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  •  The oreos were probably stale anyway. (2+ / 0-)
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    What does WM do with food that's getting close to expiration date. Gone are the days when stores used to either just give it to employees or sell it to them at a very reduced price.

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    by rebel ga on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 12:06:30 PM PST

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    •  expired goods are sent back (8+ / 0-)

      companies either send them back to reclamation centres or a sales rep will pay a visit and give credit and then they get reduced.

      Very rare for a company to throw stuff out.  And big companies will always get credit one way or another.

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      by statsone on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 12:17:07 PM PST

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      •  Expired goods also go to food banks. (5+ / 0-)

        Out of the "goodness" of major grocers' hearts, they'll donate the canned/packaged goods--and even some produce and dairy/meats--nearing their expiry dates to food banks.

        As a fost-adoptive parent, I used to be a member of a foster-parent association that had discount privileges at a couple of food "ministries." I'd bring home some of the produce I'd pay for at a discount only to see, upon closer inspection, that it was barely edible by humans, and I'd end up giving it to my neighbors, who were both high-school teachers who ran a 4-H club and accepted donations of near-rotten vegetables for their livestock. Our family would need to consume the packaged items very quickly as they were nearing their expiry dates, and some foods were already starting to taste rancid or stale.

        If that was the stuff we could buy at a discount as foster parents, imagine the foods that are offered at no cost to low-income families who can't afford even the discount cost. Because, you know, there's no need in a big grocery corporation wasting all of their "good" food on the poors...

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        by boofdah on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 12:35:15 PM PST

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    •  no chance of that at this walmart (1+ / 0-)
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      rebel ga

      its a very busy store, mentioned below that your lucky to find a parking spot. Its shelves clear fast.

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