February 4th, 2017
Russian sanctions opened doors for Finnish craft spirit exports Finnish alcohol products in recent years have become a worldwide hit, and surprisingly, the Russian sanctions imposed by the EU in 2014 might have helped to boost the export of the products to European and Asian markets. For the third year in a row, Finnish food […]
January 19th, 2017
From early 2017, Finland is planning two legislative changes in the alcohol and confectionery markets. The country will remove the so-called sweet tax for confectionery and ice cream, and the Finnish government is planning a wider renewal of alcohol legislation including several changes in the drinking laws. Research analyst Salla Korpivaara discusses what impact this […]
June 2nd, 2016
Snus, a moistened tobacco product, is one of the few products growing in volume terms within the tobacco industry in Scandinavia. Product launches, including flavours, are becoming more popular in the region, and the category is expected to continue to grow. However, legislation changes may lead to some adaptation by tobacco manufacturers. Watch on […]
May 24th, 2016
Lithuania’s parliament recently added a new amendment to the Alcohol Control Law, which, from November 2016, will prohibit retailers from displaying discounts on alcoholic drinks.
March 14th, 2016
In early 2016, Finnish cigarette smokers prepared themselves for the usual, annual price increase when buying their favourite brands. Indeed, the yearly tax increases of cigarette products have lift up the prices for as long as many of them have persisted with the habit.
August 15th, 2015
Listen as MP3 Birch water, which is extracted from the liquid absorbed by birch trees, has been consumed by Eastern European and Nordic countries for decades and recently discovered by health enthusiasts who claim it as the next 'miracle product'. Similar in chemical makeup to coconut water, the drink is low in calories and contains […]
August 15th, 2015
Listen as MP3 Koivunmahlavettä – koivusta uutettua nestettä, on nautittu Itä-Euroopassa ja Pohjoismaissa jo vuosikymmenten ajan, mutta vasta hiljattain terveysammattilaiset julistivat koivunmahlaveden seuraavaksi ihmetuotteeksi. Koivunmahlavesi, joka kemialliselta koostumukseltaan on verrattavissa kookosveteen, on vähäkalorinen ja sisältää runsaasti vitamiineja ja mineraaleja. Sen suosion kasvua saattavat kuitenkin hidastaa kallis tuotantoprosessi ja lyhyt säilytysaika. Tästä huolimatta koivunmahlavesituotteet voivat kasvattaa […]