Press Releases

Pernod label breaks alcohol marketing rules

16/07/2014

The packaging of Pernod, an anise-based spirit, has been found in breach of alcohol marketing rules for failing to communicate its alcoholic nature with absolute clarity (paragraph 3.1). Read more

Complaint about WKD Cocktail Promotion Upheld

16/07/2014

A WKD Halloween Cocktail Cauldron promotion has been found to breach alcohol marketing rules for encouraging immoderate consumption. Read more

Direct Beers in breach of alcohol marketing rules

16/07/2014

Ten products produced by independent brewer Direct Beers Ltd have been found to breach the Portman Group’s Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks. Read more

500ml Cans of Tennent’s Super Break Alcohol Responsibility Rules

16/07/2014

The packaging of 500ml cans of Tennent’s Super, a 9% ABV beer produced by AB InBev UK, has been found to encourage immoderate consumption after a ruling by the Independent Complaints Panel (... Read more

Panel: Breezer Orange and Watermelon do not breach Responsibility Code

16/07/2014

The Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) has ruled that Breezer Watermelon and Orange flavoured wine-based drinks do not contravene alcohol marketing rules as set out in the Code of Practice... Read more

Independent Complaints Panel: Latest Rulings

16/07/2014

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

Government welcomes new voluntary action from drinks producers

08/07/2014

Drinks producers and retailers have today announced a significant range of voluntary industry actions to help the Government tackle alcohol misuse and promote responsible drinking. Read more

RDAN Lower Alcohol Pledge – Portman Group Response to First Interim Report

28/04/2014

Figures released by Department of Health today show that UK drinks producers and retailers are on track to meet their pledge to take one billion units of alcohol out of the market by the end... Read more

Dead Pony Club ale breaches alcohol marketing Code

28/04/2014

The packaging of Dead Pony Club, a pale ale produced by BrewDog, has broken alcohol marketing rules for encouraging both anti-social behaviour and rapid drinking. The Independent Complaints ... Read more

Red Army Vodka breaks alcohol marketing rules

09/04/2014

The packaging of Bartex’s Red Army Vodka has breached alcohol responsibility rules for its association with violence and aggression. A complaint, submitted by the Independent Complaints Pane... Read more

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