Wholesaler JW Filshill has put a minimum unit pricing (MUP) action plan in place ahead of the launch of the new legislation north of the border on 1 May.

The Scottish Government has set the minimum price for a unit of alcohol at 50p with the goal of reducing problem drinking.

The Glasgow-based wholesaler, which supplies KeyStore outlets across Scotland, is displaying posters in its cash and carry and sending out information sheets to stores on how to meet the new rules.

Retail sales director Craig Brown said: “Retailers are very much on the front line as far as MUP is concerned. The government has warned that there will be no ‘period of grace’ for MUP compliance and retailers can expect inspection visits to begin as soon as the law comes into effect.”

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