Ethiopia’s National Alcohol & Liquor Factory launches new product ‘National Vodka’

ETHIOPIA - The National Alcohol & Liquor Factory (NALF) of Ethiopia has expanded its vodka portfolio by launching a new product ‘National Vodka’ into the local market. At the time of the launch, the AddisFortune reported that the alcoholic vodka product, which is a year in its making, will be available in the market in…

Zimbabwe’s Delta Corporation revenue up 18% on beer volume growth

ZIMBABWE - Delta Corporation’s, the beer and soft drinks company of Zimbabwe revenue has increased 18% in the year to March 2018, attributed to higher beer volumes and growth in larger sparkling beverages. The Herald report cited a trading update for the fourth quarter and full year to March 2018, which included the results of…

Diageo invests US$185.8m in Scotch whisky attraction programme

UK - Diageo, the British multinational distiller will invest US$185.8 million in Johnnie Walker global brand attraction & distillery programme, Scotch Whisky tourism for over a period of three years in Scotland. The investment will be used to construct a new Johnnie Walker facility in Edinburgh to change Scotch whisky visitor experiences while acting as…

Britvic launches range of sparkling waters below the new sugar levy threshold

UK - Britvic, Hemel Hempstead based producer of soft drinks has unveiled a line of new sparkling water, Aqua Libra, a range which falls way below the new sugar levy threshold. The company said all the new flavors contain no added sugar or artificial flavourings, in line with the recently enacted sugar levy legislation in…

Coca-Cola Amatil launches program to support start-up businesses in Asia

ASIA - Coca-Cola Amatil, one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region has launched a new program, Amatil X aimed at developing of start-ups, emerging business and identify innovative product concepts. This forms part of its accelerator programs to enhance growth out of its core beverage businesses. To foster growth while…

Coca-Cola India expands its zero-sugar range with a new No Sugar Variant

INDIA - Coca-Cola India has announced the launch of Thums Up Charged No Sugar, a new no sugar home-grown brand that the company says does not compromise on either taste or flavor. The flavor promotes moderation and offers customers a variety to choose from, that is regular, low-sugar and no-sugar options. The company said it…

Diageo grows its Tanqueray gin range with a new variant

UK - Diageo, the British multinational alcoholic beverages company has continued to expand its portfolio with a new Tanqueray gin made from Seville oranges, launched in the UK. The new flavor was developed to pay homage to Tanqueray’s roots, when founder Charles Tanqueray used the citrus fruit in his original 1830s recipes. The gin, made…

Namibian beer brand Windhoek re-emerges in Kenya with a new partner

KENYA - One of the brands belonging to the Namibia Breweries Limited, Windhoek has returned into the Kenyan market, but this time with a new partner, Kapari Limited, a Kenyan importer and distributor of wines and spirits. Business Daily reported that the come-back came after the brewer terminated its initial distribution agreement with East Africa…

Skol Brewery Rwanda upgrades with its Global Water Engineering waste-to-water technology

RWANDA - Skol Brewery has upgraded its Rwandan Kigali plant with Global Water Engineering (GWE) world-class waste-to-energy technology that turns wastewater organic pollutants into biogas, or green energy, to profitably power plant boiler equipment while achieving high environmental benefits. Skol Kigali’s new continuous system highly efficiently removes organic waste material from production wastewater, converting more…

Cadbury Nigeria launches new program to promote healthy living

NIGERIA - Cadbury Nigeria has launched a healthy lifestyle programme to promote healthy living among children and families by providing nutrition education, active play and fresh foods. This is part of Mondelēz International Foundation’s US$50 million multi-year initiative to promote healthy lifestyles and address obesity in ten countries including Argentina, Australia, Egypt, France, Nigeria, Russia,…