Latest Systembolaget Stories

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...

2009-04-24 13:55:19

A Swedish man will spend the next four months in jail for shooting snot from his nose onto a store clerk, a court ruled Friday. A court in the Swedish city of Borgholm sentenced the unidentified 32-year-old man to jail for showering a liquor store cashier with the contents of his nose after a sales problem, The Local said. The September 2008 incident began when the man brought six bottles of cider to the cashier then found he couldn't pay for them. When the female cashier, whose identity was...

2008-07-22 09:01:05

Sweden's opposition, the Social Democratic Party has proposed SEK20 million in subsidies to ensure the survival of small-format petrol stations in rural areas of the country, according to the Esmerk Swedish News. The news source reported that local and regional bodies are expected to decide on which petrol stations will receive the subsidies to guarantee the survival of other services, such as the Apoteket pharmacies and Systembolaget outlets.

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