EABL building Sh300m new spirits line on high demand

KENYA - East African Breweries Limited (EABL) is constructing a Sh300 million spirits line at its Ruaraka headquarters in a bid to meet the growing demand for the brand of beverages. The regional brewer’s new line in Nairobi will have the capacity to produce 22.5 million litres of product annually, enough to meet the double-digit…

Zimbabwe’s meat production declines 10% in 2017

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe experienced a substantial decrease in meat production during the third quarter of last year. Official figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, said cattle and pig slaughters were down eight and 10 percent respectively during the third quarter of 2017 from the prior comparable period. Sheep and goat slaughters…

Zimbabwe’s meal delivery company sees aggressive growth

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwean food delivery startup Munch has seen thousands of downloads of its app as it looks to simplify the process of ordering food from restaurants in Harare. Munch has developed a web-based platform and mobile application that allows people to search for their favourite restaurant, select their food, and pay within the application…

Online grocer BigBasket sales cross US$170m in 2017

INDIA - Innovative Retail, which runs BigBasket, has more than doubled its business to cross the Rs 1,000-crore (US$158 million) sales mark in FY17, indicating the growing preference for online grocery-shopping in India despite sluggish trends in the broader consumer market. Innovative Retail reported revenues of Rs 1,090 crore (US$172 million) in the year to…