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POLL: Do you think Tesco removing confectionery from their checkouts is a good idea?

By The Sentinel  |  Posted: May 22, 2014

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Will the lack of confectionery at checkouts help you resist temptation?

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Tesco have announced that they will stop stocking sweets and chocolate near checkouts in smaller stores to help their customers make healthier choices.

The change is planned to take place before the end of the year in Tesco Metro and Express stores throughout the UK in a bid to tackle obesity and poor health. A spokesman for Tesco said that confectionery would also not be placed at a child’s eye level.

Larger Tesco supermarkets made this decision 20 years ago and many other stores such as Lidl, Co-operative and Sainsbury's have also got a similar ban in place.

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison said Tesco was responding to the "clear demands" of customers for healthy checkouts.

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She said: "This initiative will help people to make healthier choices, which all contributes to reducing the long-term cost to our nation of obesity and ill-health".

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  • CryingShame  |  May 22 2014, 4:15PM

    if you have are plump / fat lay of the chocolates its that simple, there is a word called NO your not having any...whats next a junk food tax in the pipeline..closing all the pie shops...i fear for this daft country its so out of control ..SO SAD...

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  • helen1944  |  May 22 2014, 4:09PM

    RIDICULOUS , AS PUTTING CIGARETTES OUT OF VIEW. FATTY,S WILL BE FATTY,S, AS SMOKER,S WILL CONTINUE TO BE. UNTIL THEY DECIDE OTHERWISE. SILLY IDEA, SAY NO TO A CHILD?

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  • lovetohate92  |  May 22 2014, 12:43PM

    Asda should follow their awful for unhealthy products near tills. Asda Wolstanton have product bins at then end of almost every isle with various sweets/biscuits in. I witnessed a guy walk past several and pick something up from every bin he walked past without really looking at what he was picking up. You could tell it was impulse and didn't even think about it.

  • lovetohate92  |  May 22 2014, 12:42PM

    Asda should follow their awful for unhealthy products near tills. Asda Wolstanton have product bins at then end of almost every isle with various sweets/biscuits in. I witnessed a guy walk past several and pick something up from every bin he walked past without really looking at what he was picking up. You could tell it was impulse and didn't even think about it.

  • lovetohate92  |  May 22 2014, 12:39PM

    Asda should follow their awful for unhealthy products near tills. Asda Wolstanton have product bins at then end of almost every isle with various sweets/biscuits in. I witnessed a guy walk past several and pick something up from every bin he walked past without really looking at what he was picking up. You could tell it was impulse and didn't even think about it.

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  • THX1138  |  May 22 2014, 10:27AM

    As the prescence of supermarkets has increased in the UK and now into the smaller villages the obesity problem keeps increasing too, anyone else thought there may be a link!

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