|Grocery store discrimination against senior citizens, singles, divorced, and anyone else who lives alone.|
Having to buy four or five units of the same food item in order to get a decent unit price really does discriminate against singles, senior citizens, and other people who live alone. Only families can benefit from the use of this particular sales and marketing practice.
I’ve noticed this sales tactic is becoming more and more prevalent lately. Figured it was time to say something about it.
There really are very few people living alone who can make use of four boxes of crackers, five bottles of soda, four cans of tuna, and so forth.
And this buy-4-items and buy-5-items requirement to get various discounts is spreading to staple items. It is no longer limited to the more “frivolous” purchases.
In all fairness, it should be noted that the grocery stores doing this are not doing it to deliberately discriminate against singles, senior citizens, etc. They are doing this for the same reason they do all their other sales tactics; the purpose being to increase sales and maximize profits. Nothing wrong with that; that is capitalism.
The resulting discrimination against certain classes of people is simply the unintended consequence. Oh, well. Such is life.