Month: September 2017

Goldberg unveils Isedowo empowerment scheme in Ile Ife

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Goldberg Lager beer, a brand of Nigerian Breweries Plc, on Thursday launched the much anticipated Isedowo Youth Empowerment Scheme at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II amid fanfare. The event brought together other prominent Obas and chiefs from the Southwest as his Majesty Oba Ogunwusi commended Nigerian Breweries for the initiative which he said is a bold step at improving the lot of small scale entrepreneurs in the South West region. “On behalf of my brothers from the seven Yoruba speaking states, I thank Goldberg Lager beer and Nigerian Breweries for this community partnership with the Yoruba people. By leading the way to support the businesses and entrepreneurial potential of artisans in the Southwest, you have challenged other corporate bodies to giv

Pernod Ricard sales buoyed by innovation, growth in the Americas

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French spirits group Pernod Ricard on Thursday reported a 13% lift in profit for the full-year ended June 2017. The company said that profit rose to €1.4bn ($1.65bn) on the back of a €9bn sales growth. The maker of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Absolut vodka said that the good performance was fueled by strong growth in the U.S., an improvement in China, tight cost control and by innovation, which it describes as new products or variations of existing brands, like Absolut Lime vodka or Jameson Black Barrel. The company said that the Americas region grew 7%, driven by the U.S. which saw a 5% sales lift. Sales in Europe climbed 3%, while Asia and the rest of the world saw a modest 1% growth. Pernod Ricard notes that India, which had been a growth driver, grew just 1% in the year, held back by dem

NBC hosts fifth energy efficiency workshop

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Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”), the bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria hosted the fifth pilot Energy Efficiency Network (EEN) workshop for industries in Nigeria. The event took place at the company’s Ikeja, Lagos plant on 17th August 2017, and attracted industry stakeholders and participants from other companies in the network and engaging in a series of practice-driven discussions focused on energy efficiency and aimed at supporting the participating companies to identify opportunities for sustainable energy cost savings. Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Segun Ajayi-Kadiri, Director General, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), underscored the need for energy efficiency in the sector, stating that energy cost account for up to 40% of production cost in some sectors in the eco

Guinness Nigeria sponsored engineers graduate

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The first set of students from the Guinness Nigeria sponsored Graduate Skills Development Scholarship scheme has passed out in flying colours. The graduates completed a year’s training at the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN). At their graduation, Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mrs. Viola Graham-Douglas, said the objective of the collaboration with NAPTIN was to provide a pool of resourceful, competent and versatile engineers capable of delivering peerless technical services to further shore up the government’s transformation agenda in the power sector. She noted that the beneficiaries, having completed all requirements for their training, have remarkably demonstrated high technical and leadership competencies, which are strongly believed will help