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1 Off-licence Shopkeepers Experience of Alcohol Issues :The government is not here to stand in the shop and see what its like Alasdair Forsyth Co-app: Anne Ellaway (MRC), Researcher: Neil Davidson (GCU) The 36 th New Directions in the Study of Alcohol conference Saturday, May 25 th 2012, Llandindrod Wells, Powys, Cymru

2 AERC (small grant) pilot study Conducted in 2007, by the Glasgow Centre for Study of Violence, across eight social housing schemes (pop = 23,500) in an average town, which contained 17 shops, 13 of which were licensed. Interviews with 8 shop servers (6 licensed shops) – Hereafter refereed to as the pilot Visual observations (mystery shopper) of shop products, promos, harm-reduction and legal signage – Highlighted need for photo recording visual methods Visual method photo-survey of alcohol-related detritus – Found gradient with neighbourhood deprivation

3 Alcohol Detritus Survey (2007) Scotland in miniature

4 Pilot Findings & New Questions Raised The pilot interviews found that far from being unscrupulous operators (e.g. blatantly selling alcohol to under-18s), local shopkeepers took steps to prevent such issues in their community and were often victims of alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour themselves. Despite being conducted in Averagetoun, a local deprivation level gradient in alcohol-related problems was suggested. However the sample was small in scale, limited in terms of socio- economic neighbourhoods, and focused on crime/disorder. A larger study needed (e.g. at city level) to see if these findings are generalise-able, and to focus on shop servers harm reduction strategies and their views on alcohol policy efficacy (i.e. a shift in research focus towards public health & social policy).

5 Developments since pilot (2007-2012) 1.Continued rising salience of the off-trade in UK alcohol sales (the recession, pre-loading, pub closures etc.) 2.Continued marketplace dominance of the superstores (i.e. the 4 majors) and concerns over their deep price discounts (e.g. selling alcohol as a loss leader). 3.Demise of the designated off-sales chains (e.g. First Quench [Threshers, Bottoms Up, Victoria Wine, The Local etc. ] in 2009) 4.Developments in alcohol control policy (being pioneered in Scotland by Holyrood [now SNP majority] Government) 5.New directions in alcohol research > off-trade

6 MRC Public Health Sciences Unit Audit (2007) Alcohol outlets (including 618 off- sales) in Glasgow City are most concentrated in some of the citys most deprived and most affluent areas. They are also at their fewest in some other equally deprived and affluent city neighbourhoods. These 618 off-sales were to provide the baseline for the current ARUK research project.

7 MRC PHSU Audit: Visual Method (2009) Alcohol Promotion?Harm reduction?

8 Online verification Is there a link to deprivation?

9 Aims of current project To explore how alcohol problems and sales vary between social contrasting neighbourhoods (deprived v non-deprived) from the point-of-view a (neglected) local expert group – the sellers! To investigate shop servers experiences of alcohol-related problems and how they reduce harm at point-of-sale. To canvass off-sales shopkeepers views at a time of great change in the drinks marketplace and alcohol policy. Give shop servers a voice Sometimes its very, very hard. You get stressed out. The government is not here to stand in the shop and see what its like, the hassle and the abuse that we get when we refuse to serve them, you know? (Deprived area)

10 Mixed Methods Qualitative: interviews were conducted with a sample of off- sales servers (n=24) working in the most and least deprived parts of Glasgow (a city with the highest levels of alcohol problems in UK) Quantitative: survey using, single-sheet, self-complete questionnaires hand-delivered to all licensed community shops in the city (a follow-up postal reminder was sent to non-responders). A control sample postal survey of similar unlicensed shops and 12 interviews with unlicensed (non/deprived) shop servers were also conducted. Although this was an exploratory study, it was hypothesised that alcohol issues would be most salient in deprived neighbourhoods, where the problems faced by off-sales servers would be greatest

11 Research Strategy (deprivation) Socially contrasting communities were defined by using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD 2009) total deprivation (SIMD) score – The SIMD ranks Scotlands 6505 Data Zones, on various indicators to produce a total deprivation (SIMD) score – Data Zones are drawn to take account of local neighbourhood characteristics and geographical boundaries (median pop = 769) to be representative of homogenous communities – The highest SIMD scoring 20% of Data Zones (Quintile 1) are considered as Scotlands deprived neighbourhoods (around half of Glasgows Data Zones are Quintile 1, allowing the city to be evenly geographically divided into deprived v non-deprived neighbourhoods) – We ranked Glasgows 694 Data Zones according to total SIMD, and cross-tabulated these with the 618 off-licenses (and also SIMD indicators for Data Zone crime and alcohol hospitalisation rates)

