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 »

Nigerian Breweries, Access Bank partner on new music talent contest

Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe shakes hands with Nigerian Breweries Managing Director, Jordi Borrut Bel at the launch of Access the Stars contest

Nigerian Breweries Plc and Access Bank Plc have partnered to launch a new music talent contest called ‘Access the Stars’ across the country.

According to the organisers, the initiative is aimed at promoting and supporting music talent across Nigeria, through a music talent hunt with a grand prize of N150 million.

FG exempts milk, table water, others from VAT increase

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The Federal Government on Tuesday said it would exempt 10 food items, including milk, table water, barley and sorghum among others from the 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) increase it proposed in early September.

President Muhammadu Buhari made this known on Tuesday in its 2020 Appropriation Bill presented to a joint session of the National Assembly.

Niger State seeks help from EU on livestock transformation, dairy development plan

EU Ambassadors meet with Governor Sani Bello of Niger State in Abuja

The Niger State Government and the European Union (EU) met on Tuesday in Abuja to seek solutions to the farmer and herdsmen crisis in the state.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, the Governor of Niger State Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, said that the meeting addressed issues concerning livestock and the effort the state government was making towards bringing a lasting solution to the conflict between farmers and herdsmen.

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.

5Alive unveils new packaging for Citrus Burst and Berry Blast variants

5Alive juice

5Alive, one of the leading fruit juice brands from the portfolio of Coca-Cola has unveiled new packaging for its Citrus Burst and Berry Blast variants. The announcement was recently made on one of the brand’s social media handles.

The two variants have been repackaged to project a vibrant new look. They now come in handy recyclable PET bottles instead of the familiar tetra pak.

Coca-Cola produces first recycled plastic obtained from waste in the ocean

recycled plastic coke bottle

The Coca-Cola Company has produced what it says are sample PET bottles of discarded plastics obtained from the oceans.

According to the company, a sample 300 PET bottles were produced using 25% recycled plastic collected from beaches in Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean.

The soft drinks giant said that the bottles are the result of a partnership it has with Ioniqa Technologies, a clean-teach spinoff from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, Indorama Ventures and Mares Circulares (Circular Seas).

PepsiCo records sales growth in Q3 amid profit decline

PepsiCo

PepsiCo, Inc reported a 16% decline in profit for the third quarter of 2019 to $2.1bn, driven by increased spending on advertising as well as administrative expenses, which climbed by 8.59%.

The New York-based firm said that the increased ad spending did help boost sales by 4.26% to $17.1bn from $16.5bn.

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.

NBC delivers multi-million euros education and water projects to Kano State as part of CSR initiative

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The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria and a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Limited (CCHBC) has inaugurated several education and water projects in Kano State.

According to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the firm signed with the state, the completed projects will benefit over one million people living around the area where the company has its operations.

Jigawa Sharia police impound vehicle transporting beer across state line

beer bottles and glass

Hisbah, the Sharia law enforcement agency in Jigawa State said it has impounded a salon vehicle transporting 389 bottles of beer in the state.

The state’s Hisbah Commander, Ibrahim Dahiru, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Wednesday.

Dahiru said the vehicle was impounded during a raid at about 10 a.m. on October 1, in Hadejia Local Government Area of the state.