third quarter and nine-months to the end of March declined by 4% respectively. The company recorded N33.6bn in net sales in the third quarter and N101.4bn in nine months.

Johnnie Walker introduces White Walker

Johnnie Walker, the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky, in collaboration with HBO Game of Thrones unveiled the new White Walker.

At the launch event held at the FCA Showroom in Victoria Island Lagos, the winter-themed event treated celebrities, media influencers and fans of the hit show to an unprecedented immersive experience with a live orchestral performance of the GOT Theme song as arranged by Johnnie Walker.