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Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium Complaint Upheld


A complaint about the packaging of Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium product range not being clearly labelled as containing alcohol, and having particular appeal to under-18s, has been upheld ... Read more

Portman Group statement on latest DfT drink driving statistics


Drink driving is simply unacceptable and any deaths or serious injuries that occur as a result of it are tragic and deplorable. Read more

Alcohol and Innovative Packaging


The alcohol industry has hugely creative people working in all areas, not least packaging design. It’s become increasingly important to make sure products stand out on the shelf, and the pac... Read more

Cactus Jack's Schnapps Complaint Not Upheld


A complaint about the packaging of two flavours of Cactus Jack’s Schnapps for not being clearly labelled as alcohol and appealing to under 18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complain... Read more

Portman Group Confirms New CEO Appointment


The UK alcohol industry’s social responsibility body have appointed John Timothy as Chief Executive. Read more

Old English Gin Complaint Not Upheld


A complaint about the packaging of Old English Gin promoting excessive drinking has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A copy of the full decision can be read here... Read more

Two New Members Appointed To Independent Alcohol Complaints Panel


Two new members have been appointed to the Independent Complaints Panel – the independent lay panel that considers complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing under the Portman Group’s ... Read more

Labelling & Consumer Information – Update for Producers


Further to our previous update, the Department of Health has published a new guidance document highlighting the elements of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ revised alcohol guidelines it sugge... Read more

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