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Int’l Breweries’ losses widen in Qtr1 amid capacity expansion

International Breweries Plc, on Wednesday, reported a net loss of N3.98bn for the first quarter of 2019, further widening its losses from the previous year. The brewer posted a net loss of N3.8bn in full-year 2018.

The loss came despite strong sales growth of 35.1% in the quarter to N35bn. The firm attributed the loss to a 43% increase in cost of sales to N22.6bn, marketing and promotional expenses which surged 64% to N7.7bn, and net finance cost which jumped 41.1% to N5bn from N3.6bn.

International Breweries records full Year loss of N3.8bn in 2018

International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian unit of Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev on Monday announced a loss of N3.8bn for the 12 months through December 2018. This is despite recording strong revenue growth of 230% to N120.6bn. The growth was fueled by the launch of its new brewery in Sagamu, Ogun State as well as a strong marketing push by the company.

The company said that higher cost of sales, a rise in finance cost, in addition to foreign exchange loss were partly to blame for the full year loss. Cost of sales grew by 221% N73.2bn, while Interest expense on borrowings rose by 303% to N15.9bn, from N3.9bn in the previous year, and foreign exchange loss climbed by 29% to N3.1bn.

International Breweries felicitates with Ogun State at inaugural

International Breweries Plc (“IB Plc”), the Nigerian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has commended Ogun State Government for its friendly policies that has fostered the growth of business.

The commendation came during the inauguration ceremony of the new Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta. The company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, Otunba Michael Daramola,  said that through favourable government policies, the company was able to build a state-of-the-art brewery, which began operation in 2018. He expressed hope that the new administration will sustain and improve on the favorable policies of the previous government.

AB InBev expects capacity expansion in Sagamu brewery to reach $400m

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has said it expects its investment in the newly built Sagamu Brewery to hit $400 million.

The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Carlos Brito, disclosed this on Wednesday while responding to reporters’ questions at a media briefing in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Int’l Breweries names Olutoyin Modupe Odulate to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director

International Breweries Plc has announced the appointment of Olutoyin Modupe Odulate as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the company.

According to a statement released on Tuesday by the brewing company, Odulate is a seasoned Consumer Goods and FMCG senior management professional with over 16 years of multi-national corporate experience in retail management & distribution, supply chain optimization, strategic development, operational planning, risk management, business development, product development, branding and marketing across the telecoms, management consulting & Consumer Goods /FMCG industries.

International Breweries celebrates distributors, trade partners at Gala night

International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev recently hosted its distribution partners across the country to a gala night at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos. The event was an opportunity for the company’s distributors, trade partners and other key stakeholders within the distribution value chain to exchange ideas, as well as deepen business relationships. It also provided the company an opportunity to fete and commend the performance of the distributor partners, with those who had excelled in their performance in the recent financial year, winning delectable prizes.

Kensington Distillers & Vintners buys 1960 Rootz

London-based Kensington Distillers and Vintners Limited (KDV) has acquired the 1960 Rootz brand in Nigeria from AB InBev. The purchase includes the state-of-the-art manufacturing plant used to produce 1960 Rootz.

Kensington Distillers & Vintners said a new business name has been formed – Monument Distillers and the production facility will soon be moved from AB InBev’s Port Harcourt production facility to Lagos where Kensington Distillers’s offices are based.

Int’l Breweries appoints Richard Rivett-Carnac as a Non-Executive Director

International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has announced the appointment of Mr Richard Rivett-Carnac to its Board as a Non-Executive Director.

In a statement, the company said that Mr Rivett-Carnac is the Mergers and Acquisitions/Treasury Director for AB InBev Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant and was an investment Banker with Barclays Capital U.K. He also worked with KPMG ABMiller group in 2009.

International Breweries delivers on Social Investment Projects to communities in Osun, Ogun and Oyo states

International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian unit of global beer company, Anheuser-Busch InBev has recently completed a number of projects, under its corporate social investment initiatives, across several communities in Osun, Ogun and Oyo states. These projects were recently delivered to the communities.

According to the company, the projects were part of the its strategic policy of impacting the communities where it operates, especially in the areas where basic amenities are either lacking or inadequate. The projects include solar-powered boreholes, an adequately equipped primary healthcare centre and a sanitary facility.

Trophy Lager marks Alaafin of Oyo’s 80th birthday at Three-Day beer Carnival

Trophy Lager beer, a brand from the portfolio of International Breweries Plc has ended a three-day beer festival it organized with a celebration of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III’s 80th birthday, marked with pomp, music, fun and mouth-watering prizes.