3. Irresponsible promotion - alcohol areas in supermarkets

Supermarkets are one the most common places to purchase alcohol, particularly wine. When alcohol came into New Zealand supermarkets in 1989 (wine) and 1999 (beer), the alcohol retail landscape changed overnight. Wine consumption has now doubled and children continue to be exposed to alcohol marketing in these outlets. Even bottle stores buy their alcohol from supermarkets, given their low prices.

Our laws restrict the exposure to alcohol in supermarkets - alcohol must be displayed in a single area. Use this section to help you take action in relation to the promotion and exposure to alcohol in these everyday settings.