Delta slashes beer prices

Lager beer

Typical lager beer (pic from www.buzzom.com)

Herald Reporter
Delta Beverages has given its customers a festive season gift by reducing the prices of beer by 10 cents with effect from today, ahead of Government’s reduction of excise duty on the commodity from 45 percent to 40 percent next month.

Consumers will now pay 90 cents and US$1,55 per pint and quart respectively, down from the US$1 and US$1,65.

Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Cde Patrick Chinamasa, reduced excise duty on clear beer from 45 percent to 40 percent with effect from January 1 when he presented the National Budget.

In a statement yesterday, Delta Beverages general manager for lager beer business unit Dr Munya Nyandoroh, said the company had reduced the price earlier to provide an early cheer to its customers.

“Delta Beverages, keen to provide an early cheer to customers and consumers, will reduce beer prices with effect from Monday December 29, 2014.

“We are confident that the new price points will be convenient to our customers and consumers who will now have the opportunity to use the recently announced new bond coins from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe,” he said.

Mr Nyandoroh said the new prices reflected a further reduction on the prices announced in September this year.

“The new prices we offer from December 29 represent a 13 percent reduction in prices that were prevailing on the September 1, 2014.”

Consumers have welcomed the development and urged other manufacturers to follow suit.

Harare man, Mr Nisbert Muchenje, said the decline in prices meant more beers over the festive season.

“This is a welcome development. We are going to enjoy ourselves during the festive season,” he said.

Mrs Antonette Mwanyisa said the decline in beer prices was good and should be extended to other basic commodities.

“I wish the same could be done to other basic commodities and even school fees,” she said.

Presenting the 2015 National Budget, Cde Chinamasa reduced tax on clear beer.

“Mindful of the need not to undermine recovery efforts by the alcoholic beverage manufacturing industry and also in view of the current depressed aggregate demand for alcoholic beverages, I propose to reduce excise duty on clear beer from 45 percent to 40 percent, thereby stimulating growth in volumes.

“As a quid pro quo, alcoholic beverage manufacturers such as Delta Corporation have undertaken to reduce the retail price. The introduction of bond coins will go a long way to assist towards this effort,” he said.

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  • dziva

    This minister is sick to death, why would he reduce exercise duty on beer not on basic commodities? Anyway he is always drunk and its no surprise his hogwash 2015 budget

  • Educated

    Why not reduce those levies on fuel. That would be a much better stimulus to the economy

  • MweniTafara

    Eventually when people become educated enough to understand that beer is a drug like cannabis, richatodzikiswa mutengo kusvika pa$0.01 vanhu vachitorega kutenga.

  • Nyasha Makamba

    bad news for families

  • Harare

    its still exepensive a pint is R7 and a quart 12 in south africa

  • Harare

    its still exepensive a pint is R7 and a quart 12 in south africa

  • Harare

    its still exepensive a pint is R7 and a quart 12 in south africa

    • Widzo Widzo

      he he he kupi ikoko ndiri mu Joburg nditonohodha

    • tanaka

      zim and SA 2 very different countries

      • dubes

        Yes one is fairly well governed and the other uhmmmmm

  • Harare

    its still exepensive a pint is R7 and a quart 12 in south africa

  • diblo dibala

    A clever way to enhence the use of Zim$ coins.Manje hatidi.We will buy beer at $1,it’s still cheap.What is 10c after all.

  • diblo dibala

    A clever way to enhence the use of Zim$ coins.Manje hatidi.We will buy beer at $1,it’s still cheap.What is 10c after all.

  • diblo dibala

    A clever way to enhence the use of Zim$ coins.Manje hatidi.We will buy beer at $1,it’s still cheap.What is 10c after all.

  • diblo dibala

    A clever way to enhence the use of Zim$ coins.Manje hatidi.We will buy beer at $1,it’s still cheap.What is 10c after all.

  • MukarangawekuMberengwa

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  • Amaqebelengwana

    So where is the slashing part of it herald? A miniscule reduction of 10 cents will not see a reduction in most pubs who will probably keep a pint at 1 and quart at 2 because of change issues. Am still to see those James Bond coins in circulation

  • Amaqebelengwana

    So where is the slashing part of it herald? A miniscule reduction of 10 cents will not see a reduction in most pubs who will probably keep a pint at 1 and quart at 2 because of change issues. Am still to see those James Bond coins in circulation

  • Amaqebelengwana

    So where is the slashing part of it herald? A miniscule reduction of 10 cents will not see a reduction in most pubs who will probably keep a pint at 1 and quart at 2 because of change issues. Am still to see those James Bond coins in circulation

  • Jeche School Dengedza

    The price reductions are not significant enough to encourage binge drinking….

  • Jeche School Dengedza

    The price reductions are not significant enough to encourage binge drinking….

  • Jeche School Dengedza

    The price reductions are not significant enough to encourage binge drinking….

  • DOFO

    So has Delta reduced their wholesale price as well? They have the tendency to want to reduce the retail price without reducing the wholesale price?!!! So much for been considerate when they are infact not losing anything.

  • DOFO

    So has Delta reduced their wholesale price as well? They have the tendency to want to reduce the retail price without reducing the wholesale price?!!! So much for been considerate when they are infact not losing anything.

  • DOFO

    So has Delta reduced their wholesale price as well? They have the tendency to want to reduce the retail price without reducing the wholesale price?!!! So much for been considerate when they are infact not losing anything.

  • dubes

    people .just brew your own beer its the easiest thing to do and you get so much better beer and just the thing to do to show Zanu pf the middle finger.As i write i have 80 plus litres of proper 7% larger beer unlike the commercially produced donkey piss try it there are thousands of recipes haikona castle ne gondo chete .Show Delta and all its doctorate holders that you dont need a doctrate to tbew an exellent beer just 2 or three ingredients chete You should produce a litre for +/-$0.40

  • dubes

    people .just brew your own beer its the easiest thing to do and you get so much better beer and just the thing to do to show Zanu pf the middle finger.As i write i have 80 plus litres of proper 7% larger beer unlike the commercially produced donkey piss try it there are thousands of recipes haikona castle ne gondo chete .Show Delta and all its doctorate holders that you dont need a doctrate to tbew an exellent beer just 2 or three ingredients chete You should produce a litre for +/-$0.40

  • dubes

    people .just brew your own beer its the easiest thing to do and you get so much better beer and just the thing to do to show Zanu pf the middle finger.As i write i have 80 plus litres of proper 7% larger beer unlike the commercially produced donkey piss try it there are thousands of recipes haikona castle ne gondo chete .Show Delta and all its doctorate holders that you dont need a doctrate to tbew an exellent beer just 2 or three ingredients chete You should produce a litre for +/-$0.40

  • Mimi

    Who really needs a reduction on beer in this economy. Why not reduce the levies on soft drinks and other basic commodities.

  • Mimi

    Who really needs a reduction on beer in this economy. Why not reduce the levies on soft drinks and other basic commodities.