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Date: 08/08/11 06:28 PM

90 Responses to Why Can`t All Grocery Stores Do This? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of hole_rocks89
    hole_rocks89 Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    Link: Why Can`t All Grocery Stores Do This? - Genius... literally genius.
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    muffalletta Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 6:32 pm
    that is good
  3. Profile photo of TheGrinch
    TheGrinch Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    David Cross and Louis C.K. would be on your ass for misusing both the words literally and genius.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 8, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    They want you to get lost so you`ll stumble upon something you didn`t plan to buy.
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    shortsagitar Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    Mine gives out maps for the store so you can take it home and super plan out your trip from non cold items to cold items and then you can leave. Easy Peasey Lemon Squeezy
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    barberthe Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    It would probably have helped to include aisle numbers. I work in a grocery store(sucks, but it beats being unemployed), and the majority of our customers simply are not intelligent enough to find the correct aisles without the numbers. Maybe it`s just where i live...
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    KixStar Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    Grocery stores don`t do that so that you get lost looking for the one stupid thing you went there for, and end up walking by a bunch of other, more awesome stuff, and therefore are tempted to buy everything you walk past. It`s a gimmick to get you to buy more junk.
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    Pillmatic_ Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 6:58 pm
    bloom... a sub-section of food lion... a charlotte NC born buisness.. nice to see somthing on here from just across the street.. how ever i dont see how this is supposta releve boardom in any capasity... maybe someone could help me understand... hole rocks?
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    bigredlevy Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    why is the beer so far away from the wine?
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    Customers don`t read signs.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm
    ...why is beer sold with the groceries? Maybe I`m just too used to where I live, but here you normally only see beer in liquor shops; the only alcohol you see in groceries is cough medicine and the occasional vanilla extract.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    What Kix said, they want you to get lost so you see other stuff to buy. If you`ve ever noticed, lots of corporate stores like Home Depot regular shuffle their items around so that they`re in a different location month to month.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    "...why is beer sold with the groceries? Maybe I`m just too used to where I live, but here you normally only see beer in liquor shops; the only alcohol you see in groceries is cough medicine and the occasional vanilla extract."

    In the US, it depends on the state. I live in Kansas City, which actually spans two states, Kansas and Missouri. In KS, you can only buy 3.2% beer in grocery stores, and anything else is in liquor stores. In Missouri, grocery stores have a full liquor section.

    Also, fun fact: 3.2% is alcohol by weight, and 5% beer is alcohol by volume. 3.2% ABW = 4% ABV, so it`s actually 80% as strong instead of about 60%. So it takes 5 3.2`s to equal 4 regular beers, making it still quite easy to get drunk off of it.
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    Skittzo Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    O_O Why is there an entire section devoted to frozen pizza?
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    Birdfather Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    I live in St. Louis, so I always see full liquor sections in grocery stores.
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    theferret Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    "...why is beer sold with the groceries? Maybe I`m just too used to where I live, but here you normally only see beer in liquor shops; the only alcohol you see in groceries is cough medicine and the occasional vanilla extract."

    where i live, you don`t see alcohol in cough medicine...
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm
    very smart. but with a super walmart/super target the map would be huge
  18. Profile photo of lapajara
    lapajara Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    barberthe, i live in Texas, also work at a grocery store, and have noticed the same thing! Maybe it is where we live..
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    iGamer Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    Where`s the Hispanic Foods Section!? We`ve always gotten our own aisle, every single grocery store i`ve seen had one. -___-
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    August 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    Here in NH beer and wine is sold in all grocery stores and corner stores, our liquor stores are state owned and a lot of them are off the highway, because NH has no sales tax it is convenient for people who are traveling and doesn`t want to pay taxes
  21. Profile photo of Errand_boy
    Errand_boy Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2011 at 8:09 pm
    ENTRANCE-BEER-SELF CHECKOUT-EXIT. F**king genius!
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    psychoti Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    I imagine the Hispanic foods would be in "pasta-international".
  23. Profile photo of barberthe
    barberthe Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    @lapajara, glad to know it`s not just here
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    what`s genius about this?
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
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    August 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    seems like my main grocery stores change their layout often. I can NEVER find the coffee in Sobey`s (Canada) And I can never find cans of gravy in any store very easily.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    ENTRANCE-BEER-SELF CHECKOUT-EXIT. F**king genius!

