Woolworths Foods says the removal of sweets from their checkout aisles is an ongoing process that will only be completed by June 2017.
In August last year, the retailer announced that it would move its confectioneries to a different section of their stores.
Managing director of Woolworths Foods, Spencer Sonn explains that this was always intended to be done in phases across nearly 400 stores nationwide.
We always said that we'd be doing that in a phased way.. We said that by June 2017 we would have completed the roll-out. We'd like to move as quickly as we possibly can.— Spencer Sonn, Managing Director of Woolworths Foods
Sonn says that the checkout aisles at over 160 stores have already been converted.
The process involves finding appropriate replacement products for the checkout aisles, consulting with suppliers and producing additional store equipment, explains Sonn.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: