Tesco supermarket has told cashiers not to supply alcohol if they suspect an adult is buying the drink for an underage youth. Staff have been told to err on the side of caution when interpreting the policy, leading to cases of parents out shopping with their children being told to put alcohol back on the shelves. Tesco says it believes parents will support the policy and it would rather apologise where it has misjudged the situation than sell to underage drinkers. However parents who have been refused alcohol have described the rule as humiliating and daft.
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Ryan Curtis, United Kingdom3 years ago Comments: Happened to me a few days ago. Very embarrassing and totally unnecessary!
Becci Chilton, United Kingdom3 years ago Comments: This is a ridiculous policy. Tonight I was informed by a cashier that she wouldn't serve my mother a bottle of wine if accompanied by myself (21) without id from both of us .... Or if she was with my 17 year old younger brother ... It's unbelievable and quite frankly shocking... Alot of parents with younger children have no choice but to take them shopping with them and so how on earth are parents suppose to buy alcohol - leave their kids outside... Sounds reasonable.
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