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

Lange & Grant, an integrated projects development company with a complete in-house assembly line facility to produce large scale insulated sandwich panels, made with polyurethane foam for commercial projects said that the More »

Heineken to expand capacity in South Africa brewery as its market grows

Heineken NV has announced it will spend US$67m in South Africa to expand capacity at its Sedibeng brewery.

The company produces ciders and beer at the brewery it co-owns with Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL). Some of its brands include Heineken, Amstel, Windhoek and Strongbow. The plan is to enlarge the brewery’s capacity from 5.3m hectoliters to 7.5 million hectoliters per year to accommodate demand.

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 who do not like alcohol. The flavour variants and cream masks the taste of whisky or other distilled spirits, and compared to other spirits categories, the alcohol base volume (ABV) is usually tame, between 13% – 17%, which is more tolerable for the target market. Also, the drink does not require a mixer to consume. It can be consumed straight out of the bottle either chilled or with ice.

Goldberg, La Casera to support 2019 Udiroko Festival

Two major beverage brands, Goldberg Lager beer, produced by Nigerian Breweries Plc, and La Casera Apple drink, made by The La Casera Company Nigeria Limited are some of the sponsors billed to take part in the 2019 edition of the Udiroko Festival, a cultural celebration of the Ado-Ekiti people as a collective entity that dates back to 1310 AD.
Both sponsors are said to have taken notice of the importance of the festival celebrated annually in Ado-Ekiti, South West Nigeria.

Goldberg Lager gets a new look

To sustain the spirit of celebration and cultural heritage, Goldberg, the premium quality beer which has become a cultural staple for pleasure-seekers for years, today, launched a new golden look that speaks to its respected status in the beer community as a cultural symbol.

With its refined, classy look, Goldberg was relaunched on August 9, 2019 at the finale of the brand’s talent hunt show, Ariya Repete, at the Ikeja City Mall, Lagos with the theme, “The Mark of Respect.”

Hero Lager launches Echefula – “never forget your identity” campaign

Hero Lager, from the stable of International Breweries Plc, has launched a unique campaign called Echefula-“Never Forget Your Identity”.

The awareness seeks to connect the brand at a deeper level with the people that have welcomed and accepted it as part of their culture while also reminding consumers to be proud of their heritage, identity, and to celebrate their culture and embrace their traditions.

“We have reached over 16,000 young people with business and life skills” – NBC

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), the bottlers of Coca-Cola soft drinks in the country has said that its Youth Empowered programme has trained 16,000 entrepreneurs.

The company’s Public Affairs and Communications Director, Ekuma Eze, made this known while speaking at a three-day training workshop in Calabar. He said that the soft drinks giant is involved in the initiative because the government alone cannot solve the problem of unemployment.

Tolaram Group enters the fruit juice market with the launch of ‘GoodLife Magik’ fruit drink

Tolaram Group, a conglomerate with a wide range of consumer goods in its portfolio and best known for its Indomie noodles has entered the Nigerian fruit juice market with the launch of Goodlife Magik fruit drink.

The product was unveiled on Monday in the presence of dignitaries and stakeholders at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Coca-Cola HBC half-year profit hit by poor weather, challenging prior year comparable

Coca-Cola HBC on Thursday reported a 10.1% decline in profit for the first half of the year ending on 30th June 2019, adversely impacted by unseasonably wet and cold weather conditions in the second quarter as well as a challenging comparable from the previous year when Coca-Cola was one of the main sponsors of the FIFA World Cup tournament and benefitted immensely from the sales promo.

Recipient of 7Up Harvard Business School Scholarship 2019 unveiled

Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited (“SBC”), makers of Pepsi, 7Up, Teem, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Aquafina and H2Oh! have restated its commitment to consistently invest in the Nigerian youth.

At the unveiling of Miss Anyanwu Maureen Uzoamaka as the recipient of the 7Up Harvard Business School MBA Scholarship for 2019, Managing Director of SBC, Mr. Ziad Maloof said the future of Nigeria belongs to the youths urged Uzoamaka to use the global MBA and leadership training she will acquire from Harvard Business School to make a positive impact in Nigeria.

Diageo to go green in Africa

Diageo Plc said on Monday it will spend £180m ($220m) in green energy and water recovery solutions at 11 of its African breweries. The initiative represents the company’s largest environmental investment in over a decade.

The company said it will switch to renewable energy at three brewery sites in Kenya and Uganda. New biomass boilers will be installed to replace systems that use heavy fuel oil. The boilers will use sustainable fuel alternatives such as wood chip, bamboo, and rice husks to create steam power for the breweries, reducing carbon emissions by 42,000 tonnes.