Alcohol excise rise is paused for the first time in 37 years due to a fall in the Consumer Price Index as a result of COVID-19.
The Brewers Association of Australia wants mandatory labels and recommends “moving to them expeditiously” but has denounced mandatory colours as adding “unreasonable and unnecessary costs”.
The association representing Australia’s largest brewers has called for an excise freeze while dismissing indie brewer calls for targeted excise relief as distortionary and rewarding mediocrity.
On the podcast this week, we discuss the Brewers Association Annual Growth Report and the impact that the appearance of being too profitable can have on the industry.
The US craft brewing industry’s rate of growth stayed static at 4 per cent last year according to figures released by the US Brewers Association this week, although major uncertainty faces the industry in 2020.
Ministers have scrapped plans by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) body to introduce new pregnancy risk warning labels on cans.
The American Brewers Association has made the “difficult” decision to cancel the 2020 Craft Brewers Conference, which was set to be held March 29th- April 1st, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The US Brewers Association has issued an update for attendees on the coronavirus and its impact on brewers planning to attend the Craft Brewers Conference in April.
Policy options ranging from introducing a minimum floor price for alcohol and greater restrictions on advertising at sporting events and online have been suggested as part of the final National Alcohol Strategy.
Brewers Association finds that brewing industry contributes 102,000 jobs to Australian employment figures.