Skip to comments.Supermarkets told to scrap ‘guilt lanes’, which tempt shoppers with sweets at checkouts
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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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.
No, the problem is parents not being parents. Mine never screamed and cried for a candy bar at the check out. They knew better.
funny the media says the opposite when the kid wants to be a girl.... lack of parenting and too much coddling
Will they create a special lane for “white guilt”?
Mother Government: because you are too stupid or too weak to get by on your own...........
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!
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.
“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.
Mayor Bloomberg just found his newest agenda for his subjects.
Beat me to it...
“Paging Mayor Bloomberg!”
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.
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.
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.
Nothing more disgusting than watching the jug eared Kenyan stuffing that ugly a$$ face of his.
They should force the stores to put fruit at the check out and not candy and stuff that people want.
(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.
Might I suggest... Strict (consistent and just) Discipline.
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.
The sweetest lanes to me have always been the ones with the shortest or fastest lines. I don’t recall any candy in them.
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.
So don’t buy it. The kosher section in not a place of worship.
You don’t get it, do you? 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.
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.
Thanks for protecting me, Big Brother.
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 ......
I wasn’t upset. I was just wondering why votive candles were next to matzo ball soup mix.
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."
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.
The nanny state mentality is to get rid of the candy, but leave the prolefeed intact to warp the kids’ minds.
‘________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 - - -
Several people have spelled it wrong here.
It is AISLE.
I’ve recently seen this elsewhere.
An isle is a small island.
Sorry. Things just get to me, if you noticed the following posts....
I’ve correctly used aisle for years. Sometimes we slip.