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Old 08-12-2008, 10:35 AM   #91
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Not everything in the store can be at eye level. Some things have to be put on top shelves. I'm 5'2" also and when I need something way up there, someone is always ready to get it for me. As for putting dairy products at the back of the store, these are items that eveyone buys so naturally the store puts them where they will get the customer to pass dozens of other items. This is just good, smart business practice. It's called "profit making" and it's what helps keep the store in business.

When I owned my retail shops I put the sale items in the back. You'd be surprised how many regular priced items we sold to customers on their way to the back of the store. It's just good business.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:31 AM   #92
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People remembering they forgot something while their purchases are being rung up and then going back for it and holding up the entire queue, or asking for the cashier to get someone to get cigarettes from the kiosk as they don't want to wait in the kiosk queue and holding up the queue, or as mentioned here only starts rummaging in their purses when the total is rung up and takes ages to find their cash, cheque book, credit cards. And people stealing my trolley !
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:00 PM   #93
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Not everything in the store can be at eye level. Some things have to be put on top shelves. I'm 5'2" also and when I need something way up there, someone is always ready to get it for me. As for putting dairy products at the back of the store, these are items that eveyone buys so naturally the store puts them where they will get the customer to pass dozens of other items. This is just good, smart business practice. It's called "profit making" and it's what helps keep the store in business.

When I owned my retail shops I put the sale items in the back. You'd be surprised how many regular priced items we sold to customers on their way to the back of the store. It's just good business.
Well they're my peeves and I'm sticking to them....marketing ploy or smart business practice
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:59 PM   #94
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I can't stand the displays in the aisles that you have to maneuver around and that block the shelves. I also don't like it when people leave frozen or perishible foods in other sections. I can usually ignore the kids. I don't like it when there is no way to tell the cost of something. Sometimes there is no lable on the shelf or the one that is there is for another product. I don't think it is worth getting peeved with other shoppers. We all have had a bad shopping experience at one point or another where someone was inconsiderate, rude, and annoying. I try to "keep my head down" and let it go. You never know what you're going to encounter when out in public anymore. When my kids were little, I'd often buy them some treat at the grocery store. They liked getting that box of Teddy Grahams and getting to open it in the store. Of course, I made sure whatever it was could be scanned at the checkout. I never let them eat the grapes or bananas until they were paid for! They also got some choices in what was purchased. They could choose the flavor of juice, the kind of cereal etc, but they knew what they were limited to choose.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:02 PM   #95
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One reason I like 24hr shopping is that I can go late at night or early morning when there are very few other people about and few problems and annoyances - other than the restocking trolleys.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:18 PM   #96
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One reason I like 24hr shopping is that I can go late at night or early morning when there are very few other people about and few problems and annoyances - other than the restocking trolleys.
Amen to that! We use to go at 2 or 3 am and boy it made shopping a breeze. But then if you needed help.... um Hello?????
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:53 PM   #97
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Amen to that! We use to go at 2 or 3 am and boy it made shopping a breeze. But then if you needed help.... um Hello?????
I found it necessary to grab a few things at the grocery store at 1 or 2 a.m. after being out for the evening, but I had no trouble finding someone to help me. This is the time when the help is re-stocking shelves so there is always someone nearby. At least that's the way it was when I shopped at night.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:57 PM   #98
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My local Home Depot used to be open 24 hours. It was nice to be able to buy a load of lumber in the middle of the night without having to fight the crowd.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:34 PM   #99
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when my kids would act up in the store, i would hide from them. then come around to the aisle and say" who do these naughty children belong to ." they should be ashamed to be seen with them. had to raise voice. the kids would say "momm" and i would pretend not to know them. they would always be better behaved for a while.


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p.s. they both turned out just fine. lol
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:54 PM   #100
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...*Those "kid" carts and the parents that let them push them but don't watch them push them. I got news for you, your child isn't a "shopper in training" they're just annoying other customers and getting in the way.
Agreed. I hate 'em. I also hate those carts that have a huge molded plastic front end for small children to sit in. It makes the cart look like a toy. Like regular carts don't take up enough room in the aisle, now we have to deal with these extra long ones? How did anyone ever get to thinking that turning the grocery store into a playground was a good idea?

I also have issues with a poorly maintained produce section. Somebody needs to keep an eye on things and make sure that the produce is fresh, and once items are past their prime, that they are removed. It's just disgusting to reach for something and have your fingers sink into a furry spot, or pick it up and find that it's dripping rot, eeuuww!
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