Target Stores Testing Healthier Options at Checkout

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Say it ain't so, Target. Everyone's favorite big box retailer, Target, is making a big change that's got us feeling a little sad, tbh. Oh, the feels.

No, we're not talking about Target closing stores...worse. They're going to downsize something else – at the checkout. The candy and junk food by the cash register will be replaced (not entirely, thankfully) by healthier options. That oh-so-delicious-but-not-very-good-for-you, last minute, impulse purchase we are all guilty of making may just become a thing of the past.

Hey, we're not hating too much – we're on board with healthier living too, but you know that thing when you're getting ready to check out and there are all those candy bars staring you in the face? Now imagine those replaced with granola bars and nuts.

It's not quite the same, is it?

Target's senior Vice President of merchandising, Christina Hennington, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune: "We feel like we need to make the healthy option the default option," adding, "We are testing the envelope to see how far we can push it without annoying our guests. [Customers] don't want us to tell them how to live their lives."
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