as far as I remember it started with COFFEE ...one of Life's 'STAPLES'...
then pasta went - brand by brand ....since then, it's become pervasive.
Take your tri-focals along when marketing and Learn to Comparison-Shop using UNIT PRICE TAGS On Shelves to QWIK COMPARE Prices Per Ounce by Brand.
** Same GREEDY Capitalistic BS as putting the least expensive brands out-of-reach, placing CANDY at eye-level with kids in shopping carts, & impulse items next to the checkout Moving items to the End of the Aisle... giving one the (mistaken) impression that the item is on sale.
...OH... And MY FAVORITE! .99¢ to psych you into thinking everything "IS LESS THAN A DOLLAR"
Doano about anyone else, but when I buy an item for $499.99 I feel like bouncing the friggin' PENNY off the back of the f'n manager's head!
At least a dozen more "Tricks" to increase PROFIT and see families struggling to make ends meet a little poorer for the shopping experience.
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