Friday 24 November 2017

It's the job of parents not retailers to stop kids eating junk

Tesco has decided to ban all sweets and chocolates from its checkouts by the end of this year
Tesco has decided to ban all sweets and chocolates from its checkouts by the end of this year

Lorraine Courtney

Have you ever noticed how supermarket checkouts tend to be almost buried under confectionery designed to lure small hands and parent pounds? We all do it. After filling up our trolleys with virtuous chia seeds, quinoa and green veggies, we then splurge just as we reach the till.

This might all be about to change though. Tesco has decided to ban all sweets and chocolates from its checkouts by the end of this year, a move that is backed by two-thirds of its shoppers.

Research for Tesco had found that 65pc of shoppers wanted confectionery removed from checkouts to help them make healthier choices when out shopping. Even more, 67pc, said it would help them choose healthier options for their children.

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