Tesco bans sweets from check-outs

Sweets and chocolate at check-outs in every Tesco store will be removed by the end of the year, the retailer has announced. The move comes after the supermarket found nearly two-thirds of customers wanted confectionary removed from the till.

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Sweets and chocolates banned from Tesco's tills

All sweets and chocolates will be removed from all of the checkouts in Tesco's by the end of the year, the retailing giant has announced.

Sweets and chocolates will no longer be available at Tesco checkouts from December this year. Credit: PA

Research by the supermarket found nearly two thirds (65%) of customers wanted confectionary removed from the checkouts so it would be easier for them to make healthier choices.

Sweets and chocolates would also be removed from areas adjacent to the tills - for example racks of sweets at children's eye level, a spokesman for Tesco confirmed.

Just over two thirds of parents (67%) told Tesco that confectionery-free checkouts would help them make healthier choices for their children.

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