12 Research Strategy (off-sales) Licensed community shops defined from the database of 618 off-licenses obtained from Glasgow city council (as of 2007) – This database had been used in the earlier MRC research, thus providing a baseline to look at off-sales closures in the city since that time – Only local shops (offering counter service) were included – Supermarkets (with a row of checkouts) and service stations, wholesalers, department stores, gift shops, caterers etc. were excluded The hand delivery method meant that the 618 licenses on the database could be accurately audited for sample eligibility (i.e. if they were [still] trading as community off-sales). The most deprived licensed premise on the list was one of Glasgows two main football teams stadium gift shop! The 2 nd most deprived on the list had ceased trading and the premise was lying vacant (part of the Haddows chain)

13 Most/least deprived shops (qualitative interviews) For reasons of anonymity double the number of shops are shown as was interviewed Non-deprived Deprived shop location

14 Survey Sample Selection nMost Deprived SIMD Quintile Highest Alcohol Hospitalised quintile Highest Crime quintile Total Licenses (2007)618312 (50.5%)349 (56.5%)357 (57.8%) Excluded Supermarkets Other premises ( comprising: 5 department stores, 18 gift shops, 6 chemists, 2 bookies, 11 service stations, 23 caterers and 23 wholesalers) 172 84 88 76 (44.2)% 35 (41.7%) 41 (46.6%) 95 (55.2%) 42 (50.0%) 53 (60.2%) 112 (65.1%) * 54 (64.3%) 58 (65.9%) Non-applicable (ceased trading, merged, demolished, non-off-sales) 13165 (49.6%)75 (57.3%)76 (58.0%) Refused (one designated chain) 4432 (72.7%) **35 (75.9%) ***31 (70.5) Eligible shops (43.9% of the 2007 baseline database) 271139 (51.3%)144 (53.1%)138 (50.9%) *** Survey respondents [52.8%] 14469 (48.3%)75 (52.4%)68 (47.8%) # Interviews (includes 10 non- responds: tot. participants=153) 24n=12 [50%] n=11n=14 Chi-square variance from total licences * p > 0.05, ** p > 0.01, *** p = 0.001 Chi-square variance from eligible shops # p = 0.05

15 The Decline of the Designated Off-sales Of 87 premises ceased trading since 2007: Most were designated off-sales, including 62 which had been part of chains (e.g. 43 Haddows) The 131 non-applicable address comprised: 87 ceased trading, 29 trading as non-off sales, 13 demolished & 2 merged

16 Eligible Premises (independent & counter service) Sometimes named after owner or local area (or nameless) such as: Forsyth Licensed Grocer Llandindrod Off-sales Sometimes part of a symbol group (e.g. Spar, Londis, Lifestyle Express, Keystore, Nisa, etc.

17 Local shops for local people? Lickert scale: none, few, many most, all Three-quarters (n=108, 76.1%) of survey respondents believed that most or all of their customers were locals who lived in walking distance of their shop. Only 6 (4.2%) stated few or none were. Only seven (5.0%) respondents stated that most or all of their customers were destination shoppers (i.e. from other areas), with the bulk of shops (n=123, 87.2%) reporting few or none. This pattern did not vary between shops located in deprived areas (SIMD quintile 1 data zones) and shops in (other) non-deprived areas! – nor did amount of passing trade between contrasting community shops – deprived area shops reported significantly less tourists or students (86.7% : 43.8% few or none) compared to shops in other areas [p = 0.000] Deprived area servers reported knowing significantly more of customers well (i.e. by name or age) than non-deprived [68% : 52% p=0.001]

18 An embedded part of the community We know everyone, we know everyones names so were ok now, were established here now, were alright here. When we first came in they never knew you. It is just like everywhere; when they dont know you they think they can take you for a ride, basically. When you get to know who is who they are ok with you. (Deprived area) They [under-agers] used to come but I know everybody now in this area. Because I know their actual age, their mum and dad as well, they don't bother trying it [purchasing alcohol] now. (Deprived area) Having a stake in the community is likely to influence frequency of experiencing problems, especially in deprived areas (where more customers are known well). Employing local people (e.g. mothers) as serving staff also advantageous.

