I didn’t ask for help because I was a little embarrassed and I wanted to figure it out on my own.
When I finally asked a clerk, who I had walked past at least a dozen times, he smiled knowing I was clueless and directed me away from the fresh greens and in the direction of the onions.
To add to the embarrassment, my wife bought shallots last week and we still had some in our pantry.
Now I know.
Here is a link to food.com explanation of shallots for anyone who wants more information.