Tag: Minimum alcohol pricing

Top judges to rule on minimum pricing plans for alcohol in Scotland | BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Top judges to rule on minimum pricing plans for alcohol in Scotland | BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Seven Supreme Court justices will announce their findings on Wednesday after hearing argument from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) that minimum unit pricing (MUP) is ”disproportionate” and illegal under European law. A lawyer representing the SWA argued at a hearing in London in July that there were better ways to achieve the Scottish Government’s aim. Aidan O’Neill QC told […]

Senators warn of job losses over minimum alcohol pricing | Irish Examiner

Senators warn of job losses over minimum alcohol pricing | Irish Examiner

The Government is amending the Public Health Alcohol Bill so that small shops can still show drink products without covering them up, a chief concern among mainly Government senators. Mr Harris told the Seanad that with current cheap alcohol prices, a woman could reach her weekly recommended intake of drink for €4.90 while a man […]

Welsh government plans minimum pricing for alcohol sales | The Guardian

Welsh government plans minimum pricing for alcohol sales | The Guardian

A new law that will introduce a minimum price for the sale of alcohol in Wales has been unveiled by the Welsh government. The public health (minimum price for alcohol) (Wales) bill is expected to be introduced before the Welsh assembly on Monday by the public health minister, Rebecca Evans. It will address longstanding health […]

Total Wine wins legal case against state regulator The Drinks Business

Total Wine wins legal case against state regulator The Drinks Business

The Maryland-based alcohol retailer, which sells wine in 20 states and has ambitious plans to grow its estate from 162 shops now to around 200 by 2018, was given several day-license suspensions by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission in January for allegedly selling spirits below cost price. State regulators maintained the practise is prohibited in Massachusetts, […]

Maine regulators want to raise price of ‘nips’ and other lower-cost liquor | Portland Press Herald

Maine regulators want to raise price of ‘nips’ and other lower-cost liquor | Portland Press Herald

AUGUSTA — Maine regulators are looking to raise the price of several less expensive categories of alcohol, including a 50 percent increase in the price of nips, the tiny 50-milliliter bottles that recently were the subject of a conflict between Gov. Paul LePage and the Legislature. The state wants to achieve a minimum markup of […]

Could Welsh minimum pricing plans wipe out supermarket booze deals? | Daily Post

Could Welsh minimum pricing plans wipe out supermarket booze deals? | Daily Post

A potential 50p a unit minimum price would hit a number of cheap wines and spirits and also halt many discount deals, even for more high-value brands like Stella Artois and a Trivento Reserve Malbec wine. The First Minister revealed they were proposing legislation to make it illegal for alcohol to be sold below a […]

Alison Douglas: Battle to introduce minimum alcohol prices almost over finishing line | The Scotsman

Alison Douglas: Battle to introduce minimum alcohol prices almost over finishing line | The Scotsman

This summer, the UK Supreme Court will hear the Scotch Whisky Association’s final appeal against minimum unit pricing for alcohol. This is the final stage in a long -running legal process which has seen minimum pricing tested in Europe and twice declared legal by Scottish courts. We hope that minimum pricing can at last be […]

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 […]