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comment by kleinbl00

    Kroger

You mean Food Prison?

Kroger didn't have yeast for eight months.

    Like a warehouse sized store that ostensibly seeks food might dedicate about a quarter of its floor space to “ingredients”. It’s maddening. Hence mounjaro and ozempic.

That has a lot more to do with RJR Nabisco tweaking food the way they tweaked cigarettes. Walmart has tracked it, by the way - people on Ozempic buy less groceries.

I've been on bootleg Ozempic for two months? Three months now? It's basically antabuse for food. Like, I can barely handle cheese, sweets fuck me up, and I kind of live off of bread. Fuckin' hell you eat less when everything makes you hurl.





uhsguy  ·  190 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Weird on the yeast. Pandemic related? There was like year when everyone decided to bake bread and flour suddenly sold out . It was still available in 25-50lb bags but that was too much for most people.

kleinbl00  ·  189 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My theory is that Kroger disincentivizes long-term managers with experience and skill in favor of young, inexperienced employees that will work for cheap. Result? Epic mismanagement.

uhsguy  ·  189 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think your are right that the grocery store manager has a surprising amount of independence and ability to source things from local and better vendors. Ive seen a store go to shit in less than a month when they had management turnover. Ive seen one improve over the course of a year as well.