Alcohol Regulation

Alcohol accounts for 4.7% of brick-and-mortar grocery sales in the US - and just 0.7% online. Diageo's Distill Ventures explains why.

Digital natives? ‘Drink brands are behind the times’

By Rachel Arthur

Mainstream culture has seen huge changes with the rise of social media, the internet, ecommerce and smartphones. Innovation and disruption has turned many industries upside down when it comes to retail and marketing, but to date the drinks industry has...

Does this image feature nostalgic cues - or bright colours that appeal to children?

Nostalgia may seem nice – but alcohol brands should use with care

By Rachel Arthur

An increasing number of brands are drawing on nostalgia as a marketing tool: but alcohol brands that try to appeal to an adult’s inner child must take care that they do not also inadvertently appeal to children today, warns the Portman Group.

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What - exactly - is ‘alcohol free’?

By Rachel Arthur

In Europe, an ‘alcohol-free’ drink is defined as one under 0.5% ABV. In the UK, however, an ‘alcohol-free’ drink must be 0.05% ABV or below. But the UK’s definition could change, with the government currently consulting on new regulations for low alcohol...

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