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2009-04-06 07:10:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds 92% of adults support warning labels, 84% support marketing restrictions for flavored alcoholic beverages ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Opening a tall cool beverage during the ball game or at a backyard cookout on a hot day is what families do. This summer, will your child be opening a soft drink or a hard one? Flavored alcoholic beverages - or alcopops - are becoming more popular, especially among...

2008-12-18 16:00:00

California Attorney General Brown, San Francisco City Attorney Herrera, and 12 other State Attorneys General reach agreement with MillerCoors Brewing Company to reformulate Sparks and discontinue misleading marketing claims SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major victory for public health and safety, 13 State Attorneys General, the City Attorney of San Francisco, and MillerCoors Brewing Company announced today that the company will be reformulating its Sparks...

2008-12-12 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as the Obama Administration sets its sights on stabilizing and strengthening the U.S. economy, a coalition of public interest groups today called on the transition team and incoming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to move quickly on another matter where action by the Treasury Department is needed and long overdue: requiring mandatory, basic serving facts disclosing alcohol content per serving and the definition of moderate, or...

2008-10-23 18:00:17

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company applauds the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission (NLCC) for adopting a rule that codifies Nebraska's longstanding practice of following federal standards when it comes to classifying beer. After a public comment period that began on July 31, 2008, the Commission upheld Nebraska's logical classification of flavored malt beverages as beer. Flavored malt beverages, which are malt based...

2008-10-14 00:00:32

By S.M. Mohamed Idris IN August 1997, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) exposed the hazards behind the sales of Alcopops, a trendy intoxicating beverage targeting the youth market. After all this time, similar beverages, designed and packaged like soft drinks, are once again readily available in the market. Earlier this year, we supplied the relevant agency with information on the sale of these drinks and handed over several of these drink samples to both the Ministry of Health...

2008-10-07 12:00:37

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a66793/2009_u_s_beer_w) has announced the addition of the "2009 U.S. Beer & Wine & Liquor Stores Industry Report" report to their offering. The Beer & Wine & Liquor Stores Industry report, published annually, contains timely and accurate industry statistics, forecasts and demographics. The report features 2009 current and 2010 forecast estimates on the size of the industry (sales, establishments, employment)...

2008-10-07 09:00:36

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- During the first seven months of 2008, the U.S. beer industry has experienced dramatic change with MillerCoors officially working together as one entity, and the merger between Belgium-based InBev and U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch. Despite the mega mergers and a difficult economic environment bringing higher costs for ingredients like barley and hops, the light and import beer segments are forecasted to grow 2 percent and 2.1 percent respectively, on an...

2008-10-01 09:00:28

By Lisa Riley Roche Deseret News Starting today, retail sales of flavored malt beverages will come to a halt in Utah -- at least for now. A new provision in state law that takes effect today mandates that grocery and convenience stores stop selling so-called "alcopops" -- like Mike's Hard Lemonade -- that are brewed like beer but flavored to taste like sweet, liquor-based mixed drinks. But before the products can be moved to state liquor store shelves as required, they must meet new...

2008-09-25 15:00:39

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) hailed last night's resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives that formally recognizes the "We Don't Serve Teens" campaign. House Resolution 1042, co-sponsored by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and more than 100 other members of Congress, and championed by WSWA, lauds the industry's efforts in the fight against underage access to alcoholic beverages. The House resolution complements a similar...

2008-09-25 15:00:39

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Fred Jones, Esq., of California Coalition on Alcopops and Youth, +1-530-887-9944 (office), +1-916-768-6060 (cell) Bill Increases Marketing 1200% to Youth, Girls SACRAMENTO,Calif.,Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Coalition on Alcopops and Youthappealed to Governor Schwarzenegger today to veto AB 1245, which would increase the industry's marketing and promotional item limits for "freebies" by 1200 percent. This diverse, broad-based coalition...


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