NEWS: Questionable Walmart Practice: Cigarettes Merchandised Next to Formula
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|Sat, 07-28-2012 - 4:23pm|
WALMART DISPLAYS MARLBORO CIGARETTES NEXT TO ENFAMIL BABY FORMULA:
Juxtapositions can be hilarious, ridiculous or just plain stupid.
This one hits all three.
[The picture on the left was] taken at a local in Western New York
And look at the exorbitant prices on both of these products! Nearly a $100 for a carton of cigarettes!
Wow, AND it debilitates you for life! What a deal.
Is Walmart saying that smoking is just as ill advised as using baby formula, so here buy both?
Or are they merchandising this way because those who purchase cigarettes frequently purchase formula also?Formula display at Harvest Foods
I wrote a post on my pawannabe blog about a similar merchandising strategy at Harvest Foods grocery store in Marksville, LA.
They display their baby formula on the counter directly in front of the liquor.
This comes under the "Just Sayin'" heading for me.
The definite hmmmmm, sidelong glance, "what are we telling the shopping public here?"