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In the UK, the Independent reports that Tesco’s Fresh & Easy division in California could be forced to eliminate its alcohol sections if a new piece of legislation is passed by state lawmakers.

The proposed law would ban the sale of alcohol by any retail establishment that only has self-checkout systems, on the premise that it is easier for underage minors to buy booze in such environments.

Fresh & Easy only has self-checkout, and is the only major retailer in California to operate in such a manner. However, the California Assemblyman who sponsored the bill, Hector De La Torre, said it was not aimed specifically at the company.

The California Grocers Association reportedly opposes the bill, and Tesco says that it is doing everything necessary to make sure that minors are not able to obtain alcoholic products.

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