If your New Year’s Resolution is to eat less junk food, you will be less tempted if you live in England. The government has banned supermarkets from displaying unhealthy food and drinks in the checkout aisles as well as offering buy-one-get-one offers.
The Johnson administration has promised to crack down on obesity in England and this is a major first step. The rule will also apply to other high trafficked areas of the store such as the entrance and end of aisles. The same rules will apply to Website checkouts.
Additionally, restaurants will not be allowed to offer free refills on sugary drinks, although that is less of a thing outside of the U.S.
These rules only apply to stores with 50 employees or more and they do not go into effect until 2022.