Many of us purchase the same essential foods like bread, milk and eggs. These foods are so common and so popular that grocery stores go out of their way to place them as far apart as possible. This way, they get the majority of their shoppers, like you, to canvas an entire store from one end to another to get a few key items.
But why? Their hope is that you buy more. When you've been exposed to more goods during your hunt for what you really need, you'll probably toss in odds and ends you didn't intend to buy that simply look enticing in the moment.