Distell to consolidate core wine brands, offload some assets to balance books

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell has announced that it will consolidate its core wine brands and capabilities to focus on growth in mainstream and accessible premium segments and offload its struggling wine farms in a bid […]

Distell to start producing sanitizers in efforts to fight spread of coronavirus

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell, South Africa’s producer and marketer of wines, ciders, spirit and ready-to-drinks (RTDs) has announced that it will begin producing hand sanitizers and other hygienic products at its production facilities as part of […]

Wine and Spirit group Distell reports fall in sales volume as competition stiffens

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell, South Africa’s wine and spirit producer reported a 6.6% fall in volumes in its half year to end December, with profit falling 1.2% to R1.26bn (US$81.6m). Group revenues were up 2.7% […]

South African retail giants sign the first plastics pact in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The South African (SA) Plastic Pact, a collaborative platform aimed to tackle plastic waste and pollution has been launched developed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-SA) in partnership with the […]

Musgrave teams up with Distell to launch premium crafted brandies

SOUTH AFRICA – Musgrave Crafted Spirits, South African based Gin producers in partnership with Distell, wine and spirit producer have launched two new premium craft spirits, Musgrave Copper Vanilla and Musgrave Copper Black Honey entering […]

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller breaching merger conditions – says Distell

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell, South Africa’s wine and spirit producer is accusing the entity formed from the 2016 merger of the world’s largest beer companies Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller of breaching merger conditions. Distell approached […]

Economic hardships swing South Africa’s Distell into US$52.15m write downs

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell, a South African based beverage manufacturer, has said that economic challenges in Angola and Zimbabwe have pushed the company into combined write-downs of US$ 52.15 million (R790.1m). The maker of Amarula, […]

Nigerbev Limited launches new cream liqueur to grow market share

NIGERIA – Nigerbev Limited, makers of Best Global Brands (BGB) spirits in Nigeria has launched a new premium cream liqueur -Best Honey Cream Liqueur – in the market The beverage manufacturer said: “Best alcohol premium […]

KWAL to invest US$30m in new manufacturing facility to expand operations

KENYA – Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL), leading wines and spirits manufacturer in Kenya, has unveiled plans of investing more than US$30 million (Ksh 3 billion) in a new state-of-the-art production plant. The investment is […]