Press Releases

Fifth Edition of Alcohol Marketing Code Goes Live

31/05/2013

The latest edition of the Portman Group’s Code of Practice comes into force today (31 May) setting the standard for responsible alcohol marketing and delivering one of the industry’s Respons... Read more

Portman Group Chairman to step down

13/05/2013

The Portman Group has today confirmed Seymour Fortescue will step down as Chairman on 18 June after four years in the role. Read more

Laverstoke Park Farm Ale and Lager – Retailer Alert Bulletin Reissued

18/04/2013

The Portman Group has reissued a Retailer Alert Bulletin for Laverstoke Park Farm Ale and Lager which asks retailers not to place orders for these products in their current packaging after 1... Read more

Burts Guinness flavoured crisps do not break alcohol marketing rules

04/03/2013

The packaging of Burts Guinness flavoured crisps does not breach alcohol responsibility rules the Independent Complaints Panel has ruled. Read more

Alcohol related death rates lowest since 2002

29/01/2013

Responding to latest 2011 ONS statistics on alcohol related deaths, Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive of the Portman Group, responsibility body for the UK drinks producers said: Read more

Drinkaware Independent Review

24/01/2013

23red are conducting an independent review of Drinkaware. Read more

Tesco ‘Everyday Value’ alcohol does not break alcohol marketing rules

10/01/2013

The packaging of Tesco’s ‘Everyday Value’ alcohol range does not breach alcohol responsibility rules the Independent Complaints Panel has ruled. Read more

Portman Group announces fifth edition of Code of Practice

09/11/2012

The fifth evolution of the Portman Group Code of Practice for alcohol producers has been announced, setting the standard for responsible alcohol marketing and effective industry self-regulat... Read more

Laverstoke Park Farm Ale and Lager breaks alcohol marketing rules

02/11/2012

Laverstoke Park Farm’s Ale and Lager packaging has breached alcohol responsibility rules for using a drawing with particular appeal to young children to market alcoholic drinks. Read more

Martin Narey New Chairman of Independent Complaints Panel

18/10/2012

After a highly competitive national recruitment campaign, Martin Narey has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Independent Complaints Panel for irresponsible alcohol marketing Read more

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