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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 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.


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.

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Distell pulls Nederburg name from South African wine auction - ProWein 2019 18 Mar 2019

Andy Morton

Distell is to drop the Nederburg name from the South African wine brand's 44-year-old Nederburg Auction.


Heineken targets Anheuser-Busch InBev stranglehold in Mozambique with brewery opening - market data 14 Mar 2019

Andy Morton

Heineken has opened a US$100m brewery in Mozambique as the brewer looks to disrupt Anheuser-Busch InBev's dominance in the country.


How did Distell perform in the second half of 2018? - results data 1 Mar 2019

Olly Wehring

Distell Group is on the hunt for M&A opportunities, having posted a high-single-digit rise in sales from its fiscal first-half.


The Coca-Cola Co overhauls Share-a-Coke activation in South Africa after profanity printed on can 11 Feb 2019

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has cancelled a digital activation for the Coke brand in South Africa, after a consumer in the country managed to print an offensive word in a regional dialect on a can.


Beam Suntory turns ABV Brands into Beam Suntory South Africa 11 Feb 2019

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory, the global spirits division of Suntory Holdings, has renamed a South African distributor it took full control of last year.


The Coca-Cola Co takes full control of Nigerian dairy group Chi 31 Jan 2019

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has secured full ownership of Nigerian dairy and soft drinks business Chi, three years after first taking a minority stake in the company.



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