Product Enforcement

30 Nov


It’s time again for another perusal of the supermarket conglomerate. I really wish that I could avoid visiting these places each week. Others have done it before me, it is possible. But the busier life becomes, the more efficient humans make all their regular errands.
As I headed from one end of the store to the self serve check out, there was a continuous bombardment of products on ‘sale’. Most are piled high on a jutting shelf or appear precariously in front of you, almost blocking the path. It cannot be escaped as you stand at the checkout. As I stepped towards the register, this gigantic box of pathetic Hawaiian style plastic cups seemed to materialise before me. Such a waste and such a pointless item.
Everything is shoved in our face. It is shameless and too many are caught in its grip. Thankfully…not me.


Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “Product Enforcement

  1. Anonymous

    November 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    One of the bonuses of not owning a car is that I don’t go supermarket shopping – we do online shopping & have it delivered and get anything else from the local store that’s in walking distance from home. As we get further into the silly season we all get more ‘bah-humbug-ish’ with the commercialism – yet another reason to be grateful for the online shopping.

  2. Anonymous

    December 1, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Thanks again Jo.I’d like to know more about the online shopping experience. What chain do you order your items from? I imagine that NZ prices would be similar to those over here in Oz. What are the prices like? Do you make any savings? Is delivery efficient? Is it all long life food?OK, too many questions. :)Cheers,Rick

  3. Anonymous

    December 1, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Hi RickWe order from Countdown/Woolworths (they’ve combined here). We used to shop at one of our cut price supermarkets so the pricing is slightly dearer but it’s much easier to shop for the specials – they have their own section in the online store – the more you buy the cheaper the delivery – we factor that into our price – but the delivery is around about what we’d have to pay to bus up to the local supermarket, and get a taxi home with our purchases. Delivery is very efficient – when we started doing online shopping they only had 2 days when they delivered – they now deliver 6 days a week which is brilliant. The food is just ordinary food that you’d buy when you go shopping. You can ask for substitutes so that if they don’t have a particular brand of something they replace with a different brand (and if the replacement is more expensive you get it at the original price you ordered). We also get lots of freebies – little samples of lots of stuff ….

  4. mrrakt

    December 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Excellent information. Thanks Jo. I’m tempted to try it out sometime. 🙂


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