Leading food industry players Coca-Cola, Heineken, UBL support vaccination efforts in Africa

UGANDA – In an effort to provide a boost to government’s vaccination efforts, Uganda Breweries Limited, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda, and the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda, have partnered with Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) and the Ministry of Health to speed up COVID-19 Vaccination and open up the economy. The private sector players launched a rejuvenated COVID-19 vaccination drive that will increase the number of vaccination points in the Kampala Metropolitan Area for more people to get access to the available vaccines. Under the initiative, UBL, Coca-Cola, and…

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Uganda Breweries Limited reminisces its 75 years of existence

UGANDA – As part of its palladium jubilee celebrations, marking a significant milestone of attaining 75 years of existence, Uganda Breweries Limited, subsidiary of East African Breweries Limited held a panel discussion, chronicling the brewer’s journey over the years since 1946. What was clear from the start is the fact that UBL has weathered the storms and thrived thanks to its sustainable business model and culture of doing business the right way, from grain to glass, riding on ethics and integrity. The panellists discussed UBL’s contribution to the growth of…

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Uganda Breweries Limited tagged safest brewery by parent company Diageo

UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Limited, subsidiary of Diageo through East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has bagged two awards at the Diageo Global Supply Chain and Procurement Awards. The company scooped the Brewery of the Year Award and the Excellence in Health, Safety and Wellbeing Award for Financial Year 2020/2021. The awards are intended to bring together performance and values of Diageo globally, recognize and celebrate the individuals and teams that have delivered outstanding performance throughout the year. Mr. Alfred Balikagira, the Supply Chain Director at UBL has embraced the wins…

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Uganda Breweries partners with government to spearhead its local raw material sourcing agenda

UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has entered into a 5-year partnership with Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), to boost its Local Raw Materials (LRM) program and take a step closer to achieving its ultimate goal of sourcing 100% of the raw materials for the brewery, locally. The Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) is a Presidential initiative aimed to facilitate socio-economic transformation in the country by raising of homestead income levels and generating wealth for families through the transformation of agriculture by turning subsistence farmers into commercial farmers. Through this partnership, the…

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UBL’s boss Alvin Mbugua to take up new role as General Manager of Diageo Caribbean and Central America

UGANDA – Multinational alcoholic beverage company, Diageo, has appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Breweries Limited, Alvin Mbugua to be the General Manager of Diageo Caribbean and Central America (CCA). Uganda Breweries Limited is a subsidiary of the drink giant through the East African Breweries Limited (EABL). Alvin, who has been at the helm of the company for about two years is set to take up the new role effective September 1, 2021. The job promotion will enable Alvin to offer his expertise in strategic and effective leadership to…

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EABL narrowly misses complete performance turnaround with full year profit slipping by 1%

KENYA – The East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has reported 15% growth in revenue to Ksh 86 billion (US$791m), driven by smart investment behind brands, channel focus and innovations, which led to overall volume sales growing by 13%. The stellar top line performance was delivered on the back of a tough operating environment characterised by increased volatility due to COVID-19 imposed curfews and restrictions, depressed consumer spending and global supply chain disruptions. However, the company adapted to the pandemic, finding new routes to market including distributing products to consumers’ homes…

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East Africa’s beverage makers mark World Environment Day by engaging in ecosystem restoring activities

EAST AFRICA – Soft beverage manufacturers and plastic bottle recyclers in Tanzania, joined hands in celebration of the World Environment Day by engaging in a clean-up exercise. The initiative which entailed beach clean-up and plastic waste management awareness at Coco-Beach in Dar es Salaam, was facilitated by Petco Tanzania, registered as Pet Recycle Company (T) Ltd, responsible for collection and recycling of post-consumer PET bottles in Tanzania. The organization was found by Coca-Cola Kwanza, Pepsi Tanzania, SilaAfrica Ltd, A-One, Sayona, Nyanza Bottlers and Bonite Bottlers, who were the active participants…

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Uganda Breweries Limited appoints three new Non-Executive Directors to its board

UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL), subsidiary of the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has announced the appointment of Jane Karuku, the recently named Group Managing Director of EABL, as a Non – Executive Director, alongside Eric Kiniti and Rachel Dumba. Prior to becoming the head of the Group’s drinks business in the region, Jane was the Managing Director of Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), a sister company of UBL. She is a dynamic business leader, with strong management experience spanning over 20 years in FMCG and Non-Governmental Organizations. With an…

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UBL, National Agricultural Research Organisation partner to boost local raw material sourcing

UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Limited, subsidiary of Diageo through East African Breweries Limited (EABL), has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), to advance agricultural productivity in a bid to boost its local raw materials sourcing. The beer maker currently manufactures 96% of its brands locally and works with over 20,000 farmers countrywide who supply it with raw materials, investing over Ush. 45 billion (US$12.6m) in farming communities annually. This is undertaken through its local raw materials program which targets to source 100% of the…

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Uganda Breweries Limited launches US$1m fund to revive bars from Covid-19 impact

UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL), subsidiary of East Africa Breweries Limited has officially rolled out its US$1 million Raising the Bar fund, aimed to support pubs and bars recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, once the government allows them to resume operations.  The initiative has been adopted from EABL’s parent company Diageo US$100 million kitty, launched in July 2020 across its different markets. In East Africa, the Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) got the lion’s share receiving US$3 million while Uganda Breweries Limited and Serengeti Breweries Limited of…

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