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Do you think grocery stores should offer a vegetarian check-out lane?


I was grocery shopping this morning and the check-out lines were 5 people deep. A customer in front of me was disgusted by the packages of fresh meat on the counter in front of her that the first customer in line was purchasing. I thought to myself, maybe grocery stores should start marketing vegetarian check-out lanes! What do you think?

 

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

    Yes! I'm not a vegetarian but I completely agree. I have a very sensitive nose, and it's not fair to those who buy fresh produce that have no place to put them except on a conveyor belt/counter with raw meat. Fresh stuff bagged with meat is gross 2


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    CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

    I live in the Northeast, so there are a few vegetarian stores. That's what got me thinking about whether or not a grocery store might benefit from marketing vegetarian lanes only. ;D


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    CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

    I'm not a vegetarian stclairjack! It doesn't offend me from a meat perspective. But, I do think it's gross when my fresh produce is bagged with my fresh chicken!


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Ann Carr (annart) says

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    CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

    There seems to be more vegetarians here now than ever. We are starting to see more vegetarian stores and I'm wondering if the grocery stores would benefit from doing this to gain those customers back? I don't know.

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    CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

    Yeah, I still have to go to a completely different section in some stores just to buy lactose free products. The veggie cheese I buy for my son is way up front with produce, but the regular cheese is near the last aisle. It makes things harder.

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    CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

    That is a very interesting perspective Aliasis! I do think that would be helpful. I know people who have allergies to certain things.


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    CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

    Very true! I agree that meat should be packed properly.

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    CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

    Well you've demonstrated fine poetry skills! LOL That's what the site is for afterall ~ writing. :D

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    mbuggieh 4 years ago

    Actually, we have NO candy check-outs where I live. As for the meat it is not a matter of "tolerance". It is a matter of food safety and health. Drippings on the conveyor from meat products can and do contaminate non-meat products and can be harmful.


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    P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) 4 years ago

    Most checkers have an antibacterial spray and will wipe down the counter between customers, especially if you ask.


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    CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

    Oh yes, no doubt, that we can't cater to everyone. I just thought from a marketing point of view. There are stores here taking the vegetarian business away from regular grocers. I am not vegetarian personally.

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    CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

    I know what you are saying here. I am not a vegetarian and I don't like being called out for killing an animal because I enjoy steak. I was raised on a farm actually. But, I just wonder if the stores would gain anything from marketing this way.


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