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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...

2008-09-16 06:00:20

By Mari Saito Times are tough for brewers in Japan as young people cut back on their drinking to improve their health and their finances. Young Japanese have become averse to spending their hard-earned cash on alcohol, helping push beer sales down by about 5 percent this year. Brewers are responding by looking abroad for growth and by developing less expensive beers and imitation brews to hold on to domestic customers. "I rarely ever drink," said one university student, Keisuke Kato. "I...

2008-09-05 03:00:17

SABMiller, a beverage company, has launched a new premium brand, Dreher Premium Lager, in the South African market. As part of its European expansion, SABMiller purchased the rights to the Dreher brand in 1993. Now, SAB Limited will brew Dreher Premium Lager under license in South Africa as an extension of the Dreher range of beers. This brings the total number of premium brands in the SAB to seven, and its total brand portfolio to 16. Dreher Premium Lager is a full-malt lager with a 5%...

2008-08-29 18:00:31

By ALASTAIR GILMOUR BEER WRITER DEVELOPMENT Opportunity. Former Pub Premises. Lease For Sale. Vacancy. Freehold. High Turnover. And There's More. The signs are unmissable on every high street, giving the impression that the licensed trade is in freefall. That may be true, with a combination of the smoking ban tightening throats and cheap, strong lager being encouraged on supermarket customers. Add poor summer weather, credit crunch belt-tightening and job insecurity to the flat market...

2008-08-01 03:00:24

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 1--LINCOLN -- Other states are watching what Nebraska decides about taxing and regulating flavored malt beverages, according to a national alcohol policy consultant. By deciding to treat the products as distilled spirits, Nebraska would add momentum to national efforts to keep the drinks out of the hands of minors, said James Mosher, the California-based consultant. "They're starter beverages," Mosher said Thursday. "It's a way to drink...

2008-07-31 21:00:28

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 31--LINCOLN -- Other states are watching what the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission decides about taxing and regulating flavored malt beverages, a national alcohol policy consultant said today. By deciding to treat the products as distilled spirits, Nebraska would add momentum to national efforts to keep the drinks out of the hands of minors, said James Mosher, the California-based consultant. But Marc Sorini, with the Flavored Malt...

2008-07-29 09:00:54

ST. LOUIS, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to a new Gallup poll, beer's lead over wine and spirits has returned to double-digits for the first time since 2002, particularly among adults between the ages of 30 and 49 who tried wine for a few years then shifted back to beer. The annual Consumption Habits poll, released Friday through Gallup's Web site, shows that in combined data from Gallup's 2004 and 2005 Consumption surveys, drinkers between the ages of 30 and 49 were about as...

2008-07-29 00:00:32

By James Thompson Pub drinkers may be downing less beer than at any time for 70 years, but the drinks business is not feeling as flat as one might expect. James Thompson reports on higher food sales and the gains made by off-licences So where have all the binge drinkers gone? Beer sales in pubs are now at their lowest level since the Great Depression of the 1930s, according to the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA): down seven million pints a day from the height of the market in...

2008-07-01 15:00:37

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Marc Destito, +1-202-777-3528, mdestito@clsdc.com, for The Beer Institute Industry Contributing Billions to Nations Economy BI Raising Awareness of Keg Theft this Holiday Weekend Teaming up to Prevent Underage Drinking and Drunk Driving WASHINGTON,July 1/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ? Celebrating our nations independence is a time-honored tradition, typically marked by barbeques, fireworks -- and also, a cold beer. Top Period for Beer Sales Last year,...

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...


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