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Alcohol-only checkouts

Friday, October 24th, 2008 Alcohol-only checkouts

As reported in this weeks Telegraph by Aislinn Simpson, the government is introducing a new measures as part of its campaign to tackle binge-drinking across the UK.

“It would see alcohol-only checkouts added which would be operated by specially-trained staff. It is hoped it would put shoppers off from buying excessive amounts of alcohol under the scrutiny of fellow customers and help catch those buying under age”

“But those buying a selection of beer and wine along with their weekly groceries would be forced to queue twice to pay for one, then the other.”

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