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Supermarkets told to scrap ‘guilt lanes’, which tempt shoppers with sweets at checkouts
Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 18:23 EST, 14 July 2013 | James Chapman

Posted on 07/14/2013 8:45:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Supermarkets and newsagents are to be told to abolish checkout “guilt lanes” that tempt shoppers with sweets and treats.

Public health minister Anna Soubry told the Mail cynical store layouts were creating problems for the parents of young children. “Retailers should make it easier for us to make the right choices, not harder,” she said.

The Department of Health is drawing up an industry code of practice on the marketing of products high in fat, sugar and salt. It will call on stores to stop funneling customers past unhealthy products, end multi-buy deals on fattening food and spend a fixed slice of their promotional budgets on lower-calorie options. The code may also restrict the use of cartoon characters on unhealthy products. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: checkoutcandy; liberalagenda; nannystate; supermarket; uk

1 posted on 07/14/2013 8:45:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Liberals should not be allowed to shop at the same stores where normal people shop. I don’t care if it’s in England or the USA.


2 posted on 07/14/2013 8:47:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: Olog-hai
store layouts were creating problems for the parents of young children

No, the problem is parents not being parents. Mine never screamed and cried for a candy bar at the check out. They knew better.

3 posted on 07/14/2013 8:47:39 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill

funny the media says the opposite when the kid wants to be a girl.... lack of parenting and too much coddling


4 posted on 07/14/2013 8:49:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai

Will they create a special lane for “white guilt”?


5 posted on 07/14/2013 8:50:32 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Olog-hai

Mother Government: because you are too stupid or too weak to get by on your own...........


6 posted on 07/14/2013 8:53:46 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: bgill

Children differ and some can be difficult in spite of great diligence in raising them. Also what are grandparents supposed to do if their kids spoil their own kids? Nominally the treats, etc. are intended for grownups, but yes they can create issues with kids. A reward system might be helpful, e.g. promise in advance each kid a candy bar of his or her choice if he does what his mom (or dad) asks of him in the grocery, but stick to the condition of the promise (persistent acting up means no candy bar on that trip). Some in the US have candy free lanes now, respecting parents’ wishes.


7 posted on 07/14/2013 8:54:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Olog-hai

If I was a store owner in the UK, I’d have Pork Rinds at the store entrance and on the end of every isle.


8 posted on 07/14/2013 8:56:06 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Olog-hai

I had the biggest laugh of the day. I went to the local supermarket and was just trucking down the Kosher isle when I saw three shelves of Catholic motive candles. You know the kind where Mother Mary is holding the Christ child and Yashua on the cross. Right in the middle of the Kosher isle, in the middle of Kosher products. I was dumbfounded me being Jewish and all. I called the manager over and showed him and his reaction was “So? Are you offended?” I just shook my head and left.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 8:56:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Olog-hai
The code may also restrict the use of cartoon characters on unhealthy products. …


10 posted on 07/14/2013 8:57:04 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Olog-hai

Instead of candies and mints, politically-correct check out lanes will now have alfalfa spouts and tofu along with essentials like condoms, hypodermic needles and RU-486 pills. Of course, you’ll need to bring your bags to get these out of the store.


11 posted on 07/14/2013 9:01:10 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Olog-hai

No...poor parenting skills create the “problem”.

Government can help by allowing parents to impose a little discipline in their children’s lives.

To minimize the need for follow up posts.....

I DIDN’T SAY BEATINGS!!!!!


12 posted on 07/14/2013 9:03:38 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Olog-hai
Oh, yipee.

Once you're done with this, nanny government, there's a whole lot of other crap that my neighbors do that I don't like that I'd like you to stop, too.

13 posted on 07/14/2013 9:04:34 PM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: bgill

“No, the problem is parents not being parents. Mine never screamed and cried for a candy bar at the check out. They knew better.”

You are right. But where we differ is that I gave in many times in the beginning until I finally put the hammer down. Now they ‘window shop’ at the check out but put it all back without me saying a thing.

I learn a little slower than other parents.


14 posted on 07/14/2013 9:06:10 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Olog-hai

Mayor Bloomberg just found his newest agenda for his subjects.


15 posted on 07/14/2013 9:09:30 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Avid Coug

Beat me to it...

“Paging Mayor Bloomberg!”


16 posted on 07/14/2013 9:17:24 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

Grocery stores should tell the govt they are all going to shut down for 7 days in protest. You run the govt and we’ll run our stores.


17 posted on 07/14/2013 9:20:15 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Olog-hai

My kids grew up hearing the words — “The answer is No!”, and “Tough!” alot. They also got love and guidance. They grew up to be great people and are great parents. Candy at the counter was never a problem. Occasionally stopping by the bubble machine, or those ones with a toy, was usually my idea, so they got their fun stuff— especially if they had been good.


18 posted on 07/14/2013 9:29:23 PM PDT by Exit148 (E)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s quicker to shop without kids, that being said if we are in the checkout lane my kids don’t even ask for candy unless they know ahead of time, for whatever reason, they’ve been told they can get a treat. They know this because they were raised that way. Also, we’ve just never been a family that has a lot of gum around, so if I pick up some mints for my purse, I’ll let them get a pack of sugar free gum. They think of it as a treat and it makes them completely forget about all of the other candy.