19 Frequency of experiencing problemsnever, rarely monthly, weekly, daily No differences were found between off-sales in deprived or non- deprived neighbourhoods reported frequency of: Drunk customers (47.6% weekly or daily) Under-agers (42.7% weekly or daily) Verbal abuse (41.0% weekly or daily) Shoplifting (35.7% weekly or daily) Physical attack / robbery (n=1 weekly or daily [53.1% never] ) – Though most (58.1%) felt the law did not adequately protect them However levels of under-agers and physical attack did significantly reduce by % of customers known well (i.e. name & age) [66% : 55% rarely under-18s p=0.01 and 64% : 54% never attack /robbed p>0.05] This was not the case with drunk customers (the biggest problem)

20 Mediators against problems Security (e.g. grill cages) affected shoplifting frequency CCTV saved this shop. (Deprived area) When you say CCTV saved this shop, what do you mean? [researcher] Stopping the shoplifting and also they dont give us the hassle because they know that the CCTV is in here and they be catched in the camera, thats why they do behave sometimes. (deprived area) Local behavioural norms affected incidence of verbal abuse Here it is perfectly acceptable to have an argument and the rest of the customers wont bat an eyelid. However, I imagine if you go into a shop in the city centre and start that. The other customers would be like, what? The shopkeeper was like that? I'm not going back into that shop. Here its like, no bother mate, I'm glad you stood your ground and thats it; theyll be back in the next day. (Deprived area)

21 Refusing drunk customers You cant sell someone that is under the influence of drink or drugs, we legally cant, but no-one is ever going to understand that. [Weve] got a job to do but they just see that bad person is stopping me from getting what I want and I'm going to show my anger. (Deprived area) I was in hospital for six months because I refused to serve someone. The person was too drunk and I was closing up so I said no. I then got bashed to hell by baseball bats by eight people. I could have served them and broken the law and not been done in, but I obeyed the law which says I cannot serve anyone who is too drunk. (Deprived area) Local customer awareness or approval of the laws concerning sales to intoxicated persons differed from those concerning sales to under-18s.

22 Refusing under-age customers I'm always drumming it into the boys [male staff] especially that if we were ever to lose our licence it would have a massive impact on our business. The two most vital components to our business are the post-office and an off-license. If either of those were to go it would have a huge impact which is why I'm always drumming it in, constantly reminding them to check I.D., check I.D. If you ever feel intimidated then get us involved, but do not sell for the sake of it. (Non-deprived area) People know that nowadays you need to have your I.D. to get served in an off-license. They're cottoning on to that fact and seem to be heeding it. (Deprived area) Although unpopular (when customer known to be over 18), Challenge 25 policy had raised awareness of the law and reduced blatant under-18 purchase.

23 Under-age policies: test purchasing Here, if you knock somebody back, they're arguing left, right and centre, contesting the fact that they're old enough, whereas people that do the test purchase just go, ok, fine, thank you and walk out the door. If that happens, you know. (Deprived area) I think shopkeepers are getting clever and they know what a test purchase is and they know for a start that if you walk into my shop and I've never seen you in that shop before and you ask for alcohol, right? You can tell what a customer wants and what a customer likes so straight away theyll know that is a test purchase, so theyll ask if you have any I.D., to which you have to say no, then theyll [the police] come in and say youve passed it. Its that easy to bend the rules. (Deprived area) Test purchases seen as catching out the novice not the savvy operator.

24 Proxy-buying They wont go hiding around corners and all that, thats not the way they do business round here; its right outside your front door basically. You would have to be pretty naive to not know it was going on. You cant do that [go outside the shop], you would just get a barrage of abuse; bottles getting launched at the shop door, cars getting vandalised, and all that. Its not worth the hassle, seriously. (Deprived area) You can spot it sometimes though when a regular customer comes in you know what they normally buy. Like, if they only ever buy Tennents Lager and they're buying Tennents but also two bottles of Buckfast [tonic wine], a bottle of cider, you can spot it. (Deprived area) Knowing customers habits (and local red flag products) was a safeguard. Supermarkets felt not to have the ability to perform such Third Party Policing.

25 Knowing customers drinking patterns See that woman that came in earlier? She bought that cider for her man. He is probably drunk; hes got a bad drinking habit, so they send people, adults, family members. They dont come in themselves. (Deprived area) We had a lady who, not your typical alcoholic maybe; she was coming in and buying champagne and £20 bottles of wine everyday but she did start coming in pretty drunk, she would get a little lary [aggressive] with the other customers, bumping into things, knocking things over and eventually we had to bar her. That was more for her own sake than any problems she was causing us. (Non-deprived area) Both deprived and non-deprived area shop servers had experience of problem drinkers, but the nature (seriousness) of these problems differed [support for more qualitative research?]. But is this difference down to poverty or price?

