Aldi taking junk food out of checkout lines

Posted at 1:23 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 17:01:18-05

(NBC) - Discount grocery store chain Aldi says it's getting rid of candy in the checkout aisle.

The company says it's going to put healthier fare like trail mixes, granola bars and dried fruit in its place.

Aldi plans to have healthier checkout lanes in nearly 1,500 stores by the end of the year.

Stores in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and Minneapolis will be some of the first to see the change.

Aldi isn't getting rid of candy and sweet treats, but it plans to move the products to another part of the store.

Other chains including Wal-Mart have also announced they are revamping their checkout aisles.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel