Shoppers are baffled after seeing cereal boxes become LANDSCAPE – but others explain they can help save space in convenience stores
- Laura Lexx, from Brighton, shared a photo of what appeared to be a corner shop
- Shelf filled with cereal – including everything from Crunchy Nut to Weetabix
- One wrote: can you swap the Mona Lisa for landscape? No. Don’t mess with art ‘
- Others explained that it is designed for local convenience stores with less space
Social media users have been baffled after a photo went viral with landscape boxes of cereals lined up on a shelf – instead of the traditional upright packaging.
Take to Twitter Over the weekend, Laura Lexx from Brighton shared a photo of a local convenience store, which featured a shelf full of family favorites – including everything from Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut to Rice Krispies – alongside a caption that read:? ‘
And it wasn’t long before her first post, which quickly garnered over 336,000 likes, was inundated with responses from shoppers across the country.
‘I’m going to answer your question with another question. Can you just swap the Mona Lisa for landscape? No. Don’t mess with art, ‘one wrote, while a second wrote,’ The outrage here is that the only legitimate landscape grain – Weetabix – has been placed in upright direction. ‘
Laura Lexx, from Brighton, shared a photo of a shelf full of family favorites, including everything from Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut to Rice Krispies
Next to the picture Laura wrote: “Wtf when did the grain go into the landscape?” (pictured)
But while some were just downright confused by what seemed new, landscape wrapping, others offered a possible explanation.
“They are special boxes for convenience stores, etc. Where they don’t have that much shelf space,” one explained.
However, when someone questioned the validity of the theory, someone wondered: ‘Doesn’t landscape take up more shelf space per box? What am I missing here? ‘
The other replied: ‘Vertical space. Check how close the planks are to each other. You can’t get portrait grain in it. ‘
When he took to Twitter, one person joked, ‘The outrage here is that the only legitimate landscape grain – Weetabix – has been placed in portrait orientation’ (pictured)
And many agreed with the local convenience store theory, with another writing, ‘Makes them easier to stack for small retailers.
“If you flip them over, they’re portrait on the other side – and the box will still open the normal portrait no matter how stacked they are.”
A third added: ‘Turn the box over and they are portrait. These are specially designed packages for convenience stores. Also pay attention to the prices on the packages. ‘
Elsewhere, a fourth commented, “The pricing boxes are for convenience stores where most customers do a ‘big shop’ elsewhere. They are also large boxes, not medium. ‘
Many agreed that the boxes were designed for local convenience stores that have less space to store items than supermarkets