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2008-06-18 06:00:21

By Martin Flanagan SPIRITS giant Diageo, Scotland's biggest whisky producer, has launched an American legal action against a regulatory ruling that has raised the taxes on its flavoured beer products by 1,600 per cent. Diageo-Guinness USA has taken the case to the California Superior Court in Sacramento County in a joint action with the Flavored Malt Beverage Coalition, a Diageo spokesman confirmed yesterday. Gary Galanis, Diageo-Guinness USA's vice-president for corporate...

2008-06-17 12:00:56

IS THE Scottish Government looking through the wrong end of the telescope in its attempt to curb the national alcohol problem? Its aim is to attack the blight of excessive drinking at grassroots level, principally by raising the legal age for the purchase of alcohol from supermarkets and off-licences from 18 to 21. Further legislation is likely to set minimum prices for alcohol and end the practice of cut-price booze promotions. All of this is aimed primarily at young drinkers because...

2008-06-17 09:00:45

Diageo-Guinness USA, a division of Diageo, and the Flavored Malt Beverage Coalition filed suit against California's Board of Equalization challenging regulations that will reclassify flavored beer, which is malt based, as a distilled spirit, increasing the taxes on these products by more than 1600%. The complaint seeks to invalidate the Board of Equalization (BOE) regulations as illegal on a number of grounds, including that the BOE does not have the authority to classify alcohol beverages...

2008-06-16 18:00:25

NORWALK, Conn., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo-Guinness USA, a division of Diageo, the worlds leading spirits, wine and beer company, and the Flavored Malt Beverage Coalition filed suit yesterday against California's Board of Equalization (BOE) challenging regulations that will reclassify flavored beer -- which is malt based -- as a distilled spirit, increasing the taxes on these products by more than 1600 percent. The complaint seeks to invalidate the BOE regulations as illegal on a...

2008-02-13 12:00:30

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c82712) has announced the addition of Philippines Food, Beverages and Tobacco Market Forecast till 2011 to their offering. The report "Philippines Food, Beverages and Tobacco Market Forecast till 2011" is a work of in-depth study and evaluation of the past, current, and future market trends in the Food, Beverage and Tobacco industry of the Philippines. This report has been made to help clients in analyzing the...

2007-04-19 09:00:26

NORWALK, Conn., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the hot summer months approaching, Diageo North America today announced exciting product news from its fast-growing and industry-leading Progressive Adult Beverages (PAB) category. These flavored malt beverages are arriving just in time for this key selling period, with the popular Smirnoff Raw Tea brand launching nationwide -- including a new Green Tea flavor -- as well as new offerings being added to the Smirnoff Ice and Captain...

2007-03-15 09:00:53

NORWALK, Conn., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company, is proud to announce that it has won a total of nine Hot Brand awards from leading industry analyst Impact Databank. Diageo is the only company to be recognized for its brand performance across three categories, with five spirits brands, two wine brands, and two of its beer brands receiving the Hot Brand designation. Diageo Brands recognized as Impact Hot Brands for 2006 are:...

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2006-01-06 09:20:00

NEW YORK -- Increasing the price of beer, wine, and liquor has been proposed as a way to reduce alcohol consumption, and hence problems related to drinking alcohol. But research published this month suggests that "across-the-board" price increases may not reduce alcohol sales, and might even increase them. In general, there is evidence to suggest that as taxes on alcohol go up and alcoholic beverages become more expensive, people do tend to lower their alcohol intake. But it may not be that...

2006-01-03 00:20:00

NEW YORK -- Exposure to alcohol advertising is an important factor in alcohol consumption among young people, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Approximately 20 percent of all alcoholic drinks are consumed by individuals below age 21, Dr. Leslie B. Snyder, from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, and colleagues note in their report. When they do drink alcohol, underage drinkers tend to imbibe more heavily than adults and are involved...

2005-07-26 08:06:06

BERLIN (Reuters) - Consumption of "alcopops" by German young people has almost halved since the imposition of a special tax on the fizzy alcoholic drinks last year, a German government drug commission said on Tuesday. A report published by the commission showed the percentage of youths aged 12 to 17 who drink alcopops - typically a mixture of sweet soft drinks and spirits - once a month dropped to 16 percent from 28 percent since last August. One third of the surveyed teenagers who...


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