Group Rallies Against Bed Bath & Beyond for ‘Pushing Candy’ on Customers
You were only looking for some air freshener and chic throw pillows, when wham! It hits you: the candy aisle, full of sweets and treats to tempt you as you try to furnish your apartment.The nutrition advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest is targeting an unusual company: Bed Bath & Beyond. CSPI is trying to persuade the home supplies retail giant to get rid of their giant, egregious candy displays at the checkout.
Using the hashtag #ReThinkCheckout, they are asking customers to join in the rally against junk food at the cash register.
“We already face temptation everywhere we go,” CSPI said in an email blast to its members. “The last thing we need is for a trip to Bed Bath & Beyond to buy a blender, crockpot, or pillowcases to turn into yet another test of willpower and an extra 250 calories that we did not plan to eat.”
People are really getting into the campaign and the hashtag has gone viral:
— Timothy Paul (@allTimothyPaul) September 16, 2015
— Harvard PRC (@HarvardPRC) August 5, 2015
— UShealthykids (@CaseyHinds) August 6, 2015