"A Different Layout for a Supermarket"
Cheap to the left, Middling in the middle aisles, expensive to the right. Everything priced by weight or by unit. ( Make things as easily comparable as possible. Maybe have a pullout cardboard chart so things in other aisles can be compared without walking
back and forth. )
I wonder what would happen, and who would shop there.
Would they pretend to shop the expensive aisles?
Would some suppliers boycott such a store ? Why ?
Would comparison shopping be easier or harder to do ?
"Only from the first three aisles of the store, now Martha." or special credit/debit cards restricted to certain aisles.
If the grocer puts an item on sale, would he have to move it ?
Freezers and refrigerators on all aisles ? or cross the back of the store.
Once you know your usual price quality decision, could just ignore two thirds of the store ? That could make the walk around the store much shorter.
Finding stuff would depend on knowing it's price or Each aisle could have the same format. drinks, then veg, then meat, then liquor, then pet food and so on back into the depth of the aisle.
Wonder if anyone ever tried to run a store this way ?