SAB stems market share losses

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South African Breweries (SAB), the South African division of the brewing giant SABMiller (SAB), said on Thursday it had managed to stem the loss of market share to “formidable” competitor Brandhouse Beverages, the owner of premium beers Amstel Lager, Windhoek and Heineken. (more…)

Why beer giants are scrambling for Nigerian market

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It is doubtful if many local industry players knew for a long time that the beer market in Nigeria is a robust one. All that was apparent was the presence of two major players, Nigerian Breweries Plc and Guinness Nigeria Plc, and a number of fringe players doing business in the sector. (more…)

Sarmat renamed Miller Brands Ukraine

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CJSC Sarmat, one of the four largest beer producers in Ukraine, has been reorganized as a private joint-stock company and renamed Miller Brands Ukraine, according to a company press release. (more…)

SABMiller raises expectations for Africa growth

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At an investor seminar this morning, SABMiller updated its medium term guidance for its Africa division. Expectations for revenue per hectolitre growth have increased from a range of 1 to 3%, to a range of 3 to 5%, subject to currency fluctuations. (more…)