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.
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