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  • National Off-Licence Association, NOFFLA, responsible consumption of alchohol in ireland
    CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS ON AWARDS 2015 Latest News NOffLA urges the Government to enact the Public Health Alcohol Bill 26 Jan 2016 NOffLA Welcomes Announcement of Public Health Alcohol Bill 10 Dec 2015 Calls on Government to continue to move swiftly and introduce legislation NOffLA reaction regarding Government decision to not increase excise duty on alcohol 13 Oct 2015 Wine consumers in Ireland still pay 624 more excise on wine than any other European country NOffLA SELECTS IRELANDS GOLD STAR WINES 06 Oct 2015 The National Off Licence Association NOffLA has awarded Gold Star Wine Awards to 15 wines at SIP 2015 Now in its fifteenth year The Irish Wine Show award winners will be available to consumers all over Ireland At the event the association called on the Government to reduce excise duty on alcohol specifically wine which is currently 624 higher in Ireland then other EU countries Irish Wine Consumers Pay 624 MORE EXCISE than their fellow Europeans The highest in Europe 02 Jun 2015 PUBLIC HEALTH ALCOHOL BILL 2015 04 Feb 2015 The National Off Licence Association NOffLA has today welcomed the publication of the Heads of the Public Health Alcohol Bill 2015 NOffLA URGES

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  • NATIONAL OFF-LICENCE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2015
    2015 The O Donovan Group Cork Best First Time Entrant 2015 Number 21 Cork Food Retailer Off Licence of the Year 2015 McCambridge s Galway Customer Service Award of the Year 2015 O Donovans Mallow Spirit Specialist of the Year 2015 Deveney s of Dundrum Beer Specialist of the Year 2015 Martins Off Licence Fairview Wine Specialist of the Year 2015 Blackrock Cellar Connaught Ulster Off Licence of the Year 2015 Dicey s Off Licence Ballyshannon Leinster Off Licence of the Year 2015 The Wine Centre Kilkenny Dublin Off Licence of the Year 2015 McHugh s Off Licence Kilbarack Munster Off Licence of the Year 2015 Next Door Forum Waterford Judging for the awards began in June 2014 which was the beginning of a tough but rewarding journey for all of this year s award winners The process culminated in a blind wine tasting which involved participants answering questions about the unidentified wines Final awards were allocated following this process Awards Events IRISH WINE SHOW STAR AWARDS National Off Licence Of the Year Awards NATIONAL OFF LICENCE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016 NATIONAL OFF LICENCE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2015 NATIONAL OFF LICENCE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014 NATIONAL OFF

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  • NOffLA urges the Government to enact the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill
    it ensures the highest standards around the purchase and consumption of alcohol The introduction of minimum unit pricing and affordable structural separation will ensure that alcohol is retailed responsibly We urge the Government to progress the Bill through its various legislative stages so its benefits can be realised in communities across the country However we believe that in order for minimum unit pricing to be truly effective the Government needs to introduce a ban on the below invoice cost selling of alcohol The promotion of branded discounted alcohol is used as a means to drive footfall into multiples to sell other more expensive grocery products and actively encourages irresponsible retailing which is a threat to the broader community through alcohol abuse and anti social behaviour As we celebrate the best that the industry has to offer it is also important to remember that independent businesses are still operating in very challenging circumstances despite the much talked about economic recovery Excise duty levels were introduced during the economic crisis as an emergency measure and we are still paying for it today This needs to be addressed if we are to play our part and fully contribute to and partake of the ongoing recovery The awards which included 38 finalists saw Baggot Street Wines awarded National Off Licence of the Year 2016 The Molloy Group Dublin won Responsible Retailer of the Year 2016 and Dylan McEvoy Gibneys Off Licence Malahide won RTC Online Trainee of the Year 2016 All 38 finalists were awarded certificates of either Merit or Excellence and a Customer Service Award based on their performance and other awards on the night included Specialist Off Licence Group of the Year 2016 The O Donovan Group Cork Best First Time Entrant 2016 64 Wines Glasthule Food Retailer Off Licence of the

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  • NOffLA Welcomes Announcement of Public Health Alcohol Bill
    of alcohol is not only a positive for local communities but also local businesses and is very much in keeping with the ethos of our Association As active members of the communities in which we serve NOffLA members welcome the introduction of a minimum unit price on alcohol and consider it imperative that the Minister continues to urgently progress the Bill through its various legislative stages so its benefits can be realised in communities across the country as soon as possible Furthermore we also welcome the commitment to affordable structural separation which will ensure that alcohol will be appropriately separated from other everyday products in retail premises Finally we believe that in order for minimum unit pricing to be truly effective the Government needs to introduce a ban on the below invoice cost selling of alcohol The promotion of branded discounted alcohol is used as a means to drive footfall into multiples to sell other more expensive grocery products and actively encourages irresponsible retailing which is a threat to the broader community through alcohol abuse and anti social behaviour Such a ban would save the exchequer 24 million per annum and is easily achievable using VAT invoices through the Groceries

