Yet Even More Evil Food Packages

Once again, this time from Buzzfeed,  here’s a bunch of food packaging that SHOULD be illegal somehow but just isn’t.  In some cases it could just be an error in packaging or making the food, but a lot of them are just blatant attempts to misrepresent the product.  (3 pepperoni pizza?  Cmon.)  It’s the same Read More…

Which Size Goes On The Right?

    Decades ago when I started working retail, I learned a basic rule of merchandising when building displays or setting shelves–if you have multiple sizes of an item, the larger size goes on the right.  So if you have say Listerine mouthwash in 3 sizes, you would merchandise them as follows:    12 oz—-18 Read More…

25 More Evil Packaging Designs

And here’s the rest of the list.  The pizza in #29 is especially egregious.  I guess we just have to accept the fact that packaging is created to mislead us and take the time to read the label.  Or, just lower your expectations. I recently was given a box of Cracker Jacks for the first Read More…

Emotional Labor?

A video popped up on my Facebook about a Walmart employee who was being disciplined by his store manager for using his phone on the floor AND being disrespectful to the manager by not responding when he was talked to. While the manager, in my opinion, lacked some people skills in the way he handled Read More…

Walmart Revamps Employee Dress Code

Wow, the retail world is turning upside down.   First Walmart gives back a lot of their tax break money to the employees in the form of pay increases, and CVS has now done the same thing. Now, Walmart is doing something else to keep and attract new employees–revamping their dress code.  Employees are now free Read More…