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Rush for liquor

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Rush for liquor

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Less than three hours after opening on Monday, at least one wholesaler of liquor, sold out.

Similar trends were also reported at larger retailers as consumers rushed to replenish their stock of alcoholic beverages after the lifting of a month-long ban as part of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by Government.

Alex Callender, of A&A Wholesale in Cheapside, The City, said the rush was not shocking since there was a similar occurrence leading up to the probibition.

“Just before the country shut down, we had a mad rush and when we reopened, we didn’t even have enough stock to serve the market. We opened at 8:30 a.m. and by 11 [o’clock] all was gone,” he said yesterday.

He said rum and beer were the best sellers.

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