Meijer, Inc. Complaint - Obnoxious Advertising
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN -- Shame on Meijer, they have struck a new, unimaginable low.
While most companies try to make the shopping experience more pleasant to encourage customers to patronize their businesses, Meijer has created an environment that is so obnoxious that I will no longer shop there.
They have installed TV monitors on their checkout lanes that show obnoxious commercials non-stop at a blaring volume. As a customer, I am angry that I cannot avoid this experience because I am in the unfortunate position of waiting in line to make my purchase. There is nowhere to go. Even if I turn my back to the screen, I still cannot avoid the loud audio portion of the broadcast.
I am already a customer if I am in line and that should be enough. I feel this is an arrogant, greedy attempt on their part to cram their advertisers messages down my and every other consumer's throat.
The most insidious aspect of this 'advertising campaign' is that children of all ages are being forced to consume this content. The only choice their parents and I have is to shop somewhere else. I certainly will.