Grocery Store Chain Aldi to Remove Candy at Checkout Counters

Grocery store chain Aldi is joining a growing list of other big name retailers and drug stores trying to promote a healthier lifestyle. This year, Aldi is planning to remove the candy from their checkout aisles and instead offer healthier choices including mixed nuts, dried fruits and granola bars. Not only does Aldi hope to promote healthier living, they estimate it'll save you 50% at the end of your trip to the market.

Shoppers, like Anna Weaver, say they like the idea of no candy in the checkout lines.

"Seeing maybe snack bars that are healthy, protein bars, versus a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup might get me to buy them," Weaver added.

Aldi isn't alone on the health initiative. Weaver says Outpost Natural Foods does something similar at their checkout counters. Drug store chain CVS stopped selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. Stephanie Schmidt likes the idea of the healthier selections at Aldi's checkout counters.

"I think if it's not there, it'll save a lot of money, too," Schmidt said.

This is already such a thing at the Aldi stores in the U.K. The company plans to have it be a thing at all of the stores in the U.S. by the end of the year.

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