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Future of personalised nutrition - FUTURES vol. 4

The demand for personalisation is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Consumers are starting to consider their own genetic make-up when it...

South African wine gets serious in China

Of all the statistics bandied around at the Cape Wine exhibition in Cape Town earlier this month, one in particular stood out: 37% of South...

How overseas money is changing South African wine

Even South Africa's famous wildlife is conspiring against its wine industry....

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...

Latest Interviews

"The world has changed dramatically" - just-drinks speaks to Distell Group CEO Richard Rushton about fiscal-2019 5 Sep 2019

Olly Wehring

Late last week, South Africa's Distell Group reported a 9.4% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. Following the results announcement, just-drinks caught up with the multi-category company's CEO, Richard Rushton.


"Our strategy is to double the top and halve the bottom" - Interview, Kay Nash, MD of Distell's Libertas Vineyards & Estates 3 Apr 2019

Andy Morton

It's been less than three months since Kay Nash was unveiled as the head of South African multi-category drinks group Distell's new premium wine unit, called Libertas Vineyards & Estates. However, the management consultant and self-described "fixer" has been working for the company since the start of the last year, seeding the ground for one of Distell's most ambitious projects to date.

Latest News

Distell Global Travel Retail appoints new US distributor 6 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Distell has made InnoTRI its next Global Travel Retail distributor for the US and parts of the Caribbean.


Anheuser-Busch InBev to counter Nigerian losses with share issue - Beer in Nigeria data 4 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

The Nigerian division of Anheuser-Busch InBev is lining up a share capital increase in light of sizeable losses in the first nine months of this year.


Diageo creates Guinness Smooth for African consumers 25 Sep 2019

Andy Morton

Diageo is launching a new Guinness targeting African consumers.


Distell Group’s Bain’s 18-Year-Old Sherry Cask-Finished Whiskies - Product Launch 20 Sep 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Distell Group has introduced a trio of sherry cask-finished whiskies from Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky as a South Africa Travel Retail exclusive.


Distell demands South Africa review of alleged Anheuser-Busch InBev merger breach 12 Sep 2019

Andy Morton

South African competition authorities have revealed Distell is seeking a review of an investigation into alleged breaches by Anheuser-Busch InBev of its merger conditions with SABMiller.


Anheuser-Busch InBev cleared for South Africa Guinness production in Diageo deal 9 Sep 2019

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has been given the go-ahead to produce Guinness for Diageo in South Africa after authorities approved a licensing deal between the two companies.



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