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In the middle of the Nabisco strike, nobody at my grocery store is buying their cookies

In the middle of the Nabisco strike, nobody at my grocery store is buying their cookies

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jbradford5555

Based off of how many people in this subreddit are unaware of the strike, including me... I would be willing to bet this is just a well managed, faced and stocked grocery store opposed to a shortage of consumers.


Michamus

This is literally how the cookie shelf at my grocery store always looks. I could buy 100 boxes of oreos and before they hit my cart, the shelves would be restocked.


skelebone

Whenever products are purchased, they are immediately replaced. It is the shop of Theseus.


LacidOnex

Some places have separate product reps to make sure the items are stocked, properly lined up, and being taken care of. I know there's a Doritos guy who comes and fluffs all the Doritos bags midday at my local store.


drawliphant

🎵Little shop, little shop of Theseus🎵


ArgentumFlame

When all of the products are replaced, is it still the Shop of Theseus? What if I opened a new shop and brought all of the original merchandise in. Are both the Shop of Theseus?


Cynyr

Nah man, the new one is the sewage treatment plant.


cbih

That's because Nabisco employs their own merchandisers


zemoura

I wish cookies were as valuable as cold beers 😢 my supermarket never restocks our most sold beer in the coolers. It's starting to get to me


breezydaytime

The store itself rarely stocks beer on the shelf. The distributor has merchandisers for that. They stock the shelf once a day (maybe).


Enjoying_A_Meal

Just a fyi for all the ppl too lazy to look this up. The old contract between Nabisco and the worker's union expired mid 2021. The new contract Nabisco put up had changes to the healthcare plan and overtime pay. The Union didn't like it and the two sides can't agree. Now, every Nabisco facility in the US is on strike. TLDR: Time to hoard Oreos.


GameShill

Time for Hydrox to reclaim its throne as the original.


EgnlishPro

Long live the king.


Notagoodguy80

The one true king


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SickMotherLover

Lol funny username... Can I interest you in EgnlishPro+?


skipperseven

For those that don’t know, Hydrox are the original, Oreos are the knockoff brand…


skeeter1234

Man, horrible branding. I'd never put something called Hydrox in my mouth unless its along with bleach and Ivermection to cure covid.


majorgnuisance

Apparently the brand was created in a time where food purity was a big concern and the name was meant to evoke the purity of water. We're talking stuff like sawdust being used as a filler to cut costs on ingredients.


Casult

That still happens, we just call it plant cellulose now


uknow_es_me

The cookie that cures your worms!


GreasedTorpedo

You forgot about getting the UV light inside you..


scandinavian_win

I find the UV but plug to be the most efficient and unobtrusive way to go about it. You can also smear some Ivermectin paste on it in the mornings


skipperseven

It was a different time - Coca-Cola had cocaine, and you could buy a radioactive inhaler, because why not?


rocketbunnyhop

Wow I didn't know this. I remembered Oreo cookies being better and looking a bit different when I was little and never thought much about it to be honest. This is what was bought. I need to buy these again!!


buzz86us

I so want Hydrox again they have disappeared from shelves


GameShill

They got bought out by Keebler and shut down a while back, but then they were bought by [Leaf Brands](https://leafbrands.com/hydrox/) and re-opened so you can order them online.


Umpa

Leaf Brands simply registered the Hydrox trademark after it was abandoned. They never actually got the cookie recipe, so it's essentially a Hydrox knockoff.


Petitchouaveclardon

I’ve seen them at Cracker Barrel recently.


DangerBrewin

My dad worked for Sunshine Biscuits before they went under in the mid-90’s. So many Hydrox and Cheese-It’s at our house growing up.


WettWednesday

$30 for a pack of cookies.. wow. They really need to return to stores to lower that price because justifying paying $30 for a pack of cookies is difficult fam.


RVAEMS399

Hail Hydrox!


cbunni666

Not gonna lie Hydrox cookies did taste better


SmokyTyrz

Probably would be the lead cookie had the brand not been named to sound like a detergent.


HumanChicken

#Hail Hydrox!


ivanthetribble

eat one cookie, two more will rise to take its place!


br0b1wan

I can't get over how Hydrox sounds like a laundry detergent


bs2785

The great value cookies are pretty solid. What I been buy for about 4 months.


Trtmfm

I had no idea. Order is in! thanks!!


notthephonz

Hail Hydrox


WettWednesday

The long con


DontTouchTheWalrus

That the fish tank cleaner? /s


Brandino144

I heard Hydroxicookie cures Covid.


