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Alcohol use and mortality among women

In a follow-up analysis of almost 50,000 young women, aged 30 to 49 at baseline, in the Swedish Women’s Lifestyle and Health cohort, researc...

Responsible drinking around the world - The IARD

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

How smaller companies can improve sustainability

The aims and achievements of the drinks sector's giants provide a strong lead to the industry's sustainability drive but progress will also...

How likely can alcohol bring on a stroke?

Data from epidemiologic studies that looks at the relationship between alcohol consumption and the different types of stroke is quite consis...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Loch Lomond GTR head Andre de Almeida 6 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Andre de Almeida had been William Grant & Sons' director for European Travel Retail for four years when he decided earlier this year to take up the role of Global Travel Retail head at Scotch whisky specialists Loch Lomond Group. That was in July, and now the Brazilian-born de Almeida, who moved to Scotland when he was 15, faces one of the biggest challenges of his career - establishing Loch Lomond as a player in the GTR channel.


Coca-Cola's water stewardship director - interview 30 Sep 2016

Ben Cooper

In achieving its goal to replenish water equivalent to its 2015 sales volumes "back to nature and communities", Coca-Cola gave itself a compelling sustainability story to tell consumers. Greg Koch, senior director of Global Water Stewardship at Coca-Cola, spoke with Ben Cooper about what "replenishment" means, and why getting the minutiae of the methodology right is so important.

Latest News

Diageo adds GBP45m to thalidomide support fund 8 Dec 16

Andy Morton

Diageo is to pay a further GBP45m (US$57m) to victims of the thalidomide drug distributed by a former subsidiary.


India court halts PepsiC, Coca-Cola water 2 Dec 16

Andy Morton

An Indian court has ruled that contract bottlers for PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co cannot divert water from a drought-hit river as water scarcity in the country continues to trouble beverage makers.


Sugar concerns take hold in on-premise - Britvic 28 Nov 16

Andy Morton

The on-premise channel in the UK has seen a "massive shift" in attitudes to sugar consumption over the past five years, the head of Britvic's innovations team has said, as health trends from soft drinks spill over to the country's bars and pubs,


No change in US beverage calorie consumption rates 24 Nov 16

Andy Morton

A decrease in beverage calorie consumption per serve in the US is being offset by an overall consumption increase, putting the country's ambitious new health targets at risk, an industry report has said.


SWA to appeal minimum-pricing setback 18 Nov 16

Andy Morton

The Scotch Whisky Association is to take its battle over minimum unit pricing out of Scotland with an appeal to the UK's highest court.


US trade bodies hail surgeon general's report 18 Nov 16

Lucy Britner

Three US trade bodies have welcomed the US surgeon general's report on addiction.

Latest blogs

The brutal truth behind India's temperance movement 25 May 16

Andy Morton

Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise.


The argument against sugar tax made simple 30 Mar 16

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock came out fighting against the UK government's proposed sugar tax, saying he doesn't think it will pass unchanged.

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