This month we are focusing on Minimum Unit Pricing

March 4, 2020
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Independent C-Store News - February 2020


This month we are focusing on Minimum Unit Pricing. After two years of alcohol price regulation in Scotland and the introduction of MUP in Wales on the 2nd of March we analysed the impact so far of MUP so far and what Welsh retailers and suppliers could expect from the change.

Will Cider’s popularity in Wales lead to greater MUP impact?

Cider enjoys its highest market share in Wales than any other part of the UK. It has also seen growth in Wales in the past two years, up by almost 2%. The question is, will this greater dependence on Cider in Wales lead to a more profound MUP impact?

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Has MUP Changed Scottish Shopper Habits?

From our own research and sales figures, Scottish customers aren’t forgoing their favourite alcoholic beverages just yet. Instead, MUP has shifted their preferences towards more lucrative tipple for retailers. We hit the streets of Edinburgh to survey C-store customers about their MUP knowledge and reactions.

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Retailer Profile – Belle Vue GoLocal

Bay Bashir, 47, enjoys ownership of five stores local to the Middlesbrough area under the GoLocal facia. We sat down for a chat to discuss his recent successful transition from Lifestyle Express towards GoLocal, and how TRDP had assisted throughout the process.

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