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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Uganda Breweries Limited introduces new variant of Gordon’s Gin

Company name: Uganda Breweries Limited Product type: Gin Innovation: New flavour variant Uganda Breweries Limited has expanded its spirit portfolio by launching Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin, inspired by the original Gordon’s recipe from the 1880s. The new variant having 37.5% ABV, comprises of natural fruit flavours of raspberries and strawberries and a subtle touch of Juniper. Liked this article? Subscribe to Food Business Africa News, our regular email newsletters with the latest news insights from Africa and the World’s food and agro industry. SUBSCRIBE HERE

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EABL’s subsidiaries back mental health awareness campaign in Kenya, COVID-19 fight in Uganda

KENYA – The Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) through its DRINKiQ platform has donated Ksh 2 million (US$18,250) to the National Youth Council in Kenya to support mental health awareness campaign. Diageo uses its branded responsible drinking platform DRINKiQ, to engage, inform and educate people on responsible alcohol consumption. According the subsidiary of East African Breweries Limited (EABL), the campaign aims to champion responsible drinking and moderation while discouraging harmful consumption of alcohol. KBL’s contribution is timely as the Kenya’s Ministry of Health estimates that one in every 10 people suffer…

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COVID-19 disruptions, tax provisions nearly halved EABL’s profit in six months ended December 2020

KENYA – The East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has reported a 47.3 per cent dip in profit for the half year ended December 2020 to Ksh.3.8 billion (US$34.5m) from Ksh.7.2 billion (US$65.3m) registered in the same period in 2019. The alcohol manufacturer attributes the sharp decline to one-off tax provision, excise duty increases, general price inflation and additional costs related to digital tax stamp implementation in Uganda which impacted profitability. Also, trade restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic continued to hamper the company’s performance especially in Kenya. During the period…

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Uganda Breweries Limited celebrates 75 years of existence in style

UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Limited, subsidiary of Diageo through East African Breweries Limited (EABL) is marking a significant milestone this year celebrating 75 years of existence. To this end the company has announced that it will commemorate its palladium jubilee with a special sequence of anniversary celebrations that will run for 7 months leading up to its anniversary on 27th July 2021. Held under the theme “Brewed by Uganda” the celebrations will highlight the past, present and future of Uganda Breweries Limited. “You don’t thrive in business for 75 years…

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EABL provides much needed aid to the hospitality industry with launch of US$5m recovery fund

KENYA – East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) has officially rolled out the US$5 million recovery fund aimed to help the hospitality industry i.e. pubs and bars recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-year programme dubbed “Raising the Bar” is part of the US$100 million kitty launched by EABL’s parent company, Diageo in July across its different markets i.e. New York, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Sydney and beyond. The program launch in East Africa was…

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Uganda Breweries Limited makes progress in attaining water efficiency

UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Limited, subsidiary of Diageo through East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has recorded a remarkable water efficiency ratio of 2.4 litters of water per every litter of beer down from 4.9 achieved in 2018. According to Diageo in a LinkedIn post, the progress made which is among the best in Africa has been spear headed by significant interventions the brewery made to reduce the amount of water used in the production of its drinks. In addition the company set to action its Water Recovery Plant in November…

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Uganda Breweries makes strategic changes in senior executive team as part of growth plan

UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Limited, subsidiary of East African breweries has announced new changes in the senior executive team and made new appointments taking effect on 1st November 2020. The beverage company has divided the Legal and Corporate Relations role which was headed by Charity Kiyemba Ekudu, into Corporate Relations and Legal Director & Company Secretary positions. With the unbundling of the docket, UBL has appointed Juliana Kagwa as Corporate Relations Director. Juliana has a wealth of experience having held various leadership roles in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies,…

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Kenya Breweries Limited promotes road safety through its e-learning tool DRINKiQ platform

KENYA – Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), subsidiary of the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has partnered with National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to educate and sensitize road users on responsible drinking under its DRINKiQ platform, in order to enhance road safety in Kenya. The partnership will involve the adoption of a Responsible Drinking Education Module, which will complement the curriculum for training and testing of Drivers and Instructors. Speaking during the memorandum signing ceremony, KBL MD Jane Karuku said that KBL’s commitment to responsible drinking has been the basis…

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