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.
SamFlagg: (Heck, I even worked in a store that stocked Bread and Milk in the same isle!)
Radak: Yeah, I always figured it was at the back because of delivery access.Now, department stores, on the other hand? Those layouts are evil.
cakeman: i like to place my kid friendly stuff low on the rack so they can badger their parents when they see it from the cart. I also sell more cake that's on sale if I put it by the meat section. I used to be key to be by dairy but not anymore. Perhaps it's because everybody that buys my cake tends to buy some sort of meat.
Doc Batarang: Radak: Yeah, I always figured it was at the back because of delivery access.Now, department stores, on the other hand? Those layouts are evil.Well they do department stores like that because of ghosts.
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?
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.
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.
assjuice: There are people who go to a store and only buy milk?
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