    I like it! you never have to look someone in the eye when you buy beer at 9 am ;)
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    literally... a sign
    genius... hardly
    good sign, layout of store, & commentary by TheGrinch
    Bad link description
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    If this was made with sliding labels it would be perfect since stores do move their products around.
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    it`s "genius" because you don`t have to go from aisle to aisle and look up at the aisle signs to see if that`s where you need to be. having a sign like this gives you a general direction saving you some time.
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    activitie Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    The fact that it appears to be on the seat of the shopping cart IS genius! So you`ll have the map with you wherever you are. Unless you`re one of those basket carrying pussies.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    This is how dumb people is getting now
  32. Profile photo of Vligon
    Vligon Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 9:30 pm
    "This is how dumb people is getting now"

    Yes.
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    walkrunfly Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 9:34 pm
    this is actually a terrible idea for the grocery store. A lot of profits come from the over-priced impulse buys people pick up when searching for the right product, by having a map people can quickly go to the aisle they need without looking at the tantalizing chocolate bars and chip bags along the way
  34. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm
    "This is how dumb people is getting now "

    Was this intentional? For the grammar illiterates out there, it should be `people ARE getting now.`
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    Linkeds2 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    it does everything but tell you where you are on the map tssk tssk
  36. Profile photo of uberrogo
    uberrogo Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    Seems redundant. That is basically how every grocery store is set up in my area.
  37. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    Seriously? Most grocery stores are pretty much all laid out the same. If you can`t figure it out, go home and order your groceries online or some poo.
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    Hylian4Hire Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    This could be fifty feet tall, illuminated by fireworks, and surrounded by juggling bears, but it won`t make a bit of difference. I work in a grocery store, so I know for a fact that people won`t and don`t read signs made for their convenience. And if they do, they don`t believe what they`re told.
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    August 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    "This is how dumb people is getting now "

    Was this intentional? For the grammar illiterates out there, it should be `people ARE getting now.`

    In lots of neighborhoods, it should be:
    "This is how dumb people be gettin now"
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm
    @Hylian

    agreed -.- we have signs on all the aisles with the numbers and things and whats basically in that aisle, people can be standing right in front of it and still ask... not to mention the whole "but the sign said..." crap when it comes to clearance... I know what it said and it didn`t say that >.<
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    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    Why is the beer so far away from the wine!?
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    Yeah but if the customer does not know where something is they have to walk around more, and end up browsing other items while they`re at it.
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    temp4comment Male 60-69
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    August 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    Back in the 90`s our grocery store (Raley`s, popular in Nevada and Northern California), I distinctly remember each shopping cart being outfitted with a location sensor near the floor and an interactive touch screen display to find the food item you were searching for. I remember this because I was about 10 and I had a geekgasm over it!
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    I like it
  45. Profile photo of joosen52
    joosen52 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm
    why isn`t the beer section bigger?
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    FreedomFrie Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 12:27 am
    pure genius
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 12:42 am
    i agree with chunkymonkey. the less ppl know where things are the higher the chance they find other stuff they thought they didn`t need.
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 1:18 am
    Man, I wish they sold alcohol of any kind at grocery stores here. But noooo, They can only be sold at bars or government commissioned liquor stores which are only open until 9 and not at all on Sundays.
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 2:47 am
    Actually our LCBO is open 12 noon to 5pm on sunday, still pathetic but a correction on korahn`s comment. Also the Canadian gov`t over taxes beer which is why I usually buy it over the border
  50. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 3:08 am
    lol at home depot, we have store maps at the doors for the customers to take....
  51. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 3:41 am
    @tsiemens most in the country are open 12-5 on Sundays, ours used to be (in New Brunswick) but they dropped that a couple months ago. The same time they decided to close at 9 instead of 10 every other day.
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    martinikene Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 3:42 am
    I don`t get it, what is so special here? The map of the shop?
  53. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 4:02 am
    Anyone who needs a map to navigate a supermarket really shouldn`t be allowed out on their own.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    August 9, 2011 at 4:48 am
    This is for the novice, children and short people. Who doesn`t know the layout of your local market?
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    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 5:01 am
    They do not make maps for grocery stores in order to force people to make impulse purchases. That is also the reason why they put the stuff you need the most all the way out back - so you can get a look at all their other wares first.
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    spor Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 5:07 am
    i live in scotland, no shop is big enough that you cant see all four corners
  57. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 5:16 am
    Is it really just a map?
  58. Profile photo of Sathon
    Sathon Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 5:40 am
    Why are wine and beer at opposite ends of the store?
  59. Profile photo of bastrid
    bastrid Female 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 5:43 am
    @spor except at Tesco
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    andybme Male 50-59
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    August 9, 2011 at 6:02 am
    They don`t want you to know where things are. That way you have to look and are more likely to buy more. Thats why some stores rotate and move things around.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 6:07 am
    They don`t want you to go straight to the item you`re looking for, they want you to wander the store aimlessly first.

