Diageo maintains organic sales forecast despite uncertainties in global trade policies

UK – Multinational spirits maker, Diageo said that it expects to meet its full-year organic sales targets, adding that it had a good start to 2020 financial year. In a trading commentary ahead of the […]

European brewers to include ingredient and calorie counts on beer labels

EUROPE – European beer producer have committed to add ingredients and calorie information on all beer bottles and cans in the EU market by 2022. This follows the recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

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 […]

Kenya’s Keroche Breweries commits to local sourcing with planned US$2m investment

KENYA – Keroche Breweries, Kenya’s second largest brewer, says that it be spending US$2 million (Shs200 million) to purchase sorghum from farmers by the close of the year. The chief Executive Tabitha Karanja said the […]

Molson Coors chief executive to retire, names Gavin Hattersley as successor

CANADA – Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced that its chief executive officer, Mark Hunter, will retire on 27 September 2019 and has named Gavin Hattersley as the successor. Mark Hunter, who oversaw the acquisition […]

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 […]

Global spirits companies create World Spirits Alliance

SWITZERLAND – Global spirits companies and organisations have come together to form the World Spirits Alliance, an international trade association representing the interests of the spirits industry. Formed in Geneva Switzerland, the alliance brings together […]