Grocery startups ‘toothless’ in preventing underage drinking

Rapid grocery services have been told to take “urgent action” after failing to properly check the ages of customers buying cigarettes and alcohol.
Just 45 per cent of 18 and 19 year old shoppers had to prove their ages to drivers.
// Rapid grocery services have been told to take “urgent action” after failing to check ages of customers buying cigarettes and alcohol
// Just 45 per cent of 18 and 19 year old shoppers had to prove their ages to drivers.

Rapid grocery services have been told to take “urgent action” after failing to properly check the ages of customers buying cigarettes and alcohol.

In a 12-month study by ID testing company Serve Legal, just 45 per cent of 18 and 19 year old shoppers had to prove their ages to drivers.

By contrast, supermarket delivery services asked 72 per cent for identification, rising to 78 per cent at in-store retailers.

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  1. That’s quite worrying actually. What about kids under 18? Does this mean there’s been a chance for kids to buy alcohol online for a few years and not get ID’d? Let’s hope delivery drivers have been using their common sense.

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