19 posted on 07/14/2013 9:35:54 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: hole_n_one

Nothing more disgusting than watching the jug eared Kenyan stuffing that ugly a$$ face of his.


20 posted on 07/14/2013 9:39:47 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They should force the stores to put fruit at the check out and not candy and stuff that people want.


21 posted on 07/14/2013 9:52:42 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Olog-hai

22 posted on 07/14/2013 9:53:22 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: MichaelCorleone; bgill
I learn a little slower than other parents.

(I doubt that.)

An 'experienced' parent is one step ahead of their children.

A Parent is one step behind their children, but quick to learn.

A Non Parent is one who can't outwit their own children.

23 posted on 07/14/2013 10:00:53 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: G Larry; Olog-hai
I DIDN’T SAY BEATINGS!!!!!

Might I suggest... Strict (consistent and just) Discipline.

24 posted on 07/14/2013 10:05:14 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: bgill

Bingo. Mine didn’t more than once, and have grown into (largely) well mannered young adults. I get compliments at restaurants etc and have to tamp down the sense of pride I get because I shouldn’t be the exception to the rule.

It is absolutely incredible how stupid this world has gotten even in my life time.


25 posted on 07/14/2013 10:40:29 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

The sweetest lanes to me have always been the ones with the shortest or fastest lines. I don’t recall any candy in them.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 2:41:16 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Olog-hai
My kids went through their entire childhood without once having so much as a piece of gum purchased for them at the supermarket check-out. They only asked once or twice, then they learned.

I see other harried parents at the supermarket who have no control over their whining children who spend the entire time tugging at their parents and demanding this or that. I understand those are liberals. However, I sometimes wish their children could be mine for just 15 minutes.

27 posted on 07/15/2013 3:10:27 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SkyDancer

So don’t buy it. The kosher section in not a place of worship.


28 posted on 07/15/2013 4:43:52 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

You don’t get it, do you? How about some Kosher products in the Catholic section next to their votive candles?


29 posted on 07/15/2013 6:33:13 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer
How about some Kosher products in the Catholic section next to their votive candles?

I have lots of Catholic friends and relatives, and none of them would be upset about that. The only one who might suffer is the store, because someone shopping for Kosher products would not be looking there, and the store would miss a sale.

30 posted on 07/15/2013 8:17:38 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: SkyDancer

Probably the Hispanic foods section was next to the Kosher section, on the same aisle with the Asian foods. That’s how it is at my Walmart (although the one in the county seat has a full Hispanic food aisle).

There’s no such thing as “Catholic foods,” so the votive candles go where Hispanics, the most common buyers, will see them.


31 posted on 07/15/2013 8:19:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Thanks for protecting me, Big Brother.


32 posted on 07/15/2013 8:19:45 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Tax-chick

What I was noticing was the sign over that section said “Kosher” and right under it were those votive candles. I’m in no way anti-anything. I just thought it strange is all. The aisle had nothing but ethnic foods on both sides. There were two signs over that aisle. One said “Kosher” the other sign over the ethnic side said “Asian, Hispanic,” etc. I just thought it curious that on the side that said “Kosher” they had those votive candles. All I’m saying ......


33 posted on 07/15/2013 8:26:54 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Nea Wood

I wasn’t upset. I was just wondering why votive candles were next to matzo ball soup mix.


34 posted on 07/15/2013 8:27:44 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer
I’m in no way anti-anything. I just thought it strange is all.

I understand.

Signage doesn't always keep up with the movements of stock. Maybe Hispanic items increased or got pushed in the direction of Kosher at some point.

At my Walmart, you just have to know that the canned tomato products are around the corner from the rest of the canned vegetables, under the sign that says, "Boxed Dinners."

35 posted on 07/15/2013 8:30:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: Tax-chick
At my Walmart, you just have to know that the canned tomato products are around the corner from the rest of the canned vegetables, under the sign that says, "Boxed Dinners."

LOL

36 posted on 07/15/2013 8:32:11 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Olog-hai

They have to get rid of all of them?

Here most stores have parent-friendly lane to try to cut down on hassles kids might cause.

Of course, I’d like them to stop selling those disgusting low-class magazines at the counter. Today the women’s magazines are as bad as Playboy. Kids who can read get an eyeful.


37 posted on 07/15/2013 11:35:51 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

The nanny state mentality is to get rid of the candy, but leave the prolefeed intact to warp the kids’ minds.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 11:41:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: MacMattico

‘________get a pack of sugar free gum.’

You might want to read up on aspertame (Nutri-Sweet).
Nasty sounding stuff, that . . .
We avoid it totally.
Have been thinking it’s one of many ‘toxins’ regarded as ‘safe’ and yet we wonder why we’re so ill with the variety of ailments this society suffers.

Better the kids swish and drink water after chewing regular gum - - -


39 posted on 07/15/2013 12:59:39 PM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: laplata

Several people have spelled it wrong here.

It is AISLE.

I’ve recently seen this elsewhere.

An isle is a small island.

Thank you!


40 posted on 07/15/2013 3:04:36 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Thanks.


41 posted on 07/15/2013 4:07:27 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata

Sorry. Things just get to me, if you noticed the following posts....


42 posted on 07/15/2013 4:51:09 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I’ve correctly used aisle for years. Sometimes we slip.


43 posted on 07/15/2013 4:57:40 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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