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(The Sun)   It's Christmas eve so you know what that means, time to put Easter candy on display   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 59
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2012-12-24 12:22:42 AM
Hawking Easter eggs now? Why are these retailers so farking impatient?
 
2012-12-24 12:49:23 AM
But they haven't even put up the Valentine's Day crap yet!
 
2012-12-24 12:58:27 AM
Godless heathens. They should put out something the Church find less outrageous - like altar boys wearing nothing but $100 bills.
 
2012-12-24 01:00:31 AM
The War on Easter has begun!
 
2012-12-24 01:29:47 AM
Meh.  If it sells, sell it.  What are we, a bunch of pinkos?
 
2012-12-24 01:31:27 AM
Pfft. I'm already squirreling away crappy candy now so it ages enough to give to the high school kids that are too old to trick-or-treat.
 
2012-12-24 01:35:27 AM
It's never too early to celebrate the zombie savior with a bag of Cadbury mini eggs. Those shiats are addictive.
 
2012-12-24 01:35:34 AM

Radak: Meh.  If it sells, sell it.  What are we, a bunch of pinkos?


Pretty much this.

I don't buy any of this holiday crap, so it's hard for me to get annoyed by it all.
 
2012-12-24 01:39:12 AM

Radak: Meh.  If it sells, sell it.  What are we, a bunch of pinkos?


Holiday creep is unAmerican.
 
2012-12-24 01:40:36 AM

Apos: Hawking Easter eggs now? Why are these retailers so farking impatient?


Money; that's why.

/ if it doesn't involve money, food, sex or being petty; humans don't do it
 
2012-12-24 01:42:10 AM
Just what I want. chocolate that's been sitting on the farking shelf for three months.

DIAF retailers!
 
2012-12-24 01:45:36 AM
I work for a national drug store. Valentines product started shipping to us last week. We have until Dec 30th to sell through the remaining Christmas items, then out it goes.
 
2012-12-24 01:50:50 AM
It's not even Bunday yet!
 
2012-12-24 01:55:11 AM
Who gives a shiat if people want to eat chocolate bunnies in the "wrong" Earth/Sun relative position? Go get offended over something that means a damn, Christ.
 
2012-12-24 02:04:05 AM
I was in the UK at the end of October. On the 27th the stockers at my local M&S were pulling all the Halloween candy and replacing it with Christmas stuff. I know Halloween isn't as big a deal there as it is in the States but holy crap talk about jumping the gun. I particularly wanted to get a couple of tubs of their Halloween-themed mini bites but it was all pulled - not sold out, pulled - days before the actual event.
 
2012-12-24 02:06:28 AM
So, does this mean we get our Cadbury eggs even earlier now?
 
2012-12-24 02:12:04 AM
Pfft. I took a picture in my local Tesco on the 9th of september this year of an entire aisle of xmas goodies. This was before Halloween and Guy Fawkes. I pointed out the tastelessness of this salacious money-grabbing but the response was they were told do do it in August but decided to wait a few weeks
 
2012-12-24 02:17:28 AM
At this point why bother rotating anything?
 
2012-12-24 02:24:45 AM

postnobills: I was in the UK at the end of October. On the 27th the stockers at my local M&S were pulling all the Halloween candy and replacing it with Christmas stuff. I know Halloween isn't as big a deal there as it is in the States but holy crap talk about jumping the gun. I particularly wanted to get a couple of tubs of their Halloween-themed mini bites but it was all pulled - not sold out, pulled - days before the actual event.


I have photographic evidence of eggnog in my grocery store on 10/22. I lost a little faith in Wegmans that day.

Although, I might give in if I start seeing Cadbury Mini-Eggs in the store, but that is the ONLY item that can break my resolve.
 
2012-12-24 02:28:08 AM
I'm one who likes to start gearing up for XMas just as Halloween is barely over (I like the flow of "The Holy Trinity" of Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas), but really. Easter before Christmas? That's just plain being greedy.
 
2012-12-24 02:33:11 AM

Old enough to know better: Just what I want. chocolate that's been sitting on the farking shelf for three months.

DIAF retailers!


The candy's manufactured year-round and warehoused until the holiday it goes to. It's ALL been on the shelf for months. :(
 
2012-12-24 02:42:43 AM
Everyone knows the next big holiday is St. Patrick's Day. Bring on the green beer!
 
2012-12-24 02:49:38 AM

Austinoftx: Old enough to know better: Just what I want. chocolate that's been sitting on the farking shelf for three months.

DIAF retailers!

The candy's manufactured year-round and warehoused until the holiday it goes to. It's ALL been on the shelf for months. :(


Um, no.

Stuff like that is made as soon as the orders start rolling in.  You wont find a candy company that's in the business of warehousing product, candy doesn't have a very long shelf life and climate controlled warehouses don't come cheap.  That stuff is shipped out within a day or two of it coming off the processing line.
 
2012-12-24 03:10:54 AM
Not sure why they're offended, it's not even Christ's birthday tomorrow.

