Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: India: Women’s Alcohol Use Rising

According to a survey done in Delhi, more Indian women are consuming more alcohol. The survey was conducted by the Community Against Drunken Driving (CADD) among 5,000 women aged between 18 to 70 years in Delhi…

NEWS: Philippines: Wine Industry Rails Against Alcohol Tax

The wine industry is opposing the proposed alcohol taxes by the Philippine government claiming the measure to be “excessive”. The taxes are set to fund the universal healthcare programme of the country. But MPs have warned industry lobbyists against painting a false picture of the proposed alcohol tax increase, adding that it would instead help the funding gap in the Universal Health Care program implementation…

NEWS: Encouraging Irresponsible Consumption

A complaint by Alcohol Change UK that Jameson Irish whiskey’s Barrelback promotional material encouraged irresponsible consumption has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. An on-trade offer gave consumers the chance to buy a single measure of Jameson whiskey in a small metal barrel that could be hooked onto a pint glass…

NEWS: Diageo in Hot Water over Worker’s Rights

Trade union members at Diageo’s Leven, Cameronbridge and Shieldhall plants have voted for strike action, with Unite Scotland warning that operations could “grind to a halt” as a result. Members of trade union GMB Scotland working for Diageo have also voted for strike action.
In July 2019, members of both trade unions, GMB and Unite Scotland, rejected Diageo’s improved pay offer of 2.8% for its 1,500 Diageo employees, arguing that this would see its members worse off than in real terms. Workers had called the offer of a pay raise insulting – especially considering Diageo’s profits…

NEWS: India: Alcohol Industry Expects Sales Growth

The alcohol industry is expecting a sales growth after the reduction in sales due to water shortages, liquor free elections and floods. According to reports sales growth of beer and spirits fell by a third in April-June this year to 5% and 2% compared to the previous corresponding period…

NEWS: New Zealand: Justice Minister Plans Alcohol Law Review

Justice Minister Andrew Little is concerned about the alcohol industry overpowering local alcohol laws and says he wants a review of the laws soon. The Alcohol Sale and Supply Act was passed in 2012 in New Zealand. But, as IOGT International reported earlier, this was a watered down version from the The 2010 Law Commission report, “Alcohol in Our Lives: Curbing the Harm” which laid out 153 recommendations for reducing the harm of alcohol to society…

NEWS: Week #34 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE, INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and insights into Big Alcohol revelations…
For week 34, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from the UK, Japan, Sweden and France…
Fresh science updates are about trajectories in alcohol problems based on early adolescent alcohol use, and young women’s narrative on sex in the context of heavy alcohol use…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry attempts to dismantle the Norwegian alcohol policy model, how Big Alcohol targets college students in the US, and how AB InBev circumvents the ban in New Delhi…

NEWS: How AB InBev Circumvents New Delhi Ban

New Delhi  city government has very recently banned AB InBev from selling its beer for three years. But now, AB InBev has quickly launched a non-alcoholic beer which is going to be available in Delhi markets despite the ongoing ban. AB InBev has found a way to circumvent the ban on selling their products.
Tasting and looking very similar to its alcohol beer, the new non-alcoholic product is not only introduced in New Delhi but also in the state of Gujarat, where any alcohol consumption is prohibited.
This new alcohol-free beer is AB InBev’s way of staying in the New Delhi market with its brand Budweiser (even though it also says “0.0 non-alcoholic” on the labels) and to continue to build brand relations with customers that currently are abstainers and have no taste for beer…

NEWS: USA: How Big Beer Targets College Students

In search of sales growth, Big Beer has begun partnering with college football programs, where alcohol sales have long been banned inside stadiums. West Virginia was one of the first to sell alcohol in a college stadium. It was followed by Ohio State and Oregon, and then more recently, Texas A&M, Louisiana State, Missouri and Arkansas. The football program at the University of Arkansas recently signed a $400,000 sponsorship deal with AB InBev…

NEWS: Week #33 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, insights into Big Alcohol revelations as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices.
Content for week 33:
Alcohol policy updates come from the Philippines (alcohol taxation), Kenya (burden of addictive substances and behaviors), Myanmar (rising mental health problem), Denmark (rising youth alcohol use) and New Zealand (10 years of government failure in alcohol policy)…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol policy and initmate partner homicides as well as effective components of adolescent mental health programs…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes beer giants’ turf war in South Africa (and other countries)…
On our Global Voices Blog Portal we have two new stories: Nils writes about the alcohol problem of the Norwegian Oil Fund, and Tunga writes about his contemplations from Egypt and the African Union meeting on drug policy and health…