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Asian markets - why are most vegg / fruit on trays??

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Asian markets - why are most vegg / fruit on trays??

Is there a legit reason to be doing this? I find it extremely weird practice. I dont want to buy 15 cucumbers, I just want a few. Again, what would be the reason behind doing this?
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Do you mean like on trays and saran wrapped, so forcing you to buy that quantity?
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Stops people from picking over.
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Costco concept. If they can do it, why not . I sometimes wonder who can eat like 5+ lbs of bananas (Costco) Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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Walmart tends to do the same practice. Went to pick up just a small amount of ginger last week and they were only selling it packed in nets of at least 2-3 pounds! Had to go somewhere else to be able to get it in loose to the amount I was only needing.
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I think it's to prevent ppl from picking and likely reduces waste as it's harder to discard the not so pretty ones. It's why you see some stores "wrap" bananas (no broken legs leftover), grapes in bags etc.
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Fair enough, but why not even give an option? In the same bin, have the same item just lose and charge more?
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Absorbs moisture to prevent mold.

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Cheapo-Findo wrote: Absorbs moisture to prevent mold.
What absorbs moisture the styrofoam or plastic wrap?
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so they can put the bad one in there. Some good some bad make sure you check.
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xpressmerchant wrote: so they can put the bad one in there. Some good some bad make sure you check.
Im not checking because I am not buying. I buy what I need and how much I need NOT what the store tells me to buy.
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cRaZyRaVr wrote: In what magical, science defying world???

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