Saturday, 28 November 2015


Are calls for supermarkets to have separate tills for the sale of alcohol a good idea?

Yes, if it improves health, but I doubt they will do it as it could cost them money (12%)
No, it won't make any difference. If people want alcohol it doesn't matter what queue they stand in (88%)

Total Vote Count 139

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I lived in Canada for several years. There they have a specialised shop called the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario). People buy alcohol by the trolley load just like doing a weekly shop.

Posted by Diane on 17 July 2012 at 12:20

Agree here, maryport the same where i am from, bottlebank always full aswell, would like to see a BIG CHANGE in this county, think a seperate queue would work a treat.

Posted by James Roberts on 16 July 2012 at 15:20

totally agree with orange peel on this one, a bottle shop for spirits would sort the problem out and an additional queue would help solve argumentative issues around waiting for long periods of time

Posted by Ivonna Tinkle on 16 July 2012 at 13:28

this is cumbria mara drinkin is just part of't culture eh shouldnt be sold seperately like

Posted by K Smith on 16 July 2012 at 09:12

Just what I wanted an express checkout

Posted by gary devlin on 12 July 2012 at 09:58

What's the problem with having a 'bottleshop' just like Australia and the States (for spirits)? We are told us Brits do not like queuing, so an additional queue would reduce the amount of cheap booze we buy. A much bette outlook for health.

Posted by Orange peel on 12 July 2012 at 06:14

I think this is worth a try. I buy boxes of beer bottles on impulse with the weekly shop. I wouldn't / couldn't if there were 2 queues. Dr Calvert is doing us a favour, give him a chance.

Posted by AG on 11 July 2012 at 23:14

If this exercise is really aimed at trying to stop people buying drink at supper markets because its cheaper and is supposed to help stop binge drinking, please spare a thought to us pensioners who can't now afford pub prices, having a pint at home is our only way for us now, it helps us sleep and does us good not harm, it seems the do gooders are trying make us (none binge drinkers) suffer for those who are the problem. we are sick of it, always spoiling decent folk having a little pleasure we have done our bit for the world and our country. Just leave it alone as it is

Posted by Danleo on 11 July 2012 at 20:58

This suggestion is almost giving preferential treatment at the tills to those who want to buy alcohol by not having to wait in the normal checkout queues.
The idea of buying more bottles at a time is only likely to increase amounts consumed, as with "special offers" and multi-packs. If alcoholic drink in supermarkets was sold at a higher unit price than at present and the supermarkets were prepared to help reduce the problem then we might get somewhere. However supermarkets are in business to make profits so that won't happen. Maybe an additive could be found which stops people wanting more / makes them feel ill after a smaller quantity ?................

Posted by city resident on 11 July 2012 at 10:58

The problem is not the supermarkets its those who continue to sell drink to those already drunk its time they took action against those who sell drink to drunks also those who are drunk in the street causing trouble should be banned from all the bars and pubs in the area and a curfew set.We could go back to closing clubs at 10 oclock.Pricing drink out of the reach of the working person is not the answer

Posted by robert on 11 July 2012 at 10:17

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