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Booze to your doorstep? Sweden opens up alcohol home delivery to everyone

A man carrying home alcohol in Systembolaget bags. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Published: 17.Jun.2019 16:07 hrs

After a long trial period, Sweden's state-run Systembolaget chain will be able to deliver alcohol home to customers across the entire country.

After a trial period in which only a few of Sweden's 21 counties were able to be serviced, the government voted for an amendment which would open up the service to the rest of the country.

"The Swedes like Systembolaget's wide range and service, and Sweden's restrictive alcohol policy has broad support. But in order to continue to be relevant, Systembolaget must also develop, which we do now by providing permanent home deliveries. So we make sure that the alcohol monopoly continues to function as well as today," social minister Lena Hallengren said in a press release.

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