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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Scotland's multi-buy promotions ban sees decrease in off-trade alcohol sales

NHS Health Scotland have published a report that evaluates the impact of the Alcohol etc (Scotland) Act on off-trade alcohol sales in Scotland.

The report found the introduction of the Act, which included a ban on multi-buy promotions, was associated with an overall 2.6% decrease in off-trade alcohol sales, largely driven by a 4% decline in off-trade wine sales.

The Act was also associated with an 8.5% decline in pre-mixed alcohol beverages, although these account for a very small proportion of the overall off-trade market. > > > >  Read More