Shipments arrive weekly. You could spend hours going through all the items and those that are lucky enough to live nearby can stop in and visit weekly and pick up some phenomenal deals. If you are planning to host parties and entertain family and friends during the holidays, now might be a good time to visit. They did have a few refrigerated items and dairy items but I am not sure how often these products come in and you definitely want to check the dates on any refrigerated products.
I checked expiration dates on all the foods I purchased. A couple items were due to expire by the end of the year but most of the items I purchased still had a shelf life until late 2010 and 2011. If the product is already expired and you are not comfortable with purchasing it, leave it and move on. There is so much to go through. There is a difference between: Best By, Use By and Expired and Joel will be happy to educate you on the products. For my own comfort level, I did not purchase any products with expired labels.
The product in the pic below sells for $5.99 at Pier One and we purchased for $1.00 and no, they were not expired. Matter of fact, they carried the same date of the one's we found a couple of hours later at Pier One.
Tip: Make a list of some of the items you need prior to visit and maybe this will keep you from being overwhelmed and help as you look for products.