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Distell’s full-year revenue grew 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%.

AB InBev to sell Distell stake

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV has agreed to sell SABMiller’s stake in South African spirits maker Distell Group Limited to the country’s largest Pension administrator – The Public Investment Corp (PIC) for an undisclosed amount.

According to Wednesday’s closing price on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the 26.4% stake is said to be worth about R8.92bn rand ($640m).

South Africa’s Remgro to raise $727m to acquire SABMiller’s stake in Distell

South Africa’s Remgro, an investment group said on Tuesday it would raise R9.9bn ($727m) to consider deals, including a right to buy SABMiller’s stake in drinks company Distell Group.

The company said it would raise the funds through a rights offer and the sale of B shares, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Investors will get 10 shares for every 100 they own at a price of R192.50 per share ($14.15) under the terms of the rights issue, which represents a 21% discount on Tuesday’s closing price of R241.72 ($17.77).

South Africa’s Distell Group sees full-year revenue and profit rise amid volatile trading environment

South Africa’s leading wines, spirits and cider producer, Distell Group Ltd, said on Wednesday that full-year revenue for period ending 30 June 2016 rose 9.6% to R21.5bn rand ($1.46bn), helped by a deepening of market penetration in its home market where it now has access to 36,000 outlets across the country.

Distell which also makes ciders such as Savanna, Hunter gold, Hunter Dry, among others said that revenue in its home front climbed 12.1% to R15.4bn ($1.05bn) on a 9% volume lift during a period of contraction in the economy and pressure on consumer spending.

Ready-to-Drink (RTDs) thriving amid sluggish growth in the beer market

The Ready-to-Drink (RTDs) segment of the alcoholic beverage industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, more so than beer, that the big brewers in the country have all staked their claim. The segment is awash with many players, both domestic and foreign as they vie for market share.

A trip to any of the big supermarkets or open markets, where drinks are sold reveals how much this segment is thriving.