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Coca-Cola Co's Nigerian ambitions - Comment

This month, Ray Rowlands sets his sights on the recently-announced Nigerian venture between The Coca-Cola Co and the Tropical General Invest...

South Africa's Bulk Wine Curse - Comment

Trade show opening speeches are rarely roof-raisers and Cape Wine 2015's today was true to form. However, Siobhan Thompson's welcome address...

Will South Africa Raise Drinking Age to 21?

Last week, the South African government put up for public discussion proposed changes to the country's alcohol regulations. The 36-page Liqu...

Ethiopia competition to remain "intense" - Diageo

Diageo expects to see “intense price competition” continue in Ethiopia as new products emerge, but is “optimistic” for its future in the cou...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Distell Vineyards & Estates' CEO, Carina Gous 20 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, South African multi-category drinks producer Distell set up a unit specifically for its higher-end wine portfolio. The CEO of Distell Vineyards & Estates, Carina Gous, spoke to just-drinks earlier this year about the new division, its plans abroad and the prospects for the broader South African wine category going forward.


just The Answer - Heineken GM for Ethiopia, Johan Doyer 14 Mar 2013

Andy Morton

Heineken last week announced plans to build a 1.5m-litre capacity brewery in Ethiopia, which, with the second-largest population in Africa, is a major focus for international brewers.

Latest News

Monster’s Nigeria launch tweaked to "respect" religion, culture - Coca-Cola HBC CEO 14 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

The CEO for Coca-Cola HBC has said his company adjusted the launch of Monster energy drink in Nigeria to account for local religion and culture.


Heineken's Nigerian Breweries launches Stella in Nigeria 18 Dec 2017

Lucy Britner

Heineken-controlled Nigerian Breweries has launched a lager called Stella in its domestic market.


Sociedade de Distribuição de Bebidas de Angola’s Luandina lager - Product Launch 18 Dec 2017

Olly Wehring

Sociedade de Distribuição de Bebidas de Angola (Sodiba) has launched a lager beer brand in its domestic market, designed to compete with market leader Cuca.


Nigerian Breweries names Jordi Borrut Bel CEO  13 Dec 2017

Lucy Britner

Heineken-controlled Nigerian Breweries has appointed a permanent CEO.


Pernod Ricard, Jumia Food line up one-hour alcohol delivery in Ghana 11 Dec 2017

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard's Ghana unit has launched a one-hour alcohol delivery service in the country's capital, Accra.


Heineken begins US$100m brewery build in Mozambique 4 Dec 2017

Lucy Britner

Heineken has started construction of its first brewery in Mozambique. 



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