Products Pass off and copycatting : Are Nigerian manufacturers bereft of innovation?

  By Franklin Alli People mark their properties, and companies have trademarks. Why? It is for easy identification. But in recent years, the Nigerian market is awash with pass off, and copycatting, especially in the food and beverages sector. Merriam Webster dictionary defines pass off as ” to make public or offer for sale with […]

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Manufacturing: Backlogs of unsold finished products gradually emptying in warehouses

  By Industrial Digest Th reopening of Nigeria’s land borders and huge purchases of locally manufactured goods this festive season is gradually clearing the backlogs of unsold finished goods in warehouses across the subsectors. A check by Industrial Digest shows that the inventory of unsold finished goods in the sector totaled over N402 billion in […]

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11 Things small – scale Industries must-do to survive in 2021 – MD, Cadbury Nigeria

    By Industrial Digest   Mrs. Oyeyimika Adeboye, the Managing Director of Cadbury Nigeria Plc was the guest speaker at the 9th edition of the UBA Business Series, with the theme ” Understanding and Leveraging Consumer Behaviour for Business Growth in the COVID Era”. At the webinar, moderated by Yvonne Anoro, the Cadbury MD, […]

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Nigerian Breweries commission N5.1bn PET factory in Ogun State

  By Industrial Digest Nigerian Breweries Plc today commissioned N5.1 billion Ultra-modern automated PET line at its Ijebu Ode brewery, Ogun State. “The PET line has the capacity to produce 24, 000 bottle of drinks per hour. It is designed with the latest technology and is fully automated to meet world-class safety and quality requirements,” […]

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What Can Be Learned from China’s forty-year journey of industrial park development?

  By Jie ZHAO, Coordinator for South-South and Triangular Cooperation of UNIDO   Manufacturing plays a crucial role in the economic and social development of many countries. A strong manufacturing sector can not only serve as the foundation for countries’ economies but also provide countries with the necessary resilience against economic shocks and crises and can […]

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Can Africa’s third industrial development decade deliver?

  “The first Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA), launched in 1980 by regional organizations and supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), ended in failure”   By Jenny Larsen   Industrial development in Africa has been sluggish for some decades. Now, as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic kick in, hopes for better progress, […]

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Coca-Cola halves its portfolio, discontinues 200 brands

  The Coca Cola Company will halt production and distribution of about 200 of its brands. Although an official list was not revealed, so far the company has axed its Tab, Zico, Odwalla, Coke Life, Diet Coke Feisty Cherry, Delaware Punch, and Northern Neck Ginger Ale brands. In July, Chief Executive Officer, James Quincy, disclosed […]

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Religious sentiments fuel attack on the beer industry in Nigeria

  *** See Nigeria states with top drinkers *10 coutries that drinks the most Summary * Nigerian Breweries Plc, Guinness Nigeria Plc , International Beverages, and others, contributed N40.6 billion in Value Added Tax (VAT) to the federal government within the last nine months. *Federal statisticians at the NBS said the South -South states top […]

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N20bn machinery to produce 500 tonnes of paper per day

  The Chairperson, Printing & Publishing Group of Lagos Chamber Of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), Princess Layo Okeowo, has stated that N20 billion processing equipment is capable of churning out 500 tonnes of paper per day. Okeowo disclosed this at the Group’s Webinar, themed “Revitalising Nigerian Paper Industry: Challenges & Opportunities in South-Western, Nigeria.” She […]

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