Anders Holm (MSc) is head of the board and the second founding partners of Arendal Vintners. He has special interest in what comes out of the Langhe valley, and is heading a local collectors´ society. – For the fun of it, he says. Anders is providing insight from an interesting business career, and characterizes the monopolized system in Norway as both good and bad. - It secures high quality and trustworthy retail. At the same time you can judge it as an apparatus for the well-established and dominant distributors, he explains. There are interesting opportinities for emerging entities like Arendal Vintners, if they are succeeding in doing business from outside the established framework, he continues.
- We have at least two challenges in this sector today. One is that the Norwegian restaurateurs and collectors are cut off from the goodies if they are not operating internationally. This constitutes an opportunity for a company like ours. We can help them out. Secondly, you need to provide vintages ready to drink without having to store them for decades. To adjust for these anomalies, you need at least one finger in the international trade to have a sound business, Anders Holm states!