Deal with for fogeys as Woolies sheds lollies at checkouts


Grocery procuring is about to get a little bit simpler for harried mother and father as a serious Australian grocery store pledges to take away youngsters’s lollies and candies from its checkouts.

Retail big Woolworths will strip its checkouts of youngsters’s confectionary in a bid to assist prospects make more healthy selections.

Merchandise aimed toward youngsters, together with Chupa Chups, Kinder Shock and Caramello Koalas will not be accessible beside tills.

As a substitute, the retailer will provide more healthy meals selections with a well being star ranking of three.5 or above from the tip of July.

It’s not all dangerous information for buyers determined for a sugar hit as vibrant child’s treats make means for treats for grown-ups – with 80 per cent of the choices more healthy selections.

Woolworths will look to increase more healthy choices on aisle ends all year long primarily based on buyer response.

“These are small however essential steps in the proper route as we work to make more healthy selections simpler for our prospects,” Woolworths Supermarkets Managing Director Natalie Davis mentioned.

“There’s no substitute for healthful meals like fruit and veg, however eradicating youngsters’ confectionery from checkouts and serving to prospects make small swaps on meals they choose up on the finish of an aisle or on the checkout may help make a constructive affect on their procuring habits.”

Grocery store chains Aldi and Coles have been contacted to see if they’ll match the transfer.