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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

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

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

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

Goldberg Lager to launch youth empowerment scheme for budding entrepreneurs in the Southwest

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Goldberg Lager beer, a brand of Nigerian Breweries Plc, is set to unveil an empowerment scheme tagged Isedowo in Southwestern states on Thursday, 31 August 2017. The scheme, which is designed to equip young Yoruba men and women with the support to grow their businesses, will be launched at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc, said that, in addition to the brand’s commitment to support the culture and tradition of the Yoruba people, it would use Isedowo to inspire entrepreneurship in the region, thus impacting employment and income generation. “Through Isedowo, Goldberg will extend its links with the people of the Southwest beyond culture and tradition to the entrepren

Goldberg Lager to increase sponsorship of cultural festivals in Southwest

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Goldberg Lager beer, a value beer brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc, has announced plans to sponsor various cultural festivals across Southwestern Nigeria as a way to promote the culture and traditions of the people. The festivals, which include Osun Osogbo, Udiroko, Oranyan, Ojude Oba, Olojo and Oyemekun, are scheduled to hold between the months of August and November. Speaking on the plans for the sponsorship, Emmanuel Agu, the Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc, said with the sponsorships, the brand is reiterating its commitment to supporting the promotion of Yoruba culture and traditions, in line with its three-point agenda of culture, respect and enjoyment. These age-old festivals are among the elements that bind the Yoruba toge...

AB InBev gets nod to merge its Nigerian breweries

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International Breweries Plc (“IBPlc”), the Ilesha-based brewer owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced on Tuesday it has received regulatory approvals from the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”) to merge with its sister companies, Intafact Beverages Limited and Pabod Breweries. The statement further said that under the merger conditions, all assets, liabilities and undertakings of Intacfact and Pabod, including employees, real property and intellectual property rights, will be transferred to IBPlc upon completion of the proposed merger. Shareholders of Intafact and Pabod will receive ordinary shares of IBPlc. IBPlc is the only publicly traded company of the three entities. The completion of the proposed merger is subject t

FBRA urges sectoral partnership to advance industrial waste recycling

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The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on stakeholders in different industries to help set up sector specific alliances to assist with the recovery and recycling of waste items in their respective packaging streams. According to FBRA, it will ensure the success of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy of the Federal Government. Speaking at the 2nd annual National Waste Management Conference in Lagos recently, where FBRA was used as a case study of how responsible and forward-looking industries in a given sector can work together and in partnership with other stakeholders to develop solutions to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging waste, Clem Ugorji, Public Affairs & Communication Director, Coca-Cola West Africa said, the organisation’s mission

Alomo Bitters gets a new look

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Alomo Bitters, the flagship brand of Ghana-based Kasapreko Company Limited was unveiled on Friday in Lagos with a new look as the brand seeks to consolidate its position in the Nigerian bitters market. At a media parlay held at the Renaissance Hotel, G.R.A. Ikeja, Lagos, the company said that the 750ml and 200ml bottles now come with a new Kasapreko tamper proof to help customers distinguish the brand from its rivals. The new Alomo Bitters now has a holographic security-like shiny strip, similar to that found on currency notes and forms part of the plastic wrap over the bottle cap. The launch had in attendance the company’s management team from Ghana and industry stakeholders such as the Managing Director, Kasapreko Company Limited, Mr. Richard Adjei, International Business Director, Clare

Singapore caps sugar levels in beverages

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Big soft drinks companies have agreed to limit the sugar content of their drinks sold in Singapore to 12% by 2020 as part of the country’s effort to fight diabetes. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Singapore-based Fraser & Neave and Yeo Hiap Seng, Malaysia Dairy Industries, Nestle and Japan’s Pokka have all agreed to limit the amount of sugar they use in beverages sold in the City-State, according to the country’s ministry of health. “We are heartened to receive the strong support from industry players on sugar reduction efforts,” the ministry said. The seven firms produce 70% of all sweetened drinks sold in the country and will reduce the country’s sugar consumption by 300,000 kilograms per year, according to the health ministry. Singapore is the latest country to join a world-wide effort by consumers