Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

Nigerian Breweries’ beer brand Life Continental unveils ‘Progress Booster 2018’

NIGERIA - Heineken’s Nigerian unit Nigerian Breweries (NB Plc) has launched the fourth edition of its “Life Progress Booster” promo for its Life Continental Lager Beer brand, Beverage Industry News reports. The programme is part of NB Plc’s commitment to supporting small and medium scale entrepreneurs in South-East Nigeria covering states of Abia, Anambra, Enugu,…

SON develops international standards for staple food products

NIGERIA - The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has developed international standards for most of the country’s staple food products such as garri, dry beans, soya beans, rice to aid acceptance of its agricultural products in the international market. According to Director, Standards Development, Chinyere Egwuonwu, the standards were developed to ensure they meet the…

Domino’s local operator Eat ‘N’Go celebrates 6yrs in Nigeria aided by staff diligence

NIGERIA - Eat ‘N’ Go, the restaurant group behind Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry Gourmet Frozen Yoghurt has celebrated their 6th year anniversary, tagging their success to its staff’s diligence, reports the Guardian. The food and beverage brand boasts of a strategy for staff retention through competent salaries to employees. The company has…

Guinness Nigeria appoints Yemisi Ayeni as a Non-Executive Director

NIGERIA - The Orijin beer brand maker Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs Yemisi Ayeni as a new Non-Executive Director and member of the company’s board of directors effective 1 September 2018. Ayeni takes the place of Prof. Joe Irukwu who has retired from the company as Non-Executive Director with effect from…

SON develops new standards for dry beans to aid acceptance in global markets

NIGERIA - The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has developed a standard specification for dry beans following numerous rejections at the international market, reports This Day. SON is looking to aid in acceptance of the commodity based on international standards by developing new ones, reviewing of existing ones, and adoption of international, continental and regional…

RC Cola enters Nigerian beverage market with plans for a new plant in Agbara

NIGERIA - Royal Crown Cola (RC Cola) Company, the American beverage company and maker of a cola-flavored soft drink, RC Cola is entering the Nigerian beverage market and has invested in state-of-the art factory in Agbara, Ogun state, the Vanguard reports. The firm said it was ready for competition in the market dominated by Coca-Cola…

FrieslandCampina to invest US$26m in local milk production in Nigeria

NIGERIA - Royal FrieslandCampina, the Dutch multinational dairy cooperative will invest US$26.69 million (23 Euros) in local milk production as part of its Dairy Development Programme (DDP) in Nigeria. Speaking during a visit to the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the company’s global CEO also highlighted the company’s commitment to support the country’s…

Nigeria to exit rice import by 2020 as States embarks on large-scale production

NIGERIA - Nigeria’s minister of agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbeh has said that the country is looking to exit rice importation by 2020 even as state government’s embark on mass production to boost food security, reports the Leadership. The federal government is committed to enhance rice production in the country with plans to become…

Danish government and Arla to partner Kaduna State on dairy development

NIGERIA- Kaduna state government and Denmark are planning to establish a dairy farming scheme involving 1,000 families of herdsmen with 12,000 heads of cattle in a location with an overall objective of developing the dairy sector. The farms will be developed with a veterinary and schools for the children of the 1000 families who generally…