Sunday 23 May 2010


NOW that the new British coalition government has decided to ban
'below cost' alcohol sales - backed by Tesco and other supermarkets -
will the Irish government follow suit?

Tesco – the third largest retailer in the world and the UK's biggest –
said in a press release that it 'welcomed the commitment' as part of
the new government's raft of measures to cut down on alcohol abuse.

Sainsbury's, the UK's third-largest retailer, said it disagreed with
minimum pricing and did not sell alcohol below cost.