South Africa’s Spier Wine becomes first winery to receive Control Union vegan accreditation

SOUTH AFRICA – Spier Wine Farm, producer of the Seeward and 21 Gables wines, has received the Control Union Vegan Standard certification, becoming the first winery in the world to receive the certification. Control Union […]

British brewers achieve 42% reduction in CO2 emissions within 10 years

UK – The brewing industry in the UK has attained 42%  reduction in total CO2 emissions in the last decade, representing a reduction of 202,952 tonnes- according to new research conducted by the British Beer […]

Nigeria’s Nosak Distilleries enters Ghana in West Africa expansion plan

NIGERIA – Nosak Distilleries Limited, a subsidiary of Nosak Group has concluded plan to commence the exportation of refined ethanol to Ghana as part of its export expansion plans. The company said that it has […]

Kenya’s Keroche Breweries trapped in US$140m tax fraud allegations

KENYA – Kenya’s second largest brewer, Keroche Breweries is facing inquiry for allegedly evading tax amounting to US$140 million (Ksh14.4 billion) between January 2015 and June 2019. This is according to investigations by the Kenya […]

CK Asset to acquire UK pub company Greene King for US$3.27bn

UK- CK Asset Holdings, a Hong-Kong based property investment firm has entered into an agreement to acquire UK pub and beer company Greene King for US$3.27 billion (£2.7 billion). Greene King, Britain’s largest pub retailer […]

Danish Brewing acquires Carlsberg distributor in Kenya King Beverage

KENYA – Danish Brewing East Africa Limited, a subsidiary of Bounty Global Management firm, has acquired Carlsberg and Tuborg beers distributor in Kenya, King Beverage Limited from Centum Investment. Established in 2014, King Beverage enjoys […]

Molson Coors commits to achieving sustainable packaging by 2025

CANADA – Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced that has launched a new set of global packaging goals and plans to make 100% of its packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025. Molson is […]

Rwanda’s Skol Brewery introduces new look for Skol lager

RWANDA – Skol Brewery, has unveiled a new look for one its beer brands, Skol Lager, in a new campaign that seeks to increase its dominance in the alcoholic beverage market. With no changes on […]

Japanese Brewer Kirin to acquire stake in health food maker Fancl for US$1.22bn

JAPAN – Kirin Holdings, Japan’s second-largest brewer says that it will spend US$1.22 billion (129.3 billion yen) to purchase a 30.3% stake in cosmetics and health food maker Fancl. The investment is part of Kirin’s strategy of […]

Carlsberg reports strong first half boosted by Asia, premium beers sales

DENMARK – Global brewing company, Carlsberg has reported strong first-half results, with solid profit improvement of 17.7% boosted by premium beer and sales in the Asian market. The Tuborg and Holsten owner reported a 6.5% […]