On the 2nd of March 2020, the Welsh Government introduced minimum unit pricing (MUP) to all products across Beers, Wines & Spirits (BWS). The Government will apply a minimum price per alcohol unit, set at 50p. MUP is already operational in Scotland and research suggests it may help to discourage excessive drinking and reduce alcohol-related harm. As a result of this, we'll need to review 'alcohol by volume' (ABV) for each of our beers, wines and spirits and increase prices to be compliant with the law. If a product is already over the MUP threshold the price won't increase.
FAQs Will this affect shopping online?
Yes. In line with the new legislation, Minimum Unit Pricing has been added to all products covered by the policy.
What if a customer lives in England but their online order is fulfilled by a Welsh store? Will they have to pay the higher price?
Yes. In line with legislation, Minimum Unit Pricing will be added to any item covered by the policy.
Why can't I order from an English store instead?
For a number of reasons, we'll always deliver from a customer's nearest online store. Due to this legislation, we're legally required to apply Minimum Unit Pricing to products sold by our stores in Wales.
What happens if I buy a product in Wales but return it in England? Will I get all of my money back?
Yes. All you need to do is show us your receipt and our colleagues will happy to issue a full refund.