Spar stores support Scottish government’s Healthy Living initiative

Spar: supporting healthy eating initiative in Scotland

Spar: supporting healthy eating initiative in Scotland

Spar retailer and wholesaler CJ Lang & Son has encouraged all of its 108 company-owned stores and a selection of its independent retailers to participate in the Scottish government’s Healthy Living initiative.

The initiative is designed to ensure independent convenience retailers are actively promoting the consumption of healthier options to its shoppers. 

From the 6 January 2012, participating stores will feature the initiative in store and highlight the products within the ‘Healthy Living’ product criteria to shoppers.

The campaign aims to educate shoppers on products, which are perhaps considered to be healthy but, due to the salt and saturated fat content, are not within the ‘Healthy Living’ product criteria.

According to Spar, fresh fruit and vegetables are the obvious healthy choices; as is non-flavoured water, semi skimmed, skimmed and 1% milk, 100% fruit juice and either fresh, frozen or canned oily fish but excluding canned tuna. 

A full range of the ‘Healthy Living’ products can be purchased in participating stores, through to 18 February 2012, it said.