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…

Africa’s wheat consumption grows as imports hit 47million tonnes

AFRICA – Africa’s grain consumption has over the past decade posted remarkable growth amid increasing demand propelled by the increasing population and changing consumer habits. According to a report by World Grain, wheat was among the major grains that recorded significant increase in consumption. Wheat imports in the continent increased to 47 million tonnes from…

Nigerian Breweries profits plunge 41.2% to US$27.54m in 2018 FY

NIGERIA – Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced a profit after tax of US$27.54 million during its 2018 financial year, a decline from US$37.46 million posted in its 2017 financial year. This represented a 41.2% decline in profits for the beverage manufacture as its revenues for the period under review also dipped to US$894.77 million from…

Nigeria’s Chellarams DMK launches new chocolate malted drink

NIGERIA - Chellarams DMK Limited, the dairy arm of Chellarams Plc in Nigeria, has launched the ‘Real Activ Chocolate Malted food drink’ adding to its Real Activ product line. Speaking during the launch of the product, Aditya Chellaram, the Chief Executive Officer, Chellarams DMK, said the product’s unique taste and nutritional profile makes it a…

Nigeria’s International Breweries appoints Richard Rivett-Carnac as Director

NIGERIA - International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has announced the appointment of Mr Richard Rivett-Carnac to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. Mr. Rivett-Carnac replaces Phillip Redman who recently resigned his appointment as a Non-Executive Director of the company, reports Beverage Industry News. In a statement, the company said…

Nigeria’s quick service restaurant Mr. Bigg’s launches new outlet

NIGERIA- Nigeria’s quick service restaurant Mr Bigg’s and subsidiary of United Africa Company (UAC) of Nigeria, has opened an outlet in Ogun States as part of its expansion strategy, reports This Day. Speaking during the launch of the outlet, Mrs. Joan Ihekwaba, UAC Restaurants’ managing executive said the restaurant features spacious design with its menu…

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…

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…

Nigeria sees competition and consumer protection bill signed into law

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assented to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2019 that seeks to ensure competitive trade in the country and ensure production of quality products reports Guardian. In a statement released by Senator Ita Enang, the new law repeals the Consumer Protection Council Act and sections 118-128 of…

Nigerian Government mulls banning tomato paste imports

NIGERIA-  The federal government of Nigeria has unveiled plans of imposing a total ban on the importation of tomato paste in a bid to boost local tomato production in the country. Speaking during a visit at Dangote Tomato Processing Plant, the Minister of agriculture and natural resources, Audu Ogbeh, revealed that the government will introduce…