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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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Health drives responsible drinking in Finland 11 Jul 2017

The majority of alcohol consumers in Finland see themselves as responsible drinkers, according to a new study.

Tito's Handmade Vodka secures Finland roll-out 17 Mar 2016

Tito's Handmade Vodka has launched in Finland after owner Fifth Generation secured a distribution deal.

Altia appoints managing director for Cognacs 17 Nov 2015

Altia Group has created a managing director role for its Cognac division. Jérôme Durand has assumed the position at Larsen SAS, following the integration of the Cognac house into the group. 

Rum owner blasts Finnish ad laws amid debate 15 Oct 2014

A Finnish rum producer at the centre of a national debate over the country's strict alcohol marketing laws has branded current regulations “ridiculous”.

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.