KENYA – The Health ministry has directed its officials at the counties to suspend nearly all the alcoholic drinks cleared by the National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) two months ago.
KENYA – East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) will focus on the spirits segment to make up for revenue loss from the low-end focused Senator Keg as hopes of the tax’s reversal dimmed.
UK – Guinness saw a 1% fall in global sales due to “challenging” conditions in Nigeria and a growth in craft beers in North America.
KENYA – The Dutch brewer on Thursday night launched Desperados, the second alcoholic product it will be marketing since it started importing Heineken from the Netherlands in 2011.
SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s burgeoning craft beer industry has been thrust onto the global map with a Stellenbosch-based brewer winning the best lager prize at the 2014 Global Craft Beer Award contest in Germany.
KENYA – Kenya Wine Agencies (KWA) Holdings has sold off its Uchumi Supermarkets stake currently valued at Sh126.5 million, marking the State-owned corporation’s exit from the retail chain’s top shareholders roll.
KENYA – Local alcoholic drinks manufacturer London Distillers has raised alarm over the increased counterfeiting of alcoholic products in the country.
KENYA – The makers of Highlands bottled water have diversified into production of soda, in what is set to raise competition in the industry currently dominated by Coca-Cola and PespiCo.