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Number 1 and Number 2 store layout

Two stores side by side: Coke in one and Pepsi in the other.
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Instead of an ordinary supermarket:

One store just stocks the most popular product in each category. The other store has the first runner ups. Go across the street if you want the entire mess.

There is a common loading dock and and shared areas where the choice is not obvious. ( like Number one celery ? lettuce? Doesn't make sense. )

Call it something like Step Saver Stores, because most of the stuff you never buy or look at just isn't in your way.

( Should Number 1 and Number 2 make money, we can always a "Number 3 and so on " next to the first two. )

popbottle, Jul 27 2015


       I'm relieved this is nothing to do with having a pee or doing a poo.
DenholmRicshaw, Jul 27 2015

       In some parts of the USA we call the #1 store "Trader Joe's"   

       There was a study where this was validated. Essentially:   

       Most stores (USA) have 20+ types of peanut butter. Trader Joe's has 4: Smooth/Chunky & With/Without Salt. That's all you need. Since they have just ONE brand, shoppers aren't victims of the tyranny of choice, and they can trust that the store's buyers stand behind that very limited selection's quality.   

       Repeat that process for all sorts of other goods, and they have it nailed. Well, you still need to go to other stores to get some things (#2's/#3's), but that's what you're advocating, right?
sophocles, Jul 28 2015

       Oh, and the #1 brand for soda for YOU might be Coke, but for someone else, it's Pepsi. So, the #1 "store" will not be the same for everyone.
sophocles, Jul 28 2015

       Personally I hate being limited to the defaults. I actively go seek out the most obscure products I can find, as long as they're priced in range. If it's hiding in the back corner in the lowest shelf and being domineered over by some corporate offering squeezing out most of the shelf space, I want five of them.
RayfordSteele, Jul 28 2015

       What [DenholmRicshaw] said.
blissmiss, Jul 28 2015

       What [blissmiss] said.
Grogster, Jul 28 2015

       What [UnaBubba] said.
RayfordSteele, Jul 29 2015

       I assumed from the title that this was going to be a municipal facility for the handling of euphemisms.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 29 2015

       I will have to go back To Trader Joe's. I always felt cheated there expecting trades and special deals, and finding nice but overpriced stuff. I will just have to think of it as Number 1 Joe's.   

       If coke isn't the top dog locally, then the local manager could just just switch stock between the two stores.   

       I had thought No. 1 and No. 2 would attract attention, and unfortunately it did.
popbottle, Jul 30 2015

       What [21Quest] said.   

       Oh yeah, all of his annos before a certain point got deleted by a hack, and I promised that I'd fill in for him whenever I had an opportunity :-)   

       He said he has no palate, and only eats the most boring stuff imaginable, and posts like this make him grumpy.   

       He also said that this idea was posted after he got hacked, and that he had never yet posted here, and to leave him alone and quit picking on him thinking that I'm funny.
normzone, Jul 30 2015

popbottle, Jul 31 2015


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