Tagged: AB InBev

NEWS: India: Big Alcohol Price Cartel Exposed

The investigations unit of India’s Competition Commission has exposed a Big Alcohol Price Cartel in the country. According to Reuters the commission has concluded that Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg and United Breweries colluded to fix beer prices. The commission launched the investigation after AB InBev played whistelblower and said they detected a price cartel leading to the raiding of offices of the three brewers for evidence…

BLOG: Who Will Be King?

Kristina analyzes the new partnership between the World Health Organization and Fifa about health promotion through football. She asks: Can FIFA be a force for good or is WHO surrendering its credibility and norm-setting role in alcohol prevention?
She explores the positive aspects of the partnership agreement, the risks and outlines her hopes for what the collaboration will mean for alcohol prevention in world football. In her critical assessments of Fifa’s role in promoting alcohol harm, she shares three expecations for this new deal…

NEWS: WHO Partners With FIFA

The World Health Organization (WHO) and world governing body of football FIFA has entered into a 4 year collaboration agreement to promote healthy lifestyle through football. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and FIFA President Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum of understanding at WHO’s Geneva-based headquarters…

NEWS: AB InBev Sued By First Nation Tribe

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the owner of Budweiser and BudLight, has been sued for coopting the slogan and logo of a First Nation tribe in North Carolina, USA. The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest beer producer, accusing the beer giant of illegally using the tribe’s trademarked logo and its “Heritage, Pride & Strength” slogan in convenience store advertisements for Budweiser and Bud Light…

NEWS: Snapchat: Another Platform For Big Alcohol

Snapchat is becoming another premium platform for Big Alcohol to target youth. Adweek reports that Snapchat has started to build serious buzz among brands over the past several months. Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University. The company headquarters are located in Venice, California…

BLOG: Big Alcohol At It Again: Illegal Price Fixing Exposed

This scandal shows the hypocrisy of Big Alcohol: While AB InBev is boasting of “empowering consumers through choice” their unethical and repeatedly illegal business methods are exploiting and fooling the consumer. The conclusion is clear: just a short time into the “Smart Drinking Goals” the carefully crafted image is falling apart…

NEWS: UK: Big Alcohol Lobbies Against Health Guidelines

The alcohol industry is poised to launch an aggressive challenge against the UK Government’s new alcohol guidelines
Lobbyists of the alcohol industry front group The Portman Group have announced an aggressive contribution to the Department of Health consultation on the new limits set by Sally Davies, the chief medical office. The consultation only is for consulting on how the changes are to be communicated, but Big Alcohol vows to attack the scientific basis for the new guidelines…

BLOG: Unholy Alliance: How African-American Stars & Big Alcohol Exploit Black People

Beyonce, Jay-Z and other African-American super stars – despite often being parents themselves – make an unholy alliance with Big Alcohol and by endorsing and promoting alcohol brands expose black youth to an avalanche of alcohol glorification; this really puts already vulnerable and marginalized youth in harms way…

BLOG: Not Pure After All: German Beers Contaminated With Pesticides

News just broke in Germany that exposes the truth, that German beer is not so “pure” after all. Several German beer brands are contaminated with the pesticide glyphosate. The Munich Environmental Institute (Umweltinstitut München) revealed the results of a study showing that traces of the weed killer glyphosate have been found in 14 different beer brands…