Woolworths to remove sweets and chocolates from even more of its stores

Woolworths announced in August its intention to remove sweets and chocolates from the checkout aisles of all its large and new stores.

The retailer replaced these sugary “treats” at 104 stores with healthier alternatives.

Now Woolworths says it plans to remove sweets and chocolates from the checkout aisles of an additional 62 stores.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Spencer Sonn, Managing Director of Foods at Woolworths.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

A lot of impulse purchasing happens at the checkout. There certainly is an impact on sales, but we’re guided by what’s in the best interest of our shoppers.

Spencer Sonn, Managing Director of Foods at Woolworths

Some of the products we’ve replaced the sweets with, such as nuts, are performing very well.

Spencer Sonn, Managing Director of Foods at Woolworths

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