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2008-06-30 06:02:33

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Chris Waldrop of Consumer Federation of America, +1-202- 797-8551, cwaldrop@consumerfed.org; or Noa Rabinowitz, +1-202-974- 5012, rabinowitzn@ruderfinn.com, for Consumer Federation of America Review Underscores Need for Government Action to Mandate Standardized and Complete Alcohol Label WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While continuing to press the federal government to require standardized labeling information on all beer, wine and...

2008-06-18 12:00:39

By ROBBIE DINWOODIE and CAROLYN CHURCHILL HOUSEHOLD brands of wine, spirits and cider face sharp price increases under draconian measures outlined by ministers yesterday to break Scotland's drink culture. The radical plans to enforce a minimum price for a unit of alcohol provoked a furious backlash from the industry which claimed it would penalise many ordinary drinkers. Under indicative figures issued by the Scottish Government, a level of 35p for a unit of alcohol would see the price...

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...