| ||10/10/2013 - 11:27|
East African Breweries Limited (EABL) in August said it posted “good results” in the year to June despite tough operating conditions in markets such as Uganda and Tanzania.
| ||09/10/2013 - 10:23|
Johannesburg - South African liquor company Distell Group Limited [JSE:DST] has acquired a 60% share in fast-growing liquor distribution company CJ Wines & Spirits‚ expanding its presence in the East. read more
| ||09/10/2013 - 10:15|
Tokyo - For those who have trouble finding space for a large wine collection, a new apartment block in Japan with an in-house cellar and a visiting sommelier could be the perfect place to live. read more
| ||07/10/2013 - 10:58|
The Indian beer market is expected to grow 20 times in next 20 years in view of changing lifestyles, a burgeoning middle class and government policy to promote low alcoholic drinks in the country. read more
| ||04/10/2013 - 12:23|
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), has appointed Mr Eric Otoo as the 'Route to Consumer' (RtC) Director in line with the company's vision of dominating the beverage industry in the country.
| ||03/10/2013 - 12:44|
Craft beers may be giving big brewers a run for their money, but the top-rated beers worldwide in terms of taste come from all over the map, according to one product research site.
| ||03/10/2013 - 12:31|
Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) said earlier in September that it expects basic earnings per share to be materially lower than the prior year by between 66% and 68% in the year ended 30 June. The company said in a trading statement published by the Namibia Stock Exchange that the decline is attributed to the impairment of a deferred tax asset related to DHN Drinks.
| ||24/09/2013 - 11:40|
The consolidation of the global beer industry, which took SA Breweries from a dominant South African player to a dominant global player in just 10 years, had not come to an end, Alan Clark, SABMiller’s recently appointed chief executive, said this week. read more
| ||23/09/2013 - 10:47|
Namibians have continued to love the beer bottle with Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) announcing that overall beer sales volumes on the local market grew at double digits, delivering a 12% growth in the year ended 30 June compared to the previous year. read more
| ||19/09/2013 - 09:31|
Cape Town - South Africans spend almost four times more on alcohol and cigarettes than on medical expenses and over one and a half times more on clothes than on education, a new study has revealed. read more
| ||09/09/2013 - 09:29|
The acquisition of Supasave by Choppies is set to improve the latter's revenue by at least P200 million in the next financial year.
| ||30/08/2013 - 09:06|
WINDHOEK – Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) is rendering management assistance to its distributor in Tanzania, Mabibo Beer, Wine and Spirits Limited, in a fight to curb the smuggling of its Windhoek Lager beer into that country. read more
| ||27/08/2013 - 09:49|
Johannesburg - Restricting marketing on liquor will have a negative affect on the industry and the economy, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Monday. read more
| ||26/08/2013 - 08:21|
In a bid to ensure it is able to harness the ongoing strong demand in Africa, SABMiller announced two major investments in the region yesterday.
| ||22/08/2013 - 11:16|
The Distell Group succeeded in raising revenue 11,9% to R15,9bn on a sales volume increase of 7,2% for the year to June 2013. This was despite exceptionally tough trading conditions, marked by a global slowdown in economic growth, contracted disposable income and reduced consumer spending in many of the regions where it markets its range of spirits, wines and ciders and RTDs. read more
| ||21/08/2013 - 10:33|
Johannesburg - Shoprite Holdings [JSE:SHP], the largest retailer in Africa, said on Tuesday it plans to open 171 new stores by June 2014, including 47 outside its home market.
| ||21/08/2013 - 10:30|
Vienna - An Austrian brewery is offering beer lovers a trip back in time by reviving a 300-year-old recipe it found in the town archives.
