Actually it is more a focus on the Psychology of How To Set UP A Grocery Store for
There have been multiple studies on the how and why of the arrangement of grocery stores.
Then there are huge megastores , IE: Super Wallmarts for example.
The aisle are crowded with stuff you do not need and did not even think to get until you nearly
knocked over the display. Think that might be on purpose too..if you knock stuff off you
should ...stop, pick it up and replace it. The idea being once it is in your hand you will without
thinking put it in your basket!! Those that shop with kiddos do not need this added help..
they already have lil hands and fingers that manage to get unknown items in the basket with
some magickal magnetic force!
Dairy goods one of the most frequently purchased items are at the back of the store..of
course..the coolers are back there . I do not suppose it would be convenient to place those
huge coolers toward the front ..especially since the truck deliver to that area. It just is yet
another reason to walk thru the entire store seeing the tempting goodies you might other
wise have missed. Like why is the day old donuts, sweet rolls and danish on racks that are
located next to the milk and cream section? hmmmmmmm ??
So I tried the "health food store"...is it much the same? surprisingly NO...but it is also much
smaller..got to give credit there. At the foremost section of the foods area there are huge
coolers containing the dairy items and other various goods that need careful refrigeration
and monitoring to maintain a safe temperature, that include a selection of ice creams and
frozen yogurts..REAL frozen yogurts. Across the store past aisles of neat stuff are the
produce sections. No lovely lil tunes warning you that the misters are about to come on..
Do we pay extra to hear "rain drops keep falling on your head" and to see glistening mist
cover our stacked to the top produce? Weird thing ..at the Health Food Store some of the
root produce that come from local farms have ...gasp...dirt on their roots!! How bout that!
Now I will be the first to say...indeed it is more expensive to shop at the Health Food Store.
I have not even bothered to figure the cost of shopping at the local Farmers Markets when
they are open..tis worth it to get fresh real non GMO foods!
My main focus was simply about the arrangement of the Big Ole Stores and how they
strive to wrestle every penny from us that they can. I am sure they have paid big bucks
to have studies done to design their market for maximum profitability..isn't that what
our economy is about!! Ya gotta make a living!
Let's be grateful we have stores overflowing with abundance of produce and goods..What
a wonderous nation we live in..
Make a list and stick to it!! Best advice around!!