France’s Malteries Soufflet Group to invest US$50m in a new malting factory in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA - Malteries Soufflet, the malting division of the French family-owned business Soufflet Group plans to build US$50 million malt processing plant in Bole Lemi Industrial Park, Ethiopia. The plant, sitting on a 10,000sqm site will have a capacity of 60,000tn of malt a year, according to an article by the Fortune. The malting factory…

Heineken announces plans to invest US$58.25m in UK pubs

UK - Heineken, the world’s second largest brewer, has announced plans to pour US$58.25 million into the UK’s struggling pubs to fund fund 140 projects and upgrades. According to the company, its British arm will invest the money into around 500 of the 2,900 pubs owned by its Star Pubs & Bars unit, with the…

Carlsberg considers Indian Listing to tap growing market for ‘foreign beer’

INDIA- Danish global brewer, Carlsberg Group is planning for local listing for its Indian operations in a bid to grow its market share in the beer business dominated by United Breweries. According to an article by the Bloomberg, Carlsberg may be attracted by the high valuations in the Indian stock market, where United Breweries trades…

Carlsberg India introduces a beer crafted ‘Carlsberg Smooth’

INDIA - Carlsberg India, the global brew company that produces and supplies beer, has announced the launch of Carlsberg Smooth, a premium mild beer made with the finest European Barley for a rich and smooth taste. According to the company, the new brew is a combination of classic and modern portfolio, with superior quality from…

Heineken takes minority stake to acquire Belize’s Belikin beer

USA - The world’s second largest brewer after AB InBev, Heineken has taken a minority stake in the Belize’s Belikin beer maker, Belize Brewing Company (BBC) as it seeks expansion into the Central American market. Heineken entered a distribution partnership with BBC to import and distribute its brands including Heineken, Amstel and Red Stripe in…

Nigerian Breweries introduces Singapore’s Tiger Beer into the local market

NIGERIA - Nigerian Breweries Plc (NBP) has launched a new beer into the local market, Tiger Beer brand from Singapore in an event tagged ‘uncage’, as reported by the Vanguard. The launch of the Tiger Lager into the Nigerian market scales up competition by major brands to increase beer market share. The new brand, an…

Tanzania Breweries launches mobile safety app for employees

TANZANIA - Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), one of the oldest and largest in the country has launched a mobile app that allows employees report concerns and information relating to safety from their mobile phones. According to Khery Gunzarethy, TBL Group safety and Health Manager, the launch was in line with the company’s strategy to digitalize…

KBL launches new products to stay ahead of competition

KENYA- Kenya Breweries Ltd (KBL), a leading brewer and subsidiary of East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) has in the past one year debuted an array of five new products, having launched its latest Smirnoff Ice Green Apple product late April. Based on a report by Business Daily, the launches were in line with the company’s…

Ethiopia’s National Alcohol & Liquor Factory launches new product ‘National Vodka’

ETHIOPIA - The National Alcohol & Liquor Factory (NALF) of Ethiopia has expanded its vodka portfolio by launching a new product ‘National Vodka’ into the local market. At the time of the launch, the AddisFortune reported that the alcoholic vodka product, which is a year in its making, will be available in the market in…

Zimbabwe’s Delta Corporation revenue up 18% on beer volume growth

ZIMBABWE - Delta Corporation’s, the beer and soft drinks company of Zimbabwe revenue has increased 18% in the year to March 2018, attributed to higher beer volumes and growth in larger sparkling beverages. The Herald report cited a trading update for the fourth quarter and full year to March 2018, which included the results of…