Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: EU: Big Alcohol Wants Special Interest Group in Parliament

Big Alcohol wants to establish a special interest group in the EU Parliament.
The lobby front group representing Big Alcohol at the EU level “Spirits Europe” has said they strongly support the re-establishment of the Parliamentary Intergroup on Wine, Spirits and Quality Foodstuffs…

REPORT: Alcohol Marketing to Women in Australia

With many pregnancies being unplanned, and the significant body of evidence indicating that alcohol promotion influences attitudes, decisions, and behaviours related to alcohol use, there is a strong rationale to address alcohol marketing targeted at women as part of a comprehensive approach to reducing alcohol consumption, including among women of child-bearing age…

NEWS: Ireland: Minister Chastises Big Alcohol in Schools

The Irish Minister of Health chastised Big Alcohol for conducting awareness programmes in Irish schools. The alcohol industry has funded school alcohol awareness programmes mainly through Drinkaware.ie – Big Alcohol’s lobby front group in Ireland. This is a clear conflict of interest as their products and practices are the cause for alcohol harm to be creating awareness about among school students…

NEWS: Australia: Online Alcohol Retail Puts Kids in Harm’s Way

Online alcohol retail and delivery is putting kids in harm’s way in Australia as found by an Australian-first study. The study found, More than one-third of respondents aged 25 years and under (36%) didn’t have their ID checked when receiving their alcohol order…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Ads Expenditure Fuels Underage Alcohol Use

New research has found Big Alcohol ads expenditure links to and fuels underage alcohol use.
Gentile and colleagues found in their recent study that overall levels of alcohol industry advertising expenditure were strong predictions of adolescents’ beer brand awareness, preferences, use, and brand loyalty.
For example, 99% of middle school and high school students surveyed for the study had heard of Budweiser and Bud Light — the top spender on advertising — and 44% said they had used the brand…

NEWS: France: Macron Stands with Big Alcohol, Blocks Dry January

President of France Emmanuel Macron stands with Big Alcohol and blocks the proposed Dry January in France. Wine lobby groups started attacking the proposed Dry January campaign even before the formal proposal was submitted. It looks like their letter to the President on the matter worked as President Macron has said “you can let it be known that there will be no Janvier Sec (Dry January)…”

NEWS: Pernod Ricard Exposed: Harmful Alcohol Norm at Work

A member of Pernod Ricard’s sales team took the firm to labor courts due to being made ill from alcohol use under pressure from the company. The court proceedings have exposed a harmful alcohol norm at work within Pernod Ricard. Staff have been coming forward since the case opened with how the company pressures employees to consume alcohol to the point of health harm…

NEWS: India: Diageo Strategy for Market Dominance Exposed

In India, Diageo is employing a strategy for market dominance as exposed by a Wall Street Journal article. India currently has state implemented alcohol policies which either ban or tax alcohol heavily through local governments. This is bad news for Diageo and other Big Alcohol companies betting on India to boost their sales and make up for the decline of alcohol use in the west. Therefore, Diageo pursues an aggressive strategy of political interference combined with strategic partnerships and other tactics…

NEWS: Why Big Alcohol Opposes Road Safety in India

India’s Supreme Court ruled to ban the sale of liquor in proximity to major roads to reduce the number of deaths caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol – a massive problem across India. But major global alcohol companies oppose(d) the road safety measure…

NEWS: South Korea: Plans to Ban Celebrities from Alcohol Labels

South Korea may ban images of celebrities from alcoholic beverage labels as part of a broader effort to deglamorize alcohol use, the health ministry has announced.
The move will require changing an ordinance regulating advertisements in the National Health Promotion Act. The Ministry of Health and Welfare is working to ammend the legislation to better regulate alcohol marketing…