Price list period will be changed from February to beginning of January

Based on current understanding alcoholic beverage taxes as well as soft drink beverage tax will be raised from 1 January 2019.

Government proposal for amends of existing law is going to be in the Parliament reading in the beginning of November. Because of the tax increase the beginning date of Alko’s price list period ’5 February 2019 to 3 June 2019’ is changed from February to January. The new price list period is 1 January 2019 to 3 June 2019. The cyclic monitoring of assortment management will be done in February as announced before.

Changes to the terms of delivery and modes of distribution:

  • Changes to the terms of delivery and modes of distribution need to be notified by 20 November 2018. Please notice that an authorization must be valid. Changes to the terms of delivery and modes of distribution are coming into force on 1 January 2019. Prices for these products can be changed either in the offer provided or with the same Excel as with other price changes which are notified by 23 November 2018.

Prices that become effective on 1 January 2019:

  • Prices that become effective on 1 January 2019 have to be notified by 23 November 2018 and they need to be informed with the attached Excel file. The prices will be send by email to prices@alko.fi.

  • The attached Excel can be used to announce prices for all products which have a listing date into Alko’s selection before 23 November 2018. Only the products with a change in purchase price are to be listed in the Excel file.

  • Purchase prices that include tax should be announced with tax rate for year 2019.

  • Purchase prices for products which have a listing date into Alko’s selection between 23 November 2018 and 31 December 2018 will be asked by email (if a supplier delivering directly to Alko shops does not announce a new purchase price, the increased tax will be taken from the supplier’s share).

  • The price calculator of year 2019 will be published in week 44. The tax rate in the price calculator will be in accordance with government proposal.

  • The prices will be sent to the suppliers for checking on Monday 3 December 2018 and amendments have to be notified by 5 December 2018 at 2 pm. The final price list will be sent to the suppliers on 10 December 2018.

New products which have a listing date in year 2019:

  • Product’s prices will be calculated with the tax rate of year 2019 and sent as notice with email to the offeror. Alko begins the pricing process when the government proposal has been approved in the Parliament.

  • Purchase prices that include tax (for suppliers who take care of products distribution to shops) Alko will recalculate the new tax rate of year 2019.

  • The offeror may change the prices by the total of the changed factors at maximum and a change for product’s purchase price have to be notified within 3 working days from the email.

Only the products with a change in purchase price need to be informed with the Excel file.