Posts tagged: economic recession

New Innovation Could Soon Free Non-Smokers from the Fog

Tweet LUCERNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A Swiss innovation is flying in the face of the economic recession and proving that a rethink is necessary even in difficult times. A Swiss company is seeking to make a name for itself with a new idea to protect non-smokers through innovative thinking and, at the same time, enable smokers to continue consuming their nicotine. Buoyed by a great deal of self-confidence and harboring high expect ... Jump to full article >>

As Beer Tax Rises, It’s Last Call For Many British Pubs

Tweet One of Great Britain’s great institutions is under threat: the pub. The British Beer and Pub Association says an average of 52 pubs are closing each week. Changing consumer tastes, a two-year-old cheap cigarettes ban and the deepening economic recession have hit pubs hard. But for thousands, the death blow has been dealt by rising government taxes on beer — up to 20 percent in the past two years. The traditional pint glass of beer ... Jump to full article >>