the Supermarkets are allowed from Wednesday, cigarettes and fine-cut tobacco are more at the sight of them. Consumer product safety authority (NVWA) shows NU.nl to know, immediately, that it will maintain the display ban.
at first, the display ban from 1 January of this year, is already in place, but the grocery stores were given by the ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) the postponement to the 1st of July because they needed more time. The majority of the large supermarket chains, have the modifications been completed in order to comply with the ban Wednesday, effective.
at That time, they have, in some cases, it will also be fully utilized. As of late, a spokesman for the Jumbo to know that the last actions to be carried out in order to comply with the new rules. "As the reconstruction takes time and effort, and it was because of the extra hustle and bustle in the coronatijd, it has been a long time," said a spokesman.
the Jumbo has 674 stores, and, according to the spokesman, the deadline is July 1, have been met. The largest retail chain in the Netherlands, the Albert Heijn supermarket, which is in all tobacco products, in the meantime, it is hidden from view. "We have to have a tobacco in all of our stores are covered by doors, and to comply with the new law that took effect on 1 July effect", says a spokesman to know.
"Where possible, we will have the cover taken into account in the rebuilding of the wall. AH to be built in this period of about three stores per week in order to get to the newest formula. "Other shops that we have separately done it." The cost of this will be the spokesman to say anything. "It was a big operation, since it is based on the 950 stores the same."
a fine of 450 to 4,500 euros
The supermarket chains Dirk van den Broek and were far ahead of the law. "Since the end of the 2016, it has to be Dirk, as the first supermarket in the tobacco, in any of the branches of the view to be placed. This is true of all of our 123 affiliates," according to the company. "We are in the last year started", said a spokesman of the Plus (270 sites). "In the first half of this year, we've got all the tobacco out of sight to be placed."
The consumer product safety will be there from Wednesday to immediately go on to maintain it. "The administrative penalty for the violation of any of the display ban will vary from 450 € to 4.500 euros," according to the agency. "The consumer product safety, the intervention policy for a Tobacco - and-rookwarenwet adapted to take into account the effect of the display ban."
According to the umbrella organisation of supermarkets, the CBL has made the industry a long time to wait for the rules and policies of the consumer product safety. This, combined with the excitement of the coronamaatregelen, led to the fact that, in some cases, side board, in order to comply with the new law.
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