Tagged: Alcohol Industry Lobbyism

NEWS: Australia: Cancer Council WA Calls Out Opportunistic Alcohol Marketing

Following an avalanche of alcohol ads on print and social media, the Cancer Council WA has called out the alcohol industry for opportunistic alcohol marketing. The organization says the alcohol industry is opportunistically using the COVID-19 pandemic to present themselves as responsible corporate citizens when their real motivation was to promote their products and brands…

NEWS: Poland: Big Alcohol Lobbies For Online Retail Permission

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which is threatening almost all industries globally, in Poland, Big Alcohol lobbies relentlessly for online retail permission to protect their profits. A Big Alcohol lobby group is pushing for the government to permit online alcohol delivery…

NEWS: Africa: Big Alcohol Making Inroads

In Africa Big Alcohol is making inroads with their efforts to convert alcohol abstainers to consumers, specifically targeting the middle class and youth. The World Health Organization is alarmed.
Alcohol use and related problems, including addiction, is spreading fast in Africa – driven by multinational alcohol industry giants in pursuit of profits. The situation has gotten worse over the years due to accelerating urbanization and economic development leading to bigger disposable incomes of people…

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NEWS: How COVID-19 Affects Alcohol, Advertising Industries

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly spreading across countries. As of now, the virus has spread to 198 countries and territories and has caused a total of 488,345 infections worldwide. The pandemic has affected many industries around the world.
This article investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences are affecting the alcohol and the advertising industries. This articel is as well as illustrating some troubling emerging trends…

PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT OF CONCERN REGARDING THE ALCOHOL INDUSTRY DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

Major alcohol producers have announced their commitment to helping fight the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Alcohol producers are shifting production to make hand sanitizers.
While this is welcome, there are several reasons for caution and concern.
In this statement of concern, Movendi International addresses three aspects that show worrying developments. We also make three calls for urgent action to mitigate alcohol harm during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Movendi International is gravely concerned about free PR and extensive media coverage of a health harmful industry; we are worried about preferential treatment of alcohol producers by regulators that might foment alcohol harm; and we are seriously concerned about the deregulation and weakening alcohol policy protections.
In response, Movendi International makes a call to action on three issues…

BLOG: The Story Of Absolut Vodka’s Latest Feminist Effort

Can a “consumer whisperer” be an agent of societal change?
Kristina is exploring this question in her latest blog post, as she dissects the attempts of Absolut Vodka to appear feminist.
Read about the story of Big Alcohol’s latest attempt to capture the values (and attention and money) of empowered, emancipated women and other feminists and see how Kristina exposes the hypocrisy and contradictions of this latest campaign…

NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #11

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch. Alcohol policy news come from Sweden, Wales, Kenya and the Women’s Rights movement. The Latest Science Digest covers the link between alcohol availability and violence, how older women perceive their own alcohol use, the link between alcohol, DNA damage and cancer, and the alcohol expectancies that children hold. The Big Alcohol Watch exposes an ugly new trend, the lobbying onslaught in Ireland, and another self-regulation failure in the UK. The Special Feature deals with the growing need for better regulation of digital alcohol trade…

REPORT: Big Alcohol Buys Biased Study to Prove Alcohol’s Health Benefits

Alcohol companies agreed to fund the MACH trial to advance their commercial interests rather than to help answer a major scientific question. Alcohol industry executives seized opportunities presented by discussions of the MACH trial to try to influence this study and wider public health, research, and policy decision-making.
The process of soliciting research funding from corporations, which included convincing alcohol companies that the study design supported their commercial interests, was intrinsically biased. Thus, the three parties – research funding officials, researchers, and industry executives – coproduced the biased trial design…

NEWS: Ireland: Big Alcohol Lobbying Onslaught Exposed

According to findings of Alcohol Action Ireland, the alcohol industry registered 96 lobbying returns in 2018, the year that the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill was enacted, but not implemented. The returns show Big Alcohol lobbyists met with officials on 361 occasions during the 108 days when the Dáil was in session…