It's all about money, of course. That is, profits from sales. If a product drops in popularity, i.e. drops in sales, the company is more than likely going to pull it from store shelves in favor of products that are more popular. It's the law of the marketplace, right?
And dear Glade, why did you discontinue the rectangular plugins? I loved being able to insert the gel pack, plug the white rectangular holder into a wall socket and leave it for a couple months. Where are they now? Not in the stores. Now we have "fans." I wonder if Glade ever considered that simpler might be better? But it does seem that the clean linen scent has become obsolete by decree of Glade. I loved it.
I also loved two flavors of Yoplait Custard Style Yogurt (now called "Thick and Creamy") that each abruptly disappeared from my favorite grocery store. The first was blueberry pie -- it REALLY tasted like blueberry pie, too. I used to buy 4 or 5 of this flavor at a time and could not get enough of it. But one day, it just disappeared. There is no Thick and Creamy blueberry just "Light Blueberry Patch" that I don't like that much, or the Original Yoplait.
The second flavor was a lemon Yoplait Custard Style Yogurt. It was wonderfully smooth, thick, and lemony. That, too, suddenly disappeared from store shelves. I ended up substituting the Light Lemon Cream Pie, and I've also discovered other yogurt brands that have scrumptious lemon flavored yogurt. But Yoplait actually lost me as a loyal customer because of the loss of these two flavors. I'll occasionally check the Yoplait section to see if there's anything different, but no, no such luck.
|Wild Berry Ensure|
But they won't. Just as P&G probably won't bring back the Glade plugins or maybe not the clean linen scent. You can't always get what you want.....