Heineken acquires additional brewery capacity in Nigeria Amsterdam, 12 January 2011 – Heineken N.V. today announced that it has strengthened its platform for growth in Nigeria via the acquisition of two holding companies from the Sona Group. The two acquired businesses have controlling interests in each of the Sona, IBBI, Benue, Life and Champion breweries […] [...more]
The Coca-Cola Company has launched a partnership which will enable over 50,000 small fruit farmers in Uganda and Kenya to increase their productivity.
Along with non profit TechnoServe and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the soft drinks company will help the African farmers to double their incomes by 2014.
The four-year, $11.5 million (£7.13 million) partnership will enable mango and passion fruit farmers to be a part of Coca-Cola's supply chain for the first time. [...more]
Sab Miller Angola plans to invest US$120 million in a tin can factory that is due to start operating in October, 2010, in Viana municipality, Luanda province. [...more]
9 November 2009 marks the anniversary of the Carlsberg Elephant Beer. Fifty years after its creation, Carlsberg Elephant is a true Carlsberg classic and some might even call it a design icon. One winter morning November 1959 the first trucks loaded with Carlsberg Elephant Beer took off from Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen. No doubt this […] [...more]
The Tanzanian competition authorities are investigating allegations of anti-competitive behaviour against SABMiller’s Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL). The allegations have been made by Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL), which is the global beer group’s only competitor in Tanzania. On Friday Godfrey Mkocha, the director-general of Tanzania’s Fair Competition Commission (FCC) said claims that TBL had resorted to […] [...more]
The country's sole beer maker, Bralirwa S.A, is set to lose its long standing monopoly to Brasserie des Mille Collines and Kenya's East African Breweries Limited.
According to available information, Brasserie des Mille Collines is fronted by local tycoon, Tribet Rujugiro.
When contacted for comment Brasserie des Mille Collines, did not wish to divulge details of their entry into the local market.
The Brewery's director, Jarry Gasasu, said that at the moment their focus is on establishing the basic structures of the new company prior to its formal entry and launch.
"I cannot give you further details of our entry programme at this very moment, only that, yes, as an entity that has been newly licensed to play in this market, we are organizing how we intend to make an entry," he said.
At the time of its registration with RDB, the company had mooted investing US$3.6 million and it's estimated that it will directly employ 100 employees when it launches later in the year. [...more]
SABMiller PLC, a holding company, which has brewing and beverage interests across six continents, said yesterday that SABMiller Africa's Heinrich's Syndicate Limited, has entered into an agreement with Trade Kings Limited to acquire its Maheu business for a total cash consideration of $19.25 million. [...more]
A bid by East African Breweries Limited (EABL) to end its partnership with competitor, South African Breweries Miller (SABMiller), and join another brewer was put on hold by a UK court. In a ruling passed on Tuesday, 18 August 2009, Diageo - majority shareholder in EABL with a 50% stake - and SABMiller were ordered to begin an arbitration process. [...more]
Brewing giant SABMiller has announced plans to build a US$125-million (R990-million) brewery and soft drink bottling plant in Luanda, Angola. The new projects will double SABMiller's investment in the Southern African country in the past 18 months. [...more]
Babatunde Savage, currently the Deputy Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria has been appointed Chairman.
The appointment is with effect from July 1, 2009. [...more]
The Rwandan Government have announced that they are to sell their 30% shareholding in the Bralirwa Brewery.
Finance minister James Musoni told reporters that the government plans to get rid of its stake in the country’s sole brewer Bralirwa, telecom giant MTN Rwanda and insurance company SONARWA during the next financial year. [...more]
Beverage Export Managers responsible for African markets better watch this space! [...more]