Press Releases

Independent Complaints Panel: Latest Rulings


The following products and promotions have been considered by the Independent Complaints Panel, under the Portman Group’s Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic... Read more

Portman Group Response to Calls for Calories to be Published on Labels


Responding to calls for calorific information to be published on alcoholic beverage labels a Portman Group Spokesperson said: “A number of drinks companies and retailers are already taking ... Read more

Portman Group Response to Alcohol Concern ‘Briefing’


Responding to Alcohol Concern's 'Briefing' on Drinking Responsibly a Portman Group Spokesperson said: “The responsible drinking message is just one of many ways that drinks companies provid... Read more

New report highlights the importance of building partnerships with the business community


A new report by the Fabian Society, to be launched today in Parliament, recognises the effectiveness of working in partnership with the private sector Read more

Willy’s Cider does not breach alcohol responsibility rules


Willy’s Cider, produced by Chase Distillery Ltd, does not breach alcohol marketing rules Read more

500ml Cans of 9% ABV Kestrel Super Premium Lager Breach Alcohol Responsibility Rules


The packaging of 500ml cans of Kestrel Super Premium Lager (Kestrel), a 9% ABV beer produced by Brookfield Drinks, have been found to encourage immoderate consumption... Read more

Drinks industry exceeds unit pledge target with two years to go


The Portman Group has welcomed the latest official report from Department of Health showing producers and retailers have delivered the Public Health Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network pledg... Read more

Minister praises producers' commitment


Minister for Crime Prevention Lynne Featherstone has welcomed the progress made by drinks producers as part of the Government's Responsibility Deal. Read more

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