Booze cruise craze over as UK stores shut Calais branches
The long-running craze that is the ‘booze cruise’ could finally be over, with Calais supermarkets closing down all over the place as Britons give up Channel-hopping to get the best boozy bargains. Somali pirates are not believed to be a factor in the downward trend.
Instead, the strength of the Euro against the pound is being blamed for the drop in sales, along with better alcohol deals in supermarkets here in the UK.
Tesco have just announced the closure of the Calais branch they opened when booze cruising became as hip and trendy as the Rubik Cube and deely boppers had once also been. Sainsburys and Oddbins also recently announced closures of their Calais stores.
But the booze cruise fad could all start up again if the coalition government presses ahead with mooted plans to bring in a minimum price per unit of alcohol – a possibility that makes us physically shake with fear.
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