26 Price policies: MUP Some shopkeepers already doing their own minimum pricing …we tend to keep our prices up to keep the idiots away, right? […] We tried that [cheap drink] in the past and we thought, you know what? This isnt worth the hassle, so you know what lets put the prices [up] and keep the idiots [away], thats the best way to do it. (Deprived area) Minimum pricing for alcohol, I agree with that but only in a business sense. It would stop them [major supermarkets] putting in the big offers and taking the business away from the convenience stores, because clearly we cannae [cant] match that. Its no for a health thing that youre actually doing it for, and again I think politician are chasing the wrong hare there, you know what I mean? Its a question of cosmetic stuff for them, you know? It wont affect anything. (Non-deprived area)

27 Support for MUP A majority (n=85, 59.9%) of survey respondents stated they were in favour of MUP, (n=52, 36.6% were against the policy with n=5, 3.5% stating they did not know [ no such option was provided one the questionnaire ]) There was no significant differences in support for MUP between deprived and non-deprived area shop servers. Overall support for MUP was significantly more likely to be for business reasons and significantly less likely to be for social/health reasons (chi-square= 4.374 & 5.983, both p > 0.05) There were no differences nor in reasons (either business orsocial/health) for support / not supporting MUP between respondents serving socially contrasting neighbourhoods.

28 MUP and the Supermarkets (survey) Reasons in favour or against MUP comprised: – For Business = 45 (affect supermarkets = 31, level playing field = 18, help small retailer = 7, not affect sales = 3, other business reason = 1) – For Social = 23 (help Scotlands alcohol problem = 8, less under-agers = 6, less drunk customers = 5, reduce consumption = 3, other social reasons = 4) – Against Business = 21 (not affect supermarkets = 6, affect small retailer = 5, help supermarkets = 5, not affect sales = 4, harm profits = 3, other business reasons = 3) – Against Social = 25 (not help Scotlands alcohol problem = 12, not reduce consumption = 4, more shop theft = 4, affect responsible drinker = 4, affect the working class = 4, harm the economy = 2, other social reason = 1) Most (78.3%) of respondents felt businesses like theirs were under threat from the major supermarkets [the corresponding figure in the unlicensed sample was 97.7%]

29 Alcohol Sales There was no difference between deprived and non-deprived area participants in how reliant their business was on alcohol sales, overall 61.5% said they could not survive without a licence 30.8% said they could survive with difficulty (e.g. cost jobs) 7.7% said they could survive easily without alcohol sales – Only 9.9% had considered stopping (half due to licensing hassles) – Even shops in which alcohol was a small % of sales felt reliant on drink They come to buy alcohol, they buy the paper, buy the milk, soap, cigarettes. When they come to buy the cigarette they must have their can of beer. When they come to the Post Office they get their can. It is all interconnected. (Deprived area) There was no difference in proportion of sales which were alcohol products between deprived and non-deprived area shops, around half (48.5%) overall, however what these sales constituted differed (e.g. as measured by self-reported best selling drinks brands)….

30 Beers (best selling drinks brands) Ordinary Beer (ale / lager) TOTAL (n)DeprivedNon-deprivedMUP (50p) ANY70.4% (100)71.6% (48)69.3% (52) #1 Tennents Lager854540? #4 Budweiser261412? Stella11110n/a (4pk) Carling211n/a (4pk) Carlsberg202n/a (4pk) Other named brands707 Unspecified / Mixed brands1037 Super Lagers TOTAL (n)DeprivedNon-deprivedMUP (50p) ANY *4.9% (7)9.0% (6)1.3% (1) Tennents Super660+£1.13 (4 pk) Other / Mixed brands211 Chi-square variance deprived v non-deprived * p > 0.05, ** p > 0.01, *** p > 0.001 # = top five brand overall

31 Wines (best selling drinks brands) Ordinary (table ) Wine TOTAL (n)DeprivedNon-deprivedMUP (50p) ANY **25.4% (36)13.4% (9)36.0% (27) Blossom Hill642+£0.01 (btl) Echo Falls523n/a (btl) Prosecco303 Own label202 Other named brands505 Unspecified / mixed brands22418 Fortified Wines TOTAL (n)DeprivedNon-deprivedMUP (50p) ANY24.6% (35)28.4% (19)21.3% (16) #3 Buckfast Tonic Wine341915? (but no!) MD 20/20541? High Commissioner211? Chi-square variance deprived v non-deprived * p > 0.05, ** p > 0.01, *** p > 0.001 # = top five brand over all

