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Laura Foster

Articles by Laura Foster

Minimum Unit Pricing is set to take effect in Scotland from 1 MayWhy Minimum Unit Pricing could prove a win for both consumers and the drinks industry - Analysis 31 January 2018

Towards the end of last year, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) could proceed in Scotland. The decision has prompted many questions: Is this the right approach to tackle the issue of irresponsible drinking? Are moderate drinkers being punished for the actions of a few? Indeed, is the Scottish Government using a sledgehammer to crack a nut? Laura Foster investigates.

Patron has been using technology to connect with consumersWhy the time to educate consumers may finally have arrived - Consumer Trends 9 November 2017

After years of trying - and failing - are the drinks industry's attempts to educate consumers finally falling on open ears? On-premise and spirits commentator Laura Foster investigates.

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