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  • But this is in the UK, not the USA. You know-so no one cares.
  • I'd consider that a fair trade
  • So shop at a store that doesn't sell liquor.
  • the grocery stores in my county don't sell alcohol. I have to go to either the beer and wine store or the county hard liquor store.
  • I have gathered, after hanging around Fark, that if you drink enough beer you don't need bread, plus the Tums taken for the alcoholic gastritis supply all the calcium one needs.

    Should I get out more I wonder.
  • Grocery stores often charge less for certain staple items like meat (i forget what the term is called. Loss leader?) than they can make a profit on so they can get you in the store, and then inflate prices for convenience items to make up for it.

    That being said, at least in the U.S., milk prices are intentionally inflated by the government or else dairies could not possibly make any kind of money providing it. The supply/demand curve and the cost of maintaining livestock is such that it would be impossible for dairys to sell milk anywhere close to the cost it requires to produce it.
  • Milk in the US is expensive because Congress mandates a minimum price. Why does Congress hate children with rickets?
  • Cheap beer is cheaper at chain grocers here than at liquor stores by large
  • Ambivalence: Grocery stores often charge less for certain staple items like meat (i forget what the term is called. Loss leader?) than they can make a profit on so they can get you in the store, and then inflate prices for convenience items to make up for it.

    That being said, at least in the U.S., milk prices are intentionally inflated by the government or else dairies could not possibly make any kind of money providing it. The supply/demand curve and the cost of maintaining livestock is such that it would be impossible for dairys to sell milk anywhere close to the cost it requires to produce it.


    Bullshiat. Supply and Demand. Economics 101. The price would fall below production costs for a while because there are too many producers competing in a limited market. The fall in price would drive some out of business, thus reducing the supply to match the actual demand with the price stabilizing to the market value.
  • Doesn't he have more pressing things on his agenda? You know, like banning prank phone calls so more nurses don't die?
  • Ambivalence: Grocery stores often charge less for certain staple items like meat (i forget what the term is called. Loss leader?) than they can make a profit on so they can get you in the store, and then inflate prices for convenience items to make up for it.

    That being said, at least in the U.S., milk prices are intentionally inflated by the government or else dairies could not possibly make any kind of money providing it. The supply/demand curve and the cost of maintaining livestock is such that it would be impossible for dairys to sell milk anywhere close to the cost it requires to produce it.


    Milk, bread, vegetables and other fresh food are MUCH harder to stock, logistically.

    They require refrigeration, non-compact shelf usage, and/or careful handling. And almost all are perishable and what doesn't sell has to get thrown out or discounted. Thus you have to be careful not to order too much, too, you can't just keep extra milk around until it sells.

    This is the reason the processed food industry really exists. If milk really could be left in a 1L or 2L plastic bottle on a room-temp space in a nonrefrigerated truck, storeroom, and store shelf, it'd be much easier to carry and would sell a lot better.
  • Offer not valid in Pennsylvania
  • It's BS. Most grocery stores operate on an average 30% margin for their goods.

    /Currently in the process of opening a grocery store
  • You'll take my cheap beer from my cold, dead calcium deficient hands!
  • There's only one liquor store and one grocery store in town. You'll never guess which has the cheapest and largest selection of booze.
  • Well, my story for tonight is...

    Going to the corner store to get a few things... talking with the owner, a very nice man, when this...woman (?) rushes in, grabs to tall cans of some sort of beer (never seen the brand before)... starts paying with coinage, and gets all puzzled when it's about 10-15 cents more than she had estimated (or bought before)... then realized that she grabbed another brand than her accounting planned for. She fussed but drops the extra change (but had taken a few pennies out of the "leave a penny / take a penny" dish... (we are taking this was under 5$ in total).

    She states "keep the change" but at the door she turns around and ask for her 6 cents... the owner tells her that she had used the "leave a penny / take a penny" for the difference, and had simply placed her 6 cents back in it. So she takes off a bit peeves about it.

    About this time I get t actually see her face...

    All it reminded me of was one of "the faces of meth" older short hair blond woman.

    Just sad... just so terribly sad to see people do this to themselves and "enjoying it"....
  • What is this "milk" thing you speak of?
  • OgreMagi: Ambivalence: Grocery stores often charge less for certain staple items like meat (i forget what the term is called. Loss leader?) than they can make a profit on so they can get you in the store, and then inflate prices for convenience items to make up for it.

    That being said, at least in the U.S., milk prices are intentionally inflated by the government or else dairies could not possibly make any kind of money providing it. The supply/demand curve and the cost of maintaining livestock is such that it would be impossible for dairys to sell milk anywhere close to the cost it requires to produce it.

    Bullshiat. Supply and Demand. Economics 101. The price would fall below production costs for a while because there are too many producers competing in a limited market. The fall in price would drive some out of business, thus reducing the supply to match the actual demand with the price stabilizing to the market value.


    Sure, but it is healthy for a nation to NOT let supply and demand minimize food production. Ramping down production is easy. Ramping it back up is significantly more work.

    Fat is better than famine.

    Also bread and circuses are good even if you aren't as bad off as the Roman empire.
  • My grocery store doesn't sell booze. Stop posting everything on Daily Fail.
  • Yes, i love it when they advertise "specials" and take 20 cents off something or other. They just add that to some other items to make up the difference, but they dont tell you that.
  • They sell alcohol at supermarkets?

    /Lives in PA
  • Smackledorfer: OgreMagi: Ambivalence: Grocery stores often charge less for certain staple items like meat (i forget what the term is called. Loss leader?) than they can make a profit on so they can get you in the store, and then inflate prices for convenience items to make up for it.

    That being said, at least in the U.S., milk prices are intentionally inflated by the government or else dairies could not possibly make any kind of money providing it. The supply/demand curve and the cost of maintaining livestock is such that it would be impossible for dairys to sell milk anywhere close to the cost it requires to produce it.

    Bullshiat. Supply and Demand. Economics 101. The price would fall below production costs for a while because there are too many producers competing in a limited market. The fall in price would drive some out of business, thus reducing the supply to match the actual demand with the price stabilizing to the market value.

    Sure, but it is healthy for a nation to NOT let supply and demand minimize food production. Ramping down production is easy. Ramping it back up is significantly more work.

    Fat is better than famine.

    Also bread and circuses are good even if you aren't as bad off as the Roman empire.


    Yeah, agriculture isn't something a society wants to have dictated only by supply and demand.
  • and supermarkets want to give away alcohol for what reason again?
  • Blaming the drunk and disorderly! What else would you expect from an upper class twit.
  • As someone who drinks 2+ gallons of milk a week, I'm not getting a kick out of this.
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