32 Ciders (best selling drinks brands) Ordinary (amber ) Cider TOTAL (n)DeprivedNon-deprivedMUP (50p) ANY17.6% (25)17.9% (12)17.3% (13) Strongbow1789£0.68 (4 pk) Magners211n/a (4 pk) Other named brand220 Unspecified / mixed brands523 White Ciders TOTAL (n)DeprivedNon- deprived MUP (50p) ANY **17.6% (25)26.9% (18)9.3% (7) #5 Frosty Jack21147? (but yes!) Pulse440? Other named brand211 Unspecified / mixed brands110 Chi-square variance deprived v non-deprived * p > 0.05, ** p > 0.01, *** p > 0.001 # = top five brand over all

33 Spirits (best selling drinks brands) Vodka TOTAL (n)DeprivedNon-deprivedMUP (50p) ANY38.7% (55)40.3% (27)37.3% (28) #2 Glens482523£1.84 (btl) Smirnoff1046n/a Other named brand101 Unspecified / mixed brands404 Other (non-vodka) spirits TOTAL (n)DeprivedNon-deprived ANY *9.2% (13)3.0% (2)14.7% (11) Whyte & McKay211n/a Other named brand817 Unspecified / mixed brands303 Chi-square variance deprived v non-deprived * p > 0.05, ** p > 0.01, *** p > 0.001 # = top five brand over all

34 Brands and alcohol policy / promotion Cheaper alcohol products (by ABV) such as white cider or super- lager were more likely to be best sellers in deprived areas (does this mean more alcohol is sold here?) More expensive brands (with relatively high ABV) such as table wine and non-vodka spirits were more likely to be best sellers in non-deprived areas (does this mean more profit per unit?) Two respondents said a mix of everything (i.e. no best seller), two said it depended upon what was on offer/deal, and one claimed (unspecified) alcopops was a best seller! Tennents Lager was a best selling brand at a majority (59.9%) of all the responding shops. It sponsors Scotlands largest pop music festival (T in the Park [the UKs 2 nd largest after Glastonbury] ) and Glasgows 2 main football teams [at the time of writing].

35 Alternatives to price in alcohol marketing?

36 Supermarket prices I go into ASDA and get packs of it [Tennents Lager]. They're secondary wholesalers. (Deprived area) ASDAs, they dont want a single can they want volume to be moved, same with the Sunday trading. Its all geared up for ASDA and Tescos, the whole licensing is geared up for them, its no for us. If you look at it 30 years ago before the ASDA and Tescos took to do with drink, right, was there a problem with binge drinking and binge culture? Why? How did it all of a sudden appear? Thats where were all going wrong and the booze prices are too cheap, walking into ASDA and they've got all these mad offers on. See when they buy 60 cans, or 45 bottles of Bud [Budweiser lager], they cannae [cant] stop till they finish them. Thats where the problem lies. (Deprived area)

37 Scotlands drink problem No significant difference between deprived and non-deprived area shop servers in how serious a problem they thought alcohol use was in Scotland, with around one third (28.0%) thinking it was exaggerated, a third (33.3%) underestimated and a third (38.7%) stating it was neither [this was not the case found in the unlicensed survey] I just think we drink far too much sometimes. You can go to Spain, you can to go Italy and they have 5, 6 glasses of wine with their dinner but you dont see anybody half naked running about the streets with knives and this kind of stuff. (Deprived area) Shop servers in deprived areas reported more alcohol problems locally, with 22.7% saying their neighbourhood was not as bad as most of Glasgow compared to 42.5% non-deprived (18.2% and 5.5% respectively said their area was worse [ chi-square p=0.01] )

38 Their role in community alcohol problems I'm a business man, end of the day business is business and it doesn't matter who you sell to as long as they are over the age. Social aspect is not my problem, as shopkeeper mines is just to make money other than to kids. I'm not there to tell Joe Bloggs you cant drink. I've got a licence for them to buy drink so my aim is to make business and at the end of the day make money and if I was in a deprived area I still would sell alcohol. (Non-deprived area) Someone who has never touched it before comes in and buys a bottle of three litre Frosty Jack [white cider] every single day now and you can just see, his face, his dress, his smell, everything about him completely changed. Sometimes you feel like you want to counsel them, or something like that. You want to help them out because youre like, please, can you not have this anymore? I cant get him out of my head. …that was in the course of about six or seven months I saw him just go down hill. (Deprived area)

