In January, downtown Grand Rapids lost a popular, and really needed business. If you work downtown, and ever needed something quick, like a snack, or cigarettes, candy, magazines, newspapers, whatever...you would go to Elliott's.
So I was standing in line at the store last night...waiting to pay in one of those "self serve" lines. And as I was waiting behind 3 women who paid for their ENTIRE 65 dollar bill using ONE DOLLAR BILLS AT A TIME, I got to thinking...
With wholesale food prices expected to increase by three to five percent this year, grocery stores will be passing this extra cost on to shoppers -- and maybe even a little extra. I'm poor, how about you?
Wouldn't it be great to know what the grocery stores are doing and avoid their traps?