Entries by Melody Merin

Alcohol labeling: We’re in it to win it

But 2003 also marks an important milestone for American consumers. In December of that year, three national consumer organizations – the National Consumers League (NCL), Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) – first petitioned the federal government to require an easy to read, standardized “Alcohol Facts” label on all beer, wine and distilled spirits products. This sparked a 19-year battle that is finally paying off for the estimated 67 percent of Americans who drink alcoholic beverages.

NCL Executive Director testifies before the DC Council in support of the Sunshine in Litigation Act

December 9, 2022 Media contact: National Consumers League – Melody Merin, melodym@nclnet.org, 703-298-2614 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sally Greenberg, NCL’s Executive Director, testified before the D.C. Council Committee on Judiciary & […]

NCL applauds federal agency’s decision to require mandatory labeling on all alcoholic beverages

Today the National Consumers League hailed the decision by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the federal agency that oversees alcohol labeling, to require mandatory labeling on all alcoholic beverages as a “great consumer victory.” NCL is grateful to the agency for this welcome – albeit long overdue – decision.

Coalition of consumer organizations urge supermarket industry to address “digital discrimination”

This week a coalition of national consumer organizations urged leading supermarket chains to offer alternatives to digital-only discounts. Currently, many senior citizens and lower-income shoppers cannot take advantage of digital-only discounts due to smartphone or internet inaccessibility.