Here are 30 amazing Supermarket facts.

1-5 Supermarket Facts


1. Over 1,000,000 Euros are thrown into the Trevi fountain every year. The money is used to subsidize a supermarket for the needy. – Source

2. In France, the law on unused food was canceled. It is only a voluntary agreement between supermarkets and the government with no penalties in cases of non-compliance. – Source

3. More than 300 people died in a supermarket fire because the owners shut the doors in order to prevent people from fleeing with merchandise without paying for it. – Source

4. Peanut butter in a plastic jar at the supermarket usually has a sell-by date of about 18 months after it hits the shelf. Past this date, if it’s unopened it’s still perfectly good. Opened, peanut butter will slowly develop off-flavors of rancid nuts over the next five or so years. – Source

5. Most “baby carrots” are cut-down carrots that would otherwise be rejected from supermarkets for being too ugly. – Source

6-10 Supermarket Facts

US eggs

6. US eggs would be illegal in a British supermarket because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in US markets because they’re unwashed. – Source

7. British scientists found three previously unknown species of mushrooms in a commercial packet purchased from a small Chinese supermarket in London. – Source

8. A supermarket chain in the Netherlands has a policy that if all queues have 4 people in them and not all checkout lanes are open yet, then you get your groceries for free. – Source

9. In 2013 a genetic test of fish in restaurants and supermarkets showed 84% of Sushi restaurants in the US mislabeled and replaced tuna with Escolar, a fish known to cause prolonged, uncontrollable oily an*l leakage. – Source

10. It is against the law for supermarkets, department stores, and other big box stores in Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts to be open on Thanksgiving. – Source

11-15 Supermarket Facts

sainsbury's is shrinking the diameter of the cardboard tubes

11. In order to save 140 tons of carbon annually in reduced transportation, British supermarket Sainsbury’s shrunk the inner cardboard tube of all their toilet rolls by 11mm. – Source

12. A man who had half of his body amputated after being run over by a truck opened his own bargain supermarket, called the Half Man-Half Price Store. – Source

13. A Swedish supermarket chain has been airing a series of soap opera inspired commercials on national TV for 12 years. The story is about a group of people who work at a supermarket and the “show” consists of over 360 episodes. – Source

14. Chinese guide dog users are prohibited from using public transportation and refused service by most supermarkets, private taxis, and restaurants. China’s disability law does not protect guide dog users from discrimination, and Beijing actually penalizes guide dog use within its city limits. – Source

15. In Europe, they have “Social Supermarkets” that allow the poor to buy discarded goods from normal supermarkets at very cheap prices. – Source

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Last Update: March 1, 2017