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A8(a). Alcohol Unit Reduction
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 20 May, 2014
Please list the actions that your company has undertaken in the last reporting year (e.g. product reformulation, serving size control, new product development, supportive promotional or marketing activity) and where possible provide data to indicate the scale of the activity.
The update provides you with an opportunity to describe the progress you have made on delivering against this pledge and the changes you have implemented in order to deliver this commitment. You may wish to indicate if your delivery plans for this pledge had to be modified and whether there were any unintended consequences that arose from your delivery of the pledge.
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2013 has seen a further move in the market towards creating lower alcohol offerings for the consumer.
We, at Bibendum Wine Ltd. introduced a white and rose lower alcohol wine at 5.5% abv to offer in both on and off trade channels.
We created 2 fruit flavoured wine coolers from South America.
We have a new French supplier for a 5.5% wine based drink.
We introduced a new Italian Moscato option at 5.5% for on-trade customers.
Our buyers and winemakers have actively encouraged suppliers (especially in higher alcohol, warm climate new world countries) to reduce high alcohol wines by using different techniques and picking the grapes at a lower degree of potential alcohol.
We forecast that for 2014 there will be a reduction of 320,000 units.
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