Global beer supply likely to reduce due to severe climate changes

WORLD – A study involving the University of East Anglia (UEA), has warned that the increasing widespread and severe drought and heat may cause substantial decreases in barley yields worldwide, affecting the supply used to make beer. According to the study, the notion of how big business will contribute to the fight against climate change…

AB InBev opens new automated ‘robo-warehouses’ in UK brewery

UK - AB InBev, a multinational drink and brewing holdings company, is opening a new automated warehouse with space to store 23 million pints of beer at its largest UK brewery in Magor, South Wales. According to the company, the 80,000 cubic metre warehouse will enable AB InBev to meet growing UK demand for beer…

Kenya Breweries’ trains 300 youth and women through vocational courses

KENYA - Diageo’s local operator Kenya Breweries Limited has unveiled about 300 youth and women graduates from its vocational training and entrepreneurship programme dubbed Heshima. Heshima is a local training initiative aimed at equipping youth and women from across Kenya with entrepreneurial skills at the same time tackling the issue of unemployment among target groups.…

The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch dominate Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards

NIGERIA - Journalists and media personalities from the industry were rewarded and celebrated for their outstanding journalism and media excellence at the concluded Golden Pen Awards organised by Nigerian Breweries in Lagos, reports Beverage Industry News. The awards seek to enhance professionalism, objective reportage of events in Nigeria and promotion of fine ethics within the…

Brewery launches South Africa’s first cannabis lager beer with backing from top CEOs

SOUTH AFRICA - Poison City Brewing which launched the first cannabis-infused lager beer in South Africa has received funding from Durban-based investors, including RCL Foods CEO Miles Dally and Spar CEO Graham O’Connor, Business Day reports. According to the brewer’s co-owner Andre Schubert, it started selling its lager containing hemp- made with cannabis sativa as…

Tanzania Breweries half year profit falls 16% on difficult business environment

TANZANIA - Tanzania Breweries Ltd, the country’s largest brewing company has reported 16% decline in profit to US$28.25 million for the six months ended June 2018 due to challenging business environment, reports Daily News Tanzania. Revenue dropped by 3% to US$213.53 million impacted by heavy rains in the months of April and May. TBL’s first…

Craft beer market in Europe has doubled up by 178% since 2013, surpassing N. America

EUROPE - North America, since 2013, has dominated the global craft beer market, accounting for 52% of all craft beer launches, but now another continent has taken the lead. According to data from Mintel, the number of craft beer launches in Europe has more than doubled since 2013 (up 178%) making it a global leader…

Japanese brewer Sapporo to form partnership with AB InBev to improve distribution

JAPAN - Japanese brewer Sapporo will resume its exports to China through a distribution partnership with AB InBev, as it aims to target the premium beer segment. According to FoodBev, China is the world’s largest beer market and Sapporo drew attention to the premium segment, including imported beer brands, which it says is exhibiting “dramatic…

Grand Oak Limited’s CEO, Aare Fatai Odesile to step down end of September

NIGERIA - Grand Oak Limited (GOL), a leading marketer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in Nigeria has announced that the company chief executive, Aare Fatai Odesile will step down from his position effective end of September. A Beverage Industry News article reported that his resignation comes after 27 years of experience in the food and…

South Africa’s liqueur firm KWV unveils Wild Africa Cream Liqueur in Nigeria

NIGERIA - KWV Holdings, South African wines, spirits and liqueur producer has launched the Wild Africa Cream Liqueur in Nigeria to effectively compete in the wine market. ThisDay Nigeria reports that KWV’s investment seeks to satisfy the classy yearnings of consumers and celebrate Nigeria as it expands its reach to other countries on the continent.…