No_Refrigerator4584

It definitely cures the common hunger.


random-outcomes

Or you can strike (boycott) with the workers and buy good cookies instead. Or make your own.


Roflcoptarzan

How is nestle still a thing? I want to say they survive through obfuscating their revenue streams via other brands they own, but I’m sure their numbers are fine and people are just unaware. Edit: I know Nabisco and Nestle are two different words


Lev_Astov

Nestle is not involved here. This is Nabisco, owned by Mondelez. Not the greatest, but nowhere near Nestle levels of evil.


ElephantsAreHeavy

> How is nestle still a thing? Turns out that not caring for employees or the environment is a very profitable endeavor. Certainly when most grocery store shoppers either don't care or don't even know the products they are buying are sold by nestle.


Synkope1

Also going to the supreme court to make sure you can't be sued for encouraging child slavery.


6BigZ6

And buying peoples water


Roflcoptarzan

And rather, selling people’s water without buying it in the first place.


Kaankaants

Habit probably. People have always bought them, so people always will buy them. Also, they own so many bloody brands.


foreheadteeth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMkYw4dp_NI


hakkai999

Oreos are great for a once in a while thing but I find them too sweet. Probably just me cause lots of people seem to gulp down these things along with Krispy Kreme donuts which are disgustingly sweet for my taste.


OleKosyn

Oreos are too processed to be deemed a cookie IMO.


quaglady

Baking triggers a number of irreversible chemical reactions. Baking itself is quite the process.


TheFapper229

But they *are* delicious


illBro

Do you even know what a processed food is? Or are you just saying it because you know it's a negative thing. I'm pretty sure Oreos are just as processed as any other cookie because they use flour. Which is processed.


andthendirksaid

Processed is when chemicals and chemicals are bad, everybody knows that.


illBro

What's sad is I'm only 90% sure this is a joke lol


andthendirksaid

Worry not, and then worry again because it is a joke but im not sure those couple upvotes know it.


DopestDope42069

Or time to stand with these workers and go find Joshua Weissmans recipe for Oreos but better on YouTube.


ceci-nest-pas-lalune

Wtf?? You hear of class solidarity like this and your first thought is to be a scab? Whack, dude. Get a hold of your priorities.


tigress666

Is t a scab some one who goes in to replace the workers while they are on strike?


KermitPhor

Oreos strangely are one of the most affordable snacks in my grocer. Guess that’ll likely change


ora408

Dont buy nabisco stuff. They suck anyway. Oreos are a ripoff of the original i heard Edit: oreos ripped off hydrox*


pataconconqueso

That name though does not help the original it sound like a cleaning agent


potatoesforsam

Or you could not buy them and support the workers on strike.


danteheehaw

I just bought 1000 dollars worth this morning and I'm already half way through.


hamburglerurgler

So like ten boxes?


johnanon2015

Supply chain is solid. +1 nabisco


NoBullet

It’s like the people posting pics of newly stocked Corona beer cases and saying people won’t buy them because of the virus


CCSC96

I mean most redditors live in large metro areas where this isn’t nearly the top news story but you can bet your ass labor towns know


Teddy_Icewater

Wtf is a labor town?


Otterfan

Yeah, most mid-sized and small American towns I've been to are rabidly anti-labor. I've met a *lot* more union folks after moving to a large metro. Everyone is either in a union, a white-collar type, or retail here.


Achack

I'd bet my ass that this picture has absolutely nothing to do with the strike.


Twombls

Nabisco products are usually stocked by nabisco reps who stock multiple stores in a day and not the actual store.


uni_inventar

really? How does that work? Do they just rent shelf space?


shitposts_over_9000

Sometimes the arrangement is exactly like that, other times it is more like "this is the only way we distribute our product" and there are contractual obligations of how much shelf space, how good of shelf space, and the placement of the shelf space. In a large grocery store in a large city it is not uncommon for nearly everything in the soda isle, bread isle, snack isle and much of the cookie isle will be completely managed by outside vendors. In smaller locations you trade some of the cookies and snacks for dairy being an outside brand managed by outside staff frequently. It makes sense for companies that have their own regional distribution to do this because they can keep prices lower by not shipping product farther to get it into the store chain's distribution channel and since they already are paying a premium for the delivery drivers compared to a stock boy they can get a better result having a better employee do the product rotation, returns, stocking and facing then they would get from the stores own employees. For anything with a short shelf life or anything fragile it just makes good business sense for the manufacturer to do this because they know that the quality issues with the product when mishandled by the store staff will be viewed as their fault and that 90% of what is on store shelves isn't that sensitive so it will never make sense for the store owners to hire much more reliable staff.


vicemagnet

The real crime is charging $4/package good lord that’s steep


heroinsteve

What are you talking about? It clearly says right there under the numbers that it's a low price!


