Zambian Breweries welcomes quick meal producer Java Foods to its waste recycling initiative

ZAMBIA – Manja Pamodzi Limited, the recycling unit of Zambian Breweries, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Java Foods, producer of the country’s leading quick meal brands known as eeZee, to collect recyclable waste from its factory. Manja Pamodzi is a community-based initiative that supports a network of entrepreneurs who collect and sell post-consumer packaging waste in Lusaka as part of Zambian Breweries’ strategy to help improve the country’s solid waste management system. By joining the initiative, Java Foods is contributing to the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) framework designed…

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AB InBev transfers Jose Moran to be Tanzania Breweries’ Country Director from Zambian Breweries

ZAMBIA – Zambian Breweries Plc, a subsidiary of AB InBev, has made changes in its leadership team with the appointment of Michelle Kilpin, who is currently Innovation Director – Africa Zone for AB InBev, to be its new Country Director. Ms. Kilpin replaces Jose Moran who has held the position since September 2017 and will be leaving the business to take up a new appointment at the same capacity in the brewer’s sister company, Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL). The new appointee has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University…

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Zambian Breweries embarks on long-awaited US$18m expansion plan to meet local demand

ZAMBIA – Zambian Breweries is determined to grow the country’s manufacturing sector despite the harsh economic conditions by investing in projects that stir production and boost the local value chain. The country’s largest brewery has launched a multi-million-dollar expansion project to address growing demand and improve quality, further stamping its dominance in the local alcohol industry. The subsidiary of the world’s largest brewing company, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), seeks to upgrade its Lusaka and Ndola plants with cutting-edge technology, to increase its annual brewing capacity by a third and address…

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Zambian Breweries re-embarks on its US$18m planned upgrade capacity aimed to boost production

ZAMBIA – Zambian Breweries has indicated that it has resumed its 2020 upgrade works which will be finalized by early next year. According to the company, the planned projects worth US$18m were scheduled to be complete before the end of the year but was met with setbacks arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The subsidiary of AB InBev has highlighted that the investment will increase its production capacity by 30%, meeting the current supply shortage of beer that has been witnessed in the market leading to price volatility. “In the eyes…

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Zambian Breweries condemns beer price hikes by traders as it seeks to resolve supply chain constraints

ZAMBIA – The Zambian Breweries has confirmed that the alcohol beverage sector is currently experiencing a short-term supply constraint caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which the company is working around the clock to resolve. According to the leading beer producer in the country, the COVID-19 pandemic led to on-trade outlets being shut down for a period of time, starving both producers and sellers of alcoholic beverages some income. The situation further disrupted the flow of both raw materials and products along the value chain which has led to the current…

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Zambian Breweries launches #ResponsibleTogether campaign promoting responsible drinking

ZAMBIA – Zambian Breweries Plc, has joined other leading alcohol companies in the region in spreading the message of responsible drinking. The smart drinking initiative seeks to educate and inform people about the ills of alcohol abuse and the benefits of smart drinking by reducing underage drinking and gender-based violence. In addition, it will tackle binge drinking and illicit alcohol consumption; strengthening marketing codes of practice; increasing alcohol literacy, and reducing drink driving. “As a responsible alcohol producer and in accordance with our sustainability programmes, Zambian Breweries remains committed to…

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Zambian Breweries, Serengeti Breweries go digital in running business, initiatives

ZAMBIA – Zambian Breweries Plc, a subsidiary of AB InBev has ventured into use of digital technology and e-commerce platforms as part of its distribution channels to encourage customers to enjoy their products responsibly at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To this end, the country’s largest brewing company has partnered with Tigmoo and AfriDelivery to facilitate delivery of its products to the doorsteps of its customers. “It’s not something that we have been doing a lot in the past; we just started. Together with our partners, we’re trying to encourage…

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Zambian Breweries expects reduction in sales volume, revenue in half year period

ZAMBIA – Zambian Breweries Plc, subsidiary of AB InBev has announced that it expects its basic earnings per share for the half year period ending 30th June 2020, to be 108% lower than that of the corresponding period last year. This reduction is attributed to the decline of its sales volume and revenues, ending the period under review with a modest 4% volume growth, with a significant short fall of 10% against its budget. “We experienced a dramatic reduction of trading activity in the 2nd quarter of the year with…

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Zambian Breweries undertakes production of sanitizers at its facility

ZAMBIA – As Zambia and the world at large confronts public health, financial and economic implications of the coronavirus outbreak, Zambian Breweries has pledged to continue contributing supplies and looking beyond its beer production business to help the government fight the pandemic by producing and distributing alcohol-based hand sanitizers. According to the company’s press-release, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Hon. Christopher Yaluma toured the company’s Mungwi Road plant in Lusaka this week to get a first-hand understanding of the work being done, particularly in helping improve the supply of hand…

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Zambian Breweries’ profit surge 27% on increased volume sales

ZAMBIA – In line with guidance from the Zambia government to combat the spread of coronavirus  (COVID-19), Zambian Breweries Plc has set a new milestone by becoming the first listed company on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE) to hold a virtual annual general meeting (AGM). Country director Jose Moran said the company held the virtual meeting as directed by Government to restrict gatherings to not more than 50 people in a continuing effort to curb the spread of the epidemic. During the AGM, the AB InBev subsidiary reported the annual…

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