Tesco stores sell alcohol to children ~ Tesco-Complaint

Monday, February 19, 2007

Tesco stores sell alcohol to children

Three Tesco stores have had their drinks licences suspended for a month, after selling alcohol to children as reported in Retail Week. The supermarkets – in Crawley and Worthing, West Sussex – were caught selling alcopops to 15-year-olds in an undercover police investigation.

A Tesco spokesperson said: "We take the sale of alcohol to underage people extremely seriously and continue to dedicate substantial resource to improving our Think 21 procedures and supporting our staff in tackling underage sales. We are disappointed with this decision and are considering our options."

A recent survey analysing hospital admissions data, revealed record numbers of pre-teens and teenagers now require medical treatment for drink-related disorders.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is disgusting i'd like to know just who tesco think they are, selling alcohol to this country's children, thanks alot

Anonymous said...

If you consider the amount of alcohol transactions that Tesco must make each day. Then consider how often other retailers have been caught with the same problem this infacts highlights that it's actually a very rare case.

Anonymous said...

If you consider the amount of alcohol transactions that Tesco must make each day. Then consider how often other retailers have been caught with the same problem this infacts highlights that it's actually a very rare case.

Anonymous said...

If you consider the amount of alcohol transactions that Tesco must make each day. Then consider how often other retailers have been caught with the same problem this infacts highlights that it's actually a very rare case.

Anonymous said...

You never the kids do you :P?

sexy and intelligent said...

One post complains that they asked for ID and another that they are selling alcohol to those underage.
I imagine compared with other shops Tesco are not doing to badly in the underage alcohol purchasing stakes.
I know that I hated asking people for ID if they didn't look old enough. In fact I was even threatened once when I refused to serve someone without ID. I always found that if I was the youngest on shift the kids would always come to me to get served - perhaps thinking I wouldn't question them.

In this day and age it is very hard to tell someone’s age - children are not children for long anymore.

Anonymous said...

theres a difference between asking somebody whos clearly 25/26 and then allowing the sale of alcohol to 15 year old children. tescos make me sick

Anonymous said...

There are 25/26 year olds who look just like 15 years olds.

People who don't think or have limited brain power make me sick.

Anonymous said...

There are 25/26 year olds who look just like 15 years olds.

People who don't think or have limited brain power make me sick.

sexy and intelligent said...

Tesco can only do so much to ensure their staff ID those who look underage. It is not the almighty TESCO letting them buy the alcohol it's the member of staff - Tesco can only do so much to ensure their staff are asking those who look underage for ID.

People are never clearly their age. I have a 27 year old friend who is always asked for ID as she does look very young - she is the only person who cannot see how young she looks. There are also children who look a lot older than they are. I have two sisters one is 15 the other 16 and they both look older than me and I'm 23. They have no problem being mistaken for someone in their 20's. So don't tell me there is a difference asking someone who is old enough to someone who isn't - you are talking rubbish and it's people with your attitude that makes me sick. Are you so perfect that you would be able to tell someones age just by looking at them? I'm sure that half the time you would be wrong.

Al said...

As has been said, Tesco, and indeed any supermarket/off licence, can train their staff to the highest possible standard to ask for ID etc. but it's still up to the individual to do so.

If they're concerned that they could become the victim of an abusive customer who has no ID then they might be less inclined to ask, especially if there are four or five of them in a small Express store.

TM said...

I'm sure they would send in undercover customers who look over 18 but aren't.

Anonymous said...

i hope tesco loses their licence to sell alcohol in this store, its no less than they deserve.

Anonymous said...

i hope tesco loses their licence to sell alcohol in this store, its no less than they deserve.

Al said...

They have for 28 days, and then after that they must have a named person present on certain days (weekend I think) at certain times before they can legally sell it.

Of course one of their stores was recently found to be in breach of these conditions as well as selling to underage customers so that probably won't stop them.

风骚达哥 said...

20160314 junda
adidas shoes uk
michael kors watches
oakley sunglasses
longchamp
michael kors handbags
under armour outlet
coach outlet
sac longchamp
ralph lauren uk
converse all star
nike huarache trainers
hermes uk
jimmy choo shoes
nike free runs
prada handbags
michael kors outlet
salvatore ferragamo
coach outlet
burberry outlet
ed hardy uk
coach factory outlet
timberland boots
michael kors handbags
nike air max
michael kors outlet online
christian louboutin uk
kate spade outlet
coach factory outlet
toms outlet
converse uk
canada goose jacket
hollister
marc jacobs outlet
kate spade outlet
fitflops outlet
converse trainers
nike blazer
louis vuitton borse
gucci borse
running shoes