The Incredible Logistics of Grocery Stores 

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Cassie Oz
Cassie Oz 10 soat oldin
I remember a world before supermarkets and I am NOT 100 years old. We ate seasonal fruit and veg, and paid in cash. If the product wasn't there, we bought something else. If we didn't have enough money, we bought less (or something else). Not complicated. I'm tired of hearing (supposedly) adults doing the infantile equivalent of stamping their feet and shouting 'but I WANT...' Grow up
NSG_Kuunda 12 soat oldin
I worked in a distribution center for about half a year. It sucked. All manual except for the voice operated inventory system and the pallet jacks. Lol
NSG_Kuunda 12 soat oldin
The point: we're spoiled.
Owen Cook
Owen Cook 15 soat oldin
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STARTGaming 16 soat oldin
As a home Depot employee let me tell you that a "slight disparity between reality and inventory management software" is the understatement of the century haha
LongArmsGiraffe09 17 soat oldin
my favorite thing is that Wendover Productions is nearing 3M subscribers. I'm not alone in my logistics nerd-dom!
Dooge Kun oldin
I don't even like grapes
The Deer And The Wolf
Okay.. I've heard this before but do you guys really get year round fruit and veggies in America? I thought things coming in and out of season was normal.... lots of berries and such in summer and lots of root vegetables and squash in winter ... maybe it's just because New Zealand is kinda remote? I can't tell which is globally considered normal ^^"
Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart 2 kun oldin
SmashTheFash! 2 kun oldin
WalMart is my last choice by default.
Roy Rose
Roy Rose 3 kun oldin
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Jason S
Jason S 3 kun oldin
Because we need seriously need 250 different salad dressing options and 300 cereals.
Erwann Bouedo
Erwann Bouedo 3 kun oldin
Who’s better wendover or economics explained?
Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones 3 kun oldin
I guess I should save this video to send to anyone who thinks a centrally planned economy can match the optimization of the free market. No wonder Communism went kaput.
Codi Serville
Codi Serville 4 kun oldin
What makes you pick the Glenwood Springs location of all places? Haha. I drive by it from time to time as a King Soopers shopper.
M 4 kun oldin
Oh man, glad to see this vid. Wish I had people to nerd out about this irl.
Kythra the suntamer
for the algorythm
Emerald Kimble
Emerald Kimble 5 kun oldin
Typo it’s pallet not palette
Ashadow Reviews
Ashadow Reviews 5 kun oldin
Is it just me, or does the efficiency of modern supply chains feel a bit underappreciated?
Darren Scott
Darren Scott 5 kun oldin
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Jack RoyalTea
Jack RoyalTea 5 kun oldin
This is just a more in depth and more interesting “How it’s Made”... and I love it.
Quick Fix
Quick Fix 5 kun oldin
Very interesting video. By the way though, it’s Kroger, not Krogers.
David Reichert
David Reichert 6 kun oldin
Interesting to watch the modern distribution centre process. I worked at a grocery distribution centre back in the early 1990s for a time when it was all manual (and very exhausting!)
LMacNeill 8 kun oldin
People who complain about capitalism have no clue how any of this works. Do you think government bureaucrats could set this up?! HA!! People stood in line for bread and toilet-paper in the USSR. We have a hundred different varieties of bread and a couple dozen different brands of toilet paper at our local store, and we're a small town in north Georgia. Can't do that without capitalism.
Latoya Morrison
Latoya Morrison 8 kun oldin
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imicca 9 kun oldin
Yet you have those crazy anti capitalists who don’t understand how much they depend on capitalism
The Killer Polar Bear
leave it to wendover to make logistics fascinating
American Citizen
American Citizen 9 kun oldin
The bottleneck comes when the customer goes to buy the products. You spend 10 minutes shopping and then 30 minutes waiting in line because Walmart or Safeway does not have enough cashiers working to handle the volume of customers. It is pathetic....
ShyPoke 10 kun oldin
Fucking love capitalism.
