Tagged: Retail Monopoly

NEWS: Sweden: Alcohol Retail Monopoly Most Trusted Institution

A new survey shows that the Swedish people continue to have high confidence in the alcohol retail monopoly, Systembolaget. Accordingly, about 4 in 5 people (78%) reported they had ‘quite’ or ‘very’ high trust in Systembolaget, making it the most trusted institution by Swedish people for the second consecutive year…

REPORT: Privatizing Government Alcohol Retail Monopolies Causes Substantial Adverse Consequences For Public Health And Safety

There would be substantial adverse consequences for public health and safety were Systembolaget to be privatised. Both privatisation scenarios resulted in substantial increases in alcohol consumption, attributable crime, hospitalisation and death, the largest increase was estimated for the sale of alcohol in grocery stores…

NEWS: Finland: Parliamentary Protest Against Alcohol Law

Members of parliament (MPs) from the governing coalition have voiced strong opposition to the draft of a new alcohol law. 28 MPs have endorsed a statement urging the government to take into consideration critical consultation contribution. Almost two thirds of all submission during the consultation period have been critical about the proposed law…

NEWS: Sweden: 3 In 4 Affected By Alcohol’s Harm To Others

A new SIFO poll, commissioned by IQ, shows three out of for Swedes reporting that someone else’s alcohol use has affected them negatively. The poll also shows that 50% regret their own behavior under the influence of alcohol. And the new evidence shows that women are more negatively affected by alcohol’s harm to others than men…

BLOG: TASMAC Shops — Delusive Paradises

Tamil Nadu suffers from the burden of alcohol harm and the government-owned alcohol wholesale and retail monopoly TASMAC is fueling much of the alcoholism epidemic in the Indian state; what can be done to reverse the trends…

NEWS: Scraping Alcohol Monopoly Unconstitutional

Iceland: Expert for child rights and child well-being recommends members of parliament should reject Alcohol Bill. Freer access to alcohol would be damaging to child welfare and therefore counter to the Icelandic constitution, says the country’s official Ombudsman for Children…

NEWS: Iceland: New Challenge To ATRV

After a previously failed attempt, a new bill was introduced to the Icelandic Parliament, seeking to privatise alcohol sales. The author of the bill is Independence Party MP Vilhjálmur Árnason. MP Árnason had submitted the same bill last year, where it subsequently died in committee. Despite the setback, he vowed to submit it again. The move has received wide criticism for its likely effects on increasing alcohol consumption and alcohol harm.