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A new price-led banner brand launches | The Shout

A new price-led banner brand launches | The Shout

Independent Liquor Retailers (ILR) has launched Liquor Boss, a new sub-banner set to lead with an aggressive pricing strategy. ILR General Manager Corey Leeson said the launch of the new brand is part of a reinvigorated channel strategy. “It’s sort of setting that ultimate group up for the future and acting a bit like a […]

Minimum liquor pricing bill to get hearing at State Capitol Tuesday | FOX 61

Minimum liquor pricing bill to get hearing at State Capitol Tuesday | FOX 61

HARTFORD – Governor Dan Malloy is popping the cork on a proposal to get rid of minimum prices for alcohol in the state. He announced a legislative proposal Monday to repeal the current law which forces package stores to sell alcohol at prices put in place by liquor wholesalers. Malloy argues this will give more […]

Gov. Malloy Proposes Bill to Eliminate Minimum Alcohol Pricing Regulation | NBC Connecticut

Gov. Malloy Proposes Bill to Eliminate Minimum Alcohol Pricing Regulation | NBC Connecticut

Gov. Dannel Malloy has submitted a proposal to eliminate minimum price laws on alcohol. Under the current law, which was adopted in 1981, retail stores must sell alcohol at prices set by liquor wholesalers. The governor said this law results in unnecessarily high prices for consumers. According to the governor’s office, Connecticut is the only […]

12 cans of Heineken for €20? This is how minimum pricing could affect your pocket | thejournal.ie

12 cans of Heineken for €20? This is how minimum pricing could affect your pocket | thejournal.ie

The new Public Health (Alcohol) Bill has been under consideration by the government since late 2015 but has not yet been enacted. It is a far-reaching bill with new legislation on aspects such as minimum pricing, advertising and product labelling. Last week, we took a look at the impact the law’s advertising restrictions would have and, […]

Minimum pricing among new alcohol laws facing wine lovers | The Irish Times

Minimum pricing among new alcohol laws facing wine lovers | The Irish Times

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill currently working its way through the Oireachtas could have profound effects on the way we drink. Minimum pricing makes some sense to me, although a ban on below-cost selling might be more effective. However, we already have some of the most expensive alcohol in Europe, so obviously price alone will […]

Alit is taking the mystery out of wine pricing and making the good stuff cheaper | Quartz

Alit is taking the mystery out of wine pricing and making the good stuff cheaper | Quartz

Alit’s Pinot Noir is still more than double the average price for wine purchased in the US—even if it’s relatively inexpensive for a French oak-aged Pinot from Willamette Valley. But Tarlov is telling customers the investment is directly reflected in the product. “Making people understand that responsible farming and responsible winemaking actually finds itself into […]

Booker’s Bourbon staggers 69% price hike | The Spirits Business

Booker’s Bourbon staggers 69% price hike | The Spirits Business

Citing supply shortages as the catalyst for the rise, Beam Suntory confirmed to The Spirits Business that the price of Booker’s Bourbon, which is produced at the firm’s Jim Beam Distillery, will initially rise to US$69.99-$74.99 in 2017. The firm also confirmed that the plan to reduce the number of annual releases of Booker’s from six to four will […]

Booker’s bourbon doubling its price for 2017 | TimesUnion

Booker’s bourbon doubling its price for 2017 | TimesUnion

Consumer tip for 2017: If you pop into a liquor store to pick up a bottle of Booker’s bourbon and find its price has been tremendously increased, request the merchant prove he didn’t accept delivery in 2016. Why? Because the parent company Beam Suntory has confirmed its rumored doubling of the price of Booker’s, and […]

Minimum unit pricing will reduce alcohol-related deaths | Irish Medical Times

Minimum unit pricing will reduce alcohol-related deaths | Irish Medical Times

Most low-cost alcohol (purchased below €1 per standard drink) was purchased in supermarkets The introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol in Ireland is likely to target those suffering the greatest harm and reduce alcohol-related mortality, a new study has found. The first Irish study to investigate the potential impact of an MUP for […]

Whisky bosses are wrong to oppose Minimum Pricing and we’ll keep fighting, says Shona Robison | Daily Record

Whisky bosses are wrong to oppose Minimum Pricing and we’ll keep fighting, says Shona Robison | Daily Record

Over that time we could have seen over 200 fewer deaths and more than 4,500 fewer hospital admissions. This is the cost of the delay to implementing minimum unit pricing. It is devastatingly simple – there are people in Scotland who are dying now because cheap alcohol is far too readily available. Their families and […]