Supermarket alcohol restrictions

Supermarkets are allocating early morning hours as they open at 8am for certain groups. These groups are unable to purchase alcohol before 10 am and can be seen standing around wine and beer until 10 am causing delays for other customers to enter store.

Why the contribution is important

To reduce the number of customers in store and create a quicker flow of customers

by GCMC on May 08, 2020 at 10:41AM

Current Rating

Average rating: 3.8
Based on: 13 votes


  • Posted by Elkie May 08, 2020 at 10:50

    Yes, customers waiting until they are allowed to buy alcohol is as counterproductive as having them make another trip to the supermarket later in the day. Alcohol might not be healthy, but let’s face it, the restrictions on buying it, never kept anyone from drinking it, nor will they in the future.
  • Posted by Sulphonamide May 08, 2020 at 11:05

    While I can sort of agree with the above comments, and indeed have not bought alcohol for the above reason, I don't like this idea because it will turn the public against the govt (nanny/police state) for relatively little gain
  • Posted by ProudTeuchter May 08, 2020 at 11:11

    I think it would be reasonable to allow alcohol to be purchased before 10am, our licencing laws are outdated anyway. The rest of the world doesn't do it and does not seem to suffer any ill effects, why are we still clinging to them?
  • Posted by Lord_Lookin May 08, 2020 at 13:06

    The alcohol restriction was always using a tactic to to stop a miniscule minority that penalised the vast majority. Get alcohol availble at all times regardless of what is going on just now.
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