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    This amazed me no end this morning

    BBC News - Tesco to end checkout sweets in 'healthy choice' move

    It's a revolution... obesity is gone forever... we'll just move the sweets a little further away!

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    It's ridiculous, they place sweets/chocolate/toys elsewhere in the shop anyway exactly at a child's height so they spot it straight away.

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    TBF if you have ever shopped when hungry or with a small child, avoiding the sweets at the checkout is nigh on impossible. If they aren't there, you are not going to be tempted.
    It isn't much, I know, but it is something!

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    I heard a radio interview with an Asda exec a little while back who said "we try to make sure every 3rd checkout is guilt free" (or words to that effect but definitely "guilt free". I get what they are saying but it's an interesting phrase when coming from the shops. They know exactly what they are trying to do.

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    I think this is a definite step in the right direction...as Witch said, remove the temptation (I notice that they are only doing this in their smaller stores) and it may only be a small victory but it is a victory nonetheless

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    Interesting, nothing to do with Aldi (or Lidl) have had healthier foods at the checkout for months.

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    I agree. Getting through the checkout with 2 miffed toddlers in tow isn't easy as it is, it's ALWAYS made worse by the selection of chocolates and goodies right next to the till. Asda, please pay attention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Interesting, nothing to do with Aldi (or Lidl) have had healthier foods at the checkout for months.
    Aldi, Lidl = healthy food. Surely thats an oxymoron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Aldi, Lidl = healthy food. Surely thats an oxymoron?
    Why?

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    Our Aldi has all sorts of crap next to the checkouts. None of it healthy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Why?
    Sorry, that was a tongue in chick statement on the general quaility of food from those stores. Which I always find...lacking. Maybe it's just my unrefined tastebuds

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    Why are you saying that, brand snobbery? They both sell a large range of products same as Tesco, or is their fruit and veg somehow different?

    In fact Lidl/Aldi don't sell as many bargain basement ready meals for ludicrous money like the big boys do, for example a Lasagne for 80p.

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    Why the negativity from the grouches as the top?

    Supermarkets know exactly what they are doing with product placement - have a read: The science that makes us spend more in supermarkets, and feel good while we do it - so sweets by the checkout are there for a reason

    Moving them is a really good move.

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    Think it's an awesome move myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bananas View Post
    Why are you saying that, brand snobbery? They both sell a large range of products same as Tesco, or is their fruit and veg somehow different?
    A friend of mine is a regional manager for Aldi and recently told me that Aldi actually buys in the same grade fruit and veg as Marks and Spencers and Waitrose. Whereas your Tescos, Sainsburys etc. buy in a grade lower.

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    I totally agree it is a good step. God it is a nightmare with my little girl when shopping. My point was the over dramatisation of how this will cure obesity... just moving it will make such a small difference.

    How about better education on healthy eating. And eating chocolate is just a small part of the problem... as is obesity. How about chronic alcoholism, smoking, fast foods...

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