Musgrave teams up with Distell to launch premium crafted brandies

SOUTH AFRICA – Musgrave Crafted Spirits, South African based Gin producers in partnership with Distell, wine and spirit producer have launched two new premium craft spirits, Musgrave Copper Vanilla and Musgrave Copper Black Honey entering […]

Coca-Cola Amatil shuffles alcohol & coffee businesses in restructuring plan

AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has reorganised its alcohol and coffee portfolios into the larger Australian beverages segment as it continues a wider restructure. The company has announced that its alcohol and coffee division, one […]

Competition Tribunal approves SAB’s acquisition of Smirnoff franchise rights

SOUTH AFRICA – The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has conditionally approved South African Breweries’ (SAB) proposed acquisition of franchise rights for Smirnoff ready-to-drink and Guinness-branded products from Diageo. SAB is the local subsidiary of […]

Delta Corporation reports subdued performance as lager sales slip 57%

ZIMBABWE – Delta Corporation, Zimbabwe’s largest beverage manufacturer, reported a decline in its performance for the first quarter ended 30 June 2019 on the back of declining sales. The company saw its lager beer volumes […]

Chandaria Group invests in Kenya’s food startup Savannah Brands

KENYA – Chandaria Group’s investment arm, Chandaria Capital, has invested in Kenyan food and beverage start-up, Savannah brands, as the first investor in the company’s seed funding round. Chandaria Capital backing marks and important milestone […]

Scotland based whisky producer earmarks South Africa as one of its top growth markets

SOUTH AFRICA – The Glenmorangie Company, a Scotland based premium whisky producer, has unveiled that it is targeting South Africa as one of its top 10 growth markets. The company’s new president and chief executive, […]

Cannabis company Coda Signature raises US$24.4m in Series A funding

USA – Coda Signature, a leading brand of premium, cannabis-infused edibles, topicals and concentrates has closed US$24.4 million Series A funding round led by Granite Hall Partners. The funding round which looks to accelerate expansion […]

Food majors sign on WWF’s new activation hub to tackle plastic waste

SWITZERLAND – The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has launched a new activation hub called ReSource: Plastic that aims to offer guidelines in tackling plastic waste and pollution across the globe. Global food and beverage manufacturers […]

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Danone among founding members of China Food Tech Hub

CHINA – China-based startup accelerator and venture capital firm Bits x Bites has launched the China Food Tech Hub, with Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Mills and Danone being among the ten founding members. Other members include […]

Zimbabwe’s Delta Corporation gets ISO quality management certification

ZIMBABWE – Delta Beverage Corporation Limited, a leading beverage manufacturer in Zimbabwe, has received the ‘ISO 9001-2015 Quality Management System’ certification for its Delta Technical Institute training centre. ISO 9001-2015 is the international standard that […]