The 5 Things You Should Know About Supermarkets
Get the real story on those shrink-wrapped cucumbers. Plus, more ways to be a smarter shopper in the produce aisle.
Stores know you better than you know yourself...
It's pretty clear why stores stock tortilla chips next to avocados, and salad dressing next to romaine. But stores are starting to use some more-subtle pairings, too, to nudge shoppers to buy. For instance, new research shows that 65 percent of grape buyers also buy diet soda, so don't be surprised if you see a stack of six-packs next to grapes. And when you do, you might want to take the time to ask yourself whether you really need the extra.