Beverages

Afdis profits to jump 15 percent

ZIMBABWE – Spirit maker African Distillers Limited (Afdis) is expected to increase its profits in the half year to December by 15 percent to $2,3 million from $2,08 million recorded in the full year to June 2014, market experts say.

Bottled water brands undergo strict new standards assessment

ETHIOPIA – Aimed at insuring compliance to the mandatory standards the government has set for the manufacturers of packed mineral water, the Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise (ECAE) has announced that only six of the 32 bottled mineral water brands in the market have so far under gone laboratory testing and inspection, thereby securing a quality compliance certificate.