13 Things Your Grocer Won’t Tell You
With so many products and options at your fingertips when you go to the grocery store, we have 13 secrets from a grocer that might just help you make your choices a little easier.
1. Pick the Coupons With A Barcode
They are the easiest to scan. The other ones can take an eternity, but if you (and everyone in line behind you) are willing to wait, it could mean even more savings in your pocket.
4. Some Items Have Been There (a lot) Longer Than Others
That starfruit has been on the shelf a lot longer than the broccoli. The reason is that familiar produce turns over more quickly while exotic items tend to stay on the shelf a bit longer.
5. The More You See, The More You Buy
The more products you see, the more you are likely to buy, that’s why the aisles are so long and the milk is usually in the far corner. Avoid the centre aisles because that’s where you’ll find the junk food, like sodas and snack food.
7. Don’t Be A Grazer
The ‘grazers’ order food at the deli, eat it as they’re shopping, and get rid of the wrappers before they check out. We also call that stealing.
8. I’m Not Just Selling Groceries, I’m Selling Real Estate
Look high and low – literally – for good values from smaller manufacturers who can’t afford to stock their products in the eye-level sweet spot.
10. Be Wary of Special Offers
When people see signs with numbers such as ‘8 for $10!’ or ‘Limit: 5 per customer’, they buy 30 to 100 percent more than they otherwise might have!
11. Shop Ahead of Closing Time
Please don’t start your shopping just as we are closing. It’s been a long day. We just want to go home.