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Friday, 22.05.2015, 13:00
The alcohol sales restrictions adopted by the Tallinn City Council last autumn will come into force from July 2015, but the Sunday alcohol sales ban is not initially introduced, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Keyword tags: Alcohol, Estonia, Legislation, Markets and Companies
On May 14th, in Riga’s Old Town, at Audēju St. 8., the third new concept and design Latvijas balzams shop (part of the LB veikali shop network) was opened, offering a modern and comfortable shopping environment, reports BC head of communications at Amber Beverage Group Dana Hasana.
The biggest cause of the 1.5% fall of legal alcohol sales in Estonia in 2014 was tighter control of the Finnish customs, it appears from a fresh survey by TNS Emor; alcohol purchases of tourists fell 2.1% last year compared to the previous year, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Beverages produced by JSC Latvijas balzams (LB), the largest producer of alcoholic beverages in the Baltics and part of Amber Beverage Group, have received gold and silver medals at one of the most prestigious competitions of the US beverage industry – Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, reports BC head of communications for Latvijas balzams and Amber Beverage Group Dana Hasana.
For the Estonian state to not be able to collect alcohol excise tax, the neighbouring countries would have to drink all the alcohol for us, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas commented the threat of Liviko to channel alcohol excise tax money to Latvia, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Estonia's biggest strong alcohol producer Liviko plans to channel 10-15 million euros of tax money out of Estonia as the result of planned extraordinary increase of alcohol excise tax, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The sales of the Tartu-based beverages producer A. Le Coq account for 24.7% of the total turnover of its parent company, Finnish beer manufacturer Olvi, but it provides more than half of the profit, LETA/Postimees Online reports.