A trip to the supermarket can be a boring chore, but a picture gallery dedicated to grocey store fails is showing the funny side of shopping.

The gallery, collated by Bored Panda, features a range of photos captured by amused shoppers.

The pics include everything from a rude-looking Ken doll, to a wall of beer beneath a "best for baby" banner.

The Bored Panda post says that while some of the fails are just an unfortunate mistake, others are actually part of a clever marketing plan desiged to help you part with your money.

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Either way, they make grocery shopping a whole lot more interesting.

Just what you need for heading back to the classroom. Photo / BoredPanda
Just what you need for heading back to the classroom. Photo / BoredPanda
This store provides more than the usual level of service... Photo / BoredPanda
This store provides more than the usual level of service... Photo / BoredPanda
An essential part of a baby's diet. Photo / BoredPanda
An essential part of a baby's diet. Photo / BoredPanda
No, really? Photo / BoredPanda
No, really? Photo / BoredPanda
We're pretty sure that's illegal, Ken. Photo / BoredPanda
We're pretty sure that's illegal, Ken. Photo / BoredPanda
Mum will be thrilled. Photo / BoredPanda
Mum will be thrilled. Photo / BoredPanda
When supermarkets throw insults at their customers. Photo / BoredPanda
When supermarkets throw insults at their customers. Photo / BoredPanda
When your clever marketing plan goes terribly wrong... Photo / BoredPanda
When your clever marketing plan goes terribly wrong... Photo / BoredPanda

-nzherald.co.nz