Tesco from 1 January has removed sweet and chocolate snacks from the checkouts in all UK stores.
From research conducted by the British retailer it in fact emerged that families with small children put less healthy products in the shopping cart, while adults and pensioners are more aware.
“Our customers are asking us to contribute to healthier nutrition. We will think of healthier alternatives to put at the checkouts. The response of parents has been very positive, and now it will be interesting to see if other retailers will follow suit. We promise that we will do everything in our power to make sure that our customers and our colleagues follow a more healthy lifestyle” says David Wood, Tesco Managing Director of Health and Wellness in the video.
Now at the checkouts of all Tesco stores, from hypermarkets to local stores, nuts or dried fruit, cereal bars and products that contribute to the 5 portions of fruit or vegetables a day, which do not have a label with the “red light”, which have a controlled calorie level or are deemed by the Department of Health to be healthy snacks will be offered.