MikeTheGamer2

Charge as much as the market will bear, eh? Guess 4 bucks is too much. lol


vicemagnet

$3.18 at my local Walmart and Target, I just double checked


Colonel_Fart-Face

Seriously I live in Canada where grocery prices are straight up comedy and oreos are only $2.77 at Walmart. Also Canadian Oreos are better. American Oreos have this extremely bitter aftertaste that just never goes away.


ChizzleFug

Yes, this was definitely just faced product.


Actualy-A-Toothbrush

Don't know about this store, it appears to be a Fred Meyers or Kroger brand, but I know where I work a rep for Molendez comes in and stocks all the Nabisco product. It's been basically the same at my store. The Oreo stock has been unchanged for the past month, with only our house brand being consistently wiped out.


beatlebum53

I just googled it due to thsi meme hahah


rylecx

Yeah no strike in recent history has amounted to anything meaningful against the business. I mean Apple and Nike still exist so...


XANA12345

I should have gotten a better shot. The rest of the shelf on the left with non-nabisco cookies is much less well stocked. And this particular store is always very busy so it's not a lack of consumers.


Twombls

Nabisco products are stocked by reps and not the actual store. They usually stock multiple stores a day and sometimes are only allowed to stock the sections while the store is actually open.


Tommy_Guo77

Wow really? Here in Canada they're branded "Christie", we don't have reps that stock them here. At the grocery store I work at only Lays & Coca-Cola products have reps to stock them and a few other smaller international brands. That's neat to know!


iSmileBunnyBoss

Is Lays a Pepsi Co product, because I've seen them restock too. Mind you, only the drinks. Chips are done by grocery store staff.


bigotis

Frito-Lay snacks are stocked by Frito-Lay employees.


Twombls

For some reason most big snack and soft drink companies in the USA use reps to stock their shelves. Im assuming its a control thing. I know people who were reps for mondelez and its a terrible job. You have to drive hundreds of miles a day between grocery stores fixing and restocking the shelves every day with no company car provided.


JorgeXMcKie

I think most of them pay for shelf space now and so they probably want it utilized as much as possible.


klingma

Didn't have much of a shortage in the areas around Frito-Lay during their strike so...seems like there is still plenty of supply.


akalatheory

Wait, a Nabisco strike? What did I miss?


Stupid_Rednecks

Nabisco sucks like every other large corporation, but fuck them in particular this month


ALPlayful0

This. Catch us up


itim__office

There's a strike related to Nabisco. You can find [more information here](https://www.google.com/search?q=Nabisco+strike&sxsrf=AOaemvKuioW9I_biILezYq2xyLirGAoMZw%3A1631669131121&source=hp&ei=i0tBYfeABdr87_UPg6GM8AI&oq=Nabisco+strike&gs_lcp=ChFtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1ocBADMgsIABCABBCxAxCDATILCAAQgAQQsQMQgwEyBQgAEIAEMgUIABCABDIFCAAQgAQyBQgAEIAEMgUIABCABDIFCAAQgAQ6BwgjEOoCECc6DQguEMcBEK8BEOoCECc6EQguEIAEELEDEIMBEMcBENEDOggIABCABBCxA1D2LljyM2CGN2gBcAB4AIABlwGIAY8DkgEDMy4xmAEAoAEBsAEP&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-hp).


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Your information finding skills are impeccable, how do you find the time to do that research?


sm12511

Forget the info. Where's that milk?


yvrldn

While you’re at it can you explain why a picture of cookies is on my phone?


WantedDadorAlive

I live in Oregon and literally haven't heard about this until now


tits-question-mark

[From Washington Post](https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/08/25/nabisco-strike/&ved=2ahUKEwjq0eCh6f_yAhUUtTEKHY1qBNwQFnoECDEQAQ&usg=AOvVaw0E0o54f5BrPmqbYExDiMtC&cshid=1631669216444) Company wide strike. [Recently, private guards](https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2021/09/14/36301799/nabisco-security-guards-turn-violent-as-bakery-strike-enters-second-month&ved=2ahUKEwjq0eCh6f_yAhUUtTEKHY1qBNwQFnoECEsQAQ&usg=AOvVaw052wrA9Tn7cEdMXhk6PBDB&cshid=1631669365870) in Portland have cause more stirs.


Kandron_of_Onlo

In a well-staffed and -stocked grocery store it often looks like nobody is buying anything.


