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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 […]

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 […]

How will minimum pricing impact Scotch? | Scotch Whisky

How will minimum pricing impact Scotch? | Scotch Whisky

The introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland is a step closer following the Court of Session’s backing of the move last month – but how will the Scottish Government’s idea affect Scotch whisky? Widespread price increases, stockpiling and cross-border shopping with England and Ireland will all result from the launch of MUP, according […]

Half of alcohol in stores not meeting minimum pricing limit | STV News

Half of alcohol in stores not meeting minimum pricing limit | STV News

At least half of alcohol sold in Scotland does not meet the impending minimum pricing legislation, figures show. More than two-thirds (69%) of the volume of spirits currently sold is below the 50p per unit threshold. Analysts Nielsen, who looked at till sales data in almost 1,200 Scottish stores, published the findings on Monday. More […]

Wine could win big if minimum unit pricing is implemented | Off Licence News

Wine could win big if minimum unit pricing is implemented | Off Licence News

Research by Nielsen, which analysed EPOS till roll data in almost 1,200 stores, has found that at least 50% of alcohol sold in Scotland doesn’t meet the impending minimum price legislation. Spirits would be the most impacted as 69% of volume currently sold is below the 50p per unit threshold. Beer comes next, with 67% […]