Tagged: Systembolaget

NEWS: Norway-Sweden: Gap In Alcohol Prices Grows

According to new data, the gap in alcohol prices between Norway and Sweden is growing.
The Swedish alcohol retail monopoly – Systembolaget – has announced they will be cutting the price of the cheapest beer to NOK 6.90 from 2020.
The reduction of beer prices will further widen the gap of alcohol prices between neighboring Norway and Sweden. Norway has been adjusting their alcohol tax upwards with the general price trend in the country, while Swedish taxes have remained almost at a stand still according to Swedish Tax Agency figures. Already the price gap for alcohol between the two countries is large…

NEWS: Sweden: Systembolaget Mulls Plans for Cheap Beer

Systembolaget – the national alcohol retail monopoly – mulls plans for introducing cheap beer.
Systembolaget is saying there is customer demand for cheap beer. According to the government-run alcohol retail monopoly, customers do not want to buy a 500ml container of the current offer of the cheapest beer. Therefore, they are thinking to introduce a smaller and cheaper beer from 2020.
IOGT-NTO is critical of this suggestion for two main reasons…

NEWS: Sweden: The Massive Costs of Alcohol

The cost of alcohol use in Sweden amounts to SEK 103 billion, annually, according to new study contracted by Systembolaget, the government run alcohol retail monopoly in Sweden. This system has ensured alcohol consumption remains controlled and relatively low in the country. Despite this alcohol has a significant social cost in Sweden. Systembolaget commissioned Ramboll to calculate the socio-economic consequences of alcohol…

BLOG: EU Rules Don’t Threaten Icelandic Alcohol Retail Monopoly

The Icelandic discussion of new EU rules as a threat to the ATVR alcohol retail monopoly is based on a misunderstanding and risks gravely undermining Icelandic public health outcomes, writes Kalle and illustrates how important alcohol retail monopolies are and that they are not at odds with the EU Geoblocking Directive, as some have claimed in Iceland…