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Has anyone seen the new stickers Kroger is putting on some of the products now? They say something to the effect of, "Kroger item: If bought at another retailer call ###"
They are basically put on items that other retailers buy in bulk at Kroger when there is a sale going on. Like the soft drinks and gatorade. My question is, why would Kroger invest the time and money in something that really doesn't matter anyway?
A lady's husband from work bought a soft drink with our sticker on it from another retailer and he called the number and he was upset that he wasted his time trying to help Kroger. He said they acted as if he was bothering them and that it wasn't a big deal. What the heck?  confuse


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Frankly what someone decides to do with something they've bought from Kroger is really none of Kroger's business. 

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kroger likes to waste money. i'm sure some coperate big wig thought it was nessisary

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Anonymous wrote:

Frankly what someone decides to do with something they've bought from Kroger is really none of Kroger's business.




The Kroger policy is not to sell to other retailers. If retailers are buying up everything on sale then it doesn't leave anything for the average joe. I was just wondering what everyone else thought about the waste of money and time for the special stickers that they obviously care nothing about.



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i would say that this is done by both the suppliers and kroger in order to prevent small time retailers from buying products at a cost below what they would be charged had they purchased the item through their supplier.

as you know, kroger does at time have their MEGA SALE on certain items. It would be hard for kroger to stop the purchase of large quantites of items but if they later found out that XYZ Groceries has a lot of their items I think a company like kroger can look into it a little bit further.

years ago - when a part retailer i worked for ran out of a 'sale item' - we would head over to another retailer and purchase their stock.

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We use those stickers for high priced products as a theft deterrent and to combat large successful theft rings.

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Em wrote:

We use those stickers for high priced products as a theft deterrent and to combat large successful theft rings.




Meh...that sticker isn't going to keep people from stealing.



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thedude wrote:

i would say that this is done by both the suppliers and kroger in order to prevent small time retailers from buying products at a cost below what they would be charged had they purchased the item through their supplier.

as you know, kroger does at time have their MEGA SALE on certain items. It would be hard for kroger to stop the purchase of large quantites of items but if they later found out that XYZ Groceries has a lot of their items I think a company like kroger can look into it a little bit further.

years ago - when a part retailer i worked for ran out of a 'sale item' - we would head over to another retailer and purchase their stock.



Well see, that's why I thought they did it too. But they don't care if other retailers are buying up the stock on mega events or not. It seems to me that instead of wasting money on things they don't plan on implementing, they would invest that money else where? Maybe I'm to simple minded for the Kroger big wigs. 

P.S. I agree with Anon. on that last post. A sticker isn't going to keep anyone from stealing anything.

-- Edited by Oboro718 on Tuesday 22nd of March 2011 01:35:01 PM

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