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 >>
Heineken still invests in Russia (21 February 2023)
Despite its promise to cease investing in Russia because of the war in Ukraine, Heineken launched a whopping 61 new products on the Russian market last year, representing 720,000 hectoliters of extra sales of beer and soft drinks. This is evident from an article by Olivier van Beemen on the research platform Follow the Money. More >>
Heineken CEO sows doubts about the relationship between alcohol and cancer (16 February 2023)
In an interview in the biggest Dutch Newspaper, de Telegraaf, Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink sows doubts about the relationship between alcohol and cancer. He states that moderate use can be part of a healthy lifestyle and that there is a lot of doubts about how certain studies can be interpreted. More >>
Large majority of Dutch adults in favour of alcohol advertising ban (16 November 2022)
65% of adults in the Netherlands are in favour of a ban on alcohol advertising. This is apparent from a survey by the Trimbos Institute among 5,901 people 18+ into the support for alcohol policy measures. More >>
NGOs concerned about ‘buy now, pay later’ apps for online alcohol purchases (5 November 2022)
More and more online liquor stores in the Netherlands use 'buy now, pay later' apps, such as Klarna or Riverty. 'Buy now, pay later' apps allow people to buy items and pay for them within 30 to 60 days. More >>
Dutch State Secretary stops Alcohol Table (12 October 2022)
Today, Dutch State Secretary for Health Maarten van Ooijen sent a letter to Parliament informing the MPs that the Alcohol Table of the National Prevention Agreement will be discontinued. At the Alcohol Table, all stakeholders in the Netherlands (alcohol industry, retailers, catering, students, local governments, health organizations et cetera) discussed the future of alcohol policy and the necessary measures to achieve the targets set in the National Prevention Agreement. More >>

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