Please stop removing the organic products from your store, our local store at least.
Tonite as I was shopping, just after renewing my membership, there was no organic peanut butter. There were two other people also searching the isles with me. It is not uncommon for you to move things around. We may not like it, but we can deal with it. Besides the search becomes an adventure, which is your marketing point. I get it and I’m cool with it. After about ten minutes of searching with one shopper going one way, the other the opposite and me heading the end-caps, no organic peanut butter was to be found.
I did find three employees. One who searched with us, the other one looked it up on their pocket device and then told us it is gone. The third employee confirmed that the organic peanut butter is no longer to be carried.
You’ve done this to me before. You’ve taken away the organic granola cereal, the organic chewy granola bars, the oh-so-tasty organic frozen corn, the organic fruits (although I understand that could be seasonally related), and the organic fruit snacks.
You’re killin me here.
I’m a mom. Therefore it is part of my job to buy the healthiest food options I can. For our family, that means as organic as we can be. When the organics started showing up on Costco shelves, in Costco sizes at superb prices, I flipped! You made me so happy!
But my happiness with you is waning. These past few months the organics are one by one disappearing.
I am shopping for less and less with you. I am shopping more and more elsewhere. Am I paying through the nose for some of these organic products? Yes. Are my kids worth it? Oh yes!
You have me on edge…is the organic milk next?
My Costco list grows shorter each month. My other shopping store grows bigger each month. My budget does not change much to accommodate such a shift. Therefore I am no longer buying ‘extras’ at Costco. You know, things like magazines, those gorgeous little dresses, seasonal items or even the toys.
What is a Mom to do?
She is to keep choosing the best she can for her family. Even if that means buying it at someone else’s establishment.
The Best Mom I Can Be.