4. Supermarkets

Supermarkets are one the most common places to purchase alcohol, particularly wine. The introduction of alcohol sales into supermarkets (in 1989 and 1999) changed the alcohol retail landscape 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 these settings, given the low price.

New Zealand has laws that 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.