Matt spotted a disturbing milk stocking method at his unnamed New York grocery store, and is convinced the setup was designed to trick folks into buying milk that is set to soon expire.
I just got back from a major supermarket chain in Upstate New York where all paper milk cartons were stocked so the sell by date is facing the back of the refrigerator. Normally I scan through the dates on the visible cartons to find the freshest one, but with how they were arranged that was not feasible.
I don’t think it is likely that some stockboy put 60 cartons in that way on accident. Has anyone else noticed this?
The practice is nothing new, but a reminder to be cautious when you’re buying food with short shelf life.