Thursday, October 13, 2005

Retail News

RETAIL - UK

The Wembley and Kingsbury Times recently reported that a shopkeeper was fined nearly £500 and ordered to pay costs of £927.50 after a child was sold a can of cigarette lighter refill containing butane. Officers from Brent and Harrow Trading standards had used a volunteer for a routine check which showed the sale was complete d without questioning.

In a report from the Ashbuy Times Leicetershire Trading Standards officers werdisappointeded at the results of an test purchasing campaign buying cigarettes alcohol and refills containing butane gas where nine sales being made to youngsters. However neither of the two vendors tested for the sale of butane lighter refills sold to the youngsters.

This month further retail campaigns were reported in Conwy, South Gloucestershire, and the Isle of Man.