/happy Jól
 
2012-12-24 03:35:24 AM

Kwai Lo: I work for a national drug store. Valentines product started shipping to us last week. We have until Dec 30th to sell through the remaining Christmas items, then out it goes.


Do you have the option of taking any of it home/giving it out, or are you obligated to put it in the trash? I vaguely remember a story about some grocery store employee who took "expired" (read: fine, but not fresh) food home to eat and was fired.
 
2012-12-24 03:38:15 AM
Just have an Easter aisle, a Christmas aisle, a Halloween aisle and depending upon location an Eid aisle, and/or a Kwanzaa aisle, and/or a Hannukah aisle.

But if you do that, then people will argue over the order. Some folks just need something to biatch about
 
2012-12-24 03:53:56 AM
The Starbucks nearby already had bunny stickers all over their door and windows as of last Friday.
 
2012-12-24 03:55:36 AM
What? No love for Groundhog Day?
 
2012-12-24 04:28:45 AM
I really think you guys are onto something. How about a holiday store, or aisles in every store if we must, that just cater to this kind of thing? Who wouldn't want peeps all year long?
 
2012-12-24 04:40:06 AM

ReapTheChaos: Austinoftx: Old enough to know better: Just what I want. chocolate that's been sitting on the farking shelf for three months.

DIAF retailers!

The candy's manufactured year-round and warehoused until the holiday it goes to. It's ALL been on the shelf for months. :(

Um, no.

Stuff like that is made as soon as the orders start rolling in.  You wont find a candy company that's in the business of warehousing product, candy doesn't have a very long shelf life and climate controlled warehouses don't come cheap.  That stuff is shipped out within a day or two of it coming off the processing line.


APPARENTLY, THEY THINK IT'LL LAST THREE MONTHS OR MORE SMARTY PANTS.
 
2012-12-24 05:08:45 AM

Rocknutts: It's not even Bunday yet!

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2012-12-24 05:13:19 AM

SundaesChild: But they haven't even put up the Valentine's Day crap yet!


Sure they have
 
2012-12-24 05:43:57 AM

ladyfortuna: postnobills: I was in the UK at the end of October. On the 27th the stockers at my local M&S were pulling all the Halloween candy and replacing it with Christmas stuff. I know Halloween isn't as big a deal there as it is in the States but holy crap talk about jumping the gun. I particularly wanted to get a couple of tubs of their Halloween-themed mini bites but it was all pulled - not sold out, pulled - days before the actual event.

I have photographic evidence of eggnog in my grocery store on 10/22. I lost a little faith in Wegmans that day.

Although, I might give in if I start seeing Cadbury Mini-Eggs in the store, but that is the ONLY item that can break my resolve.


My local Kroger had some in the summer or fall, I forget when. They also stock the large eggs from time to time. I don't question it (but I wish they'd stock Milka dairy cream bars).
 
2012-12-24 05:47:12 AM

enthralledgeishagirl: I really think you guys are onto something. How about a holiday store, or aisles in every store if we must, that just cater to this kind of thing? Who wouldn't want peeps all year long?


They make themed Peeps for very holiday already.
 
2012-12-24 05:55:53 AM
Can someone point me in the direction of my nearest Tesco's that's selling eggs already?

No seriously. I have a long-running competition with my folks - we compete to see who can buy the first Cadbury's Buttons Egg of the year, if I could get one today and give it to them at dinner tomorrow I would win. Forever.

/csb
 
2012-12-24 06:36:36 AM
My mom used to be a buyer for a food distributor, and she specifically handled candy. It was always a surreal experience to hear her biatch about Halloween in March.
 
2012-12-24 06:47:54 AM

not_an_indigo: So, does this mean we get our Cadbury eggs even earlier now?


Few years ago I bought a load of Easter chocolate on New Year's day & put it in bowls around the house. Kids loved it. Adults less so.

Wondering if I can find some pre Xmas this year...
 
2012-12-24 07:19:00 AM

ReapTheChaos: Stuff like that is made as soon as the orders start rolling in.  You wont find a candy company that's in the business of warehousing product, candy doesn't have a very long shelf life and climate controlled warehouses don't come cheap.  That stuff is shipped out within a day or two of it coming off the processing line.


I'd say with Cadbury's that they are manufacturing year round at least some traditionally Easter candy. You can buy cream eggs, mini-eggs, and such at any time of year in a Cadbury's shop, and quite often in any place with a good sized chocolate selection.
 
2012-12-24 07:20:05 AM

bazzanoid: No seriously. I have a long-running competition with my folks - we compete to see who can buy the first Cadbury's Buttons Egg of the year, if I could get one today and give it to them at dinner tomorrow I would win. Forever.


Try your local Cadbury's outlet store, though they may say that's cheating
 
2012-12-24 07:30:15 AM

Stantz: Pfft. I took a picture in my local Tesco on the 9th of september this year of an entire aisle of xmas goodies. This was before Halloween and Guy Fawkes. I pointed out the tastelessness of this salacious money-grabbing but the response was they were told do do it in August but decided to wait a few weeks


I saw a Tesco start selling Christmas crap in July this year just before the summer half term.

