Dry goods: beans, flour, sugar.
Gondolas: the main blocks of shelving. Increasingly, these are being reduced in height to reduce the sense of being in a labyrinth or prison.
Grab and go: the opposite of browsing. These shoppers often use lists to control their purchase decisions.
Impulse buys: this self-explanatory term is an example of marketing language that has entered mainstream usage
Loss Leaders: an article offered below cost to attract customers.
Pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap: a principle of early supermarket shopping, now superceded by more subtle forms of in-store promotion and stocking.
Plinths: the end of aisle shelving usually devoted to offers or the promotion of unusual or expensive items.
Produce: fruit and vegetables.
Sell-by dates: another example of marketing
language entering mainstream usage.
SKUs: single (K)onsumer units - in other words, specific products. In areas of the store where there is a mass of SKUs, shoppers can experience significant difficulty locating the items they need.