"I can see the trend is going that way - selling multiple things makes sense financially. Councils have more power to hand out licences and they're not concerned about the effect it has on current businesses. It†means more yearly fees are paid to the council and they make more money, but it makes more competition for retailers."
Class of Wine, Pontyberem, Llanelli
"I've noticed more and more petrol stations are selling alcohol, but it's still off-licences that most commonly sell wines, beer and spirits. We've got a florist not far from us but I don't think it would be a threat to business if it started selling drink."
Jimmy's Off-licence, Bradford
"Not around here, thank goodness. The supermarkets are my main rivals, they're the ones I have to contend with. There's a Tesco Express just opened down the road and it's become quite a problem, especially because it has parking, which is something my shop doesn't have."
Southern Wine, Christchurch, Dorset
"No unusual places sell alcohol near the shop which is great for us, but it's interesting that they are springing up in certain places. Spar and the Co-op are still the ones I have to compete with."
Ripley Wine Company, Ripley, Derby
"Around here there aren't many†garden centres or florists nearby so they're not a threat. Tesco is our biggest rival by
Wineflair, Newtownabbey, County Antrim