I’m left wondering

Supermarkets check to see what sells and then replace it. At least that is the theory. If it were true why would they ever run out of the stuff that we want?

I was reminded of this when I tried to buy semi-skimmed filtered milk the other day. It was the only sort of milk they didn’t have as they had run out. Of course like everybody else I bought some other milk, so the total sales will show that we use every sort of milk even though we only want one sort.

Most of us assume that supermarkets can work out how quickly things sell and then order more of the stuff that sells the most. This seems not to be the case. Maybe this is one of the reasons why so much food is wasted from our supermarket shelves.

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