On Sunday, I printed out our grocery price sheet and we headed out to the grocery store for some major shopping. To try to keep grocery costs down, we have been doing one major trip to the grocery store a month and then weekly trips to get things like milk, eggs and produce.
I’m not a big coupon user. If I have some, I may use them. For the most part, though, we buy generic items since they are the cheapest. I do happen to glance into other customers’ carts while shopping (I admit it 🙂 ) and I usually see a lot of name brand products.
Well, during our latest trip, some of the generic products that we normally buy were completely sold out. Other things only had a few boxes left. I looked around at other generic items and they were either very low or empty. The brand name items were almost fully stocked. I checked out a few carts and noticed quite a few with generic products.
I found this very interesting – perhaps it is a sign of the times.