| ||14/08/2013 - 08:24|
Paris - Barring bad weather in the next two months, France's champagne production is forecast to jump by 56% this year, a bright spot in an otherwise rough period for wine growers. read more
| ||05/08/2013 - 10:25|
A surge in Woolworths’ sales, which bucked the weaker sales growth trend of ailing local retailers, was because the food and fashion retailer was not dependent on credit like its competitors, analysts have said. read more
| ||05/08/2013 - 08:53|
Cape Town - The global wine industry is worth $230bn a year and the potential yields for the South African industry have never been as great, nor the pitfalls as plenty, according to Linda Buckley, director of executive education at UCT’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). read more
| ||30/07/2013 - 09:11|
Rwanda’s leading beer and soft drinks maker, Bralirwa, has launched a 50cl bottle for its Primus beer brand onto the market. read more
| ||30/07/2013 - 07:28|
Brussels - China and the European Union have agreed there is a "window for discussions" to try to resolve accusations that Europe is dumping wine in China, the EU's trade chief said on Monday. read more
| ||29/07/2013 - 08:40|
Johannesburg - Woolworths Holdings gained the most in a week after reporting an acceleration in full-year sales. read more
| ||23/07/2013 - 09:20|
The Competition Tribunal will resume a hearing into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour by South African Breweries (SAB), the local division of SABMiller. read more
| ||19/07/2013 - 09:29|
Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) managing director Johan De Kok says the amalgamation of KBL and the Botswana Breweries Limited (BBL) is expected to do away with unnecessary costs and deliver strategic opportunities arising from a leaner supply chain. read more
| ||19/07/2013 - 08:56|
Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) in conjunction with O&L Energy has announced the official approval of a 1 MW on-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) facility that will be the largest roof-mounted PV plant in Africa to date.
| ||19/07/2013 - 07:29|
Cape Town - The Western Cape department of agriculture, together with Wines of South Africa, recently hosted the second Beijing Wine Tasting in China.
| ||18/07/2013 - 10:26|
Coca-Cola through Nairobi Bottlers has invested Sh1.2 billion in a new manufacturing plant that produces materials for production of plastic bottles. read more
| ||17/07/2013 - 09:52|
When Cyril Ramaphosa resigns at this year’s annual general meeting later this month, SAB/SABMiller will, for the first time in its 118-year history, not have any South African non-executive directors on its board. read more
| ||16/07/2013 - 10:12|
Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed industrial concern Delta Corporation Limited, an associate of SAB Miller of South Africa, says it is still waiting for a response from government on an indigenisation plan submitted three years ago, the group chief executive has said. read more
| ||04/07/2013 - 09:34|
Cape Town - China should use the Western Cape as an investment gateway into Africa, the provincial agriculture and rural development department said on Wednesday. read more
| ||26/06/2013 - 09:51|
Johannesburg – The former boss of SABMiller [JSE:SAB], Graham Mackay, is one of the best-paid bosses in Britain, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday. read more
| ||25/06/2013 - 08:54|
A South African wine producer Orange River Cellars has signed a distributorship deal with Kenya’s Chareth General Agencies.
| ||21/06/2013 - 11:44|
Tipplers will have to shell out more to buy liquor in the capital with the Delhi Government approving a hike in alcohol rates as part of new excise policy, late last month. read more
| ||21/06/2013 - 10:12|
The Nairobi All Share edged 0.13 points lower to close at 126.68.The All Share has posted a +33.544% return in 2013 and sits 1.745% beneath an all time high reached last month. read more
| ||21/06/2013 - 09:36|
The Copperbelt has on an annual basis been experiencing shortages of liquor, especially during festive periods and various events. read more
| ||20/06/2013 - 15:44|
WINDHOEK - The long-awaited brewery in Okahandja to be built by SABMiller took a concrete step towards fruition late last month when the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Tjekero Tweya, officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new brewery.
