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Incident at Lidl

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Capricorn1964, Jun 30, 2024.

  1. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2010
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    Today, I saw a disturbing incident at Lidl today and its raised some concerns to me not only at Lidl but also at other food stores such as Walmart too....

    I and other shoppers had observed a woman opening a number of boxes containing blueberries, weeding out bunches of undesirable ones and putting them in another box on the shelf. Store manager was appalled when it was brought to his attention by several other shoppers (including myself) that this practice was happening and is going to try to put a stop to it by banning her from the store (he said he's going to view the surveillance tape to find out who she is) because he felt its unsanitary and a form of package tampering by throwing the undesirable ones in another package by opening it and dumping it there.

    Lidl is not the only place I've seen this happening- I've seen people at Walmart open bags of grapes/cherries/strawberries and yank some of them out and eat them then close the bag/box and throw it back on the shelf. (Had one guy do this in FRONT of me prompting me to ask him if he was going to pay for it and he shrugged his shoulders and walked off after throwing the remaining bag back on the shelf!) This is a disgusting habit and unsanitary one because they've already touched the remaining food in the bag....Walmart, when they observe this, takes the bags and throws them in the trash because of food contamination issues. They simply just add the cost of "shrinkage" and pass it along to the consumers in the form of higher prices on other goods. How do I know this? I have a fraternity brother that is a Senior VP for Walmart in South Carolina and he said that they just increase prices because they aren't going to absorb the losses themselves.

    I wish people would quit opening packages of food and eat it in the store and dump the remaining stuff back on the shelves. Why don't they just buy the damn bag and take it home?? Cheapskates!!! Ive seen people open other food items, consume it, and then leave the remnants on various shelves in other aisles. Just disgusting.

    *sarcasm here* Won't be long before people start opening milk cartons and drinking it on the spot leaving it there or even taking scoops of ice cream and throwing it back in the freezer.

    Nothing amazes me anymore.

    Gone are the days where people do stuff like this.....Its just another form of "shoplifting" to say the least.
  2. jwf

    jwf Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2009
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    Sadly I am not surprised.

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