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Old 01-06-2009, 08:50 AM   #31
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GB, please tell me the name of the sauce that you buy that is Oyster Sauce, and not Oyster Flavored Sauce. I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:58 AM   #32
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GB, please tell me the name of the sauce that you buy that is Oyster Sauce, and not Oyster Flavored Sauce. I would greatly appreciate it.
I am at work right now and don't recall the brand name that is in my fridge right now. I did a search for you though and here is a page that shows both oyster sauce and oyster flavored sauce being sold.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:03 AM   #33
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Thank you, Chaplain Kent...it's true. The chain grocery's are all doing it, too. They start out with a wide variety of products, and drop the ones that don't move off the shelves fast enough.
What store does not do this? Do you think your local Asian grocer keeps things on the shelf that do not sell?
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They also replace as many of the big sellers with inferior, store-branded generic products.
This made me laugh. No store is going to replace a big seller. They are in the business of selling. If something is a big seller then they stock more of it. They do not replace it. Also, the store-branded products are often times the exact same product as the brand name. When I say exact same I mean exact same as in there is one manufacturer and one product with just different labels. There are new stories on this every 6 months or so. This is not true in every case, but in many cases the store brand is the exact same product and often for less money.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:36 AM   #34
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Come shop at Von's/Safeway in southern California...
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:43 AM   #35
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I am not sure what you mean by that gadzooks. Are you telling me that Von's/Safeway removes big selling products from their shelves?
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I am not sure what you mean by that gadzooks. Are you telling me that Von's/Safeway removes big selling products from their shelves?
Yup. They place the store brand next to it for a month or so, then remove it, and leave the store brand in its place. And they are generally not from the same source...I read ingredients. Also, a lot of baked goods, bread and rolls that sell well, are replaced by inferior products from in-store bakeries.
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And what would their motivation be for that unless the store band sold better? Why do you think a store would not want to stock what sells the best?
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Higher margin.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:05 AM   #39
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Higher margin.
Around here there is never just the store brand. If the store brand is offered then a name brand is also offered as well. The best selling name brands will always be offered. Are you telling me that by you they completely replace the name brands with the store brands?
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