Fast growing Nigerian beverage maker Rite Foods drags NBC to court over alleged trademark infringement

NIGERIA – Rite Foods, a fast-rising indigenous food and beverage company in Nigeria has taken to court giant beverage maker Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), over allegedly infringing on its trademark. According to the maker of the famous Bigi brand, NBC’s Predator Energy drink logo and brand share a resemblance with its own Fearless drink, which had existed for three years before NBC began to produce Predator, reports Guardian Nigeria. The plaintiff, Rite Foods Limited, has filed for an interim injunction against the defendant, NBC, restraining it from further promoting or…

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Coca-Cola Nigeria partners with food relief platform to alleviate hunger among vulnerable communities

NIGERIA – Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited and its bottling partner Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has donated N19 million to GiveFood, an emergency food relief platform, to feed vulnerable families in its host communities especially those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The GiveFood initiative comprises a coalition of partners focused on reaching the most vulnerable people with a target of providing over one million meals to the underserved in communities. The coalition is made up of leading federal and state government institutions; Nigeria’s largest food companies, including Coca-Cola; a vast network…

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Nigerian Bottling Company installs high-speed canning line boosting production

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), franchise bottler of Coca-Cola in Nigeria, has successfully completed the installation of a new high-speed canning line at its Ikeja plant, as part of its business optimisation and transformation plans. The new line is expected to boost NBC’s local production and export capacity, allowing it to meet increasing demand and undertake its production in a sustainable way as beverage cans are light in weight and recyclable. It is part of the company’s commitment to continue investing in the country. “As a leading consumer…

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NBC appoints Matthieu Seguin as new Managing Director

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited, franchise bottler of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company has announced the appointment of Matthieu Seguin as its new Managing Director effective October 3, 2019. Seguin succeeds Georgios Polymenakos who took office in July 2016 to October 2019. According to a statement signed by the Public Affairs and Communications Director for NBC, Mr Ekuma Eze, Seguin was until his recent appointment the General Manager for Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland for almost four years. Continuing, the statement said that Seguin will lead…

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NBC delivers multi-million dollar water projects to Kano State as part of CSR initiative

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria and a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Limited (CCHBC) has inaugurated several CSR water projects in Kano State worth over US$ 4 million. According to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the firm signed with the state, the completed projects will benefit over one million people living around the area where the company has its operations. The projects presented to the people include refurbished Kano State Water Board Laboratory in Panshekara, the provision of Ultra-modern Water…

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NBC bags global Water Stewardship Gold Certification

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Ikeja plant franchise bottler of Coca-Cola has received the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Gold Certification Award in recognition of its responsible use of freshwater in a socially, economically and environmentally beneficial way, reports Beverage Industry News. Alliance for Water Stewardship is a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs and the public sector. The members contribute to the sustainability of local water-resources through their adoption and promotion of a universal framework for the sustainable use of water The award was presented by Control…

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Nigerian Bottling Company recalls Eva bottled water over quality concerns

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has recalled two batches of its Eva Premium Table Water over quality concerns of the product. This also follows a directive issued by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to withdraw the product from the market. The company confirmed that the recall applied to the 75cl Eva packaged water produced between May 22 and 23 at its Asejire Plant in Ibadan, Oyo State after it voluntarily notified the regulator on the product’s quality. According to a statement…

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Nigeria’s Coca-Cola bottler bags global water stewardship certification

NIGERIA – Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the Coca-Cola franchise bottler in the country, has received the prestigious Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification becoming the first African bottling plant to receive the award. AWS is a global membership organisation comprising businesses and investors that seeks to contribute to the sustainability of local water resources by adopting and promoting a universal framework for the sustainable use of water. George Polymenakos, General Manager at Nigerian Bottling Company said that the certification reinforces the company’s commitment toCoca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company’s 2025 sustainability programme.…

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Demand pushed NBC’s conversion of plant to logistics hub, NBC reveals

NIGERIA – Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) Limited has revealed that pressure on demand of its products in the country was the reason behind transformation of its Enugu production Plant into a logistics and distribution hub, reports Beverage Industry News. The country’s Coca-Cola franchise bottler unveiled plans of restructuring the plant in January this year. Managing Director of NBC, George Polymenakos, said the repurposing of some NBC facilities in the country, including Enugu, was part of the company’s sustainable business strategy. Polymenakos added that the company is focusing on improving efficiencies…

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Nigeria Bottling Company set to complete production of eco-friendly bottles

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited has unveiled plans of completing its production of eco-friendly bottles which started in 2008 alongside with increasing its production capacity across various operations this year, reports Vanguard. The Managing Director, NBC Ltd, Mr George Polymenakos, said that this in pursuit of its ambitions of promoting a sustainable business environment across all disciplines. “We firmly believe that our business can only be as strong as the communities in which we operate and our people. This year, we will complete our conversion to the…

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