AB InBev’s Eagle Lager launches ‘Lima Nawa’ initiative to boost farmer productivity

NAMIBIA - Eagle Lager, a subsidiary of AB InBev has unveiled an initiative dubbed 'Lima Nawa' in the northern part of Namibia that aims at improving farmer productivity and provide a market for their yields. The world brewer is seeking to promote production and availability of the Eagle Lager in the local market while using…

KBL pledges to source 100% of raw materials locally for its new Kisumu plant

KENYA - Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), a subsidiary of Diageo Plc has announced that it will source 100% of its raw materials at its new Kisumu pant locally by 2020, reported the Nation. According to the KBL Supply Chain Director Patrick Kamugi, the move was part of EABL’s Western and Nyanza raw material sourcing plan.…

Golden Guinea takes Pabod Breweries to court over trademark infringement

NIGERIA - Golden Guinea Breweries, the Eagle Stout maker that is set to re-enter the Nigerian market next month has filed a lawsuit at the federal high court accusing Pabod Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of AB InBev of trademark infringement. Golden Guinea is seeking N10 billion in general damages from Pabod who are said be…

Golden Guinea Breweries to re-enter beer market with facilities upgrade

NIGERIA - The Nigerian beer, stout and malt drinks manufacturer, Golden Guinea Breweries has announced plans to re-enter the beer market after it completes the a major overhaul and upgrade of its production facilities, reported Beverage Industry news. Golden Guinea involved in brewing, bottling and marketing of Golden Guinea larger beer, Eagle Stout, Bergedorf Premium…

Heineken’s Lagunitas introduces cannabis-infused sparkling water

USA - Heineken’s fully owned subsidiary, Lagunitas Brewing Company has launched cannabis-infused sparkling water line in California, making Heineken the first international brewer to introduce a THC-infused cannabis beverage. The beverage was developed through a collaboration between Lagunitas and California cannabis manufacturer CannaCraft by creating the Hi-Fi Hops line, which is infused with THC and/or…

Heineken launches limited edition world labels in Nigeria

NIGERIA - The premium lager beer, Heineken has launched a limited edition of world labels alongside a technological campaign in Nigeria to celebrate its presence in 192 countries, reported the Vanguard. The campaign meant to run from June 2018 to 31st August 2018 is a new and innovative way of building its brand name among…

Marston seals a five-year deal with US craft brewer Founders Brewing Company

USA - Marston’s, the British brewery and pub operator, has sealed a new five-year distribution deal with US craft brewer Founders Brewing Co., after a US$72.8 million acquisition of brewery and pub operator Charles Wells in May 2017. Established in 1997, Founders Brewing Co., based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the 16th largest brewery in…

Tanzania Breweries recommits to improving barley production

TANZANIA - Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) has renewed its commitment in collaborating with farmers to improve barley productivity in the country, reported IPP media. During the Barley Growers day in the country’s capital, the company introduced new varieties of seed to help farmers grow commercial barley that is suitable to the soil and climatic conditions…

France’s Malteries Soufflet Group to invest US$50m in a new malting factory in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA - Malteries Soufflet, the malting division of the French family-owned business Soufflet Group plans to build US$50 million malt processing plant in Bole Lemi Industrial Park, Ethiopia. The plant, sitting on a 10,000sqm site will have a capacity of 60,000tn of malt a year, according to an article by the Fortune. The malting factory…

Heineken announces plans to invest US$58.25m in UK pubs

UK - Heineken, the world’s second largest brewer, has announced plans to pour US$58.25 million into the UK’s struggling pubs to fund fund 140 projects and upgrades. According to the company, its British arm will invest the money into around 500 of the 2,900 pubs owned by its Star Pubs & Bars unit, with the…