Press Releases

Final call for alcohol consultation response - one week to go

24/01/2012

With its consultation deadline closing on 31 January 2012, the Portman Group is calling for people to submit their final responses about changes to the Code of Practice for responsible alcoh... Read more

Crunk juce breaches responsibility code for encouraging excessive consumption

19/01/2012

An alcohol product called Crunk Juce has breached alcohol responsibility rules for encouraging excessive alcohol consumption and failing to make the alcoholic nature of the product clear on ... Read more

Suck & blow in breach for encouraging rapid drinking and link to sexual success

19/01/2012

Suck & Blow alcoholic jelly tubes have breached three alcohol responsibility rules for promoting rapid drinking, appealing to children and suggesting sexual success. Read more

Portman group welcomes committee focus on alcohol education

09/01/2012

Responding to the Science and Technology Committee Report from the Inquiry into Sensible Drinking Guidelines, Henry Ashworth Chief Executive, Portman Group said: Read more

New Members Sought for Independent Alcohol Complaints Panel

05/10/2011

The Portman Group is advertising for two members to join the Independent Complaints Panel, an independent body that considers complaints about alcohol marketing under the Portman Group’s Cod... Read more

UK ahead of the Game in Regulating Digital Alcohol Marketing

21/09/2011

Leading European & US spirits producers are calling on UK alcohol regulation expertise as they introduce new digital marketing guidelines. Read more

Portman Group confirms new CEO appointment

19/09/2011

The UK’s nine leading drinks manufacturers have appointed Henry Ashworth as Chief Executive of the Portman Group. Read more

Foil Pouches ‘Not in Breach’ of Alcohol Responsibility Rules

25/08/2011

A range of ready-to-drink vodka products sold in foil pouches does not unduly appeal to children nor suggest that consumption enhances mental or physical performance according to the latest ... Read more

Responsibility Deal: Alcohol Labelling Details Announced

19/08/2011

The Portman Group has today confirmed how the alcohol industry will deliver and monitor its commitment to provide responsible drinking information on 80 per cent of alcohol labels on UK shel... Read more

Kronenbourg 1664 Spotify Promotion Breaches Portman Group Code

04/07/2011

A complaint about a Kronenbourg 1664 promotion on Spotify has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel for featuring a music track which references drinking to excess. Read more

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