Rural shops may be exempt from new requirement to ‘hide’ alcohol

The measure is aimed at reducing the visibility of alcohol to children

20th November, 2016
Rural shops may be allowed to display alcohol

Small shops in rural areas may be granted an exemption from a new requirement to hide their alcohol products from public display.

The measure is aimed at reducing the visibility of alcohol to children, given that the number of retailers with wine and spirit off-licences has increased from 1,072 in 1998 to 5,166 in 2013.

But there has been strong opposition from small shops who are struggling for survival and fear it will hit their customer footfall and increase...

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