Sweet news for parents, sour taste for kids: Lidl ‘to remove confectionery from checkouts’


It’s a move that will taste quite sweet to parents and health campaigners – but could be sour for many children.

Discount supermarket chain Lidl is to expected to remove sweets from its checkouts amid growing fears over childhood obesity.

The company is apparently set to announce later this week that it will be taking away temptation at the tills.

The chain has been consulting with customers for months and the decision is thought to be a reaction to the ‘pester power’ parents experience at the checkout.

According to Sky News, the move is a direct response to the wishes of parents, many of whom are pressured by their children to buy sweets as they queue to pay for shopping.

Both consumer groups and parents are likely to welcome the move as concerns grow over Britain’s childhood obesity problem.

The move by Lidl could put pressure on other supermarkets…

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