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Drinks industry 'vastly exceeds' target to remove 1bn units

19 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

The drinks industry has “vastly exceeded” its target to remove 1 billion units of alcohol from the UK market two years ahead of schedule, a report from the Department of Health has confirmed.

What wine bottles might look like with plain packaging

Avril Tooley on dangers for drinks brands from plain tobacco packaging

01 Dec 2014

The announcement about warnings on alcohol packaging is reminiscent of recent rumblings in the legislative sphere that may see tobacco products move to plain packaging. Although warnings won’t take up the entire pack, there is a concern amongst those in the industry that alcohol will eventually suffer a similar fate.

Miles Beale

Wine industry should take initiative on calorie labelling, says WSTA chief

25 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

The wine industry needs to prepare itself for adding calorie labels to wine bottles, as the battle against obesity continues, warned Wine & Spirit Trade Association chief Miles Beale.

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