TuteTibiImperes: HotWingAgenda: My grocery store used to have the bread and the peanut butter and jelly together, about two aisles away from the milk. They did a big renovation recently, and in the process they just had to move the bread to the far side of the store, and move the peanut butter and jelly away from the bread.My local Publix has the bread, peanut butter, jelly, etc, on the other side of the aisle from the dairy, so it makes it nice and easy. They also have frozen pizzas and convenience foods on the opposite side of the same aisle from the beer, which seems like smart product placement.
HotWingAgenda: My grocery store used to have the bread and the peanut butter and jelly together, about two aisles away from the milk. They did a big renovation recently, and in the process they just had to move the bread to the far side of the store, and move the peanut butter and jelly away from the bread.
parasol: durbnpoisn: There is no news here. About the only thing I could add that also makes sense is that the coolers should be as far away from the front door as possible. Every time you open the door, you are letting the cool air out, and warm air in. Obviously the air nearer the front door is not as controlled as the air at the far back.Very sensible - I would have traded it for the inverse recently - one of the coolers at the grocery "went bad" - it was emitting some small amount of smoke and smelled like......burning plastic with a hint of diesel and metal and caused an immediate sharp head pain.The floor staff seemed quite unconcerned ("yeah, we know, someone's gonna fix it") but the smell remained for days - I guess lack of ventilationThe same store also seems to attract birds who fly in and can't get back out
robertus: skrame: I used to work in a grocery store, and if you thought the short distance between the truck and the cooler stopped us from leaving the milk out for four hours on occasion, then you're crazy./delivery was supposed to be at 7 or so, and sometimes they came as early as 4. With freezer/cooler staff coming in just a few hours, no one else is going to step up and waste an hour moving and rotating the milk.//Sam's Club. We sold a town of milk.We usually just left it on the truck until the crew came in./Had to unload one of those trucks at the end of an 8-hour shift. The truck had come in late and we couldn't let it sit overnight. Took forgoddamnever since I weighed about 150 pounds and those racks were huge. Got paid hella overtime.//Former cartpusher
doglover: The author of this article has never heard of "two birds, one stone" before.
This text is now purple: Contrabulous Flabtraption: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 494x336]can't believe I'm firstI've been coming here for a decade and have never gotten an explanation for that image.
rooftop235: There is more conversation over the placement of milk than there is over the fact that milk causes cancer.http://www.naturalnews.com/035081_pasteurized_milk_cancer_dairy.htm l
jayphat: Oreamnos: BizarreMan: Next you're going to tell me that they really rearrange the entire store every few years to make it more convenient for me and not to make me wander every damn aisle looking for things.There's a place (not a grocery store but a big box retailer) I essentially stopped shopping at because each time I went in they had moved everything around. Eventually I said screw it.You sound old.Seriously, it's always the old people who shop your store once every 4 years that are like "You've moved everything around since i was last here." I can't help it the last time you were he was when Bush was president.
SamFlagg: GreenSun: The true reason why milk is far back:You will walk through the store and see things you might want to BUY.Milk is a very common item that almost everybody needs, so making a lot of people walk through shelves upon shelves of advertisements will most likely net them some extra sales.You know how I know you didn't RTFA or ever work as someone who stocked groceries?(Heck, I even worked in a store that stocked Bread and Milk in the same isle!)(What I can't stand is trying to figure where a particular store houses Hershey's Syrup and Marshmallows. Marshmallows don't belong with the candy they belong right next to either graham crackers or hot chocolate!)
MrBallou: If the nefarious plans of the grocery store to subliminally trick you into grabbing two of every item in the store on your way to get a pint of half-n-half are the worst of your problems, you've got it pretty easy.Impulse buys are for the weak minded.
xria: It is at the front at the far end from the entrance, where you normally end up meandering to just before you hit the tills (frozen food second last, fridge stuff last basically). The back of the store has other refrigerated stuff - cheese and desserts, and the bakery at the far corner. So putting it at the back can't be that important.
PainInTheASP: Yeah, right. And the reason the most expensive grocery items are always at eye level is because that's the only place the packages fit on the shelves./The reason is because it is a staple item. If they put it towards the front they would lose out on impulse sales.//Ex-grocery worker.
AverageAmericanGuy: So I have to go through the entire store to get to the item I want?*checks article*Well, I guess that makes sense too.
zamboni: I know, right? The store I go to has the personal lubricant and cucumbers just about as far away as they possibly could be. I mean, who does that?
BizarreMan: If that's the case how come dairy is way in the back of my local Walmart and frozen foods are up near the front.In my Kroger dairy is in the back and frozen is nearby. Except for organic vegetarian "dairy" is in the diagonal opposite corner.
ginandbacon: Every once in a while I'll be reaching in to grab some cream and someone will be back there stocking my shelf and I almost infarct.
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