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Coca-Cola subsidiary to distribute alcohol in Kenya - 7 months ago, 12 July 05:54

By: Doreen Wainainah

Crown Beverages, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, has signed a deal for distributorship of premium alcohol brands in Kenya, stepping up competition for local dealers.

The deal with Italy’s Campari Group involves distribution of Glen Grant Single Malt Whisky, Old Smuggler blended Scotch Whisky, Bulldog Gin, SKYY Vodka and Campari Aperitif among others.

“We were looking for opportunities and one that came up was to do distribution agreement with Gruppo Campari (Campari Group),” said Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Managing Director Daryl Wilson in an interview.

The distribution of premium liquor puts Coke in competition with other local producers and distributors such as Diageo, Pernod Ricard, and Wines of the World in the race to quench the thirst of spirit-imbibing Kenyans.

According to Mr Wilson, CCBA will not be producing alcohol in Kenya, but will be limited to distributing the Gruppo Campari brands. Coca Cola Japan recently ventured into production of a low alcohol drink ...
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