| ||19/06/2013 - 08:19|
Johannesburg – Global breweing giant SABMiller [JSE:SAB] has signed a cooperation agreement with Swedish brewer Kopparberg Brewery AB for the long term licensing of Kopparberg cider products in selected markets. read more
| ||13/06/2013 - 10:28|
Johannesburg - A ban on alcohol advertising will result in a loss of 12 000 jobs, The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday. read more
| ||24/05/2013 - 11:31|
Brussels - SABMiller [JSE:SAB], the world's second biggest brewer, reported profit growth in line with expectations thanks to a surge in earnings in Latin America and Africa and said its markets should be broadly unchanged in the coming months.
| ||21/05/2013 - 10:50|Indian to head world’s top liquor company
Mumbai: India-born Ivan Menezes is the new CEO of Diageo, the world's largest drinks company-a development that reinforces the growing trend of Indians heading high-profile global corporate giants.
| ||21/05/2013 - 10:36|
New Delhi: Liquor prices are set to rise in the coming weeks as the cabinet cleared the new excise policy on Monday. While the policy leaves the licence fee untouched for the financial year 2013-2014, Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) will be dearer by 5% and country liquor by 11% once the new rates are notified in June. read more
| ||21/05/2013 - 09:13|
Heineken will not be launching its sweeter, low-alcohol Radler beer in Kenya. It will instead focus on its flagship brand to grow local market share. read more
| ||20/05/2013 - 10:33|
Prague - Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev says it no longer has plans to acquire Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, with whom it has been fighting a long legal battle over the use of the “Budweiser” brand. read more
| ||16/05/2013 - 09:40|
Harare - Delta Beverages, the Zimbabwe-based subsidiary of SABMiller [JSE:SAB], continued to defy the odds in the economically ravaged country with forecast-beating earnings for the year ended December 31 2012. read more
| ||15/05/2013 - 15:40|
Spar Group Ltd. (SPP), a South African food and liquor retailer, said first-half profit climbed 12 percent as higher prices countered slower consumer spending. read more
| ||14/05/2013 - 09:54|
Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) recently revealed that the placing of the people dressed in orange suits in strategic locations around Botswana was a part of their marketing strategy to relaunch its cider, Core Original. read more
| ||14/05/2013 - 08:05|
Johannesburg - A thirst for beer among Africa's middle classes is driving the world's biggest brewers to invest on the continent, but getting women to drink the beverage is another matter. read more
| ||13/05/2013 - 11:46|
Ghana’s premier beverage manufacturer, Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), has begun a responsible alcohol retailing training programme for retailers of its alcoholic products in the country. read more
| ||09/05/2013 - 11:19|
Nambia Breweries Ltd (NBL) celebrated Reinheitsgebot Day in style in April by launching its RHG campaign and opening the first barrel of Urbock, the brewer’s winter beer. read more
| ||09/05/2013 - 10:21|
VENTURES AFRICA – SABMiller reported in April this year that full year lager volumes in Africa surged 6 percent on the back of additional capacity coming on stream and enhanced availability. read more
| ||08/05/2013 - 08:04|
Copenhagen - Danish brewer Carlsberg's first-quarter operating profit and revenue beat forecasts on Tuesday, as strong beer sales in Asia cushioned sluggish mature European markets and a decline in its former growth driver Russia. read more
| ||30/04/2013 - 08:12|
Not only is Germany forming a last line of defence against the euro’s implosion, the land of steins and beer kellers also offers fertile ground to distillers foraging for sales in Western Europe’s withered landscape. read more
| ||30/04/2013 - 07:56|
JSE-listed SABMiller announced last week that it had fast-tracked the planned promotion of COO Alan Clark to CEO with immediate effect, after current CEO and executive chairperson Graham Mackay stepped down earlier than anticipated owing to an illness.
