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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

"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.


"The mainstream part of our wine portfolio is incredibly important for Africa" - just-drinks meets Distell CEO Richard Rushton - Part I 3 Jan 2019

Olly Wehring

In late-November, just-drinks met up with the CEO of Distell at the IWSC awards dinner in London. As guests filed into the banqueting hall, Richard Rushton took a pre-meal grilling from editor Olly Wehring. In part one of this exclusive, two-part interview, we consider Distell's place in the drinks industry, the group's over-reliance on South Africa and its aspirations for Africa and beyond.

Latest News

Heineken invests in South Africa as turf war with Anheuser-Busch InBev intensifies 13 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Heineken is firming up its capacity in South Africa as the brewer looks to loosen Anheuser-Busch InBev's grip on the country's beer market.


Diageo to transfer service centre jobs out of Africa 5 Aug 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Diageo is to move jobs out of its African services hub to Europe and Asia.


Pernod Ricard takes control of South Africa's Inverroche gin distillery 29 Jul 2019

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has agreed to take a majority stake in South African gin distiller Inverroche.


PepsiCo targets sub-Saharan Africa with Pioneer Foods takeover - Juice in South Africa data 19 Jul 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Five years after the end of their franchise agreement in South Africa, PepsiCo and Pioneer Foods have reunited through the soft drinks group's US$1.7bn acquisition today.


Diageo closes in on RTD, Guinness South Africa partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev's SAB 19 Jul 2019

Andy Morton

Diageo has moved a step closer to a licensing deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev for its RTD and Guinness brands in South Africa.


Vasari Beverages plans Ethiopian brewing, distilling expansion - Ethiopia beer data 24 Jun 2019

Olly Wehring

Vasari Beverages has secured funding to increase production at its Dashen Brewery and Rorank Business distillery divisions in Ethiopia, while also looking for M&A opportunities across Africa and Asia.



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