East African Breweries funds production of free alcohol-based sanitizers

KENYA – East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has committed Sh50 million (US$0.47m) to fund the production of 135,000 litres of sanitisers by two Nairobi-based industries to distribute free sanitisers to vulnerable Kenyans. EABL Foundation Trustee […]

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 […]

Diageo names Debra Crew as the new president for its North America division

UK – British multinational alcoholic beverages company, Diageo has appointed industry veteran Debra Crew as the new president its North America division, effective from 1 July 2020. Debra will be replacing Deirdre Mahlan who will […]

East African Breweries expands portiflio with he launch of Baileys Delight in Kenya

KENYA – The Kenya Breweries Limited, subsidiary of the East African Breweries Limited has added a new cream liqueur to its offering, Baileys Delight, from the original Irish cream maker Baileys. This makes Kenya the […]

Global players focusing on surging demand for no/low alcohol beverages to drive growth

WORLD – “This is a movement,” pronounced Marcus Sakey, the founding partner and chief brand officer of Ritual Zero Proof, as the World’s largest spirits maker Diageo announced a minority investment in the US-based alternative […]

Diageo injects US$48.7m for additional stake in India’s United Spirits Limited

INDIA – Diageo has acquired additional shareholding in India’s leading liquor company United Spirits Limited (USL), in a transaction that increases Diageo’s stake in the company to 55.9%. Diageo paid US$48.72m to acquire additional 5,075,000 […]

Diageo opens relocated North American headquarters in New York City

USA – Diageo has opened its new North American headquarters in New York City, as a modern purpose-driven space designed to bring to life the company’s purpose of “celebrating life, every day, everywhere.” This follows […]

Diageo finalizes expansion of its US$14m Malt bottling plant in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – Meta Abo Brewery, the Ethiopian subsidiary of Diageo company has completed the expansion of its US$14m non-alcoholic beverage factory that produces the first Malta Guinness packed in plastic bottles. Malta Guinness is Africa’s […]

Diageo’s H1 sales climb 4.2% to US$9.35bn driven by broad based growth

UK – Diageo, the owner of the iconic Johnnie Walker and Guinness brands reported a 4.2% growth in net sales to £7.2 billion (US$9.35bn) during its first half ending 31 December, 2019. The alcoholic beverages […]

Diageo invests non-alcoholic beverages brand Ritual Zero Proof

USA – Global beverage alcohol leader, Diageo through Distill Ventures, has invested in American spirits alternative brand Ritual Zero Proof to help drive Ritual’s growth in the US. The investment from Diageo will also help […]