Thank goodness for that.
Whilst doing our weekly shop at our local Coles this afternoon, I saw the staff member who usually does the markdowns in the meat department finish printing out a very long row of mark down labels following which she was opening cardboard cartons of 400gm packs of Coles Beef Sizzle Steak which were all marked Best Before 07.10.2020, affixing the labels, and placing the packs on display.
They were all marked down from $11.00 each to just $2.50 each, a discount of around 77%.
She then proceeded to the chicken section, and when I returned shortly after, she had marked down random weight packs of Coles chicken breast strips which are priced at $17.00/kg, and were also marked Best Before 07.10.2020, by 85%.
We don’t eat the sizzle steak as we find it tough and dry and we don’t cook stir fries but I grabbed a pack of the steak and 2 packs of the chicken as our little dog absolutely loves both meat and chicken and they were much cheaper than his pet food.
It appears that Coles stock control leaves a lot to be desired, at least from Coles perspective.