Guinness Nigeria off to a strong start in Q1 as revenue rises 30%

NIGERIA – Guinness Nigeria Plc on Thursday reported a 30% increase in revenue for the first quarter ended 30th September 2017. The Nigerian unit of British drinks maker Diageo Plc said that sales hit N29.9bn ($82.3m) in the first three months of its financial year, up from N23bn ($63.3m) it recorded in the same period in 2016. Gross profit for the period grew 24% to N10.4bn ($28.7m) reflecting continued growth within the spirits business as well as benefit of an expanding portfolio, but against the backdrop of lapping the inventory…

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Local sourcing initiative impacts over 175,000 lives – Guinness Ghana

GHANA – Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has held a stakeholder’s workshop to showcase and assess the socio-economic impact of their Local Raw Material (LRM) sourcing on the Ghanaian economy. A statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the workshop was held bi-annually to review the impact of the company’s LRM agenda on government and the communities in which GGBL operates. Professor Paul Sarfo-Mensah, Senior Research Fellow at the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) said…

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Guinness Nigeria appoints new Marketing Directors

NIGERIA – Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Adenike Adebola as Marketing and Innovation Director (Guinness and Spirits) and Jody Samuels-Ike, Marketing and Innovation Director (Innovation, Lager, Consumer Connections and APNADS) and two other directors. The appointments have taken effect. The others are Bola Olajomi-Otubu, Human Resources Director and Colman Hanna, Supply Chain Director. Adebola has been part of the Guinness/Diageo business since 2005 when she left United Africa Company to join Guinness Nigeria as senior brand manager, Guinness Extra Smooth. Over the years, she held various marketing positions…

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