39 A customer walks into off-sales (for cigarettes) 20 Richmond Superkings… […shop workers name]? Gee [give] us those ones, whatever the fuck their called; the ones that are blue. I've been in jail so anything will dae [do] me. I'm running oot [out] of money here. My wee brain. [pays and receives cigarettes] Thank you, thank you very much. [referring to the researcher] You can talk, I wont bother you. (Customer, deprived area shop) No bother [to customer]. Do you have deals on the alcohol? (researcher) […..] Eh! Deals on the spirits? I just came fae [from] ASDA and thank fuck I go to ASDA instead of here. (customer) – What have you got then? (shopkeeper) My vodka (customer) – What one? (shopkeeper) Glens. (customer) – How much was it? (shopkeeper) Ill show you the receipt; £12 and, for my litre (customer) [without looking at receipt] £12.99. (shopkeeper) for my litre. (customer) - £12.99. Thats £1 difference. (shopkeeper) £1 difference, aye [yes]! See? You and your deals. (customer) Thats ASDA price [slogan] (shopkeeper) Aye, thats why I went to fucking ASDA! (customer)

40 ...what its like to stand in the shop How much would you ask for them? (Customer) [further interruption by customer who bought cigarettes, who now pulls a 4 pack of Tennents Lager from her ASDA bag] £4. (shopkeeper, Deprived area) [for] Four can[s]? £3 fae [from] ASDA. (customer) That just shows you; superstores are making more people turn into alkies like her! Shes alcoholic, aint you? (shopkeeper) I'm an alcoholic, I will admit that, but I go there for my food as well, obviously. (customer) But mainly your booze. (shopkeeper) -Naw [No]. (customer) Whats your food? Bread? (shopkeeper ) [inspects inside ASDA bag] Hes walked round. (customer) Shes got a bottle of [Glens] vodka, lemonade and for food she just got bread! (shopkeeper)

41 Conclusions This study adds a missing piece of the alcohol research / policy jigsaw, as it ties place of off-trade alcohol sales to the place home consumption, which cannot be achieved by monitoring of supermarket receipts, customs or industry data. Alcohol problems affect all communities (although these might be more severe in deprived neighbourhoods) Knowing customers is crucial to harm reduction implementation. (Can the supermarkets match this?) The main problem experienced by alcohol servers was drunken customers (not under-agers as anticipated) and this was often from their regulars who presented no problems while sober. Test-purchases are easily circumvented and less effective in a Challenge 25 regime. Proxy-buying switches emphasis to from licensed seller to the buyer. Cheaper brands (and limited choice) were more a feature of deprived areas. How will this change post MUP? (e.g. Frosty Jack, the brand most associated with deprivation could rise from c£3.50 to £11.50 per 3 litre bottle!)

42 Considerations The relationship found between alcohol problems and deprivation was not a strong as expected. Why? – Perceptual differences over problems? – More harm reduction in place at deprived area off-sales? The public need to be aware of the law concerning sales to the intoxicated person (and accept this as they do under-18 law) – Who would support an awareness campaign (the drinks industry?)? – Similar considerations on proxy buying (not just for under-18s) Comparable off-sales research should be conducted post-MUP – To see if small retailers benefitted (at expense of major supermarkets) – To see if non/deprived area shops affected (perhaps adversely) – To see what brands are best sellers (e.g. Frosty Jack v Buckfast) – What are affected brands USP when price is fixed (music sponsorship) ? – How do retailers market alcohol if less price leverage ( healthy alternatives)?

43 Further Information Project Final Report (Alcohol Research UK) Davidson, N. W., Forsyth, A.J.M. & Ellaway, A. (2012) Shop servers' experience of alcohol-related issues and interventions in socially contrasting neighbourhoods Alcohol Education Research Council (AERC) report: Forsyth, A.J.M., Davidson, N. & Lennox, J.C. (2007) An investigation into the environmental impact of off-license premises on residential neighbourhoods MRC research publication: Ellaway, A, Macdonald, L., Forsyth, A.J.M. & MacIntyre, S. (2010) The socio-spatial distribution of alcohol outlets in Glasgow city. Health & Place, 16: 1, 167 - 172. Forthcoming book chapter: Forsyth, A.J.M. (2012) Bar-room Approaches to Prevention. In McMurran, M. (Ed.) Alcohol-Related Violence: Prevention & treatment. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

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