    Grrr. Still with the pop ups IaB!!!
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    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 6:20 am
    because they usually swap around stuff so no one really knows where any thing is so they have to wonder around to find it.
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    kappamu Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 7:02 am
    I live in Utah, and every time I go into a store in another state, the wine aisle makes me think I`m in a different country. :P Plus, that beer section looks like 5 times bigger than what I usually see here.
  64. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 7:06 am
    I think they should have floor maps along with these. I work at wal-mart and it`d be much easier to tell people `oh, you are looking for plungers? just follow this green line this way and they`ll be in the same aisle as this other item!`
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    Silverbolt Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 7:22 am
    Andybme is correct, stores don`t want you to know where things are so you have to walk around to find them. I worked in one for seven years and once every six months we`d reset the store to some extent. Primarily its to add room for products that will sell better while removing stuff that has been discontinued, but the added benefit is so people have to search a little to find what they are after and likely buy something they weren`t aware they wanted. Plus most stores have big hanging signs that tell you a general location
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 7:43 am
    First of all, if you need a map to navigate the grocery store, I will never get into a vehicle with you. Second, they want people to wander around looking for things. That way, people SEE more things that they could potentially buy.
  67. Profile photo of BoredIAm
    BoredIAm Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 8:30 am
    Um... Pretty much looks like the layout of any grocery store. You need a map? Wow.
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    MrHoobToYou Male 40-49
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    August 9, 2011 at 8:52 am
    I will just curl up in a ball and weep like a child until someone comes up and offers their assistance.
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    Harutsedo Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2011 at 9:07 am
    @BoredIAm

    You obviously have not been to many grocery stores.
  70. Profile photo of Lobotomy
    Lobotomy Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2011 at 9:29 am
    I think most stores don`t do this because they want you to walk through the whole store looking at things.

    This is a hundred times better though.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 10:26 am
    I know my Grocery Store`s layout by heart, so this isn`t be a problem.
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    bartmonkey13 Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    WHERE IS THE CEREAL?!?!?!?!!?!?!? IT`S A TRAVESTY!
  73. Profile photo of YANKmyDOODLE
    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    bartmonkey, cereal would obviously be in the breakfast isle.. not that you are ever up that early
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    *Heads to the Beer aisle*
  75. Profile photo of BoredIAm
    BoredIAm Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    @Harutsedo

    You obviously talk out of your ass. I was a stock manager for Kroger (that`s a grocery store) for 3 years.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Actually Kroger does even better, they have the map drawn up and on little booklets you can get as you enter. So that you don`t have to keep going back tot he map to know where to go.
  77. Profile photo of mushie_mush
    mushie_mush Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    I think the map in this picture is actually in the shopping trolley so you don`t have to keep coming back to it.
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    This isn`t anything new.
  79. Profile photo of Raokin
    Raokin Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    Do people really need a map to find their way around the grocery store when there are already large signs above every aisle/section? And I thought I had a bad sense of direction.
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    Squid_Ink Female 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    Some of the stores in my area do have these signs, for which I am very grateful. I have a visual handicap that makes it nearly impossible for me to see a sign unless I`m standing at the end of the aisle. I also have a much lamented complete lack of directional sense. So, these are really handy.
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    Barrye Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    They purposely don`t give maps, so you have to wander around the store, spending more time inside, seeing more things to buy. It is the same reason they re-arrange stock regularly and keep the most regularly bought items in the back. Also loyalty cards help them to keep track of buying trends which they base the stock relocation on.
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    kuni Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    a lot dont do this so you walk around and see stuff and are more inclined to buy it.
  83. Profile photo of mar95789
    mar95789 Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    Can you image an app of your grocery store? You can search for a product and it will tell you exactly where it is in the store.
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    coedog Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    If you frequent the same grocery store you don`t need a map. It`s like living in the same town for a while. Do you still need a map to find the grocery store in your town? Or the post office? Or the library? I don`t understand why so many people have such underdeveloped spacial skills that they can`t map out an environment in their heads using key points of reference.
  85. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    Most grocery stores are similarly set up anyways, The milk product coolers are always in the back, fruit and veggies in the front, meat along the sidewall. Basically it`s designed so that you have to walk around the outside walls to get to the items in the basic food groups.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    August 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm
    yesssss!
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2011 at 8:44 am
    Most supermarkets have many tricks up there sleeve to ensure you walk past as many products as possible as this generates more sales. Same as the old trick of putting all premium brands at eye level as the shops make more money from these. When it gets down to it supermarkets are pretty dirty players that try to give off the impression that butter wouldn`t melt.
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    XaveMomma Female 30-39
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    August 10, 2011 at 9:06 am
    Yeah but now the grocery store that does this (Bloom) is turning themselves back into Food Lion. Bloom was really nice while it lasted.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    Most in aus have maps on paper that you take with you
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    theferret Female 18-29
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    August 23, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    "...why is beer sold with the groceries? Maybe I`m just too used to where I live, but here you normally only see beer in liquor shops; the only alcohol you see in groceries is cough medicine and the occasional vanilla extract."

    where i live, you don`t see alcohol in cough medicine...

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