The cost of alcohol use to the government in England has been over-stated by public health campaigners, and in fact the revenue from taxes outweighs such costs to the tune of £6.5bn, according to a report from the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Scotland’s plans for minimum unit pricing on alcohol could break free trade rules, says the advocate general for the European Court of Justice; but the Scottish government says it will continue to ‘vigorously make the case’ for the policy.
Return to school can be an abundant time for food and drink makers, but stakeholder actions are rupturing market safeholds as health concerns rise, says Euromonitor analyst Lauren Bandy in this guest article.
Plus: Brunei to investigate rise of NCDs in the country; Vietnamese ‘ignoring nutrition’, health institute warns; and weakening rupiah giving food industry a dilemma.
Crown Holdings has been supporting local and international brands with packaging designs to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday (SG50) this year.