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Responsible drinking measures around the world

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

ISFAR Review 198

Members of the ISFAR recently considered an important critique of nearly 2m people, which confirmed the J-shaped association of moderate alc...

Does alcohol accelerate the onset of dementia?

A number of epidemiologic studies have found that light-to-moderate alcohol intake is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia an...

Pernod's mood darkens over India - Analysis

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market....

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

US watchdog warns Jus Bar over health claims 4 May 17

Andy Morton

The US Food & Drug Administration has instructed juice maker Jus Bar to remove claims that its products can help prevent ailments including cancer and hangovers.


SodaStream warned over offensive language in ad 3 May 17

Andy Morton

The UK's advertising watchdog has banned a SodaStream ad for misleading claims and inappropriate language.


Guinness turns vegan as Diageo overhauls filter 3 May 17

Andy Morton

Guinness Draught produced at Diageo's St. James’s Gate for the on-premise is now vegan-friendly after the company completed an overhaul of the brewery's filtration system.


PepsiCo pulls craft sodas after US sugar mix-up 26 Apr 17

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has temporarily removed its craft-style beverages, Stubborn Soda and Caleb’s Kola, from US shelves after they were mistakenly made with beet sugar instead of cane.


Portman Group heads to Tesco for new chief exec 25 Apr 17

Olly Wehring

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.


PepsiCo launches US$106,000 incubator prize 12 Apr 17

Andy Morton

PepsiCo is offering a EUR100,000 (US$106,000) prize to help uncover Europe's next big idea in nutrition.

Latest blogs

Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up 4 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.


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.

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