The new charity, formed by the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK, said the Portman Group’s role was not clear. Last updated: 6 July 2018 – 12.10am A charity has called for a Government review of how alcohol marketing is regulated, claiming the current watchdog is inconsistent and operates without scrutiny. The new charity, Read More →

By Hannah Pierce (photo) , October 28, 2020 This week’s guest blog is from Cancer Council Western Australia, and it questions whether the existing system of regulation for alcohol advertising strikes the right balance between a company’s desire to promote its products and society’s need to protect its vulnerable members. How well do you think Read More →

Authors: Ratchakorn Kaewpramkusol, Sutham Nanthamongkolchai & Richard Chenhall In: Drug and Alcohol review; Volume38, Issue3; March 2019; Pages 284-293 Abstract Introduction and Aims The dominant Thai alcohol companies have strategically employed brand advertising and brand sharing (using a very similar branding for both alcoholic and non‐alcoholic products) to circumvent restrictive alcohol advertising regulations. As empirical Read More →

Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP ; September 30, 2020 Diageo, one of the largest spirits and beer producers in the world, has developed a national DRINKiQ campaign together with the Dutch National Chamber of Student Associations. Through this partnership, Diageo aims to provide student associations with informal tools to bring the theme to the Read More →

Pink, glitter, ‘mummy wine time’… how the ways marketers sell drinks to women can be patronising – and damaging. May 2020 This story is from an episode of Woman’s Hour from the BBC World Service. It was presented by Jenni Murray, produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed, and edited by Sarah Crawley. Adapted for text by Bryan Read More →

September 16, 2020 Heineken has started a pilot with vending machines that customers in the supermarket can use to tap fresh beer to take home. According to the brewer, the machine increases the quality perception of lager and is a sustainable solution. The bottles are 100 percent reusable. These are vending machines that dispense chilled, Read More →

16 September, 2020 by Andy Young;  Shout Newsletter, Australia Leading data and analytics company GlobalData has identified three new consumer trend as the scale and impact of the global health crisis changes consumer consumption habits and sentiments towards fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands, which is inevitably influencing the alcoholic beverage industry. New Socialising’, ‘New Initiatives’ Read More →