Aldi, ASDA, Tesco and Morrisons stance on banning firework sales in supermarkets – Manchester Evening News

Sainsbury’s has announced that it has banned the sale of fireworks in UK stores ahead of Bonfire Night this year.

Earlier today a Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We regularly review the products available in our stores and we are no longer selling fireworks based on a range of factors.

“Customers can continue to choose from a range of seasonal products, such as glow sticks and light-up spinning wands.”

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Following the announcement, people have called for other supermarkets to follow Sainsbury’s lead.

Responding to the Manchester Evening News’ Facebook post on the news, one person wrote: “Fantastic. But not going to make a bit of difference unless the rest of the shops follow suit. They should only be allowed for 1-2 days a year and only with controlled displays. That way at least people with frail/elderly family or people with scared pets can prepare..”

Another said: “I can see many are going to complain about this and say that it’s unfair that they ain’t allowed to do anything. Sure they could just go to an organised firework display but they probably would think that it’s “not the same”.”

A third commented: “Should only sell them on the 5th of November you can buy the all year round that’s when you get people letting fireworks off all year.”

Now ASDA, Tesco, Aldi and the Co-Op have confirmed where they stand on the matter.

An Aldi spokesperson said: “Aldi understands the importance of animal welfare when celebrating [with fireworks] which is why our sales materials include reminders that pets should be kept safe indoors along with advice on how to make them feel secure.”

An ASDA person said: “We know that many of our customers love fireworks, but we also know that some customers and their pets don’t like the noise, which is why this year we have launched a collection of low noise fireworks so that everyone can still enjoy the show.”

Tesco has confirmed it will continue to sell fireworks.

Morrisons website says it is selling fireworks in-store only.

A spokesperson for Dogs Trust said: “Although they can look beautiful, fireworks can be very distressing for dogs when let off unexpectedly, and because they are so easily accessible all year-round, dog owners are on tenterhooks as to when their beloved pooch will next be frightened.”

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