What Fresh Hell Is This? (The Grocery Store Rearranged ALL of the Aisles!)

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    Dec 07, 2016 3:04 PM GMT
    What Fresh Hell Is This? (The Grocery Store Rearranged ALL of the Aisles!)

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    Dec 07, 2016 3:08 PM GMT
    This did happen to my community, maybe a year ago. It was awful.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 08, 2016 2:09 PM GMT
    Thank God for Wegmans and Trader Joes, they don't go radically rearranging their aisles until they post notices to the customers that there is going to be some changes made starting at an approximate date and usually the changes make everything more customer friendly. I am not familiar with Kroger.
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    Dec 08, 2016 2:38 PM GMT
    We had that happen a few years ago to our Publix supermarkets. They're a prominent chain based in Florida, with stores in some other southeastern US States. Consumer Reports rates them highly, and we generally prefer shopping in them.

    We were lost in their stores for weeks. I'm not sure what efficiency they were hoping to achieve with this switch - ours or theirs. I failed to see the "ours" in it.

    And Publix continues to make lesser changes with product shelf placements. Just leave the damn stuff alone! People try to memorize these locations, to make shopping easier, and you keep fuc*ing with them. I don't want to have to go on a treasure hunt for the items I want every time I go grocery shopping. icon_evil.gif
  • Orland23

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    Dec 19, 2016 5:50 AM GMT
    It may be possible that this happens before store rearrangementsicon_lol.gif

    Store Manager: Let's change where the products are located throughout the store.

    Employee #1: Wouldn't that confuse all of the customers

    Store Manager: Sure

    Employee #1 Why
    Employee # 2 What is the point? They are going to be wandering around looking

    Store Manager: Precisely, we want our customers to wander; wanderers buy more stufficon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Dec 19, 2016 2:36 PM GMT
    Orland23 said
    Store Manager: Precisely, we want our customers to wander; wanderers buy more stuff [when we rearrange product placement] icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    Not necessarily. Our local Wilton Manors Publix stores manager, at one of the smaller locations, kept making minor changes to their shelving. We like Publix, so went to a bigger one 2 miles further away that remained more consistent.

    Result: that store manager lost business, but not Publix overall. Nor did we sacrifice the shopping we like. If anything the bigger alternative offers more items, and we still often go there.

    That Wilton Manors manager is gone now. I don't know the reason, and it certainly wasn't us alone. But I know others here weren't pleased with having to go on a treasure hunt with every visit. And Publix store managers are judged by the bottom line at the registers. The new manager is keeping things pretty stable, and we're going there more often again.