Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Retail predictability


When I was a child we used to pass Arnotts (a shop House of Fraser had bought over) in my parents car pretty much every Friday. There would always be a ‘Sale’ sign in the window and I’d always point it out to my parents. I guess even at an early age I spotted anomalies in things. Sadly the shop is now closed (I always did wonder also at an early age how House of Fraser could justify having 4 shops within easy reach of other selling the same goods, clearly their accountants finally did also !).

I spotted something similar this morning when grabbing provisions for breakfast. How come Tropicana is always on some offer ? It’s either the 1l cartons or the 1.5l cartons that are on offer- never both. As a result I have to do a quick bit of mental arithmetic to figure out which one is the best value for money !

Okay, this has to be one of the dullest postings ever, but I do like spotting anomalies I guess.

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