Nigerian Breweries in solar power deal with CrossBoundary Energy

NIGERIA - Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB), franchise bottler of Heinenek Lager, has entered into a solar energy supply deal with CrossBoundary Energy for the operation of a 650 kW solar plant at NB’s Ibadan Brewery. The green energy project is in line with the current global ambitions of exploring sustainable energy solutions and positions Nigerian…

Guinness Nigeria launches new Premium lager beer to grow its portfolio

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, has launched a new premium lager beer the ‘Guinness Gold’ into the local beer market. The company describes Guinness Gold as a beer that brings a rich, amber gold, great flavour and great taste to discerning Nigerians who expect more from their lager beer experience,…

Kenya Breweries Limited launches new ale for the premium beer market

KENYA - Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), a subsidiary of the global brewer, Diageo has launched ‘Tusker Premium Ale’, a premium offering that expands its premium beer portfolio. The new premium ale, which the brewer says is made from aromatic hops and crystal malt, targets the middle-class in a bid to counter consumers’ increasing shift to…

Canada’s Growpacker gets backing to launch cannabis brand incubator program

CANADA – Canadian contract manufacturer of THC & CBD infused consumable liquids, dry goods, and health & wellness products, Growpacker has launched a new incubator programme to fast-track cannabis brands. Also participating in the programme is Ceria Brewing Company, the Colorado craft brewery and the maker of Blue Moon beer. The brand incubator and accelerator…

Constellation Brands expands Modelo range with new ready-to-drink Chelada

USA – Constellation Brands has launched new ready-to-drink Chelada, Modelo Chelada Limón y Sal, expanding its Modelo beer brand in the United States. The new addition is made with Mexican beer and the refreshing natural flavor of lime and salt to provide a new, convenient way to enjoy the classic Chelada experience. It joins other…

Zambian Breweries’ Plc profits increase six-fold as volumes surge

ZAMBIA - Zambian Breweries Plc has posted record breaking profits after tax of US$121.36 million during its 2018 financial year from just US$18.41 million in 2017 driven by increased beer volumes. In a statement announcing its audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018 said that the remarkable performance was mainly attributed to…

Heineken commissions US$100m brewery plant in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – Heineken, a global leading beer maker, has commissioned its first brewery in Mozambique after an investing to the tune of US$100 million in developing the new modern plant. Located in the district of Maputo, the new brewery will have a production capacity of 800 000 million hectolitres. The plant will produce four international…

Ethiopia’s Kangaroo Plast Plc invests US$52.34m in new brewery plant

ETHIOPIA - Kangaroo Plast Plc, a family-owned business group with diverse interests, has invested US$52.34 million in setting up a new brewery plant in Ethiopia. According to Ephrem Yirga, Board Chairman of United Brewery and Kangaroo Plast, the new multimillion plant has a production capacity of 1.6 million hectoliters and 800,000 hectoliter packaging capacity a…

Nigeria’s Nosak Distilleries Limited appoints Osaro Omogiade as new MD

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s Nosak Group, the parent company of Nosak Distilleries Limited (NDL), has appointed Osaro Omogiade the new managing director to oversee companies operations. Dr. Toni Ogunbor, the Chairman, Nosak Group has expressed his confidence in the appointment of Omogiade which he owed to the excellent performance in his previously held positions, reports The…

Distell unveils Africa expansion strategy targeting Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria

SOUTH AFRICA - Distell Group Limited has unveiled its expansion strategy on the continent with plans to increase investments in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria across its wine, spirits and ready-to-drink categories. According to report by Business Day, Richard Rushton, chief executive at Distell revealed that the group is constantly reviewing opportunities for investments in new…