Scotland to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in the UK

UK - Scotland is to become one of the first countries in the world to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in an attempt to tackle a worsening public health problem with binge drinking. Britain’s Supreme Court announced the landmark move that ends a five-year legal battle in which the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), the industry lobby,…

Delta, AFDIS fret over tougher alcohol policy

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's major alcohol manufacturers - Delta Corporation and African Distillers (AFDIS) - could see their business affected if the proposed regulate the sale of alcohol becomes reality. A Cabinet committee recently revived the 2010 National Alcohol Policy draft, which seeks to outlaw the sale of alcoholic products during certain days and hours of…

Australian alcohol consumption rises for the first time in 9 years

AUSTRALIA - Alcohol consumption is up in Australia for the first time in nine years, with the average person aged more than 15 consuming a combined total of 9.7 litres of pure alcohol in 2016, up from 9.52 litres in 2015, according to a new research revealed by IBISWorld. According to the findings, beer consumption…

EABL: 95-year veteran brewery learns how to dance again

COMPANY PROFILE: EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES LTD This article appeared in the Jan/February 2017 issue of Food Business Africa Brewer bets on innovation to meet changing consumer needs and win in an unpredictable regulatory environment. Not many companies in the food and beverage space in Africa can boast of nearly 100 years of existence. Not so…