Our local Schnucks brought in a ton of workers last week to help accomplish what a sign at the front door described as, "remodeling". Every aisle except for produce and liquor had people removing everything from the shelves. There were pallets of new shelving sitting here and there around the store. Shoppers had to detour around all this and hope that they could grab what they needed before the shelf got emptied.
Then, if you went in there enough times last week as I did, you'd see that what they were really doing was changing which aisles held what type of grocery product. It was less remodeling than changing everything around which means that everyone who knew where the tomato sauce aisle was will now have to search.
Probably this kind thing is a way for stores to force you to go round the entire thing as opposed to coming in and going straight to what you need which in turns makes you more susceptible to impulse buying. My guess anyway.
It was pure chaos in there each day as too many workers clearing shelves, others putting up new shelves and still others carting around the taken down food to another spot in the store. They battled for space with shoppers and their carts, wandering puzzled from place to place. Gone are the days when grocery stores had employees stocking shelves in the overnight hours.
Surely they've finished by now and we can venture back in to see if we can find what we need without having to walk back and forth through the entire store several times. If I know this Schnucks, they'll have someone standing at the door with a map.