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MAY 2017
Nederburg, the 36th most admired brand in the world Amarula steps up on its African elephant conservation effort Hunter's innovates with EDGE - real cider refreshment with the edgy taste of hops Spiked Orange Hot Chocolate Like us on Facebook
AB InBev set to spur growth of beer brands

In October, AB InBev bought SABMiller for more than $100 billion (R1.3 trillion) to create the world’s largest beer maker. One of its primary reasons for concluding the deal was to gain a foothold in the African market. Ricardo Tadeu, president of the new Africa zone in AB InBev, told City Press that the company was looking to invest in two new production lines in South Africa at an estimated cost of between $100 million and $140 million.

However, Bloomberg quoted Tadeu as saying that AB InBev could make an investment of $150 million and $200 million in the two new South African production lines. Tadeu said the number of local jobs to be created was not yet known. He said AB InBev was planning a new plant in Nigeria.

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NEWS HEADLINES
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AB InBev's Zim unit sales fall 10% amid cash shortage

Delta Corp, Zimbabwe’s biggest company by market value, said full-year revenue fell 10% as consumers struggling for cash turned to cheaper brands of beer and sparkling wine.
Critical price problem for SA wines

Looking out at his 50-hectare estate in a valley nestled below the Helderberg mountains, winemaker Ken Forrester beams with pride in his achievements over 20 years in the business.
Distell adds top premium brand, Cruz Vodka to its portfolio

Distell, Africa’s leading producer of wines, spirits, ciders and ready-to-drinks (RTDs) today announced the formation of a partnership that owns the rights to the Cruz Vodka brand and business worldwide. Distell has agreed to acquire a 75% shareholding with Blue Sky Brand Company Proprietary Limited (“BSBC”) holding the remaining 25% shareholding. BSBC will be integrally involved in the Cruz Vodka brand going forward.
AB InBev to launch Budweiser in SA

Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to launch Budweiser in SA.
KWV: Minorities’ true-value worries

Shareholders are concerned about Niveus’s intentions around the cash, property and art from KWV’s asset sale to Vasari.
SA and UK start making plans for post-Brexit trade

SA and the UK have reached an in-principle agreement that an interim arrangement will be put in place once Britain leaves the EU which will be based on the existing economic partnership agreement between SA and the EU.
Innovation drives citrus nursery’s 450% production increase

In 2014, the Cederberg Tree Nursery produced 100 000 citrus trees a year. Two years later, after its acquisition by ANB Investments, the nursery produces more than 550 000 citrus trees annually.
Manufacturing to drive inclusive growth

South Africa’s answer to achieving inclusive growth may lie in developing its manufacturing sector said an analyst.
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FMCG suppliers need to become master storytellers to succeed with grocery retailers

With retail multiples looking to downsize their ranges, especially in the context of cost price negotiations prompted by recent currency fluctuations, FMCG suppliers need to become master storytellers to remain competitive.
Anheuser-Busch will invest $2 Billion in U.S. to push beyond Bud

The maker of Budweiser, facing more competition in America from craft brews and cocktails, is spending billions to fight back.
Retailers, robots & the art of automating empathy

Four of the biggest Customer Service Technology Trends that retailers will be implementing in the coming year from the 2017 Forrester report.
The CX you should deliver within 8 seconds

Today's marketers face the challenge of capturing consumers’ brief attention span as they speed through the overwhelming quantity of content and offers available on every channel.
3 Ways retailers blend eCommerce with retail

Consumers and marketers agree – the world of shopping is increasingly becoming digital.
Aldi Whisky voted among 'Best in The World' at International spirits challenge

Aldi UK's own-label whiskies have been awarded six medals at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC).
Irish distillers win seven gold medals at International Spirits Challenge

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has won seven gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC), considered one of the most important competitions in the spirits industry.
Glenmorangie whisky distillery to purify waste water

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) has announced plans to purify and clean the waste water from its whisky distillation process at Glenmorangie.
Glen Grant's message: single malt as it should be Nederburg's tribute to mothers #OnceUponaNederburg SA breweries (SAB) launches a taste of Africa Strawberry and Basil Mojito Follow us on Twitter

NEW PRODUCTS
Hunter's innovates with EDGE - real cider refreshment with the edgy taste of hops

Hunter’s, the largest real, natural cider brand in Africa, introduces an innovative new hybrid category breaker, for those who want to discover something different.

LEGISLATION, NEW APPOINTMENTS & CATEGORY UPDATES
Nederburg, the 36th most admired brand in the world

Nederburg is the sole South African winery featured in the esteemed Drinks International ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ top 50 list this year, in 36th position. Last year was the first time the Paarl winery was included in this prestigious ranking, in 49th place.
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MARKETING & BRAND ACTIVATION
Nederburg Auction - Auctioneers Bursary Initiative

South Africa’s longest running fine wine auction, the Nederburg Auction, introduced an initiative to assist aspiring young viticulturists who have the desire and motivation to complete their studies in Viticulture and kick start their careers.
Neil Ellis Wines shine at the Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report and 10 Year Old Wine Awards

Neil Ellis Wines’ reputation as one of SA’s leading Cabernet producers was re-affirmed when both their terrain specific and regional 2014 Cabernet Sauvignons were highlighted in the 2017 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report.
Mitchell’s Brewing Knysna, the craft beer that started craft beer: Looking and tasting better than ever

Established in 1983 in Knysna, Mitchell’s Brewery is the longest-standing independently owned South African brewery in the country, and also the original craft beer producer in SA. With a team committed to producing the finest quality craft beer using only natural ingredients, Mitchell’s has introduced fresh packaging designs for its familiar beers, known for the authentically charming stories behind their names: Forester’s Lager, Bosun’s Pale Ale, Milk & Honey Ale, 90 Shilling Ale, Raven Stout, and Old Wobbly Strong Lager.
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LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAINS
Offer more value on-pack

In the current economic climate, almost all consumers are minding their budgets and looking for products and services that offer them maximum value for their money.
Intuitive case coding

Pyrotec’s machinery division, Pyrotec PackMark, has launched the new 4500 Drop on Demand (DOD) Valve Jet coder from trusted global manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, Markem-Imaje.
Unpacking tamper-proof labelling in Africa

In the UK 49% of their consumers find tamper proof labels a nuisance. African consumers appreciate the technology and see tamper-proof labelling as a necessity. Brand owners operating in Africa rely heavily on tamper-proof technology to ensure that contents of the packaging are safeguarded against counterfeiting. Without compromising the brand identity, tamper proof label technology has to evolve to keep ahead of the growing illicit trade. Arca anti-counterfeit labels are designed not only to ensure an original look for products but also provide package traceability, effectively countering sales fraud and illicit distribution.
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RECIPES
Scottish Leader presents its #NewPerspective cocktails for World Whisky Day

Scottish Leader is presenting its award-winning Signature blend in a new light with two very unusual whisky cocktails specially developed by expert mixologist, Owen O’Reilly of Sip Exclusive, to celebrate World Whisky Day on Saturday, 20 May.
Spiked Orange Hot Chocolate

Seriously gourmet hot chocolate.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Amarula steps up on its African elephant conservation effort

In the world of wildlife conservation, a critical situation – in this case, the future of an entire species - dictates that bold and imaginative steps are not only necessary but vital. Such was the motivation behind Amarula Cream Liqueur launching its “Name Them, Save Them” campaign – an ambitious effort to give a name to every surviving African elephant in the wild.
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