Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday's Rant: Target's Grocery Section


Most Tuesdays I take the opportunity to rant about something I do not like about Target… because although I love ‘em to death, they ain’t perfect. Today's rant is about Target's new fresh grocery section. While I love the idea in theory, in reality, I have found the section poorly stocked on almost every occasion I've shopped there. Sure, it's great that Target sells blueberries for just $2.99 a basket when my local grocery store has them for $4.99. But that's only if you can find them, and 9 times out of 10, they're sold out. Ditto with the fresh french bread. And half the time, they're out of 2% milk.

Memo to Target: if you want me to shop your grocery section, please stock the basics I need. Otherwise, I'll just go back to doing all my grocery shopping at my local supermarket.

12 comments:

Team Botanical said...

Could not agree more. There is one Target near me with a grocery store, and I have been disappointed every single time.

The Hesterbrarian said...

Our Targets in OH don't have fresh groceries. I so wish they did.

Lola said...

I agree! Something else my friends and I have complained about since they added the grocery department is that they seem to have gotten rid of some products to make room. Where they used to have three or four brands of something, they now only have one or two.

mommydearest said...

YES YES YES!! The fresh foods section (produce and refrigerated) is always EMPTY! And Lola is right - the square footage of the stores hasn't changed, but the selection has. Not a fan.

Elizabeth said...

Ours is well stocked, but the rest of the store isn't, and they made out shoe department so small it is annoying! I went to a Target in a neighboring town, where nothing has been remodeled in years, and they were better stocked on Halloween , John Derian, and shoes!! Come to our grocery part, because that is what is only in stock!

Target-Addict said...

Hesterbrarian, you're back! Formerly Hestermomma, right? Nice to hear from you :-)

Target-Addict said...

Lola (and other who weighed in) - I agree that Target has scaled back some areas to make room for the grocery dept. For instance: at my nearest Target, they actually reduced the cereal aisle and there are fewer choices there than before. And at another store, I noticed they dramatically reduced the makeup/personal care section to make room for the groceries.

Tmougo said...

What makes me mad is that I will buy a mop and when I go to buy refills, they do not sell them anymore. Then I have to buy a new mop.

The Hesterbrarian said...

Yes...that's me. :) I have started a new job this year and have gone back to blogging because all the "cool" librarians are doing it. :)

I still read your blog. I appreciate it and enjoy it. BTW, I love the most of the Merona line of clothing at Target...is it too conservative for you?

4DsfromLHP said...

This must be a regional problem, because here in South Florida, the grocery dept. is very well stocked with everything.

Target-Addict said...

Hesterbrarian, I DO like the Merona line, and should be blogging about it more. Especially right now, they have an amazing selection of dresses.

Bullseye said...

I agree. I love the Target groceries, but they don't have the full selection of my local grocery store. But things are getting better. Also, I did an analysis of Target grocery prices vs. my local grocery store prices. I figured I was saving about 20%. Which amounts to about 3,000 per year. For that amount of savings, I don't mind being occasionally inconvenienced.

Here is a link to my analysis of Target grocery prices vs. my local grocery store. http://ilovetargetstores.blogspot.com/2010/08/grocery-shopping-at-target-vs-publix.html