January 20, 2021


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Supermarkets are requesting the government transition period for an alcohol ban NOW

Supermarkets are requesting the government transition period for an alcohol ban NOW

The industry association for supermarkets Central Bureau for Food (CBL) is asking the government for a transition period of one week to enforce the alcohol ban on online shopping. According to Dach, supermarkets need more time to technically complete the alcohol ban. Consumers have also not had time to take this into account when ordering.

Which Reports the CBL Wednesday. The association writes that it is technically complex to adapt the ordering system. Customers often reserve their order times well in advance and customers who will receive groceries in the evening in the coming week have not yet been able to take the alcohol ban into account when placing their order.

No alcohol can be delivered to your home after 8 p.m. For this reason, supermarkets cannot deliver alcohol for orders placed after 8 p.m.

The online supermarket Picnic no longer supplies customers with alcohol even after 8 p.m., co-founder Michiel Muller told Kup.nl. “Our customers are families who decide days in advance what to eat and drink and then order a bottle of wine. The measure is not just for them, but we think they are a very logical call and therefore deliver after 8pm no more alcohol. “”

Close doors earlier

The CBL also reports that some supermarkets will close their doors earlier in the coming period. If they close at 8 p.m., they don’t have to enforce the alcohol ban. The supermarkets want to protect their employees from discussions.

According to a spokesman for the CBL, Albert Heijn and Jumbo plan to keep their supermarkets open regularly, but mostly regional, smaller chains like Deen close their doors earlier. The result of the action is that the business then gets busier at other times.

A spokesman for Albert Heijn reports that employees in the shops make it clear from 7.30 p.m. that alcohol will no longer be sold after 8.00 p.m. The paths in the shops that sell alcohol will be closed from 8 p.m. If a customer tries to pay for alcohol after 8:00 PM, the cashier will take that product.