East African Breweries’ director Paul Gallagher resigns

KENYA - East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has announced the resignation of Paul Gallagher as non-executive director of the company's board after serving for over two years. The Nairobi Stock Exchange-listed firm said Gallagher’s resignation took effect on March 31, after serving the position in the board since his appointment in July 2016 “The board…

KBL invests US$39.72m in new brewer’s effluent treatment plant to boost efficiency

KENYA – The Kenya Breweries Limited, subsidiary of the East African Breweries Limited, is investing nearly US$39.72 million in an effluent treatment plant to boost production efficiency at its upcoming Kisumu plant. The three-phase wastewater treatment is part of the firm’s efforts to contribute to reduction of runaway pollution of Lake Victoria’s Winam Gulf. According…

Kenya Breweries Limited launches new ale for the premium beer market

KENYA - Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), a subsidiary of the global brewer, Diageo has launched ‘Tusker Premium Ale’, a premium offering that expands its premium beer portfolio. The new premium ale, which the brewer says is made from aromatic hops and crystal malt, targets the middle-class in a bid to counter consumers’ increasing shift to…

EABL saves US$10m on new beer plant budget

KENYA - Beer-maker East African Breweries (EABL) said that the company will save US$10 million on its investment in the new Senator Keg beer plant in Kisumu as a result of more local sourcing of construction materials and delivery of project ahead of time representing a 6% reduction from its initial US$150 million investment budget…

East African Breweries half year profits grow 33% to US$96.2m

KENYA – East African Breweries Limited has posted pre-tax profits of US$96.2 million in its half year results for the period ending 31 December 2018 representing a 33% increase in profits compared to the same period last year. In its financial results, the company’s net sales grew 13% to US$ 412 million (Kshs 41.6 billion)…

Kenya Breweries partners farmers to boost sorghum yields

KENYA – Kenya Breweries has partnered with farmers to enhance improved sorghum yields as a long-term sustainability programme of its upcoming plant in Kisumu, reports Business Daily. According to the beer making company, the upcoming plant has a capacity of producing up to 100 million litters of Keg beer. The sustainability programme comes after farmers…

Kenya Breweries seeks to increase local sorghum supply for Kisumu brewery

KENYA – Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), a subsidiary of the British alcoholic beverages company Diageo is turning to sorghum farmers in Kakamega County to increase supply of the commodity for its soon to be opened brewery in Kisumu. The brewer has started a pilot program for local sorghum sourcing in Lugari Constituency. Success of the…

AIF, Kenchic, SALL, CCBA, Wrigley’s and EABL take top positions in Plant of the Year Awards

KENYA- The food industry in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions is on the upswing, in terms of new investments in new plants and expansions, as evidenced in the just concluded Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards, held on September 14 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Courtesy of the entries received in the highly prestigious…

Most outstanding change makers in Africa’s food industry celebrated at Awards ceremony

KENYA – Some of the most important founders, managers, academicians, government and NGO shapers and other change makers in Africa’s food, beverage, milling and hospitality industry were feted at the Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards ceremony that was held on September 14, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. Made up of a mix of veterans from across…

EABL, Bio Food Products and New KCC grab top sustainability honours

KENYA– East African Breweries Ltd (EABL), Bio Food Products and New KCC took first, second and third positions respectively from their initiatives on how to make their businesses more sustainable at the just concluded Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards. The event which will be remembered for its glitz, fun and networking, was the climax of…