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 […]

Chibuku demands US$21m from National Breweries over infringement of trademark rights

MALAWI – Chibuku Products Limited Malawi (CPL) is demanding US$21 million (about K15.5 billion) from Zambia’s leading brewer National Breweries plc (NB) for breach of trademark rights and loss of business on its bottled opaque […]

SA’s alcohol industry stipulates guidelines for marketing and promoting alcoholic products

SOUTH AFRICA – The alcohol industry in South Africa has committed to restricting its advertising times on TV and radio and not place billboard advertising within immediate proximity of schools. The restriction is an effort […]

Heineken’s organic net revenue rises 5.6% amid rising input costs

NETHERLANDS – The world’s second largest brewer, Heineken NV has reported 5.6% growth in organic net revenue in the first half, with rising input costs offsetting beer sales. The company which has maintained its full […]

Constellation acquires minority stake in rum maker Montanya Distillers

USA – Constellation Brands, through its investment venture initiative Focus on Female Founders has acquired a minority stake in Colorado-based craft rum maker Montanya Distillers. Focus on Female Founders program was launched last year with […]

Campari Group to acquire French rums Trois Rivières and La Mauny

FRANCE – Italian drinks company, Campari Group has entered into exclusive talks with Chevrillon to acquire French company Rhumantilles SAS, the owner of premium rum brands Trois Rivières and La Mauny. Rhumantilles owns 96.5% of […]

Molson Coors acquires stakes in Pardubicky Pivovar and Hop Stuff Brewery

EUROPE – Molson Coors, the parent company of American beer brewer, MillerCoors has acquired stakes in Pardubicky Pivovar of Czech Republic and UK’s craft beer maker, Hop Stuff Brewery. The acquisition is part of the […]