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hitachi369
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reply to Hall

Re: [Rant] Home Depot

said by Hall:

If you only want 2-3 bananas, just break that many off of the bunch.

There is at least one issue involving bananas and a mold or fungus that's damaging them. As for the price, I remember not that long ago that (around here), a pound of bananas was $0.25/lb. Now, they're always in the $0.49/lb range.

Banana's don't grow on trees, they need to be gathered and refined in factories. Though there are many Banana refining factories, many of them have been shut down because they are unprofitable.

Its the life of a Banana.
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thegeek
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said by hitachi369:

Its the life of a Banana.

This is the life of bananas.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJkPWMaNaIM
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AVD
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reply to hitachi369

Re: [Rant] Home Depot

said by hitachi369:

said by Hall:

If you only want 2-3 bananas, just break that many off of the bunch.

There is at least one issue involving bananas and a mold or fungus that's damaging them. As for the price, I remember not that long ago that (around here), a pound of bananas was $0.25/lb. Now, they're always in the $0.49/lb range.

Banana's don't grow on trees, they need to be gathered and refined in factories. Though there are many Banana refining factories, many of them have been shut down because they are unprofitable.

Its the life of a Banana.

I heard there was a tidal wave or a monsoon that closed some of the factories causing a run on Banananas
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SNT
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Satellite Beach, FL
reply to hitachi369

said by hitachi369 See Profile
Banana's don't grow on trees

You're right. They actually grow on plants

Secyurityet
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said by hitachi369:

The Coke guy decided what to bring in and what to stock. They don't look at the stores internal invetory systems. Coke has there own employees stock and manage the inventory.

No doubt, a privilege they pay for when they buy the shelf space...

Mele20
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Hilo, HI
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reply to scross

Target sells bananas individually (39 cents each here) because their cashiers are unable to weigh produce. Haven't you noticed that no produce in Target is sold by the pound? Target sells red bell peppers by a set price per red pepper no matter how big or small it is. The same with other produce that is not sold already packaged like a pound of fresh mushrooms that would come already packaged.

A cashier here told me that she and other Target cashiers love this system. Target bananas are a big loss leader for the stores in Hawaii as all other stores sell bananas at $1.39 a pound or higher (even stores in East Hawaii, Big Island where the bananas are grown)! So, as long as Target has big bananas you get a bargain buying them there. Of course, they put the grocery as far from the entrance to the store as possible and in a huge Target like our it is a long walk just to save money on bananas! Each one does have a sticker and bar code indicating it is a locally grown banana. Certain times of the year, Target has to bring them in from South American and then they have a Dole sticker on them and most folks don't want them (different variety than our local bananas).
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Mele20
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reply to thegeek

said by thegeek:

said by scross:

But now whenever my wife or I end up with a cart that is noisy or has a bad wheel or something, the other often says "Stop complaining! At least you got a cart - AND IT'S DRY!"

This is funny because last night my wife and I went to Walmart. The cart she grabbed had a bad wheel and pulled to the side. she dealt with it for a couple minutes then saw an empty cart just sitting in the middle of the store. I told her not to bother changing carts because the reason that cart was probably sitting there was because it was bad. She didn't listen and changed carts. The new cart had the same bad wheel plus it squeaked. We were only getting a couple items so we just carried our shit instead from that point on.

Here, what happens is no mini wagons available as they are extremely popular and the stores don't have a lot of them because they want to force you to use the giant wagons in hope you will buy more (stupid reasoning I think). So, I am always looking for a mini wagon and I found one in Safeway produce section a few days ago (tons of gigantic wagons outside by the entrance but no mini ones). I put all this heavy produce that I had in my hands in the mini wagon I found and then it wouldn't move. Wheel was locked. That happens frequently at both Safeway and Target here that share a new shopping center. I guess a lot of people still try to wheel them (especially the popular mini ones) off the lot and when they try that the wheels lock so they can't. I ended up just trying to carry my items in my hands. These stores that don't have enough miniwagons lose business as I will buy only how ever much I can carry in my hands as I refuse to ever use those horrible gigantic wagons.
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MysticGogeta
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reply to Mele20

said by Mele20:

Target sells bananas individually (39 cents each here) because their cashiers are unable to weigh produce. Haven't you noticed that no produce in Target is sold by the pound? Target sells red bell peppers by a set price per red pepper no matter how big or small it is. The same with other produce that is not sold already packaged like a pound of fresh mushrooms that would come already packaged.

Are you talking about just Hawaii?
The Target I worked at we sold produce by the pound. (Including bananas, bell peppers, and some mushrooms)
I wish they had that system when I worked there because when someone had a lot of weird crap to weigh and I would dig in the book to find number it really slowed me down.
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Mele20
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I thought Target had this system everywhere...but maybe it is just in the Hawaii stores. Yeah, the cashiers love the system and I think customers like it too because we don't have to wait while the cashier looks up some odd type of produce for the code. But then these days, most produce has a sticker on every piece that has a bar code and that is scanned by the cashier. Of course, the stickers fall off sometimes but usually they are on every piece of produce except something like fresh Shitake mushrooms sold loose and the sticker is not a sticker on bunches of Kale, for instance, but is part of the tie that the produce department puts around the Kale bunch. So, a lot of looking up codes for esoteric produce isn't needed whether sold by the pound, bunch, or individually. There is still some of that though. I like "esoteric" produce so in other stores I may get a "what is this"? from the cashier and I tell them and tell them the price, and used to they would just take my word for it (I'm known in the stores...not a big city), but these days they can't enter the price but need the code for the item so I have to wait while they look it up.

I was in Target today and bananas had dropped to 29 cents each! Still $1.29 to $1.39 a pound at other stores (all local bananas). Maybe Target is using them as a "loss leader".

I found this Googling: »alloveralbany.com/archive/2011/0···fferings

Our Target opened last summer and is the first one in Hawaii to have the Target P-Fresh Department. The link above has lots of pictures and shows bananas for sale at 24 cents per banana. I recall Target said the P-Fresh Department was to be in only some Targets just like our new Safeway (which holds a joint lease with Target) is a Lifestyle Safeway and only some Safeways are Lifestyle stores.
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