Heineken unveils its first Africa inspired fashion collection

NIGERIA - Global beer brand Heineken has launched its first Africa inspired fashion collection, in collaboration with Africa’s emerging design talent, Lulu Mutuli and Azra Walji. The collections were unveiled on the catwalk of the closing show at Lagos Fashion and Design Week. It is an initiative in Heineken’s ‘Open Design Explorations’, which is global…

Emerging markets drive Heineken’s growth in third quarter results

HOLLAND – Leading Dutch brewing giant Heineken has reported a 2.5% growth in beer volume in the latest quarter, with growth in emerging markets offsetting lower volume in Europe. According to the update, the Asia Pacific, Americas and Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe were important drivers to the growth of the company’s volume, with…

Efficiencies lifts Nigerian Breweries nine-month results

NIGERIA - Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB”), the country’s largest brewer said on Thursday that sales for the nine-months to September ending grew 14% to N255bn ($700m). In the same period in 2016, the firm recorded revenue of N223bn ($614m). The company which is a unit of Amsterdam-based Heineken N.V. said that changing market dynamics resulted…

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.…

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…