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Soft Drinks, Beer Set to Lose Out in Finland 21 Jan 2011

Soft drinks companies and brewers are facing the possibility of higher excise duties on their products as a result of tax reforms proposed by the Finnish Ministry of Finance. Ben Cooper reports.

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Altia forced to cut jobs to 'secure future' 2 Sep 2014

Altia Corp, the Finland-based wine and spirits firm, has announced plans to cut around a tenth of its workforce as it seeks to to boost its “long-term competitiveness”.


Altia overhauls Chill Out wine box 23 May 2014

Altia has upgraded the packaging on its Chill Out wine range to make it easier to recycle.


Altia head calls for funds as officials plan sale 20 May 2014

The acting head of Altia has said the company needs owners that are willing to invest after the Finnish Government drew up plans for the state firm's sale.


Carlsberg fined over tax evasion in Finland 29 Apr 2014

Carlsberg has been fined DKK41m (EUR5.5m) after being found guilty of tax evasion in Finland.


Carlsberg regional head set to lead Altia Corp 11 Mar 2014

Altia Corp has poached its next CEO from Carlsberg to replace the previous incumbent, who left late last year.


Altia Corp CEO severance deal sparks outcry 27 Nov 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.


Altia Corporation CEO let go after target miss 21 Nov 2013

The CEO of Altia Corportation has been released with immediate effect after the Finnish group fell behind its financial targets.


Altia CEO "extremely happy" with Larsen inventory 6 Nov 2013

The CEO of Altia Corporation has said he is “extremely happy” with the inventory of Larsen Cognac, though admitted previous owner Rémy Cointreau did keep some stock for itself.


Olvi mulls purchases as nine-month sales jump 28 Oct 2013

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


Finland drinks industry pans alcohol tax rise 3 Oct 2013

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