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Safety over sales: Online alcohol retailers under pressure to take action

Demand for online alcohol services has grown significantly in recent years, particularly during the pandemic when bars and restaurants were closed.  According to an OECD report published in May 2021, while the majority of people did not change how much they drank, most of those who did drank more. Government tax receipt data showed a 3 to 5 per cent increase in alcohol sales in Germany, the UK and US in 2020 compared to 2019. Off-premise sales, such as e‑commerce and retail stores, grew s