HFSS SOS: How grocers can withstand a legislative earthquake

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The raft of new legislation around high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products could mean ‘the end of impulse shopping’. Retail Week looks at how grocers will be affected and how they can navigate the new rules

The raft of new legislation around high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products could mean ‘the end of impulse shopping’. Retail Week looks at how grocers will be affected and how they can navigate the new rules

On July 27, 2020, the UK government launched its ‘tackling obesity’ strategy, which it said at the time would “empower adults and children to live healthier lives”.

Citing NHS data, the government warned that two-thirds of UK adults were living “above a healthy weight”, with half of those clinically obese. The shocking statistics showed that one-third of children were also overweight or obese. 

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