Archangel Ultra
Archangel Ultra 10 kun oldin
See, it's systems like these that indicate the success of capitalism and how so many benefit from its impact without actually realizing. People who fundamentally hate capitalism or who choose to focus on just the negatives of it (of which there are many, admittedly) either don't understand how complex huge companies' logistics are, or think they won't mind life without them. When you can no longer find your niche brand of product you thought you can't live without, you'll respect the good of capitalism a lot more.
Incisive 10 kun oldin
False dichotomy between monopolies and inefficient supply chains.
Jaska 10 kun oldin
You made me realized that the months July to November spell JASON
anijenkamp 10 kun oldin
Got a lot more empathy for logistics workers now. Insane what they do to keep the world running
Potatoez 10 kun oldin
2:55 gee I wonder how the stats look like in my country.... top 4 chains corner 80% of the market instead of 45% for the US... yeah... murican market is so consolidated.... ^^"
Jennifer Von Deylen
Jennifer Von Deylen 10 kun oldin
Time for an update. They are NOT staying stocked 92% of the time. Let's have a video on supply chain disruption.
Scully 10 kun oldin
why was anything cut for time? this is You Tube, not network television. That's the silliest reason to get people to sign up for your service. You could have made the video hours long and it would be the same
drout 10 kun oldin
NA grocery stores *
ti jo
ti jo 10 kun oldin
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Alice Warnick
Alice Warnick 10 kun oldin
wait i've been to that exact king soopers in colorado springs whAT (i'm from colorado, most people from denver/boulder/springs area suburbs call it king soopers even if it's actually city market in the mountains. yes, this glenwood king soopers is actually a city market but they're literally the same thing. people from the metro call it king soopers, people in the mountain towns have city market)
Cadillac94pimpin 10 kun oldin
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Swaffle 10 kun oldin
They don't organize pallets- former Walmart employee
Boshiko 11 kun oldin
Ah yes , the informative video my mother ask me to watch
Nancy Paskeny
Nancy Paskeny 11 kun oldin
Very informative 👍
Group A Entertainment
Why so many ads😴
Dylan Smith
Dylan Smith 11 kun oldin
I grew up in Western Colorado were City Markets are. Cool to see you use them as an example in this video!
FocusPics 12 kun oldin
Capitalism works 👍🏻
James Lim
James Lim 12 kun oldin
China believes in healthy competition but US believes in gathering her allies to compete. What does that means? US already lost to China when the match is one to one. Now she needs a group of "friends" to assist to compete. The sports of boxing comes from US. This sport involved two contestants to beat each other in the match. Have you ever seen a boxing match having two or more contestants going against one contestant?
James Lim
James Lim 12 kun oldin
The main reason why the USA western media falsely accuses CHINA of mistreating Uyghur Muslims is because they want to prevent the 1.6 Billion Chinese worldwide and 2.0 Billion Muslims from working together. Both these groups have been discriminated by USA and the WEST for decades and are more likely to work together. Chinese & Muslim nations working together will lead to US losing its dominance of the world. Plus this will gain Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe and African support too including the rest of the world such as Latin America.
Mixin With The Robersons
This guy really said “Krogers” like a 72 year old black grand dad
John NYC ; ]
John NYC ; ] 12 kun oldin
Insane !!
Taylor Wilson
Taylor Wilson 12 kun oldin
James Henry Smith
James Henry Smith 12 kun oldin
2:13 The supply chain can't even handle a covid pandemic that the president said didn't exist, apparently!
James Henry Smith
James Henry Smith 12 kun oldin
2:13 Didn't the new video just say the global supply chain was bad, poorly planned, and flawed, with many shortages!?
Ethan 12 kun oldin
I work at a distribution center for Aldi. We pick boxes and build all the pallets ourselves, no automation. I need to get over to Kroger distribution where they have machines that do all that 🤣🤣
Bendigo 12 kun oldin
The most automated thing they have is a conveyor belt that someone throws stuff on and someone down the line pulls it off and puts it on a pallet
Ram R
Ram R 13 kun oldin
I don't even care what he is explaining, (even though this is some absolute quality research well put together and presented) the voice, the passion and the piano playing in the background, it is so soothing, I would listen to this whenever I want to relax.
