OPINION: Relentless red tape is pushing retailers to the brink – Pete Cheema, chief executive, SGF

'There are already significant in-store restrictions on the sale and promotion of alcohol – alcohol promotions have been banned for more than 10 years'

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In recent weeks, the Scottish government published its consultation paper on ‘Restricting Alcohol Advertising and Promotion’. 

This potentially represents yet another set of rules and red tape for convenience retailers, ones which may ultimately push some stores to brink in terms of business survival. 

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