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Irish Shoppers Cut Spending On Alcohol

Published on Nov 26 2013 10:41 AM in General Industry

Irish Shoppers Cut Spending On Alcohol

Supermarket monitor, Kantar Worldpanel, have revealed statistics showing that over 50,000 people have stopped buying alcohol. This is as a result of the 50c tax levy in the budget.

"Increased duty on alcohol as part of the October budget has affected wine in particular, where the average price has increased by 16%," Commercial director at Kantar Worldpanel, David Berry said to The Irish Examiner.

"As a result, 51,000 fewer shoppers have put wine in their baskets; while those who continue to buy have cut back by almost one bottle over the past 12 weeks,"

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