Just A. Seeker
Just A. Seeker 13 kun oldin
Walmart was the Death of many small business across the US. Now the US #1 Employer.
Bendigo 12 kun oldin
Amazon will be the death of Walmart
Eleniki Jr
Eleniki Jr 13 kun oldin
Tommy Rioux
Tommy Rioux 13 kun oldin
I work in a seafood distribution centre and all our pallets are started in the frozen (-25C) section with no regard to where the item goes it's rather where the item is in our route and it is then sent to the dock in it's place where someone else comes to pick it up and do the fresh section then fill it up some more and only then is it wrapped and sent into the truck. And yeah tetris skills are important there
Crisss Sontay
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Studio23 Media (Studio23Films)
I think the niche stocking thing is pretty cool. They're at least doing something to try and earn my money.
LWkitty 13 kun oldin
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M F 13 kun oldin
Here is a 🍪
Luca De Lauw
Luca De Lauw 13 kun oldin
3:47 Do all Wallmarts have that many cameras?
Captain Rawn
Captain Rawn 14 kun oldin
I would like to submit that Wendover Productions begin to distribute their video product on Rumble. That being said, I like your product
Smufter16 14 kun oldin
GREAT VIDEO!!! Had to watch it a few times to soak in the scope of the operation. From farm to shelf is far more complex than I thought.
Christina Hewett
Christina Hewett 14 kun oldin
Wal-Mart sucks at groceries
xpirate16 14 kun oldin
Just another video of "Wow, the world is so much more complicated than I ever thought of" Marvel obscured by banality is right!
gil ray baker
gil ray baker 14 kun oldin
Uh huh, so who named the grocery distribution hub after a legendary cannibalistic spirit? "Soylent Green Is People Serving People."
Duck Down
Duck Down 14 kun oldin
And so the lessons learned ?
recidivists 14 kun oldin
Ahh, Wendover describes massive food disparity in detail. I love my local dumpster.
K U 14 kun oldin
1:39 He said nut butter!!! The one I love to spread!
Cleo C
Cleo C 15 kun oldin
Software might make suggestions on what to order, but a good manager tweaks these amounts, knowing their particular store better than the company software.
Daniel Fernandes
Daniel Fernandes 15 kun oldin
Loved the animations!
Stephan “Dufus” Doiron
This guy says "you see" so often that you could turn it into a drinking game! Makes me wonder how I manage to live my life without ever saying it? Come on man, you can do better, you know word processors have a find and replace feature for your script right? Right?
Michael Heider
Michael Heider 15 kun oldin
I like the new trend of. Let's go to the farmers market first and then get the other stuff at " supermarkets name "
Julie Wong
Julie Wong 15 kun oldin
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You mean to tell me that Amigo (Walmart owned supermarket) has that small order of Shin Ramyun there because of me?! Are you for real?! 🤣
Domination YT
Domination YT 15 kun oldin
Brad Banwarth
Brad Banwarth 16 kun oldin
I subscribe to Nebula and Curiosity Stream and I honestly can’t find you. I think finding things of Curiosity stream is not great-even when I know what I’m looking for.
FusRoDah2 15 kun oldin
I find that MagellanTV is the best out of these new streaming services. Though Magellan is more documentary focused like the old days of the discovery and history channel.
Edric Yeo (Spartan 117)
What about the logistics of a grocery store...wait for it.. at an airport?
