SA’s largest alcohol producer Distell grew revenue in SA by more than 30% from July to September, even though more than a third of the trading days during the period were lost to alcohol bans.

This suggests consumers have changed buying habits in response to the frequent Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.`The maker of brands such as Hunter’s Dry, Savanna, JC Le Roux and Klipdrift brandy reported the volume of alcohol sold in SA grow by double digits compared with the same period in 2020, during which 39% of normal trading days were lost...

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