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Sainsbury's first of major supermarkets to stop selling fireworks permanently over concerns for distressed pets




A major supermarket is the first of chains to permanently stop selling fireworks.

Sainsbury's, which has 2,300 stores in the UK and one in Balderton, announced the news on Thursday.

The halt in firework sales comes in response to concerns for distressed pets during Guy Fawkes Night in November.

Sainsbury's has announced it will not be selling fireworks due to concerns for pets. Photo Credit: Google Maps (19615102)
Sainsbury's has announced it will not be selling fireworks due to concerns for pets. Photo Credit: Google Maps (19615102)

The chain, which is the second largest in the UK, replied to a customer on Twitter stating it would not be selling fireworks in any of their stores this year.

The customer tweeted Sainsbury's asking: "@sainsburys Have to say well done & thank you. Been informed local branch #Stanmore won't be selling fireworks this year due 2 the distress it causes our pets & wildlife. Any other stores doing this? Can't thank you enough as my dog is beside herself with fear at these times."

Sainsbury's told the Advertiser it regularly reviews its products and would no longer sell fireworks based on a range of factors.

A spokesman said: "Fireworks are no longer available in our stores but customers can continue to choose from a range of seasonal products, such as glow sticks and light up spinning wands."

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