Retailers to have three options in how they display alcohol

Minister says deal with retailers will see alcohol become less visible in shops

Small traders had looked for concessions on the   regulations  which sought strict segregation of alcohol from other products in supermarkets and stores. Photograph: Getty Images

Small traders had looked for concessions on the regulations which sought strict segregation of alcohol from other products in supermarkets and stores. Photograph: Getty Images

Retailers will be allowed to display alcohol in three storage units or place it behind a barrier in a compromise deal reached with the Government on new alcohol legislation.

Small traders had sought concessions on the introduction of new regulations in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, which sought strict segregation of alcohol from other products in supermarkets and stores. They were concerned about the financial implications and the type and height of structures they would have to construct to separate alcohol from other products.

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