(Note: We split this thread from the LA board at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8269... -- The Chowhound Team)
thanks for the reminder about whole foods. I do remember seeing bins at the one in Beverly Hills, but I haven't been there in a long time and I'll take a look at pricing.
I don't want to veer this off topic, but maybe I can since I started the thread....
Does anyone know how Whole Foods or any of the other bulk bin purveyors manage their bins?
I have a unpleasant scene in my head where they just keep dumping new product on top of the old stuff with the possibility that the grain on the bottom of the bin has been there a long, long, long time.
I'd love it if someone would tell some fresh updated managed system where the bins are constantly refreshed and cleaned, but I can't really imagine what that would be. I understand that there is a cost savings due to something.
I know I could ask a manager, but I also know that I probably won't;) So any insider knowledge here would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks again for the tips already mentioned.