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Tesco store makes more room for booze

By Amber Rolt on 26/08/14 9:54 AM

A Tesco store in Reading emptied aisles it previously reserved for fruit and vegetables to make room for more beer and spirits.

Images from social media show the fruit and veg sections of the supermarket stocked-up with huge amounts of alcohol ahead of the Reading Festival which took place over the weekend.

The Reading-West branch of Tesco is conveniently located for the event, being just a 15-minute walk away from the festival entrance where this weekend an estimated 250,000 people passed through to see headliners including Arctic Monkeys.

A spokesperson for Tesco, commenting ahead of the rush, told The Daily Star the store estimated that an average of 35,000 people would be served each day over the course of the festival.