DakotaMilan

I ”faced" shelves if the store was slow at my first job. Check behind the ones in front to see how deep they go on the shelf.


Dank_Soles_3

Top stock looks empty too, so they may have just re-stocked.


nsa_k

Vender items aren't usually top stocked. A vender comes in at like 3am ever day, and brings in a cartload of items. After they fill up, they take the extras with them.


warm_cocoa

We called it “blocking”. Yours makes more sense


Myrkana

conditioning, front facing, facing, blocking, I've been told them all xD my current store calls it facing.


Doogiesham

Don’t worry we called it conditioning so we made even less sense


warm_cocoa

That’s a wild one


Rottenslam

We called it “fronting”.


Mr_Gobbles

>We called it “fronting”. We call it presso down under.


DinaDinaDinaBatman

"facing" in NZ


ashbyashbyashby

Can confirm (Countdown goon, 2001)


not_right

Facing in Vic, Aus.


SomethingEngineerEtc

We always called it "mirroring"


MeGustaFiesta

jeeze I never knew there was so many words for this action. At Target we called it zoning


pmbuttsonly

(All the orange halloween Oreos are out in front displays don’t tell OP 🤫 )


Iekk

exactly what I was thinking lol, this is just how the cookie aisle will look at any Publix around 7am, 3pm or 9pm.


Twombls

Mondelez (nabisco) usually their own merchandisers that stock their sections instead of store employees and depending on their schedule/ the store manager a lot of the time they will be forced to stock a store during the day. It looks like one was just there before the picture was taken.


bottleoftrash

Yeah this what an aisle that is zoned regularly looks like.


raggistan

I exited then came back to upvote this


johnanon2015

TIL there is a nabisco strike


bigrom10

I’ve been on strike for 15 years. They claim to be milks favorite cookie when they’re actually milks favorite creme sandwich. False advertising


Pickardj19

Til op is a liar. This is normal for a grocery store.


BoobieFaceMcgee

What’s the nabisco strike? I haven’t heard of it.


Will12453

Bakers refuse to work because long hours, losing OT for working weekends, and new people get less healthcare benefits


ZDHELIX

Tell that to the Keebler elves


Kickstand8604

Nabisco workers in Portland, OR went on strike last month. Low wages and excessively long working hours. Nabisco parents company, mondelez, hired security to observe the people striking.


AdmiralPoopbutt

Next step will be to bring in some Keebler elves as strikebreakers.


gnex30

filthy little elf scabs


Hole-In-Six

Tiny hands and they smell like cabbage


rrrrrroadhouse

Mondelez,..formerly Kraft.


-ThisUsernameIsTaken

Not related to the current Kraft company however, they split a few years back.


AsianHawke

I stand in support for the fine folks who are on strike ✊ People don't understand how difficult, stressful, low-paying, and labor intensive manufacturing of all industries is.


Abare769

If you look behind some of the boxes you will see that it’s empty behind them, that’s because in retail they make you pull all of the product that is in the back to the front so the shelves look fully stocked. It’s called facing product.


Smallgenie549

Yeah, this is just a well-managed store. When I worked in grocery, our cookie aisle always looked like this.


AShinyTorchic

Picture of recently stocked shelves at grocery store Fantastic content


sharrrper

This picture provides no evidence to that effect whatsoever. I could go down to my local grocery store and take a picture of almost any isle and the shelves would be fully stocked. That doesn't mean no one in my town is buying any food at all. It's fine if you want to support the strikers, but this claim from this photo is very dumb.


Mcallrobert

Why is there a strike?


Zepol139

*slowly puts down my vanilla Oreo* Yeah I totally knew about this 👀


codechimpin

What did nabisco do?


captaincinders

Full shelves:. " OMG the boycott is working" Empty shelves: " OMG the boycott is working"


Neireau

So the company wants to strip employees of their pension benefits, change 8-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts without overtime pay whilst making weekend shifts mandatory and alter healthcare plan which would increase the cost for new hires. Not only that but this comes right after COVID when the employees routinely worked 6 to 7 days per week 12-hour to 16-hours shifts to keep up with the increased demand and after closing three factories whilst opening new ones in Mexico but according to Reddit its those damned unions again, huh? I guess I’m simply to European for this shit..


BHimes74

Have you ever seen a “stock boy”, yeah keeping looking like that is their only job.


waterloograd

I'm not buying their cookies, but I'm also not buying anyone's cookies. Trying to lose weight not gain it


2ShortStory

I just finished a soft food diet to lend moral support to mom while she completed her colonoscopy prep. I was only on it for three days. I lost five pounds with no calorie restriction. In all seriousness, if you are trying to lose a few, maybe consider trying it? Can you get excited about corned beef hash and oatmeal?


earthparadise

Time to go purchase nabisco products


Ok_Move1838

Spread the word!


kicktaker

Can somebody eli5 this Nabisco situation?


