A new off-licence show will be launched next year for any businesses that sell alcohol or wish to add off-sales to their store.

William Reed Business Media, owner of The Grocer, will stage the Off Licence Show in association with Off Licence News at the Birmingham NEC from 21-24 March.

"We will be lining up top-notch exhibitors to share their latest brand activity and best practice category advice, plus Off Licence Live, where visitors can attend workshops and live demonstrations," said show director Matthew Butler.

The show will cover a range of complementary categories including confectionery, tobacco, shop-fitting equipment, refrigeration, EPos and CCTV. It will also focus on responsible alcohol retailing, including staff training and how best to prevent underage purchases.