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14 Peculiarities Spotted In Supermarkets Around the World

 Each country has its own unique set of characteristics, traditions, and customs. However, some experiences are universal, and one of them is going to the supermarket. While supermarkets and grocery stores around the world are all fairly similar, there are few things that set supermarkets around the world apart from each other. To an outsider, these supermarket quirks can be very interesting. After all, a supermarket can tell you a lot about the residents of a country, like what people eat, what foods they buy most often, and how they behave in public places.

In the photo collection below, we've collected 14 curious and surprising features and services found in supermarkets around the world. Scroll down to go on a little supermarket world tour.

1. In one of the German supermarkets, you can buy bread from a dispenser.
Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World bread dispenser

2. In some Finnish supermarkets, you can find food that is also served on Finnair flights.
Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World plane food

3. One supermarket in Israel prints brain teasers on the backs of their receipts.
Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World brain riddles

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4. Some Swedish supermarkets started farming their own greens.
Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World farming

5. If you forget a bag, this Australian supermarket can loan you one. Just don’t forget to return it.
Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World bags

6. Some supermarkets have parking spots in the pastry section where you can park your shopping cart while you wait in line.Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World trolley parking spaces

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7. This is a regular supermarket in Estonia. The basket with free fruit for children says, “Fresh fruit for every child.”Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World free fruits

8. Each customer of this Swedish supermarket is supposed to take a ball and put it in their cart. This way, the store keeps count of how many customers are inside.Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World balls

9. Rimping Supermarkets in Thailand reduced their plastic waste by using banana leaves as wrapping for their produce.Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World banana leaves

10. Believe it or not, this is a grocery store. It is located in the historic center of Moscow, Russia.Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World opulent grocery store

11. Customers of this zero-waste store in Canada can dispense groceries directly into their own containers and bags.Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World zero waste store

12. Japanese convenience stores let you buy airfare, ship your package, and buy tickets to events and tourist attractions.Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World tickets

13. Sushi from a regular Japanese supermarket
Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World sushi

14. This US supermarket has handles you can use with your elbow.
Peculiarities In Supermarkets Around the World elbow handle

H/T: Acid Cow, Bright Side

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