AB InBev to sell Zambia Chibuku unit to Delta Corp.

ZAMBIA - Delta Corporation, the Zimbabwe-based associate of Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev has said that it is finalising a transaction to acquire a controlling stake in National Breweries of Zambia. Delta said in a statement that equity is being acquired from Heinrich’s Syndicate, which is also owned by AB InBev. "The equity is being acquired from…

Local sourcing initiative impacts over 175,000 lives – Guinness Ghana

GHANA - Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has held a stakeholder’s workshop to showcase and assess the socio-economic impact of their Local Raw Material (LRM) sourcing on the Ghanaian economy. A statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the workshop was held bi-annually to review the impact of the company’s…

Star Lager Beer signs partnership with Chelsea Football Club

NIGERIA – Star Lager Beer, Nigeria’s leading premium beer, has officially signed a partnership agreement with the top English Premiership club, Chelsea Football Club. “The partnership with Chelsea provides us with a remarkable platform to broaden the brand’s profile and its values, while giving us another opening to create distinctive and shining experiences for football…

Heineken plans to sell off production facility in Russia

RUSSIA - Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, has announced its plans to sell its production site in Kaliningrad, Russia for US$4.3 million. According to Reuters, the Dutch company had already halted production at the Kaliningrad plant in January, citing a steady decline in Russia’s beer market due to the tightening of the regulation and recession.…

Kenyan taxman adds excise stamps on beverages

KENYA - The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has introduced excise stamps on additional products from next month as it moves to seal leaks in the backdrop of higher collection targets set by the Treasury. The taxman said manufacturers will from November 1 be required to affix the new generation excise stamps on bottled water, juices, soda,…

Heineken launches new H41 beer with new yeast found in nature

NETHERLANDS - Heineken has launched a new series of wild lagers named H41, beer made with yeast that has been identified as one of the parents of lager yeast, found in nature. According to Willem van Waesberghe, Heineken's global brew-master, many strains of yeast are used to make beer and fall into three categories; ale,lager…

AB InBev to increase stake in Nigerian brewer post-merger

NIGERIA - Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Belgian brewer which controls three independently operated breweries in Nigeria will increase its majority equity stake in International Breweries Plc (“IBPlc”) to 75.1% following the ongoing merger of its Nigerian operations. AB InBev announced in early June that the Board of Directors of its three indirect Nigerian subsidiaries – IBPlc,…

Guinness Nigeria appoints new Marketing Directors

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Adenike Adebola as Marketing and Innovation Director (Guinness and Spirits) and Jody Samuels-Ike, Marketing and Innovation Director (Innovation, Lager, Consumer Connections and APNADS) and two other directors. The appointments have taken effect. The others are Bola Olajomi-Otubu, Human Resources Director and Colman Hanna, Supply Chain Director.…

Business leaders must combat climate change – Carlsberg Chairman

DENMARK - Carlsberg Group Chairman Flemming Besenbacher has impressed on business leaders to understand issues regarding climate change and actively get involved in combating the changes needed, during his speech at Climate Week NYC. “With pressing global issues such as climate change, we are living in a time of great risks and great opportunities. I…