| ||24/04/2013 - 08:08|
Demand for Peroni has pushed brewing giant SABMiller to an increase in UK sales, despite an overall decline in the domestic lager market. read more
| ||24/04/2013 - 07:53|
Berghoff Brewing will revive its brands this summer with updated recipes, and a move to contract brewing the beers at Stevens Point Brewery. read more
| ||24/04/2013 - 07:34|
(Reuters) - China's largest makers of popular, fiery "baijiu" liquor are bracing for a slowdown this year after nearly a decade of heady growth as a crackdown on lavish official spending starts to hit home. read more
| ||23/04/2013 - 15:41|
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and the U.S. Justice Department reached an agreement over the company’s acquisition of Grupo Modelo SAB, two people familiar with the matter said. read more
| ||23/04/2013 - 10:43|
United Breweries Ltd. (UBBL), India’s largest brewer, expects sales of Heineken NV’s (HEIA) namesake brand to climb more than 50 percent in the country this fiscal year as it ramps up distribution of the pricier foreign beer. read more
| ||19/04/2013 - 13:11|
Masscash, a division of Massmart, has expanded its presence in Mozambique with the opening of a newly built Saverite store in the district of Xai Xai, 200km away from Maputo. read more
| ||19/04/2013 - 08:23|
Diageo’s third-quarter sales missed estimates, the biggest distiller reported yesterday, as sluggish European demand and slower-than-expected growth in emerging markets offset expansion in the US.
| ||19/04/2013 - 08:01|
Cape Town - A draft law proposing all businesses be licensed with municipalities, will "create more red tape", warns the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
| ||18/04/2013 - 13:09|
London - Global brewer SABMiller said on Thursday it had posted a 7 percent rise in full year organic revenue, boosted by strong demand in Africa and a surprisingly robust performance in Europe.
| ||11/04/2013 - 10:28|
SABMiller planned to boost beer volume sales in Africa by between 7 percent and 9 percent a year by slashing prices, using more local grains and cheaper packaging, and negotiating better tax terms with governments, the company said yesterday. read more
| ||08/04/2013 - 10:07|
Local market analysts have lauded NSX listed Namibia Breweries Limited for posting solid interim results for the period ended 31 December 2012. read more
| ||08/04/2013 - 09:50|
SABMiller’s local unit Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) will start to brew cassava beer in Ghana under the brand name “Eagle”, the company announced on March 14, 2013. read more
| ||08/04/2013 - 09:08|
The Kenyan government planned to sell a large part of its stake in a domestic wines and spirits marketer to South Africa’s Distell Group, the privatisation commission said on Friday read more
| ||05/04/2013 - 09:19|
GIiant beer and spirits maker East African Breweries posted a 14 per cent drop in net profits in its half year profits due to high financing and distribution and raw material procurement costs, the brewer said earlier this year.
| ||03/04/2013 - 11:07|
The ban on liquor sales in Cape Town on Sundays is off – for now. read more
| ||27/03/2013 - 09:02|
Johannesburg - Brewing giant SABMiller [JSE:SAB] has through its subsidiary‚ SABSA Holdings‚ raised R1bn from investors in its first bond issue‚ at a yield of 7.125%.
| ||26/03/2013 - 10:43|
China is becoming an increasingly important market for New Zealand wine and a group of local firms is hoping to boost sales further by making an appearance this week at one of the Asian superpower's biggest international trade shows, the Chengdu Wine Fair.
| ||26/03/2013 - 10:09|
(Reuters) - Global wine production fell sharply last year due to bad weather in Europe and a recent policy to drain its "wine lakes", while Chile and United States saw a jump in harvests, according to a recent report. read more
| ||26/03/2013 - 09:58|
South Africa is anticipating a grape crop of more than 1.3-million tons for 2013 – a record in the wine industry’s history – which could, depending on market demand, potentially aid wine exports. The country’s wine exports reached a record of 417-million litres in 2012, up 17% from 2011. read more
| ||26/03/2013 - 09:12|
Johannesburg - Eighteen-year-olds can drive, pay taxes and join the army – but will be banned from drinking alcohol if Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has his way. read more
| ||26/03/2013 - 09:00|
Bangalore: While Americans and Europeans prefer their beer to be light on alcohol content, Indians have traditionally been partial to a stronger brew, a preference that’s become further accentuated of late along with an improvement in the image associated with such beverages. read more