Mother Lode Found
- Apr 13, 2011
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at stores near me, i can get the items i want but:They play "inventory" games in southern cal. Every few weeks they re-arrange the floor. No shortages, just low floor stocked items.
I see the same juggling at all of the stores. Mind games.
dry cat food: the selection is 'thin', many 'sale items' are gone, maybe they never arrived
produce: generally always has a good selection of the typical items, some seasonal items are still arriving with regularity
meat: a few weeks back: bacon packs were on sale for ... $5 a pack iirc...we got a lot, the butcher counters / meat selection is good
generally: Double Face, that's a term where, if the shelves are low on a product, you would slide the price tag over and then Double Face the product that lives right next door to give the illusion the shelves are full
Less Stock behind the Double Face items: today, the items available for the customers to grab are not spilling over behind the slower moving products...when a shelf is 'overstocked', this helps the stockers empty boxes and allows the faster selling items (sometimes they're slower selling items) but it allows the items people want, to be available, even if they have to reach for it, they will
no one around me is going to 'starve' anytime soon. . .but the signs are there, we're not in yesterdays world any more