to be annoyed at M&S food shops changing their shelves round every other day?

(40 Posts)
betterwhenthesunshines Fri 05-Oct-12 18:34:06

You go down the chees aisle to find cheese, although it's not cheese anymore. Now it's ready meals. And where the ready meals used to be, now is the fruit juices and desserts.

How much time do they spend doing this??! I go in about once a week and spend time walking in circles just trying to find stuff that has moved since my last visit. It's like musical chairs - is everyone else's local M&S like this or do they just do it here for their own amusement?

Hassled Fri 05-Oct-12 19:53:11

I only ever buy Salmon En Croute from M&S (have an obsession with how lovely it is) and if I couldn't find my way straight to the salmon I'd be dangerous. I do bloody hate shop change-arounds - I don't want to potter my way round; I want to be in and out again like a speeding bullet.

maryquant Fri 05-Oct-12 19:53:19

Yes here too move stock all the time
The little tubs of olives and artichoke hearts have gone!
The Christmas biscuits are in
And there is always a bottleneck and the end of aisles where they put the 'Eat in for £10'
Their flowers are really overpriced
But I do love their chocolate popcorn.

YouMayLogOut Fri 05-Oct-12 19:55:21

Oooh, chocolate popcorn sounds good! smile

CombineBananaFister Fri 05-Oct-12 21:12:46

Actually believe it or not they don't do it out of some 'trying to get you to spend more evilness' Which as a business wouldn't be end of the world. But unlike the big supermarkets they are honestly tryin to keep food airmiles down and being slightly ethical (reducing waste, local supply etc) so they have to reduce/increase shelf size of a product depending on offers/availabilty and seasonality. It just means they have to be more flexible than the big three because they need to sell it now and lots of it before they move on to the next thing because its not available year round. Personally I don't mind the inconvenience for this. Read their plan A comittments, its an eye openersmile

DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Fri 05-Oct-12 21:20:47

I'm with the OP. Any time I try to nip into marks at lunchtime I end up stomping and muttering round the aisles till I can grab an assistant and hiss 'where did you out the milk' at them.

Doesn't help that the ceiling is really low in ours, so I get claustrophobia and shop-rage in one tight shiny package

squoosh Fri 05-Oct-12 21:58:56

YANBU

Dear Marks, your ploy to make me buy tinned ham will never work! I really don't care if it's sitting where the tea cakes should be, tinned ham and I will never be intimates.

bellabreeze Sat 06-Oct-12 03:49:05

YANBU, I really wonder what their reasons are for changing shops around! Really annoys me when they do it... especially when I am just running in to pick 1 or 2 things up and end up having to go round the whole shop looking for it!

KittyFane1 Sat 06-Oct-12 08:01:42

Slap me OP, but whenever I find myself getting irritated by queues or stuff moving, I think 'First World problem' and thank my lucky stars
Thank you for this reminder to remain virtuous at all times helpyourself. hmm

KittyFane1 Sat 06-Oct-12 08:06:06

OP, I ask so many staff to show me where things are in my local M+S they may as well give me my own personal shopper!

Helpyourself Sat 06-Oct-12 08:21:56

It's not about being virtuous- I don't like charging around in a frothing berserker state. 90% of the time if I can contextualise what's going on- I calm down.
But if you like being angry, that's fine. grin

KittyFane1 Sat 06-Oct-12 09:07:14

Helpyourself I doubt very much that OP and others have full on tantrums in the middle of M+S when shelves are moved. This post is about a minor gripe, people on this thread can hardly be described as angry frothing beserkers!!

betterwhenthesunshines Mon 08-Oct-12 12:56:24

OK, so if i go today to get fishcakes for tea. I'm thinking fishcakes, but what shall I actually come out with.....? I promise I won't froth at the mouth in fury (although I may do a bit of under-my-breath muttering).

Helpyourself Tue 09-Oct-12 08:38:37

How did you get on better?

I tell you now, it's much more fucking irritating having to change where all the stock is, than it is to have to work out where fishcakes are now... HOURS I'd spend shifting stuff from aisle to aisle, then the next week I'd have to move it all again. Bloody offer stickers too, they all say the same thing but in different ways or colours: 20% off black on yellow, 4 hours to stick it all on 3 days later it's 20% off blue on white, then black on pink, now it's was 15 now 12, you pay 12. All within a bloody fortnight! It's all the same offer! angry I'm personally convinced it's just for managment amusement and nothing to do with customers at all.

Sorry, rant over!

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