Sugarpova shop in Wimbledon
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Maria Sharapova's 'pop-up' candy shop in Wimbledon criticised

A "pop-up" sweet shop on Wimbledon High Street, launched by tennis star Maria Sharapova, has been condemned by nutritionists.

The "Sugarpova Candy Lounge", which was opened on 16 June and will close on 7 July, is selling treats to tennis fans for the duration of the tournament.

But in the week when scientists recommend people cut sugar levels by half, one expert has said the shop is ''ruinous for children's health''.

The tennis star's management team says the sweets are "premium high-end products" which are not aimed at children.

BBC London's Marc Ashdown spoke to Tam Fry, spokesman for the National Obesity Forum, and some local residents.

  • 29 Jun 2014
  • From the section London