Create family-friendly checkout aisles
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Create family-friendly checkout aisles

    1. Petition by

      Michelle Turner

      San Antonio, United States

I've been quite disappointed by H-E-B's lack of sensitivity toward traditional family values. When I enter a checkout lane with my young children (who can read), I should not have to worry about them reading provocative magazine subtitles, such as "Epic Sex! Get it, Give it, & Do It Again!", "Bad Girl Sex", "Sex Positions for Hot Couples", etc. Yes, this is an aspect of life, but parents should be able to determine not only at which point in time their child is exposed to such subject matter but also the framing/setting of how it is presented.

Since many families frequent the grocery store weekly or bi-weekly, this is a constant feed of terms that will undoubtedly prematurely peak their interests, which will only contribute to the downward spiral in the morality of youth. I already have a duty to monitor what my children watch on TV and do on the computer, but why can I not do something as simple as pay for food at H-E-B without filth being introduced to my children?

I urge H-E-B to provide at least one family-friendly checkout aisle in each of their stores since "paying" is a requirement for all customers. Surely the customers accompanied by children matter; don't we?

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    • Lala Powell KATY, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      I live next to heb plus and shop there all the time, it's very disturbing for myself as well as my family to constantly be exposed to inappropriate and offensive material at their check out isles. The images on the magazines as well as the headlines are extremely offensive and are not family friendly.

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    • jesse hyde FRISCO, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      lets protect the children!

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    • Kristen Clark SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      The magazines that HEB displays for everyone to see are extremely inappropriate for children.

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    • Kristen Clark SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Hey Michelle,

      Thanks so much for doing this! I am actually highly interested in seeing HEB make some BIG changed in this area and would like to join forces with you. I talked to Victor Rodriquez today who is the head of HEB customer relations to find out what could be done.

      Is there any ways I can email you or contact you personally? My email is: kbaird@abiz4me.com.

      Thanks! Hope to hear from you.

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    • Amerin Whisnant AUSTIN, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I have children who come to the store with me and I don't find these magazines appropriate for our family/children.

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