Guinness Ghana Limited honors sorghum farmers as Kenya Breweries Limited promotes gender equality

GHANA – Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc has honoured deserving sorghum farmers from the Northern, Upper East, Upper West, and North East Regions of Ghana, at the Sorghum Farmers Recognition Awards. According to the brewery, 18 deserving sorghum farmers, collectors and groups were recognized and took home an assortment of prizes including motorized tricycles, motorcycles, tarpaulins, and products from the company. The initiative forms part of its Local Raw Material (LRM) intervention, which started in 2012 and seeks to use local raw materials in the production…

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Guinness Ghana goes green with installation of solar power plant, Diageo’s West African units exhibit stellar performance

WEST AFRICA – Guinness Ghana Breweries has commissioned a solar photovoltaic system on the roof of its brewery in Accra, shifting to use of clean energy in its operations. The 1,095 kWp solar power plant was installed by CrossBoundary Energy, renewable energy expert in the region, reports Afrik21. The solar plant will provide up to 19% of the electricity consumed by the subsidiary of the British Diageo Group, supply 1,500 MWh per year, while avoiding 10,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. CrossBoundary Energy has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with…

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AB InBev invests in animal-free egg protein as Diageo launches Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

US – AB InBev, through its investment arm ZX Ventures, is venturing into large scale development of sustainable, animal-free egg protein to address global food challenges while its competitor Diageo has added a new coffee-infused product to its Guinness brand. According to a report by FoodBev, ZX Ventures is partnering with Clara Foods in this new initiative that will “focus on unlocking the potential of precision fermentation at a large scale.” Clara Foods specialises in engineering, manufacturing and formulating animal-free proteins using precision fermentation. The R&D partnership will combine AB…

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Guinness Nigeria registers loss in half year period despite 6% rise in revenue

NIGERIA – Diageo’s Nigerian operating unit, Guinness Nigeria Plc has reported a 6% rise in half-year revenue in the period ended December 31, 2020 from N68.327 billion (US$179.2m) of the corresponding period of the previous year to N72.351 billion (US$189.7m). The rise in revenue also lead to the increase of its operating profit by 4% to N3.7 billion (US$9.7m), despite the challenging business environment characterized by continued regulatory, competitive and inflationary challenges in Nigeria. During the period under-review, the second quarter of its financial year was significantly impacted by challenges…

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Newly launched non-alcoholic stout Guinness 0.0 recalled over contamination fears

UK – British multinational alcohol beverage company, Diageo has made a decision to recall all of its newly launched non-alcoholic stout because of “microbiological contamination”. The recall is coming only two weeks after the product was launched by the British manufacturer across stores in the UK. Diageo through its subsidiary Guinness warned that cans of the new Guinness 0.0 drink, which took four years to develop, may be “unsafe to consume”. Guinness has since advised people who had purchased the alcohol-free beer to dispose of it or return it to…

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Diageo launches new alcohol-free Guinness beer that has the same natural ingredients

UK – Diageo has announced that is set to launch a new alcohol-free variant of its flagship Guinness beer, the Guinness 0.0, in Great Britain later this month, following a four-year development process. The brand says Guinness 0.0 “boasts the same beautifully smooth taste, perfectly balanced flavour and unique dark colour of Guinness, without the alcohol”. The new drink is also a low-calorie option with 70 calories per 440ml can. To create Guinness 0.0, the St James’s Gate brewers use the same natural ingredients (water, barley, hops and yeast) before…

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Diageo brews new Guinness barrel-aged beer at the Open Gate Brewery in the US

USA – Guinness, the iconic beer brand owned by Diageo, has launched its second barrel-aged beer, the Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels, produced at the new Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, USA. Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels is the endgame of a Guinness Barleywine and a Guinness Imperial Stout – both brewed in Baltimore and aged in Bulleit Bourbon barrels before being blended together. According to the brewer, the new beer notes nutty chocolate, raisins, roasted barley and sweet dark fruit with an alcohol…

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Diageo debuts Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout in the US

USA – Diageo has launched the ‘Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout’ brewed from its Baltimore facility – the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Maryland. The brand, which is the latest in a line of new beers launched from the brewery, has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 5.3%, joining the Guinness family as a full-bodied stout with a creamy mouthfeel, full of flavor with hints of roasted malt, milk chocolate and rich coffee. Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout will be available in several states including Baltimore, Boston, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia ahead of…

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Guinness Nigeria lays out strategy to bolster growth across categories

NIGERIA – Guinness Nigeria Plc has laid out its plans for its financial year which began in July to build on the company’s 2019 performance focusing on key strategies. The company seeks to grow value share and enhance its margins in beer occasions, international premium spirits and mainstream spirits reported Beverage Industry News. These strategies include innovating at scale to make new leads, building and constantly extending its route to consumer, driving out costs, invest in growth and guaranteeing its plan with the right people and capabilities. Recapping the company’s…

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Guinness Nigeria launches new Guinness Smooth Stout

NIGERIA – Guinness Nigeria Plc a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, has launched Guinness Smooth stout into the market, a new addition to its portfolio. Made from hops and roasted barley with a touch of local flavours, the company describes the drink as a blend of bitter and sweet taste. It has 5% ABV.  “Guinness Smooth is a perfect partner for spicy foods and BBQ. The smooth refreshing taste balances the spicy heat, while the distinctive characterful flavour ensures Guinness Smooth is a beer that doesn’t get overshadowed by the food.”…

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