A day at the supermarket

It seems so cut and dried: select the items, toss into the cart, deplete your bank account appropriately. I’m here to tell you, though, that there’s a lot more going on than meets the eye.


  1. McGehee »

    8 November 2015 · 8:41 am

    My wife and I were away for most of last week, and though I managed the entire trip using gas that cost me less than $2.00 a gallon — a station in nearby Senoia has tended to lead the way in price declines, which I like to encourage when the difference is large enough, and Tennessee has had cheaper gas than Georgia for years now.

    Even so, the price bumped upward during our trip; a gas station across from one of our hotels was selling at $1.799 when we checked in, but not when we checked out (and I still had most of a tank from my previous fill-up anyway).

    I’ve been wondering what may have prompted the price hike. Perhaps the recent Unkindest Cut of All to the Keystone project?

  2. CGHill »

    8 November 2015 · 11:12 am

    There are so many variables in the distribution chain that I have more or less given up trying to track them, or to predict prices.

  3. Chuck »

    9 November 2015 · 11:44 pm

    Chips Ahoy were on sale in Arizona when I was there last month, and they were on sale at the local grocery store last week. I noticed because they were half the price of my favorites: Fig Newtons.

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