Aldi loses liquor licence for one of its Sydney stores

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 13th April 2016

BeerAn Aldi supermarket located in Edgecliff, Sydney, has temporarily lost its liquor licence for selling alcohol to a minor.

The supermarket received a three day suspension after NSW Police noticed in September 2015 a group of teenagers exchanging money for two six packs of beer placed inside Aldi shopping bags. It was then discovered the teenager told the Aldi cashier that he had forgotten his wallet and had instead showed an image of a fake ID on his phone.

When questioned the Aldi staff member told police they were not aware images of identification where not acceptable.

An Aldi spokesperson said the supermarket takes the responsible service of alcohol very seriously and that it regrets that in this instance an error had been made by one of its staff members.

“All Aldi store employees are required to undertake Responsible Service of Alcohol courses ensuring they understand and are equipped to meet their legal responsibilities surrounding the sale of alcohol,” the spokesperson said.

“Ongoing training in this area also forms part of our management strategy and training frequency has been increased in response to this incident,” they said.

Aldi Edgecliff will be allowed to sell liquor again from 15 April 2016.