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Does alcohol make you fat? - Research

The public, and scientists, have long been concerned about the relation between alcohol consumption and weight gain, as all alcoholic bevera...

Plain packaging - A clear and future danger?

Research this week has brought into stark relief the potential threat that plain packaging laws could have on the global drinks industry....

How Danone has upped its health & wellness game

In Euromonitor International's health & wellness (H&W) system, Danone ranked fourth last year in the global health & wellness food & beverag...

Responsible drinking around the world - Nov

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

Latest Interviews

"It is for drinks producers to be the most committed partners of governments to tackle the harmful use of alcohol" - Interview, Henry Ashworth, CEO of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking - Part II 7 Dec 2017

Olly Wehring

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.


"Companies will put aside commercial differences when it comes to tackling the harmful use of alcohol" - Interview, Henry Ashworth, CEO of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking - Part I 6 Dec 2017

Olly Wehring

Last month, just-drinks sat down with the head of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The trade-funded organisation poached Ashworth from UK drinks industry watchdog The Portman Group in January. Here, in part one of a two-part interview, Ashworth explains what IARD does, what its ambition is and why its members are forsaking the quest for competitive advantage in the responsible drinking area.

Latest News

Diageo updates consumer target for Johnnie Walker anti drink-drive programme 14 Dec 17

Lucy Britner

Diageo has set a new goal for its Johnnie Walker #JoinThePact responsible drinking activation, as it looks to get 50m consumers to pledge never to drink and drive.


PepsiCo orders 100 Tesla Semi trucks 12 Dec 17

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has joined a growing line to buy Tesla's new delivery trucks, putting in an order for 100 of the electric-powered vehicles.


Plain package threat could wipe billions off beverage value - study 11 Dec 17

Andy Morton

Plain packaging for alcohol and sugary soft drinks could cost some of the world's biggest beverage companies billions in sales, a new report has claimed.


Carlsberg eyes 2030 target with zero-carbon brewery 24 Nov 17

Andy Morton

Carlsberg has unveiled its first carbon-neutral brewery as it ramps up a new sustainability programme.


UK's Advertising Standards Authority bans Pernod Ricard's Absolut Facebook ad 22 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has been told to avoid using actors who look under 25, after complaints were made against an Absolut advert in the UK.


Diageo's Haig Club lines up responsible drinking campaign starring David Beckham - video 14 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Diageo has launched a responsible drinking campaign under its Haig Club whisky brand, fronted by Haig Club business partner David Beckham. 

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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