I usually shop at Stop & Shop in Seekonk, Ma., but Shaw's in Riverside is much closer to my home so, if I only need a few things, I reluctantly go there.
I should know better. Their shelves are always empty. If you don't get there at the crack of dawn the day the sale starts, you can forget about sale items. They'll give you a rain check but what good is that if you need the item today?
They always have a 'survey' on the bottom of their receipt and I always say the same thing...your buyer is incompetent, and explain why...but conditions never change; the store never orders enough of the product that is going on sale.
I understand that bread and water would be hard to find because of hurricane, Earl, (and I didn't need those items today anyway) but most of the shelves for the sale items, at 10 AM the day of the sale, were empty.
So, now I have to go to another store anyway, I should have just done all my shopping at Stop & Shop, their shelves are always fully stocked and their prices are lower than Shaw's too...like I said, I should know better but why drive miles out of my way when I just need a few thing?? I keep hoping that they'll have what I need in stock.
Yeah, I'm pissed but a lot of good it will do me. This Shaw's "Supermarket", (that's a very loose categorization), will never change until they get a buyer that knows how to order.
Stop and Shop for me from now on, the heck with the sale items at Shaw's...the heck with Shaw's.