Harrods opened their 'Christmas World' on 26th July...

enthralledgeishagirl: I really think you guys are onto something. How about a holiday store, or aisles in every store if we must, that just cater to this kind of thing? Who wouldn't want peeps all year long?


There's actually a few stores that cater for just that.
 
2012-12-24 07:34:19 AM
If the people want to buy them, then sell them. They seem to be selling. England has a lot of people who are not Christians and who like chocolate even if it is shaped like a dorky looking bunny.
 
2012-12-24 07:41:59 AM

ladyfortuna: postnobills: I was in the UK at the end of October. On the 27th the stockers at my local M&S were pulling all the Halloween candy and replacing it with Christmas stuff. I know Halloween isn't as big a deal there as it is in the States but holy crap talk about jumping the gun. I particularly wanted to get a couple of tubs of their Halloween-themed mini bites but it was all pulled - not sold out, pulled - days before the actual event.

I have photographic evidence of eggnog in my grocery store on 10/22. I lost a little faith in Wegmans that day.

Although, I might give in if I start seeing Cadbury Mini-Eggs in the store, but that is the ONLY item that can break my resolve.


My Meijer sells locally produced eggnog year round. Nothing says awesome like cold nog on a hot summer's day.

Haters gonna hate.
 
2012-12-24 08:11:15 AM
I saw the meat is on sale at Walmart and its nearly 3 months till steak and bj day
 
2012-12-24 08:16:35 AM
The Church of England needs to calm the fark down. Not all of us celebrate the holidays for religious reasons. Devouring the chocolate Easter bunny I received from my coworker doesn't mean I'm celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
If you want to keep the holidays sacred, that's your business. Otherwise STFU
 
2012-12-24 08:55:36 AM

thisone: bazzanoid: No seriously. I have a long-running competition with my folks - we compete to see who can buy the first Cadbury's Buttons Egg of the year, if I could get one today and give it to them at dinner tomorrow I would win. Forever.

Try your local Cadbury's outlet store, though they may say that's cheating


An excellent plan, except my nearest is in an outlet mall about 90 minutes drive away, and i'll be farked if i'm going to do that drive today!

Otherwise, an excellent idea, and i may have to take a trip there christmas weekend next year and do some shopping at the same time :)
 
2012-12-24 08:57:09 AM

ubermensch: ladyfortuna: postnobills: I was in the UK at the end of October. On the 27th the stockers at my local M&S were pulling all the Halloween candy and replacing it with Christmas stuff. I know Halloween isn't as big a deal there as it is in the States but holy crap talk about jumping the gun. I particularly wanted to get a couple of tubs of their Halloween-themed mini bites but it was all pulled - not sold out, pulled - days before the actual event.

I have photographic evidence of eggnog in my grocery store on 10/22. I lost a little faith in Wegmans that day.

Although, I might give in if I start seeing Cadbury Mini-Eggs in the store, but that is the ONLY item that can break my resolve.

My Meijer sells locally produced eggnog year round. Nothing says awesome like cold nog on a hot summer's day.

Haters gonna hate.


I'm pretty sure eggnog is available year round here too, or nearly so. What else am I gonna mix my Sailor Jerry's with?

As far as the candy goes, they're missing a step. What about valentines? I used to work at Dollarama and as soon as we hauled the christmas stuff off the shelves, the valentines and St Pat's stuff went up, then as soon as valentines was done, the easter stuff would go up.
 
2012-12-24 09:07:13 AM

SundaesChild: But they haven't even put up the Valentine's Day crap yet!


I just bought some red- & green-lidded ziplock containers for transporting Christmas cookies. When I opened up one of the red containers, I noticed for the first time it had hearts on it...so yeah, Valentine's Day crap has successfully infiltrated the stores already.
 
2012-12-24 09:14:04 AM
Shouldn't Easter be a Jewish holiday? Killing off the savior of the world is no small feat.
 
2012-12-24 09:15:03 AM
I guess nobody has realized that every Christmas item we've been seeing in stores is actually intended for the 2014 Holiday Season. The retail calendar has lapped the world twice now and is accelerating even still. So that Easter stuff is really for Easter 2014. If you were looking for Valentines Day stuff, that was out from 4:00AM to 4:15AM on Wednesday two weeks ago. They never bothered to unload it onto the shelves; a stock boy just whisked the pallet truck through the seasonal isle at a semi-leisurely pace and brought it right out to the waiting dollar store truck. IF you expect to get pool chlorinator this year, be ready. It will make its way through the stores for approximately 8.5 minutes next Monday.

I think the goal is to get the seasonal display frequency fast enough that every seasonal item can be found simultaneously on the same shelf occupying the same space at all times all year long.
 
2012-12-24 09:22:05 AM

SundaesChild: But they haven't even put up the Valentine's Day crap yet!


Not true. I saw Valentine's Day decorations up at JoAnn's Fabric.
 
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