Bonfire Night is fast approaching but at least one supermarket giant will not be cashing in.
Sainsbury’s have confirmed it will not sell fireworks in any of its 2,300 UK stores including those in Scotland.
The news emerged after shoppers thanked the supermarket on social media when they were informed their local branch would not sell fireworks this year.
The reason behind the move is to limit distress to animals and older people.
A Sainsbury’s spokeswoman told The Sun: “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.”
Consumers have praised the grocer and called for others to follow suit.
The RSPCA has revealed that 45 per cent of dogs show signs of being frightened on Bonfire Night.
The Alzheimer’s Society added that fireworks can be confusing for people with dementia.
Earlier this year more than 750,000 people signed a petition calling for a ban on shop-bought fireworks.
The Sun reports that the Government wants to ‘strike the right balance’ between safety, enjoyment and religious significance.