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Friday 27 November 2015


Anheuser to offer £70bn for SABMiller

Anheuser Busch InBev is reportedly offering an initial £70 billion takeover bid for SABMiller.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 1 Comment »

Students brew beer in Zimbabwe with cereal

Several boarding schools in Zimbabwe have banned breakfast cereals after it was discovered students have been using them to brew beer.

Friday, September 11th, 2015 No Comments »

MMI boosts African presence

Maritime Mercantile International (MMI) has announced a “strategic partnership” with leading Ethiopian drinks distributor Edouard Garabedian to bolster future growth in the African country.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Heineken posts positive results

Dutch brewer, Heineken, has posted better than expected results in the first half of this year despite a slight slowdown in Africa.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo goes solo in South Africa

Diageo has decided to forge its own path in the buoyant South African market, restructuring its business through the termination of a series of joint ventures.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Politician scarpers as illegal booze pyre explodes

A governor in Kenya was forced into a sudden retreat when the illegal alcohol he was helping to destroy blew up.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Is drinking in our genes?

The recent observation of chimpanzees indulging in palm “wine” has lent weight to a study suggesting hominids evolved the ability to metabolise alcohol 10 million years ago.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo takes control of United National Breweries

Diageo has taken control of South Africa’s United National Breweries, having acquired the remaining 50% stake it did not already own.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Vinexpo to explore African wine boom

Vinexpo Bordeaux 2015 will host a conference dedicated to opportunities in the African market, where wine consumption is predicted to rise by a third in the decade to 2018.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Africa the next great beer frontier

The African beer market is exploding, with research predicting an annual average growth rate of 5% between 2013 and 2017 – making it the fastest growing region in the world.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 No Comments »

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