SON unveils new standards and Codes of Practice for planting bean seeds

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has released new Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS), and Codes of Practice for planting beans seed across the country, reports the Guardian. The standards come to address issues like preservation of the food crop from planting to the table while ensuring that the commodity is safe for consumption.…

Coca-Cola HBC revenue rises 2.6% with strong growth in developing markets

SWITZERLAND – Coca-Cola HBC, the world’s second-largest Coca-Cola anchor bottler in terms of volume has said revenue in the third quarter of 2018 increased by 2.6% to US$2.11 billion driven by strong volume growth. Volume grew 4.2% in the third quarter and by 4.4% in the nine months across its geographic segments, with the strongest growth…

Nigerian Breweries and road safety agency promote Don’t Drink and Drive campaign

NIGERIA – Star Lager maker, Nigerian Breweries has together with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) held a mega rally on road safety in Lagos in a bid to curb the number of road accidents in the country. According to Beverage Industry News, the Don’t Drink and Drive rally campaign was the second of the…

Nigeria launches first livestock ecommerce platform to transform the sector

NIGERIA – Nigeria has launched the country’s first online livestock market that will connect both the buyers and sellers on a 24-hour basis, every day of the week, reports ThisDay. The system called Livestock247.com, will allow organized transactions by linking different players in the sector including livestock stakeholders, buyers, sellers, ranchers, livestock merchants, veterinary professionals,…

International Breweries names consultancy firm XLR8 as Public Relations partner

NIGERIA – International Breweries, the Nigerian subsidiary of the world’s largest brewer, AB InBev has appointed leading communications consultancy, XLR8 to manage its public relations. According to Beverage Industry News, XLRB will be responsible for all of the company’s corporate as well as brand-related communications. The company will leverage its corporate communications with the support…

International Breweries appoints Andrew Scott Murray as a Non-Executive Director

NIGERIA – Nigeria based International Breweries Plc has appointed Mr. Andrew Scott Murray as a Non-Executive Director of the company. In a company statement, the company indicated that Mr. Murray is currently the Vice-President, Finance for AB InBev Africa, leading the finance function across the AB InBev Africa operations, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He…

Coca Cola and federal government partner to launch US$11m safe birth initiative

NIGERIA - The Coca-Cola Company has partnered the Federal Government to launch a safe birth initiative worth US$11.04 million to address the country’s high infant mortality and maternal rates, reports Beverage Industry News. The initiative dubbed ‘Safe Birth initiative’ (SBI) was formed in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President…

Champion Breweries profit declines 21% with low sales in nine months

NIGERIA – Champion Breweries, the Nigerian based company engaged in brewing business has reported a 21% drop in profits for the first nine months of 2018 to US$330,578.52. According to a Beverage Industry News report, profit decline accelerated in the third quarter by 40% to US$110,192.84, from US$181,818.19 in the previous year. The drop in…

Guinness Nigeria announces two new non-executive directors

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc has announced the appointment of Professor Fabian Ajogwu, SAN and Mr. Paul Gallagher to its Board as Non-Executive Directors, reports Beverage Industry News. Fabian Ajogwu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, practices law at Kenna Partners; and is a Lagos Business School Professor of Corporate Governance. He…

Beta Glass earnings rise 58% on strong revenue growth in 9 months

NIGERIA – Beta Glass, the Nigerian maker of glass bottles and containers for the beverage industry has reported that net income rose 58% to US$9.64 million for the nine-months period ended September. The company, which is a member of the Frigoglass Group had posted US$6.06 million in net income in the same period last year.…