Bulletin for suppliers: Price list period will be changed from February to beginning of January

Based on current information alcoholic beverage taxes will be raised from 1 January 2021.

The government proposal for amendments of existing law is in process in the Parliament. Because of the tax increase the beginning date of Alko’s price list period ’2 February 2021 to 31 May 2021’ is changed from February to January. The new price list period is 1 January 2021 to 31 May 2021. The cyclic monitoring of assortment management will be done in February as announced before. If a shop coverage dependent purchase price is activated for a max 5.5% alcohol product, the shop coverage will become effective also in the beginning of January.

The government proposal can be found here in Finnish. 

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 17 November 2020. 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 2021.

Prices that become effective on 1 January 2021:

  • Prices that become effective on 1 January 2021 have to be notified by 20 November 2020.

  • Changing purchase prices in euros are informed primarily in Purchase price notification -view in Partner Network.

    • Changing purchase prices can be submitted in the view by using a specific Excel file template (attached). Changes in the recycling system/Change of deposit needs to be informed separately in Partner Network Purchase price notification -view. It is possible to change the data as many times as needed until the last date for making the notification. More detailed instructions for the use are available in the Partner Network instructions (attached). As an exception to the instructions it is possible to notify the purchase price also for new products and specialty products through the purchase price notification -view. If supplier does not have a possibility to use the Partner Network for informing prices, it is possible to submit the information as an Excel file by email to prices@alko.fi.

  • Changing purchase prices can be informed for all products, which have a listing date into Alko’s selection before 20 November 2020.

  • Please notice: Only the products with a change in purchase price or change in the recycling system/deposit are informed.

  • Purchase prices that include tax should be announced with tax rate for year 2021.

  • The prices will be sent to the suppliers for checking on 26 November 2020 and amendments have to be notified by 1 December 2020 at 10 am. The final price list will be sent to the suppliers on 7 December 2020.

  • Purchase prices for products which have a listing date into Alko’s selection between 20 November 2020 and 31 December 2020 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 2021 will be published in week 44-45. The tax rate in the price calculator will be in accordance with government proposal.

  • More guidance for price changes are available on here and by email prices@alko.fi

New products which have a listing date in year 2021:

  • Product’s prices will be calculated with the tax rate of year 2021 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 2021.

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

Updated on 8 June 2020

NB! Do not make any changes to the names of the columns. There are sheets for both max and over 5,5% alcohol products.