Rwanda’s Skol brewery partners AFC to increase brand’s support

RWANDA - SKOL Brewery Ltd Rwanda has announced a signed partnership with UK-based renowned football team, Arsenal FC, saying it will use the recently launched brand ‘Skol Select’ in promotional activities to grow support for both Skol and Arsenal brands. The brewer says they will use the recently launched brand, SKOL Select, as the partner beer…

CCBA completes acquisition of Zambia bottling business from Zambian Breweries

ZAMBIA – Zambia Breweries has finalised the sale of its Coca-Cola bottling business to Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), as CCBA continues its journey to consolidate its soft beverage bottling operations in Africa. Zambia Breweries, which is a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the largest brewer in the world, is Zambia’s leading beer producer with such…

Guinness Nigeria receives SON’s standards and good manufacturing certification

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s alcoholic beverages manufacturer, Guinness Nigeria has received Mandatory Conformity Assessment Scheme (MANCAP) certification for 24 of its products from the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). Guinness Nigeria Plc was commended for adherence to good manufacturing practices and high standards to provide assurance to consumers and guarantee compliance, reports Beverage Industry News. The…

UK government raises US$197m from sugar tax since introduction in April

UK – The UK government has collected about US$197 million (£153.8 million, €174 million) in revenue from the sugar tax since its introduction in April this year, a BBC report reveals citing statistics by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) was introduced to address childhood obesity and encourage manufacturers and…

MANE Flavours opens products innovation center in Kenya to serve region

KENYA – Mane, one of the leading flavours and fragrances houses in the world has inaugurated its first innovation center in Nairobi, Kenya, a strategic hub that aims to provide cutting-edge taste solutions to food and beverage manufacturers in the region. The center features two application laboratories supported by the company’s team from South Africa…

Tate & Lyle to unveil new ‘no-calorie’ stevia based sweeteners in Europe

UK – The British ingredients company, Tate & Lyle plans to introduce new no-calorie sweeteners extracted from stevia leaves, a portfolio developed in partnership with Sweet Green Fields. The two variants, Optimizer Stevia 4.10 and Intense Stevia 2.0 will help producers deliver cost-efficient sugar and calorie reductions across their product ranges. They will also be…