By Cara Smith
Source: Nerdwallet

You stop by your local supermarket on Sunday. It’s more crowded than usual, which makes finding a parking spot a little tough. You usually pick up a favorite brand’s organic, free-range chicken breasts, but you haven’t seen them stocked in a while. Instead, all that’s available are factory-farm brands — and they seem more expensive than they should be.

And those dog biscuits from the mom-and-pop bakery across town? They’re usually here, but you can’t find them, either. You’d ask an associate for help finding them, but you don’t see any employees who aren’t busy at the registers or behind the counter.

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