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Government legislation stopping on line supermarket from displaying my favourites....

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Shareornotwhocares · 03/10/2022 11:32

Did not even know this was a thing! A step too far......

Government legislation stopping on line supermarket from displaying my favourites....
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Am I being unreasonable?

34 votes. Final results.

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You are being unreasonable
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You are NOT being unreasonable
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RausageSoul · 03/10/2022 11:33

Is one of the banned items a promotional brochure?

gatehouseoffleet · 03/10/2022 11:34

Not sure that's what the law says. It says you can't display items close to the checkout, but surely you can list what the person has bought before. Someone has misinterpreted it.

Midnights · 03/10/2022 11:42

Is that on your checkout screen? I wonder if they're interpreting the no sweets at checkout to mean online checkout too!

Shareornotwhocares · 03/10/2022 11:51

Something has changed since last week. What’s listed there is what I can see and a few more lines - what is notable is things l sometimes order like cookie dough chunks, tiramisu, cream are all
missing.

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Shareornotwhocares · 03/10/2022 11:53

It’s the screen after you start check out where they go through prior orders to prompt you to add stuff in that you’ve ordered before

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Wafflehouse · 03/10/2022 11:55

It’s not just that they’re not allowed at the checkout, they’re not allowed to be heavily promoted outside outside of their position in the store. It came in on Saturday, there’s restrictions with online shopping too.

From gov.uk:

Government legislation stopping on line supermarket from displaying my favourites....
Shareornotwhocares · 03/10/2022 12:33

Absolute joke.

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BarbaraofSeville · 03/10/2022 12:42

If it's referring to the bacon and antipasto, which probably fail due to fat and salt content, they are showing them to you?

TimeForTeaAndG · 03/10/2022 12:44

I was in Boots yesterday and their Xmas section had a sign saying due to unclear legislation regarding high sugar, fat content, the items on that shelf were not included in the 3 for 2 promotion.

AsAnyFuleKno · 03/10/2022 12:47

Lemons? I would have thought naturally occurring sugar in fresh unprocessed fruit should be exempt. No one became obese through eating too many lemons.

gatehouseoffleet · 03/10/2022 12:48

TimeForTeaAndG · 03/10/2022 12:44

I was in Boots yesterday and their Xmas section had a sign saying due to unclear legislation regarding high sugar, fat content, the items on that shelf were not included in the 3 for 2 promotion.

That's wrong as well because the rules on 3 for 2 were delayed for a year until October 2023. The government has messed about on this and has changed its mind a dozen times, but the rules aren't hard and both the supermarket in the OP's example and Boots have got it wrong.

gatehouseoffleet · 03/10/2022 12:48

And lemons aren't HFSS foods!

elessar · 03/10/2022 12:50

BarbaraofSeville · 03/10/2022 12:42

If it's referring to the bacon and antipasto, which probably fail due to fat and salt content, they are showing them to you?

The items that are there aren't the banned ones - I think the note above says that some things are excluded from being shown due to the regulations.

BarbaraofSeville · 03/10/2022 12:51

Does this mean that they're not going to be able to sell meal deals with crisps, cake, fizzy drinks or possibly even sandwiches as those will all be some of HFSS?

justasking111 · 03/10/2022 12:54

Well that legislation passed me by. I knew about the 3 for 2 but online shopping that's extraordinary

Sparklfairy · 03/10/2022 12:55

Shareornotwhocares · 03/10/2022 11:51

Something has changed since last week. What’s listed there is what I can see and a few more lines - what is notable is things l sometimes order like cookie dough chunks, tiramisu, cream are all
missing.

So? Unless I've missed something, they're not stopping you from ordering them, they're just not reminding you to order them.

If you want them that much just add them to your basket?

properdoughnut · 03/10/2022 12:56

Why does it bother you? If you want ice-cream you can still buy icecream

properdoughnut · 03/10/2022 12:57

Sparklfairy · 03/10/2022 12:55

So? Unless I've missed something, they're not stopping you from ordering them, they're just not reminding you to order them.

If you want them that much just add them to your basket?

Yes, I don't get the big deal.

theydontspeakforus · 03/10/2022 13:02

The legislation has been part delayed; supermarkets have been planning for this (and spending a huge amount on in shop moves and advertising changes) so have gone ahead with the changes as much as the are able, legislation allowing.

A lot of shops will / are already disregarding - eg you'll see lots of Celebrations / Roses etc for Halloween & Xmas near entrances and checkouts. This will not be allowed when full legislation hits and businesses will be fined.

justasking111 · 03/10/2022 13:07

I don't see online shopping as impulse buying though. I'm not physically present so why would I be tempted.

FourTeaFallOut · 03/10/2022 13:11

Tesco are still asking me if I've forgotten to add muffins and pringles to my order, looks like I'm safe

RausageSoul · 03/10/2022 13:13

gatehouseoffleet · 03/10/2022 12:48

And lemons aren't HFSS foods!

Neither is the Waitrose catalogue?

Shareornotwhocares · 03/10/2022 13:15

The reason I’m bothered is I used to go down that list and work out what I’d forgotten or wanted.

it’s not the end of the world obviously but just irritating on the grounds of nanny state-ism

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BogRollBOGOF · 03/10/2022 13:19

Is this why Aldi have shuffled some stock around. It used to be pizza/ desserts on the end of the chillers, and now there's stock like cheese sprawling around the corners.

I still buy pizzas, and I regularly ignored the deserts anyway.

PearlLennox · 03/10/2022 13:21

A new cringey buzzy acronym. Huzzah.

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