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Focus - Soft Drinks and Beer Set to Lose Out in Finnish Tax Reform 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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Finland to weigh IPO for Altia Corp 17 Oct 2017

The Finnish government is investigating an initial public offering for state-owned wine and spirits producer Altia Corp.

Altia promotes Kari Kilpinen to executive management team 22 Sep 2017

Finnish alcohol group Altia has named Kari Kilpinen a member of the executive management team.

Treasury Wine Estates hands Finnish distribution to Altia 23 Aug 2017

Treasury Wine Estates is to switch distribution partner in Finland, with Altia donning the mantle later this year.

Healthy lifestyle drives responsible drinking in Finland - research 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 public 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”.

FINLAND: Altia Corp 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”.

NORDICS: 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.

FINLAND: Altia head calls for funds as government plans 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.