How to Get Fresher Food

January 20, 2014 | By | Comments (2)

Grocery Staples

Have you ever heard of FIFO? Grocery stores use this general principle—which stands for first in, first out—to  ensure their products don’t sit on the shelves for too long. When a new shipment comes in, the older merchandise gets pushed to the front, while the newer goods are placed in the back. To get fresher produce and dairy, take veggies, eggs, milk, and more from the back of the case.

For more shopping tips, see the secrets behind your grocery store’s layout.  


  1. Catherine

    Learned this year’s (40) ago when my brother worked for a local milk company, delivering and stocking grocery stores in the Raleigh area.

    January 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm
  2. Erica

    Right…except if everyone did this so much food would get wasted because people aren’t buying from the front.

    January 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm

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