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Americans Are Buying More Alcohol, Research Firm Finds

People are buying more alcohol for use at home, according to new figures from a market research firm. Spending on alcohol grew during every quarter over the last four years, indicating increased alcohol sales are not a weather-related trend. …

Drinks Often Contain More Alcohol Than People Realize: Report

The alcohol content of beer and wine varies widely, meaning people often end up consuming more alcohol than they realize, according to a new report. …

Wal-Mart Aims to Significantly Boost Sales of Alcohol

Wal-Mart is taking steps to significantly boost alcohol sales, Bloomberg News reports. The company is devoting more shelf space to alcohol, offering discounts on beer and doubling the number of company alcohol buyers. …

Government Approves Voluntary Nutrition Information on Alcohol Labels

The U.S. Treasury Department announced alcohol manufacturers can place nutrition labels on beer, wine and spirits. The labels are voluntary, according to the Associated Press. …

Taste of Beer May Trigger Brain’s Reward Center, Stimulate Alcohol Craving

The taste of beer may trigger the brain’s reward system and cause a craving for more alcohol, researchers from Indiana University report. …

College Freshmen Drinking Less, Survey Finds

A national survey of college freshmen finds 33 percent reported drinking beer in 2012, down from 35.4 percent the previous year. The survey found 39.2 percent of college freshmen said they drank wine or liquor last year. …

TV Liquor Ads May Promote Drinking in Young Teens, Study Suggests

Young teens appear to be susceptible to the persuasive messages in television alcohol ads, a new study suggests. The ads influence some young teens to drink more and experience drinking-related problems later in adolescence, the researchers found. …

Minors Can Easily Avoid Age Requirements When Buying Alcohol Online, Study Suggests

Minors are often able to buy alcohol online, because many Internet alcohol sellers and shipping companies do not verify the buyer’s age, a new study suggests. …

FTC Requires Major Alcohol Producers to Release Online Marketing Information

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is requiring 14 major alcoholic beverage producers to provide information about their online marketing. The FTC will use the information for a study that will guide recommendations on how the alcohol industry should regulate itself, both online and offline. …

Story Links Alcohol Industry Contributions and Stalled Nebraska Bill on “Alcohol Impact Zones”

The alcohol industry has contributed thousands of dollars to the campaigns of Nebraska legislators on a committee in which a bill that would curb alcohol purchases to residents on a dry Indian reservation has stalled, The New York Times reports. …