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Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic beverage

Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic beverage

08/03/2018 - 11:28
Coca-Cola has confirmed that it will be launching an alcopop-cooler style drink in Japan. read more
Zambia’s annual rate of inflation rise by 0.2 percent, trade surplus ticks up

Zambia’s annual rate of inflation rise by 0.2 percent, trade surplus ticks up

31/01/2014 - 09:34
Zambia’s annual rate of inflation as measured by the all items Consumer Index (CPI) has risen by 0.2 percent from December 2013s 7.1 percent to 7.3 percent recorded in January this year. read more
West African shippers protest customs malpractices

West African shippers protest customs malpractices

24/01/2014 - 11:40
The Burkinabe, Malian and Nigerien shipping communities in Ghana have protested against the, “physical escort of goods in transit and the collection of unjustified fees, without receipt.” read more
Namibia's inflation accelerated to 4,9% in December

Namibia's inflation accelerated to 4,9% in December

20/01/2014 - 12:03
Annual inflation accelerated to 4,9% in December from 4,4% in November, figures released by Namibia Statistics Agency revealed yesterday. read more
Local liquor giant, Kasapreko Company, is 6th on Ghana Club 100 list

Local liquor giant, Kasapreko Company, is 6th on Ghana Club 100 list

31/10/2013 - 08:26
Indigenous liquor giant, Kasapreko Company Limited (KCL) placed sixth in the 2013 Ghana Club 100 ranking. read more
Consumers spend more on booze than medicine

Consumers spend more on booze than medicine

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
HCI’s offer for KWV is unfair, say directors

HCI’s offer for KWV is unfair, say directors

31/01/2012 - 08:19
The independent members of the KWV board have told KWV shareholders that the R8.50 a share offer from Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) is not fair. read more
Distell forecasts higher profit

Distell forecasts higher profit

24/01/2012 - 08:02
Liquor group Distell (DST) advised on Monday that earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2011 are likely to be between 20% and 25% higher than the corresponding reporting period of the previous year. read more
Consol’s R1,9bn green plant opens

Consol’s R1,9bn green plant opens

18/11/2011 - 08:39
Consol Glass has officially opened its R1,1bn new environmentally efficient, world-class plant in Nigel near Johannesburg, mainly producing bottles for alcoholic beverages. read more
Diageo serves up Smirnoff cocktail in new bag-in-box

Diageo serves up Smirnoff cocktail in new bag-in-box

08/11/2011 - 10:08
Drinks giant Diageo is launching a ready-to-serve cocktail dispense system using Rapak bag-in-box technology. read more
Boschendal wine farm to be sold

Boschendal wine farm to be sold

26/07/2011 - 09:36
Johannesburg - IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFH) said on Monday that it had signed a sale of shares agreement with Cinmark Twenty Seven for the sale of wine farm Boschendal from its subsidiary IFA Boschendal Investments and JCI Investment Finance, in a deal worth R700m. read more
Backlash against SABMiller pay plan

Backlash against SABMiller pay plan

22/07/2011 - 10:27
London - Brewer SABMiller suffered a backlash from investors when 16% of shareholders voting at the company's annual shareholder meeting opposed last year's pay awards to directors. read more
SABMiller beer volumes rise

SABMiller beer volumes rise

22/07/2011 - 10:18
London - Brewer SABMiller reported a rise in first-quarter beer volumes led on continued growth in emerging markets, but kept the market guessing if it will sweeten its bid for Australia's Fosters. read more
KWV chief quits abruptly

KWV chief quits abruptly

18/07/2011 - 10:35
Johannesburg - KWV CEO Thys Loubser has resigned with immediate effect, its majority owner Hosken Consolidated Investments, said on Friday.  read more
Government backs new wine tourism Vindaba to boost SA tourism

