Guinness Nigeria commissions new US$18m PET plant

NIGERIA – Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of UK’s Diageo Plc has commissioned a new Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant costing US$18.07 million, according to Beverage Industry News. During the grant opening ceremony in the capital Lagos, […]

National Alcohol Factory receives US$131.3m acquisition offer in a privatization drive

ETHIOPIA – The state-owned manufacturer, National Alcohol & Liquor Factory (NALF) has received US$131.3 million acquisition offer from Lominat Beverage in the government’s move to privatize the company. Lominat Beverage Plc, also reported by the […]

IRRI collaborates with Nepal for rice sustainability and security

ASIA – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the government of Nepal have signed a collaborative five-year agreement that seeks to achieve rice sustainability while ensuring food security and nutrition. The project aims at […]

CBH reduces storage and handling fees for a more efficient supply chain

AUSTRALIA- The grain growers’ cooperative CBH Group, has announced it will be cutting storage and handling fees by US$4 for every tonne in the coming harvesting season 2018/19. These are continued efforts in providing lower […]

Israeli’s Tipa company partners with Bio4Pack and Servo Artpack to create compostable packaging

ISRAEL – Tipa, a bio-based packaging company, has partnered with Bio4Pack and Servo Artpack to create compostable packaging for Dutch coffee brand Peeze. According to the company, the making of Peeze’s packaging is designed to […]

Marston seals a five-year deal with US craft brewer Founders Brewing Company

USA – Marston’s, the British brewery and pub operator, has sealed a new five-year distribution deal with US craft brewer Founders Brewing Co., after a US$72.8 million acquisition of brewery and pub operator Charles Wells […]

Coca-Cola temporarily pauses production due to the shortage of CO2 gas

EUROPE – Coca-Cola, the world’s soft drinks producer, has said it has “temporarily paused” some production because of the shortage of CO2 gas, even though the shortage so far has not affected supplies. BBC reported […]