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

Submitted by: hole_rocks89 5 years ago Misc

Genius... literally genius.
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Female 136
"...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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Male 25,416
Most in aus have maps on paper that you take with you
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Female 169
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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Male 1,243
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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Female 4,349
yesssss!
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Male 17,512
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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Male 256
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.
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Female 193
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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Male 12
a lot dont do this so you walk around and see stuff and are more inclined to buy it.
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Male 126
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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Female 69
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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Female 452
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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Female 934
This isn`t anything new.
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Female 2,249
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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Male 2,690
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.
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Male 146
@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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Male 6,737
*Heads to the Beer aisle*
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Male 771
bartmonkey, cereal would obviously be in the breakfast isle.. not that you are ever up that early
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Male 22
WHERE IS THE CEREAL?!?!?!?!!?!?!? IT`S A TRAVESTY!
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Female 9,402
I know my Grocery Store`s layout by heart, so this isn`t be a problem.
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Male 495
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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Male 5
@BoredIAm

You obviously have not been to many grocery stores.
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Male 405
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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Male 146
Um... Pretty much looks like the layout of any grocery store. You need a map? Wow.
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Male 1,832
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.
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Male 11
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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Male 4,793
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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Female 157
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.
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Male 592
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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Male 959
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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Male 296
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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Female 47
@spor except at Tesco
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Male 248
Why are wine and beer at opposite ends of the store?
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Male 1,383
Is it really just a map?
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Male 11
i live in scotland, no shop is big enough that you cant see all four corners
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Male 452
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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Male 3,472
This is for the novice, children and short people. Who doesn`t know the layout of your local market?
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Male 1,678
Anyone who needs a map to navigate a supermarket really shouldn`t be allowed out on their own.
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Male 306
I don`t get it, what is so special here? The map of the shop?
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Male 1,418
@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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Female 1,380
lol at home depot, we have store maps at the doors for the customers to take....
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Male 514
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
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Male 1,418
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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Female 1,435
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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Male 243
pure genius
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Male 206
why isn`t the beer section bigger?
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Male 4,902
I like it
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Male 99
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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Male 670
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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Female 355
Why is the beer so far away from the wine!?
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Female 1,324
@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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Male 749
[quote]"This is how dumb people is getting now "

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

In lots of neighborhoods, it should be:
"This is how dumb people be gettin now"
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Female 328
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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Female 470
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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Male 41
Seems redundant. That is basically how every grocery store is set up in my area.
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Male 22
it does everything but tell you where you are on the map tssk tssk
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Male 4,793
"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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Male 117
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
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Male 594
"This is how dumb people is getting now"

Yes.
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Male 15,510
This is how dumb people is getting now
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Male 18
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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Male 1,083
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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Male 1,083
If this was made with sliding labels it would be perfect since stores do move their products around.
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Male 2,513
literally... a sign
genius... hardly
good sign, layout of store, & commentary by TheGrinch
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Female 3,696
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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Female 235
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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Male 5,314
what`s genius about this?
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Male 102
@lapajara, glad to know it`s not just here
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Male 198
I imagine the Hispanic foods would be in "pasta-international".
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Male 621
ENTRANCE-BEER-SELF CHECKOUT-EXIT. F**king genius!
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Female 1,604
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
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Male 201
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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Female 117
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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Male 2,790
very smart. but with a super walmart/super target the map would be huge
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Female 136
"...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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Male 346
I live in St. Louis, so I always see full liquor sections in grocery stores.
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Female 185
O_O Why is there an entire section devoted to frozen pizza?
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Male 934
"...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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Male 934
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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Male 1,164
...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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Female 1,652
Customers don`t read signs.
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Male 24
why is the beer so far away from the wine?
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Male 93
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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Female 110
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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Male 102
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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Female 675
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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Male 14,775
They want you to get lost so you`ll stumble upon something you didn`t plan to buy.
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Male 49
David Cross and Louis C.K. would be on your ass for misusing both the words literally and genius.
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Male 543
that is good
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Female 353
Link: Why Can`t All Grocery Stores Do This? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Genius... literally genius.
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