You probably don’t think about all the planning that goes into the displays you pass by in the grocery store. There is definitely a science to being a grocery store manager. I’m going to let you in on a few secrets and tell you how you can avoid spending more money than you want. russian store
1. Displays – They catch your attention, but also encourage impulse buying. There is a reason they put those displays in the aisles so you have to look at them when you wheel your cart around them. The items on that display are not necessarily on sale. We assume the items are on sale when we look at the display, but most of the time that is not the case. Don’t be lured into buying something on display unless it was on your list and you were planning on buying it anyways.
2. Watch the scanner – I’m not saying that grocery stores deliberately put incorrect prices in their scanners, but I am saying that mistakes do happen. You usually know about how much something costs when you put it in your cart. Make sure you watch the scanner when you check out. They say that consumers lose many millions of dollars each year to improper scanning.
3. Eye level is most expensive – Distributors pay premium price to get their products displayed at eye level. Those items tend to be the most expensive or at least have the best mark up. Look above and below eye level to purchase the products you need. They are probably what you would use to make healthier and more homemade meals that will save money in the long run.
If you stick to your list and stay aware of lures that are waiting to trap you into spending more money and time you will be able to get in and out of the store quickly and with the most amount of money still in your pocket.