I have been a customer for over 20yrs.Due to being retired and also thrifty I wait until new add comes out in mail to compare prices and sales from previous week.
Then I go and purchase sale items on Tuesday afternoon. I also do this because checkers dont tell you to wait it will b e on sale next week. So every time I go they run out of the product usually the meat and will not cut more.Same with a holiday, they always run out. I cant imagine they cant figure the percent of people who will buy.
Heck if it doesnt sell that week make it a special the next if you olver buy.I go to Vons and Traders where I know I c an get what I want.They are not as conveientand meat not as good but customer service is GREAT!