The local Tesco has just lost it’s license to sell alcohol after having been caught selling booze to underage children three times.
On the one hand, it’s a good thing. This is clearly a management problem, not a simple mistake, and so it should be the company that suffers.
On the other hand, I’ll have to walk further to get me beers!
[update: the Worthing Branch has lost it’s appeal, and the appeals for the two Crawley branches are due to be heard in July]
February 16, 2007 at 21:30
It might make them tighten up a bit, and make a few other shopkeepers think twice too.
When they get caught out three times in a fortnight the old excuse of it being a one-off, and all the fault of whichever poor scapegoat employee was working that day wears a bit thin.
February 16, 2007 at 21:37
The BBC were outside filming when I went past to get home. Otherwise I’d have not known until tomorrow (or even next week).
As I’ve said before, they are always advertising for people and the place seems a little disorganised. Mind you, it’s a lot better (and cheaper) than before it was a Tesco’s.
February 16, 2007 at 23:51
How embarassing for Tesco!
February 26, 2007 at 21:29
However, it would seem that the licence suspension has not actually come into effect yet.
Either that ot they illegally sold me 4 bottles of Corona last night.
I assume that if they appeal, the ban is held up until the appeal is heard?
I wonder if the magistrate can increase the penalty…
June 30, 2007 at 19:36
Noticed this week that the Worthing appeal was heard and Tesco lost – that branch will have it’s licence suspended for 4 weeks from Monday – and the Crawley ones are due in the next couple of weeks.