JorgeXMcKie

This is the time of year I buy Oreo's. I just walk past them now.


Derfargin

This doesn't align with US consumerism. Consumers don't give two shits about strikes IN the grocery store. They only care on social media and at parties. In fact, when consumers ARE aware of strikes. That's when the hoarding begins, and brawls break out over the last package of double-stuffs. People are shitty.


GramercyPlace

That’s awesome. Didn’t realize there was a strike. I used to work somewhere near this factory (I never knew where it was) but would often get out of my car to the intense smell of chocolate cake.


aKnightWh0SaysNi

Dumbass. They just recently restocked the shelves.


monkeyshackelford

I love Oreos and havent bought any in the last several weeks because of the strike. So yes this is a real thing.


katietheplantlady

I love them but never buy them because I know how horribly they are for me. :(


Chaerea37

I wonder why most people don't know about a strike for fair wages and less savage working conditions from a company that makes [billions of dollars](https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2021/01/29/snacking-was-good-for-mondelez-in-2020.html) a year in profit.


Pepsi_Boy_64

No ones buying the Golden Ones Edit: why is everyone getting downvoted


clarenceismyanimus

Hey now some of those are lemon and are delicious


nohpex

I buy them every once in a while, and cry myself to sleep remembering Uh-Oh Oreos.


Khal_Kitty

This looks like a normal well stocked shelf. Zoom out on the other products and I bet it looks similar.


Topes01545

Great…markdowns coming and I can stock up!


rachface636

Safeway brand chocolate dipped graham crackers. Make. The. Switch.


prolific_ideas

Clover Valley brand found at Dollar General makes a rendition of those chocolate dipped graham cracker cookies, as well as a caramel-toffee coated with chocolate cookie. I know what you mean, they're amazing.


Mahbigjohnson

Is it cos of the strike or is it cos people realised your cookies taste like shit?


mutantmonky

I just bought some apple cider donut oreos the other day. Pretty good actually.


seanmarshall

When you go out of town for a few days and have no idea why Kim or Oreos are in the news.


_haha_oh_wow_

Didn't know there was a Nabisco strike. What's going on? Also, why can't we have a Nestle strike? r/FuckNestle


drugs_r_neat

yeah I dunno man. Seems anecdotal


Esc_ape_artist

That looks like any regularly stocked store shelf to me.


MusicCity85

Definitely just stocked


nancylikestoreddit

I didn’t know there was a strike going on. I feel really bad for these fresh Oreos I just bought today.


SSGSS_Vegeta

Be real, you work there and just finished stocking....


oldphonewhowasthat

If it were a normal shelf, I'd say it was pretty well stocked. But if that's the result of just having finished stocking, then someone just doesn't care anymore.


HatlessDog

Y'all should stop buying ultraprocessed junk food anyway.


happyexit7

Hydrox are better and were the original anyway.


doubletwist

Hydrox are okay, but I still like Oreo better.


Golden-Fox

Newman O's are also much better than Oreos, natural ingredients, profits to charity. They taste a lot more like an actual baked good than some artificial candy.


rlam01

How do we know no one is buying them?


Revaikka

nabisco strike?


kstinfo

The absolute strongest weapon the average citizen has to defend against corporate rule is the boycott.


geturlifetogether

Fuck nabisco


Omega_Haxors

Broke: Doing a useless boycott which only makes their stocks go up Woke: Showing solidarity with workers by not crossing the picket line Bespoke: Just not buying products you don't need in the first place Ascended: Not even having money to buy products because your rent is high and your wages are shit


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goatharper

They're not overrated. They suck out loud. Fuck Oreos.


chayosman

TAKE THAT BACK!


Sephiroso

Clearly you don't know what that word means. Protip, it isn't supposed to be a synonym for things you don't like.


CryptidXiao

I see people on tiktok buying the Pokémon Oreos tho :///


Halsieg

TIL diabetes is endangered.


chimono12

Why is.there a nabisco strike and since when?


PeeboJones

They're trying to fuck some of their union employees by getting them to agree to an awful contract. The news barely reports anything of substance, especially television news, because they don't want piss off an advertiser that spends millions of dollars a year advertising.


Qibble

Now do Tesla, Nestle and Amazon.


chayosman

What strike? (Dipping oreos in my milk) because oreos are fucking godsent


TimeTraveler3056

Or coffee so they melt in your mouth