Government backs new wine tourism Vindaba to boost SA tourism

14/07/2011 - 15:28
As the National Tourism Sector Strategy works towards positioning South Africa as one of the world’s top 20 travel destinations by 2020, key stakeholders in wine and tourism are uniting to present the country’s first specialist wine tourism exhibition, Vindaba.  read more
SABMiller and Foster's can benefit – Moody's

SABMiller and Foster's can benefit – Moody's

29/06/2011 - 09:19
SABMiller’s A$9.5 billion (R68.4bn) takeover offer for Foster's Group would benefit both companies' earnings and help them cut costs if a deal was completed, Moody's Investors Service said yesterday. read more
Investec punts SABMiller despite Foster's bid

Investec punts SABMiller despite Foster's bid

28/06/2011 - 12:08
London - Investec Securities recommended buying shares in SABMiller [JSE:SAB] on Tuesday as it became one of the first brokers to see the positive in its bid for Australian beermaker Foster’s Group. read more
SAB awarded for water care efforts - Top honours for 2nd consecutive year

SAB awarded for water care efforts - Top honours for 2nd consecutive year

27/06/2011 - 12:29
The South African Breweries Limited's (SAB) progressive efforts to conserve water have been acknowledged for a second consecutive year during the annual Mail and Guardian Greening the Future Awards, held in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, yesterday.  read more
Foster’s rejects SABMiller offer

Foster’s rejects SABMiller offer

21/06/2011 - 12:42
Foster’s Group on Tuesday rejected a non-binding, conditional proposal from the world’s second-largest brewer, SABMiller . read more
SABMiller share falls as Foster’s bid rejected

SABMiller share falls as Foster’s bid rejected

21/06/2011 - 00:00
JOHANNESBURG - The SABMiller share price dropped R8.40 or 3.5% to R234.70 hours after the board of Foster’s, the iconic Australian brewer, rejected SABMiller’s A$11.2bn bid. read more
Amarula's secret recipe revealed

Amarula's secret recipe revealed

09/06/2011 - 09:48
Cape Town - Distell’s secret regarding the composition of its Amarula Cream liqueur is out and there is speculation that the liqueur’s image could suffer in the eyes of consumers. read more
brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media Awards winners announced

brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media Awards winners announced

06/06/2011 - 14:28
The winners of the 2011 brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media Awards were announced at a cocktail reception ceremony at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on Wednesday (1 June) evening. read more
SABMiller sells stake in Kenya Breweries

SABMiller sells stake in Kenya Breweries

06/06/2011 - 07:58
Johannesburg - SABMiller on Monday announced that its subsidiary SABMiller Africa has agreed to sell its 20% shareholding in Kenya Breweries to East African Breweries for about $225m in cash. read more
SAB denies MEC’s licences claim

SAB denies MEC’s licences claim

02/06/2011 - 13:03
SOUTH African Breweries (SAB), the local unit of SABMiller , has expressed concern about comments by Gauteng economic development MEC Qedani Mahlangu on the sale of liquor to unlicensed outlets, saying it does not sell liquor to people who do not have licences, as she claimed in a press briefing on Tuesday. read more
Best of wine tourism awards open on new wave of optimism

Best of wine tourism awards open on new wave of optimism

27/05/2011 - 09:31
New Government backing for South African wine tourism, Cape Town’s selection as the top city in the Travelers’ Choice Destination by the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, and the inclusion of three Cape restaurants on the 2011 S.Pellegrino World’s 100 Best Restaurants list were all great news for local wineries, said industry spokesperson André Morgenthal. read more
A sobering thought

A sobering thought

10/05/2011 - 16:12
The threat of a ban on alcohol advertising looms large – and has massive implication to our industry. Tanya Farber and Jeremy Daniel investigate. read more
Cape wine masters graduate

Cape wine masters graduate

09/05/2011 - 15:03
Three new graduates have been awarded Diplomas as Cape Wine Masters at a ceremony being hosted by Lourensford Estate in Somerset West on Friday, May 6. read more