Saturday, May 24, 2014
I know there are a lot more products than there used to be, so the stores have to be bigger. I enjoy the bigger variety of produce, but the packaged foods seem to be crowding out the basics.
Why are the same products in multiple areas? There is basmati rice in the Asian section, short grain rice in the Latin section, and all of them in an American section. It's all rice.
I couldn't find the peanut butter at my local Harris Teeter, only to be told it's with the bread. Really? Is that the only use for peanut butter?
It seems that barley is now in the soup section. It used to be just another grain.
The horseradish that used to be with the refrigerated condiments is now in the fish section. Most applications for horseradish don't involve fish.
Canned tomatoes aren't a vegetable, I gather, but in the pasta section.
The new arrangement may be helpful for people strolling the store looking for inspiration (a dangerous idea to me!), but for those of us with a plan and a list, it is quite the hunt.
Maybe that's the point: if you have to cruise the entire store looking for something, other items will jump into your cart.
Someone must see organization in what looks to me like chaos. I must be getting old.