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Julia Report 4 Dec 2012 16:00

You want us to cut down on alcohol Mr. Cameron, and think that putting another
40 odd pence on each unit is going to have that effect. Well, ask your friend Mr. T**co, if his prices have gone up accordingly. I can tell you that they have not. All the special offers on drink are still as they were.
And Mr. Tesco, where is the non-alcoholic wine, that you advertise on your website. Well, it is not in my store, it isn't, and there is no shelf provision for any, either.
Yes, I am aggrieved. You are both making fools out of the British public.

Julia in Derbyshire


JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 16:04

Probably min price being introduced in 2014, Julia. Everything else is delayed.

Can't be much demand for non-alcoholic in your Tesco. You need to pick a store where none of the regular posters on here shop. ;-)

Did you ask at desk? It may be that they merchandise it where they put that expensive elderflower drink and all those catchpenny bottles of flavoured water.


Julia Report 4 Dec 2012 16:10

John, what about all the Diabetics and others that probably are not allowed alcohol. There are millions of Diabetics in this country, and that figure is increasing every day.
Surely, it is my basic Human Right to be able to buy either low or non alcoholic drink, in T**co, it being the biggest supermarket chain in the country with probably a store in almost every town.

Julia in Derbyshire


AnnCardiff Report 4 Dec 2012 16:15

and a bugbear of mine - cigarettes are now covered over in supermarkets - why not alcohol - because alcohol causes more misery and billions of pounds to the country via the police - ask a nurse in A & E who she/her would rather treat on a Saturday night - a drunk or a smoker - no contest

do smokers jump in their cars after having a cigarette and cause mayhem on the roads - a drink driver does


JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 16:18

I am wondering if they put it somehere else. The wines areas of supermarkets are governed by quite a lot of rules and regulations and they are only allowed a minimum area to display alcohol.

But they can put non-alcoholic drinks in any part of the store.

Hadn't thought of diabetics, but have a lot of teetotal friends who enjoy a non-alcoholic Christmas and they seem to have bottles of sparkly flavoured water and grape juice and, I think I am right, non-alcoholic wine.

I think it was Little Chef that used to give the travelller a choice of non-alcoholic or alcoholic wine and beer. And non-alcoholic has been quite a big seller for many years now.


Julia Report 4 Dec 2012 16:42

AnnC, I agree with you.
I have regularly been an inpatient in A & E, when drunks have been present, and it is not an easy position to be in, as their behavoir intimidates often elderly and/or very sick patients.
They are usually handcuffed to two police officers, who could be better employed, elsewhere dealing with real crime, and makes the said area very cramped and inconvenient for both medical staff and other patients.
And, that is when they are semi-comatosed. When they are awake, it is a very frightening experience, as I know, only too well.
I shudder now, at the very thought of it.

Julia in Derbyshire


JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 16:55

Buying cigaretttes now is a bit like shopping in Argos. It would be better if we could fill a slip in and check if in stock for what we want and the assistant could fetch 20 Stuyvesants from the warehouse. :-) ;-)


AnnCardiff Report 4 Dec 2012 16:58

wait for them to cordon off cream cakes and burgers to stop fat people buying them


JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 17:05

They closed the fruit & veg aisle for a week in my local store and nobody noticed :-( :-(

I love the salad bar in one of my local supermarkets. There must be 1500 calories in a small portion. We call it the Rhondda Salad. Quite different from Winchester and Harrogate where they include lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers in their serve yourself salads. :-)


Muffyxx Report 4 Dec 2012 17:09

I vaguely recall reading that Scotland tried to do this and it's all been halted ...can't remember where I saw the article now......will search about for it....


Muffyxx Report 4 Dec 2012 17:10

imho it's Just another way of taxing us. Bl**dy state........when they've sorted their own affairs out they can come and look into mine...til then but out !!!


Gins Report 4 Dec 2012 17:18

I have to agree with you Muffy

If it’s not about bringing in more revenue....why don’t the government subsidise British farmers so that fruit and veg are made cheaper in the supermarkets?

Fruit is much more expensive than a bag of frozen chips. If you're on the breadline, what choice do you have?