29 Things Your Grocer Won’t Tell You
Get smarter about grocery shopping. These tips could change your family shopping—and eating—habits.
If you hate crowds and lines…
…shop at dinnertime (5 to 9 p.m.) or even later. Only 4 percent of shoppers hit the aisles between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. The least crowded day of the week? Wednesday.
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Get it while it’s fresh
Go ahead and reach way back for the fresh milk. Everybody does. Here’s the real reason grocery stores put the milk all the way in the back of the store.
Save time…and money
Coupons with a bar code are easy to scan. The other ones take an eternity. But if you’re willing to wait, be our guest.
Wacky produce lovers, be warned
That star fruit has been here a lot longer than the broccoli. Familiar produce turns over more quickly than exotic things. Here’s the truth about why your grocery store sprays the produce.
Like employees with a good attitude?
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Shop at chains that are employee-owned, suggest customer-satisfaction surveys. When employees have a stake in the profits, it shows in their attitude. These are the 10 jobs that have the happiest workers.
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. Here are some of the healthiest foods you can buy at the grocery store.
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. Plus, consider just making these 14 overpriced grocery store foods at home.
We’re marketing to your kids too. That’s why we put the rainbow-colored cereals and other kiddie catnip at their eye level. Be sure to avoid these 50 unhealthiest foods you’ll find in the supermarket, too.
Be wary of “specials”
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When people see signs with numbers—8 for $10!” or “Limit: 5 per customer”—they buy 30 to 100 percent more than they otherwise might have. Here are some secrets that’ll help you save money the next time you grocery shop.