South African producers have received permission to export their wine around the world after intensive lobbying efforts over the past week.

Africa: Heineken has purchased two breweries in Ethiopia for a total of US$163 million. 

Diageo has struck an agreement to acquire Turkey's "leading" spirits company, Mey Içki.

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Tess Posthumus

Staffing crisis could open opportunities

The pandemic has thrown many challenges at bar owners over the past couple of years and the ones that survived the various lockdowns and restrictions deserve a pat on the back. However, while revenues are returning and bars are beginning to recruit once more, we’ve come up against a whole new set of problems, one of which is a global starring crisis.

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