Now most of the people are depending on large supermarkets or hypermarkets for their purchases. The main reason behind this is that it gives the people an option to select themselves what they wish to buy rather than the shopkeeper serving them according to his wish as in the case of other shops. Another major reason is that you can get all the products starting from groceries, vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, cooking wares or anything the consumers want under one roof. There are so many big brands in the retail market like Spencers Daily, reliance fresh, More and so on and there is a very healthy completion among all of them which ultimately benefits the consumers. The prices maintained by these shops are also reasonable. But there is a common trend that shopping from these shops will prompt the consumers to buy more items that are not in their list. This is because their product range is very wide and they introduce products which are new to the consumers and the products are also best in quality. I usually shop from Reliance Fresh which is near to my home. Though they will not provide any discounts in MRP as some margin free shops do, this shop always have offers like one plus one or one plus two for more than one item which is very reasonable for consumers. The fish and the meat will be very fresh and the consumers can buy them without any doubt and they will clean and cut the fish as required for the customer.
These retail shops undergo severe quality checks for the products they sell. There is a critical time factor for display in food and other categories. Sharp monitoring process ensures that old stock is cleared periodically so that the customer has no cause for concern. This is not possible with products such as vegetables and fruits. But even then they can monitor them regularly and remove the outdated once. In most retail shops sometimes the vegetables and fruits will not be so fresh and the shops should take care about their quality.
Modern retail chains are a comfort in one sense. The possibility of old stock being on display is very low. I have been shopping from retail shops for the past several years and till now I have not seen any product which has crossed the expiry date. But this is possible only when the retail outlets keep a frequent monitoring system that ensures that old stock is cleared as and when and withdrawn if it is beyond the expiry date in the case of food products. Otherwise it will have a very bad impact on its business and reputation among the consumers.
Every large food product company today puts the manufacturing date and the expiry date on the packages of the products. Therefore the consumers can be sure that he or she is not picking up the old or expired products. But even before the consumer notices it, the shop should have a thorough look on the expiry dates of the products and remove it on time. This is important not only from the customer service point of view, but also from the point of view of a responsible outlet which takes utmost care of customers. Systems and checks are the backbone that ensures this. In most of the store the products are kept in first in first out manner so that the oldest one is sold out first. Most of the retail shops offer discount sale frequently so that the products that are near to the expiry date are sold out quickly and hence the store will not have too much of wastage. However in most cases, both the shop and the companies also check for wastage and ensure that all the expired products are destroyed so that there is no chance of getting it mixed up with other products which has not exceeded the expiry date. The food and cosmetics have the expiry date printed on it. But this is not applicable for non perishable products in the store. Most of the retail shops today are following the latest trend in each of the products. The reliance has a wide range of products for home furnishing like curtains, bed sheets, boor mats, floor mats and so on which are very attractive and good in quality. Some people believe that these shops are pricing too high for their products. But this is not the fact. If you are getting a product for fewer prices than in these shops, their quality will also be low. This article is sourced by www.consumerdaddy.com, that provides information on consumers report, consumer rights protection, consumer court forum and others for consumer awareness