Daily Archives: September 5, 2017

Distell’s full-year revenue grows 3.7% despite challenges

Distell Group, the South African wines, spirits and cider producer on Monday reported a 3.7% revenue growth for the full-year ended 30th June 2017. Revenue rose to R22.3bn ($1.72bn).

The company noted that its South African market which contributed 74% of group sales grew 7.8%, while volumes rose by 1.5%. The second-half of the year saw a marked improvement, with total volumes rising 5.4%.

Anheuser-Busch pledges to create 10,000 jobs in South Africa by 2021

South African Breweries (SAB), a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev in South Africa, on Monday unveiled an ambitious programme to create 10,000 jobs in South Africa by 2021.

AB InBev which last year acquired SABMiller, a brewer with deep roots in South Africa said the jobs to be created would come from the company’s various entrepreneurship schemes such as SAB Kickstart, SAB Foundation, SAB Thrive and SAB Accelerator, as well as its agriculture programmes to grow emerging farmers.

Guinness Nigeria posts 23% revenue growth, returns to profitability in full-year

Guinness Nigeria Plc, said on Tuesday that revenue for the full-year ended 30th June 2017 grew 23% to ₦126bn ($348m), up from ₦102bn ($282m) in the previous year.

The maker of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and Dubic Lager said it returned to profitability for the first time in four quarters, posting a profit of ₦1.9bn ($5.2m), from a loss of ₦2bn.