“You may think the mist on fresh fruits and veggies is helping the produce, but in all actuality, it makes them rot faster. Also, be sure to shake off the access water before purchasing your produce — the mist tends to add additional weight, making the price go up.”
Readers Digest found 50 ways supermarkets trick shoppers into spending. Consumerist.com published 17 grocery store tricks & AOL Finance.com listed seven ways supermarkets get you to spend more money….if you fall for the hype. Those seven are:
- Displaying flowers outside the front door so they are the very first suggestion for your wallet.
- Beautiful produce at the front of the store to encourage you to buy what you see.
- Elevator music playing is designed to make you relax and take your time.
- 10 for$10 items may be a trick. Often one of those 10 for 10’s was less than a dollar before it went “on sale”.
- Dairy in the back of the store is due to truck delivery of dairy being at the back. Dairy products are refrigerated immediately after being unloaded from truck. (It also makes shoppers walk all the way through the store because most shoppers need something from the refrigerated section.)
- More expensive items at eye level.
- Fresh meat and cheese isn’t always the best best because if it has been frozen at all, it may mean the shopper cannot freeze it again at home. Therefore, often frozen is better than fresh.
The one I love is below….I think my supermarket changes layout once a month:
Changing the layout of the store… often
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Don’t get too comfortable with your local supermarket’s layout. Markets believe that when a person remembers where there items they plan on buying are, they’ll spend less time in the store and will ultimately spend less money.
by Dianne Thompson ® comments welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org