Alcohol label plan criticised
The Portman Group has criticised the latest recommendations by the Alcohol Health Alliance
Calls for alcohol labelling to display more information on ingredients and health risks could have consequences for merchandising and pricing, according to Portman Group boss John Timothy.
Last month, the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) claimed alcohol labelling “fails to provide consumers with adequate information to make healthy decisions”. Asked by betterRetailing what the AHA’s recommendations would mean for stores if passed as legislation, Timothy said: “There will be less opportunity for retailers to differentiate and it could lead to separated areas and checkouts for alcohol.
“Other conversations around minimum unit pricing could come in. Not in the way that it’s been implemented in Scotland, but in a way where the Exchequer could see a further revenue opportunity.”
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