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A4. Tackling Under-Age Alcohol Sales

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1 January, 2013

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Submitted: 13 August, 2012

LIDL UK GmbH recognises that there is a major concern in society about ongoing alcohol abuse by people under the age of 18. As a responsible retailer, LIDL UK will play its part in halting this trend, and accepts its legal and moral duty to not allow alcohol or any other age restricted goods to be sold from its stores to anyone underage. LIDL UK GmbH has implemented a THINK 25 policy in all its stores, whereby any customer wishing to purchase alcohol or other age restricted goods, who has the appearance of being under 25, will be asked at the checkout to provide a valid form of ID to confirm that they are over 18 before the sale is made. To ensure that the policy is carried out accordingly, LIDL UK GmbH ensures that all stores have an officially qualified Designated Premises Supervisor (Premises Manager in Scotland) in place, and that all store staff receive thorough training on induction and on further regular refresher training sessions. This training includes raising awareness to all staff of the companys, and their own individual, legal responsibilities when selling alcohol or other age restricted goods. In addition, various signs and notices throughout the store (both on the shopfloor and in the staff areas) serve as regular reminders of the importance of this policy to customers and staff.

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