Viewpoint: Alcohol headache for Fresh & Easy
Although the self-checkout tills are supposed to lock when alcohol is scanned (and ID then physically checked by a staff member) this did not always happen. To make matters worse the stores' employees also did not check the ID of consumers who looked under the age of 30. And there was also a lax approach to checking people for their levels of intoxication.
The major supermarkets in the UK, including Tesco, make great claims about the level of responsibility they show towards serving alcohol. They pride themselves on the limited number of times they are caught out selling it to people underage when anonymously tested.
They clearly prefer to restrict their irresponsibility with regards to alcohol to just flogging the stuff at ludicrously low prices, sometimes below-cost, to that population grouping called adults.
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