A follow up from last post about the change I noticed in my F&E store: taller shelves, more brand names, more family sized items.
Front of the store is packed full of stuff. The bins are back in the middle of the produce aisle. To the greatest of my horror?
Wire basket displays in the middle of the last open space left in the store, between the toiletries and medicines along the wall and the rest of the shelves.
Even Brandon, who actually would gladly run into an F&E for me (and not the other places) because he LOVES the uncluttered spaces and self check-out, uttered, "What the...?"
Out of the respect of the store's request not to take photos, I didn't take any. I was too horrified.
We did walk out with more than what we went in for, as always. But the cluttered shop weighs heavily on our minds.
The self check-out really is the last thing left of the store I worship?
(Well, that and Belgian Chocolate Mousse.)
I tried to justify with the fact that UK items are coming to the store, that more wine selection are coming to the store...oooh, and they have turbinado sugar now...
But is that enough?
My faith is being tested.
You might still be fresh, my dearest store. But you ain't makin' it easy for me.
Verdict: Sale Item Displays Out In the Middle of Aisles:
ETA July 20: Quick bargain bin clutter update: I ran into the Spring Street store on Saturday afternoon to fetch the banana cream pie and I noticed the bargain bins in the produce sections were gone. I haven't gone through the entire store but that alone was a massive improvement. Thank you for listening, F&E!