Removal of Sweets from Supermarket Checkouts Linked to Fewer Unhealthy Snack Purchases

Snack Purchases

A new study led by Cambridge University has linked the removal of sweets from supermarket checkouts to dramatic falls in unhealthy snack purchases!

Supermarket checkouts provide a unique location for prompting purchases as all customers have to pass through them to pay and may spend considerable time in queues; however, the majority of food at supermarket checkouts could be considered unhealthy.

After all, many snacks picked up at the checkout may be unplanned, impulse buys — and the options tend to be confectionery, chocolate or chips!

I wonder what would happen if nuts and fruit were sold at checkouts instead?


Read the full study on unhealthy snack purchases here.

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