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Gerard O'Dwyer

Articles by Gerard O'Dwyer

Altia Corp parted company with its CEO last weekFINLAND: Altia Corp CEO severance deal sparks outcry 27 November 2013

A political party in Finland's Coalition has demanded that the Government intervene to block the severance package agreed with the recently-released CEO of Altia Corp.


Olvi is the third largest brewer in Finland, behind Carlsberg-owned Sinebrychoff and Royal UnibrewFINLAND: Olvi mulls purchases as nine-month sales jump 28 October 2013

Olvi is looking to expand its footprint beyond its domestic market and is exploring acquisition opportunities in Belarus and th e Baltic states.


NORWAY: New Government to shake up drinks sector 14 October 2013

Norway’s newly-elected centre-right Government is about to herald a major shake-up of the country’s drinks sector.


DENMARK: Beer, soft drinks tax cut fails to reduce prices - research 8 October 2013

The recent reduction in the tax on beer and soft drinks in Denmark has not been passed down to consumers in the country, according to local research.


The Finnish Government will raise the tax rate on alcohol by less than its initial proposalFINLAND: Drinks industry pans alcohol tax rise decision 3 October 2013

Panimoliitto, Finland’s drinks industry federation, has criticised a Government plan to further increase the tax on alcohol in 2014.


NORWAY: Fair Trade cola launched in Norway 15 February 2008

Friends Fair Trade Norge (FFTN) has rolled out Ubuntu Cola in Norway, with the product becoming the first certified Fair Trade beverage brand to be launched in the country.


SWEDEN: Sweden looks to up alcohol sales spread 18 September 2007

The ongoing Swedish government review into modernising the country's alcohol sales legislation has produced a proposal to permit Sweden's 1,000 co-operative and farm-run stores to sell alcohol on a restricted basis.


FINLAND: Alcohol tax rise proposals attacked 13 August 2007

Finland's brewing and soft drinks industry federation has warned the Government that plans for a significant hike in taxes on beer, spirits and wine will impact negatively on profits and expand demand for imported alcohol products.


SWEDEN: Authorities chase internet alcohol excise 26 July 2007

Skateverket, Sweden's National Tax Bureau, has started the process of demanding what the tax authority claims are excise duties outstanding on alcohol products bought by residents of Sweden from Internet-based online stores mainly in Spain, Poland and Germany.


SWEDEN: Tax authorities get tough on online sales 3 July 2007

Skatteverket, Sweden's National Taxation Office, has signalled that it may ask the Government to provide it with new legal powers to force online alcohol sales companies to disclose the names of their Sweden-based customers.


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