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Comment - SABMiller, Diageo Cut Loose in East Africa 6 Jun 2011

SABMiller is seeking to regroup and rebuild in Kenya after the end of a contra deal with Diageo in the country.

Comment - Soft Drinks Competition to Intensify in Africa 8 Apr 2011

News that SABMiller is looking to expand its soft drinks presence in Kenya is another example of companies switching on to Africa's potential as a soft drinks market.

Latest News

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

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

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa completes Equator Bottlers purchase in Kenya 7 Jul 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has bought Kenya’s third-largest bottler, Equator Bottlers.

Kenya Breweries' Tusker Cider - Product Launch 27 Oct 2016

Kenya Breweries has released a cider under its African lager brand Tusker. The brewer said the locally-produced cider would appeal to Millennials. 

Kenya Breweries' Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng - Product Launch 22 Sep 2016

Kenya Breweries has released a new RTD variant under the Smirnoff vodka brand.

SABMiller's Crown Beverage hit with penalty over Kenya contracts 15 Jul 2016

SABMiller's Kenyan unit has paid an "administrative penalty" after distributor contracts in the country were found to breach anti-trust laws.

The Coca-Cola Co edits Kenya ad after "public outcry" 14 Apr 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has been forced to change one of its adverts in Kenya after it was said to "violate family values" by the country's film classification board. 

Beam Suntory targets Kenya with Edrington/FIX and King Beverage 8 Feb 2016

Beam Suntory has lined up a sales, marketing and distribution switch in Kenya, through Edrington’s joint venture with Cyprus-based FIX Wines & Spirits and local partner King Beverage.

KENYA: PepsiCo commissions Nairobi bottling plant - report 20 Feb 2013

PepsiCo is to build a KES2.6bn (US$30m) manufacturing plant in Kenya through a local bottler, according to reports.

AFRICA: Diageo's East African Breweries Ltd, Guinness Nigeria heads swap places 3 May 2012

Diageo has confirmed a switch of CEOs between its East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) unit and Guinness Nigeria.

KENYA: Serengeti inflates H1 sales at Diageo East African Breweries 24 Feb 2012

Diageo's Kenya-based subsidiary, East African Breweries Ltd, has survived a weaker economic climate to report strong gains in sales and profits for its fiscal first-half.