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Old 06-21-2016, 06:22 PM   #21
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Unfortunately our Costco doesn't have that kind of sardines.
I never understood why chain stores don't all carry the same products.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:25 PM   #22
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I never understood why chain stores don't all carry the same products.
I know, right...
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:57 PM   #23
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I never understood why chain stores don't all carry the same products.

Because stores in different parts of the country and in different neighborhoods have different customers who may want different things. For example, Hispanic, Asian, etc.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:44 PM   #24
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Unfortunately our Costco doesn't have that kind of sardines.
Sorry to hear that Charlie. They were giving out free samples when I bought them so I suspect they are a new item. Maybe they'll show up at your Costco before long, so keep checking. They really are a very good brand, and at around $10.00 for six cans they are sure affordable.
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I remember really liking sardines as a kid and the bones didn't bother me. I have occasionally tried them as an adult and have yet to find a brand I like. My mum used to swear by sardines from Portugal.
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:28 AM   #26
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Sorry to hear that Charlie. They were giving out free samples when I bought them so I suspect they are a new item. Maybe they'll show up at your Costco before long, so keep checking. They really are a very good brand, and at around $10.00 for six cans they are sure affordable.

They did have a different brand of Sardines that I have bought before. Can't remember the name of it.Good thing it was in a regular store and bought only one. Very poor quality.
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I never understood why chain stores don't all carry the same products.
I used to work at 7-11 and for a long time, we could order our groceries to fit our shoppers. I worked in a very upscale town (think of a rich dot come city) and the people who shopped with us included those guys and all their Hispanic help who could barely speak English. So I used to ask everyone what they would like to see on our shelves and ordered as much as I could for them all.

Then Southland Corporation (7-11) decided that every store had to sell exactly the same thing. That meant we had to cut out a bunch of popular items and include others that sat on our shelves for months, and our sales and profits dropped like a rock. Only some stupid CEO who didn't know one end of his butt from another could make such a dumb decision.
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My supermarket still orders things I request if they are available to them. I tried to order beef kidneys and beef tongue. The meat manager looked on his list and he couldn't get them. He did tell me what slaughter house to go to where I could get what I wanted. They do very well considering the fact that at most places you can't get it if it ain't on the shelves.
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I used to work at 7-11 and for a long time, we could order our groceries to fit our shoppers. I worked in a very upscale town (think of a rich dot come city) and the people who shopped with us included those guys and all their Hispanic help who could barely speak English. So I used to ask everyone what they would like to see on our shelves and ordered as much as I could for them all.

Then Southland Corporation (7-11) decided that every store had to sell exactly the same thing. That meant we had to cut out a bunch of popular items and include others that sat on our shelves for months, and our sales and profits dropped like a rock. Only some stupid CEO who didn't know one end of his butt from another could make such a dumb decision.
Well, that explains the 7-11 up the street from me. They only carry mostly 7-11 brand items. The only thing I buy there are cigarettes. Only because they have the lowest prices. Everyone I have talked to complains about the store layout. It is built around the comfort of the help. Only one type of Lays chips are on the very bottom shelf while 7-11 chips in all the unpopular flavors are on top. I took a look at the date on a few of them. Months old. Bad Management.
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Addie, most 7-11 products like candy, chips, bread, and sandwiches are brought in by independent contractors. They were assigned whatever shelf space we had available. Our manager did her best to keep those guys happy. They were responsible for taking the outdated items off the shelf and replacing them, although if we saw something outdated, we could take it off, put it behind the counter and give it to the vendor when he showed up. We took pride that our store was clean, safe for the customers, and didn't sell out of date food.

The beer and soda were also brought in by independent contractors, and you should have heard them fight about their spaces. Beer Co. A wanted to put a new beer out, so he'd pull some of Beer Co. B's beer off and replace it with his own new stuff. Honestly, sometimes it was like being in charge of first graders. "Teacher, he took my shelf!"
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