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First global standards to ensure responsible marketing of alcohol by social influencers

September 14, 2021

The world’s leading beer, wine, and spirits producers and global advertising, public relations, and influencer agencies have joined forces to establish common standards to prevent influencer marketing reaching minors The joint pledge, the first of its kind in any industry, recognizes ...

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New research shows closure of hospitality caused decline in Brits’ mental health

July 19, 2021

New research shows closure of hospitality caused decline in Brits’ mental health One in three U.K. adults (34 ) say their own social and mental wellbeing has been negatively impacted by the closure of pubs and other hospitality settings, with adults ...

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Global standards launched for online sale and delivery of alcohol as e-commerce booms during pandemic

May 24, 2021

New data from Euromonitor International sees e-commerce grow by 33 globally, while total volume of alcohol sales fell by 6 year on year in 2020 New global standards enhance safeguards to prevent online alcohol sale and delivery to those underage or ...

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The world’s most iconic beer, wine, and spirits brands to introduce new consumer information on labels

May 19, 2021

The CEO Chair and Vice Chair of IARD, together with IARD’s CEO, wrote to Dr. Tedros, Director-General of the World Health Organization, to outline this initiative. In the letter they stated In response to the 2018 United Nations Political Declaration ...

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Alcohol sales declined by 6% globally during pandemic

May 18, 2021

Vast majority consumed same or less alcohol in 2020 Targeted support needed for the minority that continues to drink at harmful levels Consumers around the world bought 15.8 billion fewer liters of alcohol beverages last year, according to new data ...

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New global alliance formed to promote the responsible sale and delivery of alcohol online

January 28, 2021

Groundbreaking partnership between leading beer, wine, and spirits producers, online retailers, and e-commerce and delivery platforms to establish robust global standards for the online sale and delivery of alcohol beverages. Read more here

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Global CEOs of leading beer, wine and spirits producers write to Director General of the World Health Organization

December 18, 2020

Dear Dr. Tedros, The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to communities around the world. Although the pandemic has heavily impacted our companies, and even more so our customers running hospitality premises, we remain steadfast in our commitment to supporting ...

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Letter to the editor: IARD response to ‘What is the best indicator of the harmful use of alcohol? A narrative review’

September 18, 2020

On 16 September 2020 the journal Drug and Alcohol Reviewpublished a response which IARD submitted to the publication Rehm, J., Cr pault, J.-F., Wettlaufer, A., Manthey, J., Shield, K. D. (2020). What is the best indicator of the harmful use ...

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JOIN US and help protect lives, livelihoods, and communities by rebuilding a safe and thriving café, bar, and restaurant culture

July 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented global challenge of protecting lives while also safeguarding livelihoods and communities. Only a whole-of-society, united, and collaborative approach can deliver an effective global response. As custodians of some of the world’s most iconic and ...

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