Correspondence

Letter from the CMA to retailers on high-strength alcohol schemes

Open letter to small, independent retailers who are asked to join a high-strength alcohol scheme about what action to take to manage competition law risks.

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This letter from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provides information to address retailers’ concerns about the potential risks around competition law when approached to sign up to a local high-strength alcohol scheme.

The letter also builds on our guidance to help local authorities and businesses understand the application of competition law to high-strength alcohol schemes.