NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc plans to increase exports to improve sales and generate more foreign exchange as the country’s second-largest brewer battles to overcome an economic slump in its home market.
ZAMBIA - Zambeef Products intends to raise US$65 million in new capital once it acquires 100 percent shares in both ZamChick and ZamHatch.
SOUTH AFRICA – The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and others asked a court to dismiss the South African Poultry Association’s (Sapa's) application to prevent the introduction of regulations that will cap the amount of brine allowed in chicken.
RWANDA - A $65 million (Rwf52 billion) dairy development project that will directly benefit 100,000 dairy households in Rwanda, will be launched in January, 2017, according to Dr. Théogène Rutagwenda, Director General for Animal Resources at the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI).
SOUTH AFRICA - Heineken’s recent introduction of Sol Mexican lager to SA forms part of a plan to boost its market share in a market dominated by soon-to-be-acquired SABMiller.
SOUTH AFRICA - Taste Holdings CEO Carlo Gonzaga says bringing Starbucks coffee into SA could yet prove a masterstroke for the company he founded, with Taste having recently refined the business model at its Starbucks stores.
RWANDA - Brasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda (Bralirwa) has introduced a new beer brand, Mutzig Lite, on the local market.
SOUTH AFRICA - Famous Brands has bought 100% of GBK Restaurants in the UK and Ireland for £120m subject to approvals.
SOUTH AFRICA - The gravity of the distress facing SA’s chicken producers was laid bare this week when RCL Foods, SA’s second-biggest chicken company, made the shocking announcement that it is overhauling its poultry operations.
SOUTH AFRICA - Clover, which controls almost 80% of SA’s dairy fruit juices market, will soon launch Tropika Slender, the low-sugar and low-calorie alternative to its bestselling beverage Tropika, as it seeks a safeguard against the looming sugar tax.
ZAMBIA - Zambian Breweries (ZB) Plc’s US$33 million malting plant in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone (LS-MFEZ) is expected to be completed by close of the year.
KENYA - American fast food chain Burger King is set to open a Nairobi outlet at The Hub Mall in Karen.
KENYA - Sugar imports are set to rise by 67 per cent this month as Kenya moves to plug a deficit caused by underperforming millers, the industry regulator has said.
GHANA - Friesland Campina West Africa Limited, producers of Peak milk, has introduced its new brand, Peak Green, to foster a healthy lifestyle in the Ghanaian consumers at an affordable price.
SOUTH AFRICA – Liquor conglomerate Distell believes the market for in China has enormous potential, and could grow to the same size as the South African market within 10 years.
KENYA - High cost of transporting maize from Galana-Kulalu irrigation scheme to the depot has seen the management of the National Irrigation Board (NIB) request the government to reinstate some of the items that were slashed when the budget was revised.
UK — Anheuser-Busch InBev expects to cut about 3% of its enlarged workforce in the three years after its takeover of SABMiller as it seeks to maximise savings from the combination of the world’s largest brewers.