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2010-04-07 05:00:00

HELSINKI, Finland, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alko Inc., the Finnish state-owned alcoholic beverage retail company, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new five-year information technology (IT) services agreement that will help Alko improve customer satisfaction by increased reliability of customer service systems and supply chain operations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) In an effort to help Alko meet and exceed the company's business goals in...

2009-08-15 14:51:48

Sales of non-alcoholic products in Sweden by the country's retail alcohol monopoly have increased dramatically so far in 2009, figures show. While Swedes also have bought more wines, alcoholic spirits and strong beers this year, Systembolaget's revenues from non-alcoholic products were up 16.9 percent in the first seven months compared with the same period last year, The Local reported Friday. Wines came in second in Sweden with a 10.9 percent increase, while strong beer and liquor sales were...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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