Diageo Australia’s half-year results up to December 31, 2012 show that the ready-to-drink beverage category has continued to plummet. The latest results show that sales for ready-to-drink beverages or...

There has been a mixed response to the Australian federal government’s announcement of a $25 million incentive for sporting codes to end their alcohol sponsorship agreements. While twelve organisations...

Coca-Cola Amatil and Beam Global Spirits and Wine have announced a new 10-year agreement, allowing CCA to continue the manufacture, sales and distribution of the Beam premium spirits portfolio –...

According to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the apparent consumption of ready-to-drink pre-mixed alcoholic beverages fell by 30% in 2008-09, reversing an upward trend for...

A study by Roy Morgan has shown increased consumption of cider and spirits in 2009, and a drop in the number of drinkers of ready-to-drink premixed beverages, known as RTDs or ‘alcopops’. In...

Rumours abound of interest from Australia’s largest supermarket operator in the nation’s market share leader in RTD (ready-to-drink) alcoholic beverages, as they look to give their private...

The 70 per cent tax hike on ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages (alcopops) has received Senate approval five months after being rejected by Senators. The permanent hike was introduced at last year’s...

The Federal Opposition has today confirmed that it will now support the controversial alcopops tax despite maintaining that it will not help fix the binge drinking issue. The 70 per cent tax hike on alcopops...

A minimum price per standard drink should be introduced as part of an overhaul of alcohol taxes, according to an editorial published in The Medical Journal of Australia. Dr Steven Skov, writing on behalf...

Alcohol beverage distributor and manufacturer Independent Distillers fear the introduction of alcopops tax will cut jobs, not drinking. If new excise measures are passed by the Senate, this could mean...