After 7-Eleven made the decision to stop serving draft beers in 18 of its stores following public outcry their main rival Family Mart has also made the decision to stop selling draft beers in all two of their stores that offered the service.
7-Eleven made headlines after a video was posted online which soon went viral that some of their stores were selling Leo beer via automatic dispensing machines, which led to a lot of complaints from anti-alcohol organisations resulting in the service being pulled.
Initially an investigation by the Office of Alcohol Control Committee decided that selling draft beer in convenience stores was legal but protestors soon gathered outside of the CP All group’s headquarters in Bangkok resulting in the “trial” of selling the draft beer ending swiftly much to the dismay of a much divided public over the matter.
Family Mart started selling draft Chang beer back in May 2017 at the same price 7-Eleven was charging for Leo which made a few headline back then but didn’t receive anywhere near the same level of opposition that 7-Eleven recently did.
In a public statement from Family Mart they said they made the decision to stop selling draft beer to show they “do not encourage drinking.”
Both Family Marts Silom and Sukhumvit Soi 33 branches stopped selling draft beer on Sunday.
Source : Coconuts
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