We're all creatures of habit. Admit it. Especially when it comes to those routine things in life like grocery shopping. So, when one of my favorite regular stops changes its aisles it's worth a blog and some reaction.
Roundy's Metro Market, 1123 N. Van Buren St., recently did some wholesale product and aisle changes.
The bread (now all in aisle one), Mexican food products, cereals (aisle seven) and other items were reorganized, moved and generally better placed.
Of course, this re-org caused a bit of anxiety for shoppers, me included. Where'd my Mrs. Renfro's jalapenos go? Why aren't they with the other Mexican foods? Ah, there they are on an end cap. OK. I'm fine.
I like the new aisle line-up at Metro Market and it only took one visit to get used it. I loved that maps were all over the store and staff were available for questions.
Change can be good; of course, it can be crazy, too. Roundy's seems to have done it right.
Now, if they'd only make it easier to go from the fruit over to the dairy. You know what I mean, right? You forgot apples so you have to walk all the way around. I propose an underground tunnel. Kidding, but it would be cool.
Anyway, what are your thoughts on Metro Market's new shelving? Use the Talkbacks to react.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
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