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    29 Grocery Stores That Are Out Here Living In 3020

    All of these are SO DARN CLEVER.

    1. This grocery store uses balloons in its produce section to easily signal where all your favorite fruits and veggies are.

    A produce section of a grocery store with a banana balloon above the bananas.

    2. This store has an aisle dedicated as a meet-up point if you get separated from your spouse.

    An aisle sign that reads "lost spouse."

    3. This grocery store has air-conditioned, comfortable stalls to keep your dog locked up and safe while you shop.

    A little doghouse outside a supermarket.

    4. While this supermarket has carts specifically designed to transport your pets around the store.

    A little plastic grocery cart with a dog inside it.

    5. This grocery store puts your frozen items in blue bags, so you know what to put away first when you get home.

    Two grocery bags, one white and one blue. The blue one says "cold and frozen."

    6. Employees at this grocery store tie plastic bags underneath the handle of the milk jug to better support the weight.

    A milk jug with a plastic bag tied underneath the handle.

    7. This store's carts have an aisle directory on them so you can find your food fast.

    A grocery cart with a directory on it

    8. While this store's carts have an actual TABLET on them, where you can search for anything you need.

    A grocery cart with a tablet on the handle

    9. This grocery store has a meat vending machine outside, in case you need to pick something up after they've closed.

    An outdoor meat vending machine

    10. This grocery store has a bar in the middle of it, for any folks who are waiting for their friend or spouse to finish shopping.

    A bar in the middle of a grocery store

    11. This grocery store's bathroom lets you test the various brands of toilet paper they sell.

    A wall of a public bathroom with six toilet paper rolls mounted to the wall, each labeled with a different brand so customers can know what they're trying.

    12. This supermarket has a second cart area in the back of the store, for those times you underestimate how much you need to buy.

    A cart pickup area in the back of the store.

    13. This grocery store offers a "free chilling service" that can make your wine cold in just five minutes.

    A "free chilling service" machine

    14. This grocery store's carts have a magnifying glass attached to them, to help you read food labels more easily.

    A magnifying glass affixed to a grocery cart handle

    15. This grocery store sells tubs filled with JUST the marshmallows from Lucky Charms.

    Tubs of Lucky Charms marshmallows for sale

    16. This grocery store lets you pick your own mushrooms.

    A place where you can pick your own mushrooms at the grocery store

    17. This supermarket prints labels right on the produce itself using an edible ink to reduce packaging waste.

    Ginger with a produce code printed on it.

    18. And speaking of reducing packaging waste, this grocer uses paper bags for its produce instead of plastic.

    A produce section with paper bags instead of plastic

    19. This grocery store bundles up "cocktails to go" for that last-minute tailgate or pregame.

    A bottle of Sprite bound with a mini bottle of vodka for $1.99

    20. This grocery store has a machine that can dry out smartphones that have gotten wet.

    A Drybox machine

    21. This grocery store has a clever way of protecting people's privacy in the pharmacy section.

    A "please wait here" sign on the floor that also gives you footprint instructions for how to do the waltz

    22. This grocery store's shelf price tags are ~digital~.

    A shelf with a digital price tag

    23. This grocery store gives out free fruit to kids.

    A free produce basket for children

    24. This grocery store has a "banana color guide" to make sure you buy them at the perfect ripeness.

    A banana color guide in a produce section

    25. This grocery store has a clever system for making sure every cart is in working order.

    A sign that instructs customers to use a provided tag on their cart if it's in need of repairs or has wonky wheels

    26. This grocery store offers a check-out line without candy, to avoid any tantrums from kids.

    A sign for a checkout lane with no candy

    27. This grocery store sells the "ugly" produce at a discount to prevent food waste.

    A bin of "ugly" produce that is sold for a discount

    28. This grocery store keeps the wait times short by guaranteeing that if you're fourth in line, your groceries are free.

    A sign that guarantees if you're 4th in line your groceries are free

    29. And finally, this grocery store has a dedicated shelf for products you don't want anymore, to stop people from ditching their stuff in random aisles.

    A shelf with a sign that reads: Don't want it after all? Please place it here