Skol Brewery Rwanda upgrades with its Global Water Engineering waste-to-water technology

RWANDA - Skol Brewery has upgraded its Rwandan Kigali plant with Global Water Engineering (GWE) world-class waste-to-energy technology that turns wastewater organic pollutants into biogas, or green energy, to profitably power plant boiler equipment while achieving high environmental benefits. Skol Kigali’s new continuous system highly efficiently removes organic waste material from production wastewater, converting more…

Cadbury Nigeria launches new program to promote healthy living

NIGERIA - Cadbury Nigeria has launched a healthy lifestyle programme to promote healthy living among children and families by providing nutrition education, active play and fresh foods. This is part of Mondelēz International Foundation’s US$50 million multi-year initiative to promote healthy lifestyles and address obesity in ten countries including Argentina, Australia, Egypt, France, Nigeria, Russia,…

Nestle to invest US$26.5m to upgrade Ukraine’s Mivina factory

UK - Nestle, a leading food and beverage company is set to invest US$26.5million in its Kharkiv-based Mivina factory in Ukraine to modernize and upgrade production at the site. The investment which increases capacity and efficiency in production of noodle-based soups and mashed potato is part of the company’s strategy to improve production facilities in…

Diageo appoints Susan Kilsby to its Board of Directors

UK – Diageo, the British multinational alcoholic beverages company has appointed Susan Kilsby as a non-executive director to its board and a member of its Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Susan was appointed chairman of Shire Plc, an Irish-based global specialty biopharmaceutical company in 2014 after joining the drug maker in 2011. Also, she is…

American craft beer exports surpass US$125m after growth

USA - The Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers, has reported a 3.6% export growth data for the American craft beer industry in 2017 that saw it go above US$125 million. BA’s Export Development Program (EDP), also said that craft beer export volume increased in 2017, now totalling…

Budweiser and Jim Beam form partnership for a new bourbon brew

NEW YORK – Budweiser, an American-style pale lager produced by AB InBev, and Jim Beam, a brand of bourbon whiskey have joined in a strategic partnership to produce a specialty bourbon brew as part of their new marketing collaboration. According to the all-American pair, it will introduce a new taste of history to beer and…

Pepsi releases J-Cola soft drink range for the Japanese market

JAPAN – Suntory, a Japanese brewing and distilling company group and Pepsi have announced that they will release a cola drink exclusively for the Japanese market called J-Cola. According to Foodbev, new flavours will be available as part of the new range, including a Regular cola drink, a zero calorie variant aptly named Zero and…

Unilever Nigeria aims to achieve 100% in local sourcing by 2019

NIGERIA - Unilever Nigeria has embarked on local sourcing of raw materials by partnering with local partners to enhance capabilities in production with an aim to achieve 100% in local sourcing by 2019. In collaboration local and intermediary companies, Unilever is building on long-term relationship with its strategic partners with a focus on value and…

Dr Pepper Snapple’s brand launches a new flavour combination with eleven years of growth

CANADA - Canada Dry, a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which is a leader in great-tasting carbonated beverage, has launched Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Lemonade, a new, delightful flavor combination. The new drink, made by the #1 brand of ginger ale, combines flavor made from real ginger and a splash of lemonade made…

UK and Ireland to enforce sugar tax starting April

UK - The UK and Ireland governments’ separate proposed sugar tax policy on soda and fizzy drinks is set to be effected April, termed as the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in the UK. According to the two governments, a number of products that will be exempted from the tax include dairy drinks with at least…