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(Global News (Canada))   Well, that does it, Canadian submitter is grabbing his hockey helmet and his canoe paddle and going to the No Frills to panic   (globalnews.ca) divider line
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666 clicks; posted to Business » on 24 Jan 2022 at 1:50 AM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-24 8:11:07 AM  
I'll go strap on my winter mocs
 
2022-01-24 9:10:02 AM  
I usually buy my grub at No Frills but the other week I went to a Zehrs.
Good Lord, it was lovely shopping experience! Wide aisle, lots of product choices, and friendly staff that actually bagged my wares. Yeah, it costs more to shop there but 'No Frills' is becoming more like an old USSR bread line.
I'm considering switching stores as a mental-health booster.
 
2022-01-24 9:46:55 AM  
Has Canada not had these basic issues yet?  I've seen more empty shelves at the grocery stores in the last two years than I have in the rest of my life put together... not counting stores that were going out of business.

There's still plenty of food at the store, it just might not be what you thought you were going to buy.  It's usually not even a big substitution.  For example I had ground chuck on my list last week and I walked out with hamburger meat.  I used to run into that problem maybe once a year, now it's pretty much weekly.
 
2022-01-24 10:15:56 AM  

electricjebus: Has Canada not had these basic issues yet?


Of course but they are just saying to strap in and prepare for it to get worse.
 
2022-01-24 10:52:41 AM  

oldfarthenry: I usually buy my grub at No Frills but the other week I went to a Zehrs.
Good Lord, it was lovely shopping experience! Wide aisle, lots of product choices, and friendly staff that actually bagged my wares. Yeah, it costs more to shop there but 'No Frills' is becoming more like an old USSR bread line.
I'm considering switching stores as a mental-health booster.


The one that made me leave the local discount grocer and never go back is lack of cashiers.  Sometimes lines are inevitable, I worked at a grocery store like 20 years ago, sometimes everybody just decides to check out at the same time, but when it's a constant problem at the store and you see 13 closed checkout lanes and only one open one... nope.

That's just the managers being cheap, and if they're cutting corners there you have to wonder where else they're cutting corners.

RTOGUY: Of course but they are just saying to strap in and prepare for it to get worse.


I doubt it will even be a noticeable difference.  Customers are already used to random products being out of stock.
 
2022-01-24 3:10:45 PM  
The shelves at my local grocery stores have had large empty sections for weeks now.  At least people aren't panic-hoarding toilet paper again.
 
2022-01-24 9:41:33 PM  
I got potatoes, cheese curds and gravy and some Blue so I'm not seeing any shortages.
 
2022-01-24 10:47:06 PM  

goodncold: I got potatoes, cheese curds and gravy and some Blue so I'm not seeing any shortages.


That's carbs to last you halfway through Feb. Good haul.
 
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