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  • NOffLA reaction regarding Government decision to not increase excise duty on alcohol
    s are still operating in a very challenging economic environment today s announcement does provide an element of reassurance to business owners all over the country Since 2008 some 3 000 jobs 35 have been lost in the sector and 546 Off licences have closed reflecting the challenges facing business owners all across Ireland While excise has not been increased in Budget 2016 it is important to note that consumers still have to pay 624 more excise on every bottle of wine purchased when compared to other EU countries This disparity not only stifles business but limits consumer choice and discourages foreign investment in Ireland We believe this extreme difference is unsustainable and needs to be addressed by the Government going forward NOffLA members are committed to the communities they serve and we believe the Government has the power to make positive changes that will enhance the trading environment for businesses save the Exchequer money and also benefit the public health We would therefore again call on the Government to introduce a minimum unit price on alcohol to discourage deep discounting and promote responsible retailing Furthermore we are calling on the Government to illustrate its commitment to the health of

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  • NOffLA SELECTS IRELANDS GOLD STAR WINES
    an active part in reaching this goal Currently Ireland has the highest taxation on wine with Irish consumers paying 624 more than their European counterparts Excise duty and employment are intertwined with our members reporting that they have had to reduce staff due to duty increases In a recent survey of our members 70 said they would take on more staff if excise was reduced A further increase in excise duty would force 16 4 of outlets to close outright with a further 51 struggling to remain open NOffLA members are highly trained and responsible local retailers that contribute to their communities through direct investment and local employment We are calling on the Government to protect these local businesses that underpin communities all across Ireland In excess of 600 wines were submitted to the Gold Star Award adjudication panel of NOffLA judges and independent wine writers Points were awarded on the basis of appearance smell taste and value for money criteria and the winning 15 were selected as the best wines from key suppliers across a number of price categories Each of the winning wines will be sold in NOffLA member outlets of which there are more than 315 nationwide The chosen wines will be recognisable by distinctive Award symbols on each bottle In the pre Christmas period NOffLA members will promote the Gold Star Awards 2015 2016 Collection as ideal Christmas gifts in a variety of special gift packs Winning Wines Click to view NOffLA Budget 2016 Key Points 1 Reduce Excise as a Job Creation Measure Excise duty and employment are intertwined NOffLA members have reported having to reduce staff or close down due to duty increases while they would employ more staff were the increases to be reversed Currently 1 834 businesses 5 800 jobs in sector

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  • Irish Wine Consumers Pay 624% MORE EXCISE than their fellow Europeans - The highest in Europe
    domestic alcohol as the excise on a bottle of wine is on average 0 82 dearer than the equivalent excise on cider and beer Reintroduce a ban on the below cost selling of alcohol The retailing of alcohol at below invoice cost price will ensure that retailers cannot reclaim 23 of the loss in their VAT return saving the State an average of 24 million each year as well as ensuring alcohol is retailed in a responsible manner Establish tighter control on out of state imports in terms of VAT and excise collection thus ensuring out of state and online retailers cannot sell directly to Irish consumers without paying the required tax and VAT Such controls would ensure online retailers are fit for purpose tax compliant and meet the same licencing obligations as domestic retailers The 2015 NOffLA Members Survey found 50 reported a decline in turnover in 2014 when compared to 2013 In 2014 52 of respondents saw a decrease in wine sales of up to 30 39 of respondents saw a decline in beer sales and 51 saw a decline in the sales of spirits of up to 30 Close to 50 46 cited the current level of excise as increased in 2013 and 2014 as the main reason for a decline in business 78 of respondents expect their turnover to either remain the same or decrease in 2015 If excise duty is increased in Budget 2016 51 will struggle to remain open and 44 will be forced to reduce staff by at least one member If the excise increases of Budget 2013 and 2014 were reversed 70 would hire one or more additional staff members and 42 would increase staff pay 86 of independent off licences retailers do not believe the Government is doing enough to support

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  • PUBLIC HEALTH (ALCOHOL) BILL 2015
    and small businesses all across Ireland and particularly those involved in the retail of alcohol NOffLA has long maintained that this Bill is a vital tool in addressing social health and public order issues while also encouraging a sustainable retail environment The proposed introduction of a minimum unit price is a very positive step however we remind Government that the effectiveness of the measure is entirely dependent on the introduction of an appropriate price which we believe must be 0 70 cent per unit of alcohol to have the required impact Furthermore we commend the Government on its decision to introduce the structural separation of alcohol from other products under Section 9 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008 with adequate enforcement power Structural separation will provide for the clear demarcation of alcohol from other grocery products so that they are not available to under age purchasers In addition this measure will help to ensure that the purchase of alcohol is a conscious and informed decision and not an impulse due to the strategic positioning of alcohol products in aisles and close to tills which is in keeping with Minister s acknowledgment that alcohol is no ordinary product News Press Archive

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