Alcohol Spending Hit $241.8 Billion in 2017

Source: Wine & Spirits Daily JANUARY 11, 2018 The numbers are starting to come in for 2017, and thus far, beverage alcohol trends seem to have been lukewarm, depending on who you ask. Consumer spending on alcohol was up 2.7% to $241.8 billion for the year, according to research from BW166 and Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates. Although, total alcohol volumes were down 0.4%, wine...

US Beverage Alcohol Volumes Decline Again in 2017

Source: IWSR 9 January 2018 The IWSR, the leading provider of data and analysis on the global beverage alcohol market, has released initial 2017 category results for the US market as part of its US Beverage Alcohol Review (US BAR) database. After analyzing preliminary 2017 volume, the IWSR says total US beverage alcohol consumption declined for the second consecutive year by -0.2%. This loss...

SWA chief: Interpretation of Scotch laws ‘could change’

Source: The Spirits Business by Amy Hopkins 4th January, 2018 The chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) believes there is scope to reassess the way Scotch regulations are interpreted by the industry. Speaking to The Spirits Business last month, Karen Betts, who was named head of the SWA in March last year, said she sees “more flexibility” in how the regulations could...

Cava Aims to Overtake Prosecco on Quality Reputation

Source: DRN By Martin Green December, 2017 Cava’s reputation as a quality sparkler could soon overtake that of Prosecco after the launch of a new premium classification, according to the regulatory council president. Catalonia’s leading producers were in London to launch the first releases of Cava de Paraje Calificado, a new category for single estate cava that must adhere to strict criteria and get...

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠AWARDS GRANTS TO KAPOW/LEARNING FOR SUCCESS AND ACKNOWLEDGE ALLIANCE

December 2017 – Since 2011, Sky Ranch Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to help enrich the lives of our nations’ youth, in particular, those who are most at-risk. Cooper City, FL-based KAPOW (KIDS AND THE POWER OF WORK) is a program of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), a national network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students...

Ireland: Shops will be forced to put up screens in front of alcohol aisle

Herald.ie By Niall O’Connor and Eilish O’Regan December 15, 2017 Shops and off-licences are to be given a series of options aimed at making alcohol less visible to customers as part of a compromise deal put forward by the Government. Health Minister Simon Harris has been forced to water down the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill after it met with major opposition from lobby...

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