Consumers around the world are spending less on almost everything. Even booze.

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Consumers around the world are spending less on almost everything. Even booze. The Washington Post By Abha Bhattarai April 16, 2019 Consumers around the world are likely to spend more cautiously in the coming months amid political and economic uncertainty, according to a new report that surveyed shoppers in 64 countries. Shoppers said they have cut back on clothing and entertainment …

A Prime Opportunity — Amazon’s Future Alcohol Lobbyist Could Change the Beer Industry in Big Ways

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A Prime Opportunity — Amazon’s Future Alcohol Lobbyist Could Change the Beer Industry in Big Ways Good Beer Hunting April 16, 2019 THE GIST With hope to increase its influence across a range of sectors in Washington D.C., Amazon has spent heavily on its lobbying efforts in recent years, doling out about $44 million from 2015-2018. But this week it was revealed …

Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress

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Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress News Release By Binghamton University April 16, 2019 BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new …

How ‘service with a smile’ could be driving stressed-out workers to drink

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How ‘service with a smile’ could be driving stressed-out workers to drink Employees who tend to amplify, suppress or fake emotions are more likely to be heavy drinkers, a new study finds MarketWatch April 15, 2019 Feigning cheerfulness at work could drive some employees to drink after they clock out, a new study suggests. The researchers studied workers who come in daily …

Study questions drinking behaviors

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Study questions drinking behaviors The Daily Illini By Yoojin Son, Assistant News Editor April 11, 2019 Infographic:  Prevalence of alcohol use amongst college students in 2015 Questioning the behavior of ordering another drink, taking another sip and repeating it the next week, a research study has worked its way back to answer these questions to create smarter interventions down the …

What’s Behind the Elective-Sobriety Trend

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What’s Behind the Elective-Sobriety Trend Why people are giving up drinking, even when they don’t have a problem Source: https://elemental.medium.com/ Virginia Sole-Smith Apr 10 On a warmer-than-average Thursday evening in February, 40 women gathered in Philadelphia’s industrial-chic Front Street Cafe for happy hour?-?but instead of ordering rosé or craft beer, they sipped artisanal mocktails and locally brewed kombucha. Billed as an …

Heineken has a plan to make Americans love beer again

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Heineken has a plan to make Americans love beer again Source: https://www.cnn.com/ By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business April 15, 2019 Americans are drinking less beer. Heineken has a plan to fix that. Over the past four years, American beer consumption slid 5%, according to research firm Mintel. A quarter of US beer drinkers said in August that they consume less beer …

BEVERAGE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION DIPS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

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BEVERAGE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION DIPS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR Source: EPG Media April 14, 2019 Consumers are drinking less: Beverage alcohol consumption levels in the U.S. fell 0.8% for a second consecutive year in 2018, according to the Beverage Information Group’s Handbook Advance 2019. Declining beer sales held back the alcohol industry’s overall performance, as did slower sales in the wine …

Forcing a smile at work linked to heavy drinking: study

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Forcing a smile at work linked to heavy drinking: study Source: https://www.foxnews.com/ By David Aaro  April 13 Employees who work in the public eye who force themselves to smile for customers or hide feelings of annoyance may be susceptible to heavy drinking after hours, according to a new study. Researchers at Penn State and the University of Buffalo studied the drinking …

America’s Real Drug Problem: Alcohol Abuse Costs US Billions Annually

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America’s Real Drug Problem: Alcohol Abuse Costs US Billions Annually Source: https://citizentruth.org/ Apr 11, 2019  A report in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine states that alcohol abuse costs the United States a whopping $249 billion in 2010 alone. America’s epidemic of opioid abuse and the increasing problem of methamphetamine addiction have been the stars of newspaper headlines and New York …