Excise duties on alcoholic beverages will increase by 16.2% (20 September 2023)
Yesterday on Budget Day the Dutch government’s spending plans for 2024 were presented. One of the elements is the proposal to increase excise duties on alcohol and tobacco to cover the costs of some anti-poverty measures. An additional argument is that the government wants to discourage the use of alcohol and tobacco for health reasons. More >>
Alcohol and Cancer campaign (3 July 2023)
The Dutch Digestive Diseases Foundation and the Dutch Cancer Society have launched a knowledge campaign about the relationship between alcohol and cancer as part of the Healthy Generation initiative. The aim of the ‘For Your Health?’ campaign is to share knowledge and create awareness: drinking alcohol increases the risk of 7 types of cancer. The campaign will be visible on TV and in cinemas. More >>
Heineken adjusts advertising posters because models look too young (2 June 2023)
Heineken removes advertising posters because the models on them look too young. The selfregulatory Advertising Code for Alcoholic Beverages states that models in alcohol advertising may not be younger or appear evidently younger than 25 years. Other posters are now taking their place. More >>
Crate beer on offer 35% more expensive since stunt ban (31 May 2023)
A crate of beer on offer cost an average of €14.22 in the supermarket in the first months of this year. In a crate there are usually 24 bottles with 300 ml beer. More >>
Holland Heineken House is now a thing of the past (7 April 2023)
Since the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, the Holland Heineken House has been the place where Dutch medal winners were honoured in presence of their fans. The event was widely seen on televison and Heineken benefited from the exposure those broadcasts had. STAP and other health organisations have drawn attention to the inappropriate link between sporting success and the beer brand. More >>
Heineken approved new sub-brands of Amstel Beer in Russia (7 March 2023)
Heineken yesterday reversed two previous statements about investments in Russia. The brewer apologizes for not being clear about the need to invest in Russia, which has led to confusion and doubt about Heineken's promise to leave Russia. More >>

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