Ibotta partners with Anheuser-Busch to offer beer discounts on app

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Ibotta partners with Anheuser-Busch to offer beer discounts on app   Source: The Denver Post By Tamara Chuang March 3rd   Noted: Mobile shopping app Ibotta announced Thursday that a new two-year partnership with Anheuser-Busch will reward customers who are of drinking age with up to $5 cash back on beer purchases at restaurants and stores.   Anheuser-Busch needs to …

A rare glimpse into a beer distributor’s ‘pay-to-play’ tactics

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A rare glimpse into a beer distributor’s ‘pay-to-play’ tactics?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /   Source: Boston Globe By Dan Adams March 04, 2016   The owner of the Massachusetts company recently hit with a multimillion dollar fine for paying illegal kickbacks to Boston bars also runs a beer distributor in Brooklyn that gave gifts to New York …

Confirmed: 2 Glasses of Wine Before Bed Helps You Lose Weight

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Confirmed: 2 Glasses of Wine Before Bed Helps You Lose Weight   Pass the Merlot, please!   Source: Shape By PureWow Mar 01, 2016   Good news for anyone that prefers Cabernet over cardio: Drinking two glasses of wine before bed could actually be the magic pill that helps you lose weight, according to two recent studies from Washington State …

Up to six alcoholic drinks a week does not pose heart attack or stroke risk

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Up to six alcoholic drinks a week does not pose heart attack or stroke risk   Harvard study contradicts chief medical officer’s claim drinking “any level of alcohol regularly carries a health risk”                                     Source: The Telegraph 2 Mar 2016   Having up to six alcoholic drinks a week does not pose a long-term risk of heart attack or stroke, …

Whisky industry is accused of blocking bid to cut drink deaths

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Whisky industry is accused of blocking bid to cut drink deaths   Figures show a fall in alcohol sales in Scotland has stalled   Source: The Times Mike Wade March 1 2016   The Scottish government’s campaign to combat alcohol abuse has been stopped in its tracks by the opposition of the whisky industry, campaigners have claimed.   Figures from …

Government policies lead to fall in alcohol consumption

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Government policies lead to fall in alcohol consumption   Source: BBC 1 March 2016   A new report has found that government policies have had a positive impact on alcohol consumption in Scotland.   NHS Health Scotland found that a ban on multi-buy drinks promotions was among a number of successful initiatives.   However, it warned that more needed to …

Beer distributor to pay $2.6 million fine in pay-to-play case

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Beer distributor to pay $2.6 million fine in pay-to-play case   Source: Boston Globe By Dan Adams March 02, 2016   The largest distributor of craft beers in Massachusetts will pay a fine of millions of dollars to avoid a 90-day suspension of its liquor license, a record-setting penalty imposed after the company was caught paying Boston bars to stock …

Is It Time to End Tipping?

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Is It Time to End Tipping?   Some say tipping is unfair and counterproductive. Others say servers will lose money and service will suffer without it.   Some restaurants have started to move away from tipping, with mixed results.   Source: WSJ Feb. 28, 2016   It has been the American way for more than 100 years. After eating out …

Oklahoma: Anheuser-Busch warms up to Oklahoma liquor reforms proposal

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Oklahoma: Anheuser-Busch warms up to Oklahoma liquor reforms proposal   Source: News OK Brianna Bailey February 29, 2016   Anheuser-Busch has reached a deal with Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, that would allow the company to keep its distribution business in the state if the lawmaker’s proposed state question on alcohol reforms passes.   Anheuser-Busch had been a vocal opponent of …

Tennessee: Senate approves cap on liquor store owners

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Tennessee: Senate approves cap on liquor store owners   Source: The Tennessean Joel Ebert February 29, 2016   State senators are moving ahead legislation that would allow grocers to prepare for wine in their stores — including a controversial new cap on liquor store owners in Tennessee — even as lawmakers in the House of Representatives remain at a standstill …