View Full Version : How Supermarkets Lure You To Buy More

04-27-2009, 04:32 PM
"Nothing happens by accident in a supermarket. Everything is designed to sell."

And that, says Consumer Reports (http://www.consumerreports.org/) retail expert Tod Marks, is the key thing to keep in mind as you go up and down the aisles of your local store. Knowing how to shop is vital.

Supermarkets "are in the real estate business," Marks pointed out to Early Show consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen Monday in the first of her three-part series, "Supermarket Secrets."

Koeppen is taking viewers inside grocery stores to save them money -- and time.

Supermarkets, she explained, "are set up very carefully, with the hope that you will spend lots of money, maybe even more than you planned to."

From sweets to meats, Koeppen added, supermarkets have plenty to tantalize the taste buds.

"It's a feast for your eyes as well as your senses," Marks observed to Koeppen as they checked out one store.


04-28-2009, 10:38 AM
Just don't go in when you're hungry :hump:

04-30-2009, 01:24 AM
And do not even look at the candy and magazines by the register. I am a sucker for the 20oz coke up there.

04-30-2009, 01:45 AM
The smell of the rotisserie chicken near the check out line is sooo soooo tempting.