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market diversification.

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i was i Target today and i was struck by the almost total lack of choice in brands.

sure, they probably have the item you’re looking for, but only if you want that one particular brand that they cary.

my favorite, locally owned grocery store is also starting to lose brand variety.

is this a trend?

if so, it’s a troubling one.


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I've noticed that Target will have empty spots, but I can usually find a substitute. For example, just this week I was looking for the face cleanser I like. I couldn't find it at two different Targets, so I figured I'd try a different cleanser. I also hate cooking, so I'm big on frozen dinners. Sometimes the ones I prefer are in stock, sometimes not. I haven't starved yet. I can always find a substitute. I know there are supply line issues. It's been something after another since the pandemic hit. I substitute or do without. I'm just glad I don't have to buy a car right now!

Edited to add... no, I don't know that I've particularly noticed a lack of brands. Just a general lack of full shelves all the time.


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When I drive in for my Target purchases, usually at least one item is not available. Including Ted's very yummy pill pockets for the past week. He loves them. He harasses me until I give him his pills every morning. I may have to order from Amazon - at almost double Target's price.

Unsweetened and original Silk Soy milk are often out of stock. Also, buying eggs is iffy.

I rarely cook, too. I get tired when I cook (or do anything else). I found Healthy Choice frozen meals at Target. Ready in 4 minutes and tastes fresh. Good as is, but I like to add more spices. Unfortunately, some of the meals are always unavailable. :( But there are enough meals that I can find some I like. Now I'm adding Tattooed Chef to my list of prepared meals. The brand has excellent reviews. This week I'm picking up gluten free and vegan frozen veggie hemp bowl and pesto harvest bowl.


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Lani wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:48 am
Now I'm adding Tattooed Chef to my list of prepared meals. The brand has excellent reviews. This week I'm picking up gluten free and vegan frozen veggie hemp bowl and pesto harvest bowl.
I recently tried Tattooed Chef's Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bowl. I love it! But, when Target was out of those, I bought a package of Tattooed Chef's Cauliflower Pizza Bowl. Two bites of that and the rest went in the trash. Ick.


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When I see cauliflower pizza, I think yuck. Leave pizzas alone!!!


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I love cauliflower, so I don’t think it was that. The plant-based pepperoni were definitely sub-par.


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We eat a lot of peanut butter. In fact, in my house we lock our peanut butter in a file cabinet and hide the key from me. Otherwise a jar has 2 servings.

Lately, we’ve been having a rough time finding Reduced Fat Skippy, both creamy and chunky styles. :crying: W2 says “think of it as a diet plan.” I think “and that’s why I killed him, Your Honor.”


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Sounds reasonable to me.


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