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Latvia to outlaw energy drinks sales to under-18s 2 Feb 2016

Latvia is to follow in the footsteps of its Baltic neighbour Lithuania with a ban on the sale of energy drinks to under-18s, according to reports.

SPI Group's JSC Latvijas Balzams names interim chair 18 Aug 2015

SPI group's Latvian beverage producer, JSC Latvijas Balzams, has appointed an interim chairman after its current chair announced his departure.

European Union readies new alcohol harm reduction policy 24 Apr 2015

European Union health ministers have agreed the development of a new policy for reducing alcohol-related harm.

NORWAY/LATVIA: NP Foods Group to be acquired by Orkla 26 Aug 2014

NP Foods Group, owner of the Gutta juice brand, has agreed a deal to be taken over by Norway's Orkla for an undisclosed sum.

LATVIA: Carlsberg's Aldaris shifts focus to craft, main facility to close 24 Sep 2013

Carlsberg's Latvian subsidiary, Aldaris, is closing its main production facility to focus on the country's growing craft beer sector.

LATVIA: Altia sets sights on remaining Jaunalko stake 4 Sep 2012

Altia will continue efforts to buy out Jaunalko after snapping up a controlling stake in the Latvian vodka maker, the company's boss told just-drinks today (4 September).

LATVIA: Carlsberg subsidiary Aldaris posts FY loss - report 27 Jun 2012

Carlsberg's Latvian subsidiary Aldaris increased volumes 9.9% in 2011 year-on-year but still posted a LVL814,900 (US$1.5m) loss, according to a local report.

LATVIA: Liviko signs Bacardi-Martini deal 20 Jan 2010

Liviko, the Estonia-based drinks group, has signed a deal to distribute Bacardi-Martini products in Latvia.

BALTICS: William Grant, SPI Group extend distribution partnership 17 Aug 2009

William Grant & Sons has lined up a distribution agreement with SPI Group in the Baltic countries.

LATVIA: Carlsberg's Aldaris updates Zelta beer brand 31 Jul 2009

Aldaris has launched a rebrand of the Zelta beer brand in its domestic market.