Pick n Pay's Ackerman concerned that elections will bring new booze sales ban

Herr der Verboten

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Pick n Pay chairperson Gareth Ackerman has urged government to stop imposing alcohol trade restrictions, saying the bans have been "immensely damaging".

South Africa has banned the sale of liquor sporadically since the beginning of lockdown in 2020 to curb the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic - specifically to keep hospital beds clear of alcohol-related trauma cases.

The most recent blanket ban on alcohol sales was lifted in July. Restrictions on trade were further relaxed, with the country's lockdown being adjusted to level 1 at the end of September.

In the six months to 29 August 2021, Pick n Pay estimated it lost...
 

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Yet another ban incoming or not?
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krycor

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Instead of complaining he should maybe start thinking about being more responsible with sales.. you know, so you can show gov you not the problem.

Hell maybe introduce measures the alcohol assoc refuses to do and actually prevent abnormal sales.. hell if you doing a system I’m sure other retailers will plug in to it and the entire sector benefits..

Wait we in SA, **** that.. blame & threaten gov.. it works.
 

Herr der Verboten

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Instead of complaining he should maybe start thinking about being more responsible with sales.. you know, so you can show gov you not the problem.

Hell maybe introduce measures the alcohol assoc refuses to do and actually prevent abnormal sales.. hell if you doing a system I’m sure other retailers will plug in to it and the entire sector benefits..

Wait we in SA, **** that.. blame & threaten gov.. it works.
Show the problem you are not the problem, right.
 

diesel

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Lockdown level 1 was implemented to accommodate the upcoming elections , as soon as the elections pass so will the honeymoon.

too many officials benefiting from strict lock downs.
 

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There is very little scientific and medical reason to have anything stricter than we do now, in fact I am expecting them to go to Level 0 and a stand-down from the state of disaster is what should be on the cards.

We know there will be variants, but we've become used to dealing with them and simple public announcements around increasing mask-wearing and sanitizing during winter etc should suffice. We have vaccines and antivirals about to hit the shelves.
 

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Instead of complaining he should maybe start thinking about being more responsible with sales.. you know, so you can show gov you not the problem.

Hell maybe introduce measures the alcohol assoc refuses to do and actually prevent abnormal sales.. hell if you doing a system I’m sure other retailers will plug in to it and the entire sector benefits..

Wait we in SA, **** that.. blame & threaten gov.. it works.

how does this work? restrict sales per person?


so just shutdown macro liquor wholesales altogether
 
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