In-store pub proposal: Lidl plans to integrate a public house into one of its shops

Lidl looks to open first ever in-store pub

By Alice Leader

A Lidl supermarket has lodged an application to open its first pub in one of its stores, with hope of bringing “great value assortment” to its customers.

Retail and wholesale merger: the CMA has been provisionally cleared the deal

Tesco/Booker merger given provisional green light

By Michelle Perrett

Tesco’s purchase of Booker has been provisionally cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after it indicated the deal did not raise competition concerns.

Trade leaders blast cheap booze deals

Trade leaders blast cheap booze deals

Licensees and trade leaders have hit out at the latest cheap supermarket deals that are offering alcohol for as little as 43p per pint in the lead-up to Christmas.

Supermarket beer: promos should be moved  from entrances, says Lansley

Trade: 'be tougher on supermarkets'

By Adam Pescod

Trade leaders and licensees have urged the Government to take more robust action over the failure of supermarkets to curb promos.

Shops are not as vigilant with online deliveries as they are in store

Kids exploit online loophole to buy booze

By Ronan Hegarty, Grocer

Teenagers are deliberately targeting supermarket online delivery services to get their hands on alcohol and not enough is being done to stop them....

Asda: letter to home secretary

Trade encouraged by Asda 'below cost' ban

By Ewan Turney

Asda's move to ban below cost sales of alcohol is encouraging but there is still a long way to go, according to trade figures. Asda chief executive...

Crime is down overall

ALMR urges action on supermarket alcohol

By Ewan Turney

The Government needs to tackle cheap supermarket alcohol if it is serious about achieving further declines in alcohol-related crime. The British...

Charity: don't be a victim

Keeping your eye on the ball

By The PMA Team

It has been tough in the trade for the last couple of years, but retail excellence and innovation is the way to success, says The PMA Team.

Supermarkets: alcohol sold cheaply

Supermarket World Cup discounts begin

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

A brace of the UK's leading supermarkets have embarked on a period of deep discounting ahead of the World Cup. Tesco has introduced a £10 deal on...

John Ellis: time for action on supermarkets

Stop the binge drinking subsidy

By John Ellis

John Ellis of the freehold Crown Inn, in Oakengates, Telford states the case for action against cheap supermarket booze.

A minimum price would force up supermarket prices

'Minimum pricing right way forward'

By Ewan Turney

Minimum pricing is not a panacea but can be effective as part of a broader strategy on alcohol, according to Alcohol Focus Scotland. Dr Bruce Ritson...

Supermarkets: pile it high, sell it cheap

Oldham gets tough on supermarket booze

By Tony Halstead

Supermarkets which sell alcohol for less than 50p per unit face licence reviews and a range of trading restrictions in plans being drawn up by Oldham council.