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2013-11-15 10:47:15

A new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calls into question whether existing federal and voluntary standards for alcohol advertisements curtail potentially damaging content and protect public health. The researchers examined nearly 1,800 different ads for beer, spirits and alcopops that appeared between 2008 and 2010 in national magazines; they found that while the ads largely adhered to existing regulations...

2010-08-12 13:37:00

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A study conducted by CAMY, the Center for Alcohol Marketing and Youth, released earlier this week, found a dramatic reduction in the exposure of youth to alcohol advertising in magazines. From 2001 to 2008, exposure dropped by an impressive 48%, demonstrating that the industry's practice of self-regulation and commitment to advertising exclusively in publications with an audience that's at least 70% age 21 or older is working. CAMY's...

2009-12-15 09:14:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Underage consumption of beverage alcohol is unsafe, illegal and irresponsible, and thanks to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), this important issue is being communicated to kids, parents, older siblings and retailers through an effective nationwide campaign called "We Don't Serve Teens." Working with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), The Patron Spirits Company is doing its part to help educate people about this serious...

2008-12-11 17:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Peter H. Cressy, president of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States: The Distilled Spirits Council is pleased to see the continued long-term decline in underage drinking. The study's authors point out that these declines may reflect the greater decline in reported availability of alcohol by those under the legal drinking age. The research is clear that most youth who drink get their alcohol from...

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...

2008-09-21 03:00:22

By Anonymous Wine and spirits sales are being driven by seemingly opposite demographics, baby boomers and consumers who have recently reached legal drinking age. They likewise are popular due to two seemingly divergent trends, health consciousness and the search for status. "Consumers continue to be interested in trading up in nearly every [spirits] category," Brian Morgan, senior research analyst for Euromonitor International, Chicago, told Beverage Industry earlier this year. "It's a...

2005-08-01 03:59:26

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - For Budweiser, it looked like a match made in heaven. So America's top-selling beer tied the knot with "Wedding Crashers," paying a product-placement fee to be featured in the current box office champ and then ponying up millions of dollars for its first major movie promotion in 14 years. But then the Marin Institute, a prominent alcohol industry watchdog group, decided to do some wedding crashing of its own, alleging that even though the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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