Uganda Manufacturers Association to supply 7.3m litres of alcohol for manufacture of sanitizer

UGANDA — The Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) plans to use up to 7.3million litres of alcohol in the stores of their members to produce affordable sanitizers in efforts to fight spread of coronavirus. In turn, […]

Calexo launches its first line of sparkling cannabis-infused beverages

USA – Calexo, an emerging California-based beverage brand, has launched its first line of sparkling cannabis-infused beverages, providing consumers with an alternative to alcoholic drinks. According to the brand, the new Calexo beverages are made […]

The Heineken Foundation funds infant mortality intervention in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The Heineken Foundation, through Nigerian Breweries Plc has signed a memorandum of understanding with University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) committing US$116,000 to tackle infant mortality. While making the commitment, Managing Director/Chief Executive […]

KBL unveils new pack for WhiteCap Lager commemorating its 70-year heritage

KENYA – Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), subsidiary of the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has unveiled a new pack design for its WhiteCap Lager brand which includes a redesigned logo adapted from its original, historic […]

Distell to start producing sanitizers in efforts to fight spread of coronavirus

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell, South Africa’s producer and marketer of wines, ciders, spirit and ready-to-drinks (RTDs) has announced that it will begin producing hand sanitizers and other hygienic products at its production facilities as part of […]

Heineken appoints new regional Presidents for Europe and Asia Pacific

NETHERLANDS – Dutch multinational brewer, Heineken has appointed Soren Hagh as President of the Europe region and Jacco van der Linden as President of the Asia Pacific region. Soren Hagh will succeed Stefan Orlowski, who […]

Pernod Ricard acquires full ownership of dry gin brand Monkey 47

FRANCE – Wines and Spirits giant, Pernod Ricard has acquired the remaining stake in dry gin brand Monkey 47 in a transaction makes the French beverage company the exclusive owner of the brand. Pernod Ricard […]

East African Breweries funds production of free alcohol-based sanitizers

KENYA – East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has committed Sh50 million (US$0.47m) to fund the production of 135,000 litres of sanitisers by two Nairobi-based industries to distribute free sanitisers to vulnerable Kenyans. EABL Foundation Trustee […]

Diageo pledges 8m bottles of sanitizer for frontline healthcare workers

UK – Diageo has pledged to enable the creation of more than 8 million bottles of hand sanitizer to help protect frontline healthcare workers in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To achieve this, the […]