Several years ago, the client discontinued the program for approx 24 months. When it was returned to the boards, I was being paid $34 a shop, but that amount, according to my log, only lasted three months. When a sufficient number of people willing to work for base existed, the pay fell like a rock. In addition, the report was much more detailed the second time around.
I live in SC. TS used to have the large grocery Client that uses a fictitious "Walter" as their Produce guy, so if you live in this area, you know what I'm talking about. Anyhow, that particular grocery program ended at the end of 2019, because the Client is not doing well financially. They have closed or plan to close an additional 18 or so stores. So I'm sure they needed to save money somewhere, and mystery shopping was no doubt cut from their budget.
This is one of my "bread and butter" shops, and there are none in my area of Ohio after mid-month. I snagged a few in Michigan for the 17-18. No grocery stores are posted after that. They typically don't post much ahead, but this is a bit late....so either the program is changing again or it might be gone.