Distell’s Nederburg wines offers helping hand to South African restaurants

SOUTH AFRICA – South African wine, cider and spirits company, Distell, through its Nederburg wines brand has launched a campaign aimed to help the hospitality sector recover revive operations. Under the campaign dubbed #TastesOfSouthAfrica, Nederburg is spending close to R1m (US$70,300) to encourage diners to return to their favourite licenced eateries in a campaign primarily designed to boost the beleaguered restaurant sector, reports Bizcommunity. The brand is giving away R600,000 (42,000) in vouchers of the 150 restaurants they are working with nationwide, that can be redeemed at participating establishments during…

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South African wine company DGB expands its portfolio overseas

SOUTH AFRICA – South African independent wine producer DGB has partnered with US wine importer Cape Classics to expand its New York City-based importer’s portfolio which currently consists of 26 brands from South Africa and France. Brands including Boschendal, The Beachhouse, Bellingham and Ribshack Red will now form part of the importer’s South African portfolio, reports Bizcommunity. Rob Bradshaw, Cape Classics President and CEO, emphasised his enthusiasm for the partnership saying, “We are exceptionally proud to represent DGB’s legacy as an incredibly inclusive wine company that produces quality-driven wine over…

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Distell triples full year earnings, inches closer to finalizing Heineken deal

SOUTH AFRICA – South African producer and marketer of wine, cider and spirits company Distell, has bounced back to above pre-pandemic revenue levels despite COVID-19 related hitches. The group’s revenue for the year ended June 2021, increased by 26.3% to R28.3 billion (US$1.9 billion) on 26.3% higher volumes compared to the previous year. Compared to FY19, revenue has increased by 7.9% and despite a volume decline of 2.1%. Distell, which houses brands such as Amarula, Savanna, Hunter’s Dry, Durbanville Hills and Nederburg, has reported a more than three-fold rise in…

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Distell to register triple digit profit growth supported by improved performance across all markets

SOUTH AFRICA – Despite repeated bans on alcohol sales at his home market, Distell is expecting strong profit growth for the year to end-June. The owner of brands like Savanna, Hunter’s and Klipdrift, expects its headline earnings will jump by more than 230% to stand at between 735.6 cents and 782.7 cents, compared to the previous year’s 235.3 cents. This will also be almost 20% higher than in its HEPS of 2019 financial year, before the impact of the pandemic, which was 652.9 cents. According to the drink maker, the…

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Heineken to explore new categories, considers takeover of South Africa’s Distell Group

SOUTH AFRICA – Heineken NV, the world’s second-largest brewer seeks to enter new alcohol market categories of wine and spirits, as it eyes ownership of Distell, South Africa’s leading producer and maker of wines, ciders, spirit and ready-to-drink beverages. Distell, the owner of brands including Amarula, Savanna, Hunter’s Dry, Durbanville Hills and Nederburg, has revealed that it has been received interest from Heineken regarding the potential acquisition of the majority of its business. “The parties have entered into discussions which, if successfully concluded, may have an effect on the price…

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Distell brings hard seltzers to South Africa launching Vawter Hard Seltzer

Company name: Distell Group Product type: Hard Seltzer Innovation: New Product Distell Group, leading producer of wines, ciders, spirit and ready-to-drinks beverages in Africa has launched hard seltzer in the South African market, the alcoholic sparkling water that has been hugely popular in the United State and Europe market. A market innovator, Distell has introduced the Vawter Hard Seltzer a first of its kind in SA, combining sparkling water with a dash of vodka and infused natural fruit flavours, ideal for everyone looking for an alternative light alcoholic beverage. The…

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Distell rises above COVID-19 turbulence reporting 3.8% revenue rise in interim period

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell Group, producer and marketer of wines, ciders, spirit and ready-to-drinks beverages has reported 3.8% rise in half year revenue for the period ended December 2020 alongside volume expansion of 0.8% compared to the previous year. This is attributed to the remarkable performance by its businesses outside of South Africa which helped ease some of the pain from the outright ban and other restrictions on alcohol in its main market. The maker of Amarula, Savanna and Hunter’s Dry earns over 70% of its revenues at home, has…

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Distell eyes CBD infused drinks market with acquisition of minority stake in South African CBD brand RETHINK

SOUTH AFRICA – South African wine, cider and spirits company Distell seeks to expand its product offering with the acquisition of 20% stake in RETHINK CBD brand formulated by Releaf Pharmaceuticals. Releaf Pharmaceuticals is a South African pharmaceutical company dealing with Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs) category of products such as cannabidiol (CBD). The investment gives Distell access to RETHINK’s product range which include oils, capsules and teas infused with CBD. Also the alcohol beverage company will soon be able to offer CBD-infused drinks and benefit from the increased demand…

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Distell launches Hunters Red Apple variant drink

Company name: Distell South Africa Product type: Cider Innovation: New flavour variant Distell South Africa has added a new variant to its popular Hunters brand with the launch of Hunters Red Apple variant. With real apples, Hunters Red Apple comes in 330 ml glass bottles and is available across the formal and other outlets in South Africa. The new variant is an addition to the existing Hunters Dry, Hunters Gold, Hunters Hard Lemon, Hunters Export Extra Dry and Hunters Chilled Non-Alcoholic variants.

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SA wines and spirits group Distell launches Click2Collect platform to facilitate sales

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell, producer and marketer of wines, ciders, spirit and ready-to-drinks beverages (RTDs) has launched Click2Collect platform, a web-based solution that will enable South Africans order alcoholic drinks from more than 22,000 taverns countrywide in a simpler and safer manner. According to the beverage maker, the platform allows consumers to locate their nearest liquor outlet and place an order for payment on collection, of which the consumer books specific date and time for pick up. Once an order is placed on the platform, the liquor outlet and consumer…

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