The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), bottlers of the famed Coca-Cola brand of soft drinks in Nigeria flagged-off its 2019 edition of Youth Empowered workshop in Abeokuta on May 21, 2019 at the Providence Event Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State. According to the company, the aim of the workshop is to equip youths with necessary practical skills to become more competitive in tackling youth unemployment in the country. The initiative which received commendation from the Ogun State Government witnessed a large turnout of over 750 registered participants, a large host of dignitaries including government officials, key stakeholders in the education sector in the state, non-governmental organizations, facilitators, mentors, youth leaders amongst others. Speaking at the workshop, the Permanent ...
Coca-Cola is set to launch a new set of premium mixers under its signature Coke brand as it expands into the premium mixer market. The new mixers will have four flavours produced to be mixed with dark spirits, which will be unveiled in the UK in June, supported with a fully integrated marketing campaign. “Coca-Cola has always been part of cocktail culture and history, from the Cuba Libre of the 1900s to some of the world’s best cocktails today,” explains Ana Amura, senior brand manager at Coca-Cola Great Britain. “Coca-Cola Signature Mixers marks an exciting time for the brand and expansion into dark spirit mixology.” With inspiration coming from the brand’s heritage, Coca-Cola Signature Mixers are served in a contemporary Hutchinson glass bottle, first used by Coca-Cola in 1894 when the p
Golden Guinea Breweries Plc, the Umuahia, Abia State-based company which has been closed for 17 years is finally back to business. According to a statement by the Abia State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu, he stated that he drank his first glass of Golden Guinea beer on Friday after more than 17 years. The Commissioner applauded the doggedness and hard work of the private sector owners of the company whom he said worked day and night to bring back the company back to function. He urged Nigerians to look out for Golden Guinea beers (Golden Guinea Lager, Bergedorf Malta, Eagle Stout and Bergedoff Lager) in beer parlours across the country. “In line with the internal review and monitoring agenda of the Governor Ikpeazu-led administration, I visited Golden Guinea Brewery today,
Lagos State Government has commenced the process of ensuring that the fruits and vegetable sector in the State is sanitised in order to guarantee the safety of consumers. To this end, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), in collaboration with other relevant Ministries and Agencies of Government, has initiated a project to ensure that the handling, packaging, and display of vegetables and fruits are done in accordance with acceptable standards. Speaking at the inauguration of the committee members recently at Ikeja, the General Manager of LASCOPA, Mrs. Kemi Olugbode said that the essence of the committee is to technically look into ways and means of managing the prevalent issues in the handling and marketing of fruits and vegetables so as to ensure that only healthy product...
Leading dairy company, Viju Industries Nigeria Limited has added two new flavours to its roster of fruit-flavoured milk drinks – Viju Malt & Milk drink and Viju Baked Yoghurt drink. According to the firm, the products which were launched just before the holiday season, was part of its commitment towards providing high-quality products to the Nigerian market. Speaking at the launch in Lagos, the Assistant Chairman, Viju Industries, Tom Hu, said that the new products are as a result of the company’s redoubled efforts to return to the Nigerian market with richer products of better quality and service. Viju is one of the early pioneers of the fruit-flavoured fruit drinks concept in the Nigerian market and has experienced strong growth in the segment. Hu said the unveiling is coming nearly afte
Nestle Nigeria Plc has reaffirmed it is committed to responsible sourcing at its last Supplier’s Day event held in Lagos. The event brought together major players who supply raw materials, packaging materials, services and indirect materials to Nestle. It was an opportunity to consolidate existing relationships as well as ensure best practices in sourcing. The firm which attained about 80% local sourcing in 2018 said it is poised to increase the percentages where possible in the coming years. “We work with more than 1,000 direct suppliers, 700 of which are local suppliers,” said Nestor Finalo , Supply Chain Manager for Nestle Nigeria at the event. “We hope to invest more in local suppliers who are able to meet with the quality requirements of Nestle,” he continued. Responsible sourcing has
The National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) at the weekend responded to critics of its recent action to temporarily close the offices of Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB”), instead blaming the brewing company for the events that led to the closure. The commission said that Nigerian Breweries owes it N326 million in taxes and continued to rebuff all attempts by the agency to enforce the National Lottery Act, 2005. Giving its version of events that led to the temporary closure of Nigerian Breweries offices, NLRC said that NB had conducted promotional lotteries valued at about N1.3bn and failed to regularize such promo lotteries as required by the National Lottery Act, 2005. In a statement, the Director-General of the NLRC, Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila, said that the commission was disturbed by fla
The Nigerian Bottling Company, makers of Coca-Cola soft drinks, said it has phased out trucks considered not to be friendly to the ozone layer. The soft drinks giant stated that the decision to phase out such trucks that could pollute the atmosphere through the emission of ozone depleting fumes was in line with the company’s continued implementation of its corporate social responsibility content. The Country CSR Manager, NBC, Mr Ekuma Eze, who made these remarks while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday, said the firm’s refrigerators had never contributed to the depletion of the ozone layer. Eze maintained that apart from youth empowerment through award of scholarships and skills acquisition programmes, the firm had ensured that it was not contributing to the pollution of the
The National Agency for Foods and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commended the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited and Coca-Cola Nigeria for compliance and adherence to the standards, guidelines and regulations necessary for food safety and quality. The Director General, National Agency for Foods and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Professor Moji Adeyeye, gave this commendation shortly after a tour of the NBC Limited Ikeja Plant with her high-powered delegation from the agency in Lagos on October 8, 2018. Adeyeye expressed satisfaction with NBC and Coca-Cola Nigeria on their continued investment in world-class facilities and upgrade of their production lines in line with the global best practice. She noted that the visit and tour of the facility is in line with i...
Coca-Cola Nigeria on Saturday unveiled ‘Mama’, the affordable 1Litre PET bottle of Coke. Mama, which embodies the spirit of generosity and kindness of the Nigerian mother, is created to bring families closer by encouraging intimate family moments and making every moment worth sharing for the Nigerian family. Gbolahan Sanni, Franchise Marketing Manager explains: “Mama is a family sized, 1Litre bottle, of the nation’s favourite beverage, priced at the refreshingly affordable price of N200, as part of Coca Cola’s commitment to fostering intimacy, sharing, and happiness in the Nigerian family. This family pack of refreshing Coca-Cola, like the 1Litre variants of Fanta, Sprite and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, is perfect for intimate family moments, including mealtimes.” Mama is further demonstration o