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How does the off-premise work in Sweden? - The Facts 22 Jun 2016

Sweden's off-premise channel is dominated by state-owned retailer Systembolaget. With hundreds of outlets across the country, Systembolaget is the exclusive seller of all alcohol above 3.5% abv in Sweden.


Spotlight - Alcohol industry advocates face tough crowd in Stockholm 8 Oct 2009

The second conference on alcohol-related harm convened by the Swedish Presidency of the EU included a large representation of NGOs opposed to self-regulation as a way of tackling alcohol-related harm. Ben Cooper asked representatives of the two industry bodies invited to speak whether they received a fair hearing.

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Mackmyra rolls out NFC-enabled bottles for private cask programme 27 Nov 2018

Swedish whisky distillery Mackmyra has teamed up with a tech firm to give consumers instant details on where their private cask whisky came from.


Grapest Wines' Pizza Wine - Product Launch 14 Sep 2018

Swedish advertising agency Grapest Wines has released details of an Italian red wine for its home market, designed specifically to be consumed with pizza.


Bacardi's Compass Box secures name change from Sweden's Box Destilleri 10 Apr 2018

Box Destilleri has agreed to change its name following a "risk of conflict" with Bacardi part-owned Compass Box.


Carlsberg eyes 2030 target with zero-carbon brewery 24 Nov 2017

Carlsberg has unveiled its first carbon-neutral brewery as it ramps up a new sustainability programme.


Diageo's Ilkka Soini moves to Cider Supply Co 31 Oct 2017

Sweden's Cider Supply Co has poached a Diageo executive to become its MD.


Carlsberg brings non-alcoholic variant into organic line in Sweden 27 Mar 2017

Carlsberg's Swedish unit has replaced its non-alcoholic beer in the market with an organic variant. 


Box Distillery’s Box Dálvve Batch No 1 - Product Launch 8 Nov 2016

Box Distillery has released its first single malt whisky into the Swedish spirits company’s domestic market. Dálvve means ‘winter’ in the dialect of the Nordic Sami people.


Altia passes aquavit production to Unimedic in Sweden 21 Jun 2016

Altia will partner a contract manufacturer in Sweden to produce its range of aquavits. 


Box Distillery's Early Days, Batch 001 - Product Launch 8 Dec 2015

Sweden's Box Distillery has launched its first bottling for the European market, in partnership with La Maison du Whisky in Paris.


Product Launch - Smögen Whisky's Strane London Dry Gin Uncut Strength - Batch 2 15 Oct 2015

Swedish distiller Smögen Whisky has released the second batch of its Strane London dry gin in the UK, with an abv of 76%.