Benjamin McLean
Benjamin McLean 16 kun oldin
Supermarkets are great
Adventure Begins
Adventure Begins 16 kun oldin
I work at Target. The way that we handle certain products is a little different. We do have the automated system that you are talking about. It keeps track of inventory through sales and we also take in account for damages/expires. Nabisco, Coke, Pepsi, Frito Lay and some other vendors handle their own product. They make their own orders, they handle their own inventory. They have their own delivery trucks, they have their own factories and what not. Hope this helps! Love the videos Edit: spelling/grammar
wagil90 16 kun oldin
They have the general idea but missed a key component. Not all items on the self come from the stores distribution warehouse or even store employees putting those items on the self. IE Nabisco delivers the product to the store via there own truck. Then Nabisco's salesman or merchandiser will rotate and fill the shelf with stock. beer, liquor, pop/soda, snack food companies so on and so on do this as well. these companies also buy shelf space in order to sell their goods.
dlwatib 16 kun oldin
Clearly many grocery chains are not doing a good job of catering to consumers with less popular tastes. I have to shop a total of 5 different stores (and sometimes a 6th that's over 20 miles away) to get all the items I regularly buy because no one store stocks everything. Even so, I often go without some things I would buy if they were available. My tastes aren't actually that unusual, it's just that I'm a single male non-Hispanic person living in an area dominated by large Hispanic families. I like Mexican food well enough but it gives me heartburn. I don't enjoy cooking so I search out foods in packaging appropriate for single servings and little or no prep work, usually in microwavable containers. Hispanic women apparently don't feed their families from single serving containers, and their favorite foods have very little overlap with mine.
JJAB91 16 kun oldin
Capitalism in a nutshell
Елена Кузнецова
Supermarkets create mounts of garbage and huge dumping grounds and that's not a marvel but madness. All that show with overproduction just bring doomsday faster.
Luca Filmt
Luca Filmt 16 kun oldin
Die gute alte Rewe Kasse bei 2:09
Haseebullah Khan (Haseeb)
Did he just call Oreos "fresh" product?
Davidty 2006 (Davidty2006)
Ah yes another Logistics Vid. And as a Euro truck/American truck simulator player i haft to say reversing anything bigger than a 40 ft into them loading bays is a pain.
Randall Johnson
Randall Johnson 13 kun oldin
A gamer ?? Try backing a REAL one with a 53 foot trailer !!
Lance Duncan
Lance Duncan 16 kun oldin
15:07 Oregon US 26 near Mt Hood?
Jintaro Kensei
Jintaro Kensei 16 kun oldin
Interesting times ahead for the UK then.
Res Publica
Res Publica 16 kun oldin
How to say you aren't from Europe without saying you aren't from Europe: "We don't know how it was when grocery stores took a form of a small front stores"
Damon Ferrara
Damon Ferrara 11 kun oldin
Yeah, the "developed world" dialogue annoyed me when there are plenty of developed places that use much smaller stores. Wendover has a habit of discussing American problems like they're universal ones. I know Sam's lived in Scotland, so I assume he's aware but simplifying for time. Perhaps the channel is mostly watched by Americans.
lagritsalammas 13 kun oldin
Hehe. Well, I come from Estonia, very much a European country, and we mainly get our groceries from large supermarkets. Even village stores are more often than not part of some supermarket chain. Small independent groceries exist, but they are few and far between, and mostly a remnant of a bygone time. Seems to be a similar case in both Finland and Latvia, although as I travelled to other European countries I did realise small shops are very much still thriving in many other places.
Auxence Fromont
Auxence Fromont 17 kun oldin
TbT 17 kun oldin
Aldi is the opposite of all this: only some, but well selected articles (still enough for a normal household), but at a very low price, sold in huge quantities and as white label. It earns a ton of money all around the world with this principle.
Jacob Brooks
Jacob Brooks 17 kun oldin
I worked at Wal-Mart, and they have a different system of checking stock. You put what you have on shelf, then place the carry over on the top shelf and then move all excess product to a pallet then scan jt with a CT as over stock, we didn't do this right at first (new poor managers and I was brand new and never got trained) but we ended up calling stock we had over stock, no one ever pulls from the top so there was always excess. They have a flawed way of doing it all
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