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The Recession Has Changed How People Walk Through A Grocery Store
Business Insider ^ | March 13, 2012 | Gus Lubin

Posted on 03/14/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT by Altariel

Supermarkets are designed to promote impulse buying by leading shoppers through a maze of aisles.

But something incredible has happened since the recession. Shoppers are going only to select aisles. And this is killing store margins.

UBS cites research from Kantar Retail:

Consumers are not going down most aisles at the frequency they used to. Today, the more common way to shop is to only go down select aisles. 50% of consumers shop this way, which is a 6% increase since 2008. Consumers are highly focused on specific sales and specific coupons when shopping conventional supermarkets. This strongly suggests consumers are cherry picking grocery stores.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhoeconomy; economy; finances; groceries; groceryshopping; money; recession
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

I now walk through with tears.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 9:25:35 AM PDT by angcat
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To: grame

HEB here in Houston is constantly moving things around. They’ve been doing this for a while. From week to week the bread may move from the middle of the store to the end.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 9:25:54 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: jagusafr

Make a list and eat before you go will win every time.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 9:26:10 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (I am Andrew Breitbart)
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To: pepperdog

My husband won’t eat anything buy Hellman’s light mayo. It pains me to pay that much for it, but he makes 6 figures, so how can I refuse? We CAN afford it, but it just gags me to spend that much for it.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 9:28:05 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (I am Andrew Breitbart)
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To: Altariel

In other news, the sun rose in the East this morning.


25 posted on 03/14/2012 9:28:14 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Altariel

The easiest way to save money grocery shopping is to make sure you go AFTER you eat.


26 posted on 03/14/2012 9:29:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: rockinqsranch

I occasionally join the words “used” and “food” together in a phrase, but I usually put the word “dog” in-between and it describes what I shovel up in the back yard. ;-P


27 posted on 03/14/2012 9:31:20 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Altariel

Weirdest damn Recovery I’ve every seen!


28 posted on 03/14/2012 9:35:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: Jim from C-Town

“If not for government welfare programs, there would be riots in the streets and possibly outright revolution.”

I have an awful feeling that those are coming this Summer & Fall. Hope I’m wrong, but I’ve been stockpiling water/food/tp/ammo etc for a long time. Not, not a prepper; just wary of things under corrupt, criminal Obummer & Co.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 9:35:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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To: CodeToad
I do it too. Not so much for financial reasons but because I have changed my diet. I pass by the chips, soda, cookies, candy section, and most canned/processed stuff.

Lost almost 20 pounds in 4 months.

30 posted on 03/14/2012 9:35:56 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: freedomlover

uh........this thread has gotten so disgusting, I’ve got to move on. “Used Meat”; really?


31 posted on 03/14/2012 9:40:32 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: lurk

Did you say “Used food??” I am sorry, but there are some things I just can’t buy second-hand....


32 posted on 03/14/2012 9:42:16 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Trust but Verify
My husband won’t eat anything but Hellman’s light mayo.

I think that's OK.
Buy good quality food as long as you can afford it.
You don't save much by buying 'cheap' stuff, if you have to cut down, don't buy that product at all.

33 posted on 03/14/2012 9:42:56 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: RC2

Same here. I don’t shop; I buy. And I have no problem with leaving a store empty-handed if they don’t have what I’m looking for.


34 posted on 03/14/2012 9:45:05 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: Altariel
Cutting down on food and stealing Tide detergent.

This is only a preview of 0bamas future American utopia.

35 posted on 03/14/2012 9:46:03 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: lurk

What the hell is used food? Used food is a turd.


36 posted on 03/14/2012 9:47:15 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Altariel

37 posted on 03/14/2012 9:47:28 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

It’s not new to me I’ve always shopped like this.I use a list and the only time I do go down other isles is to comparison shop.The more tie you are in the store the more likely you are to impulse buy which is where met people bust their budget.


38 posted on 03/14/2012 9:48:55 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Altariel

It’s not new to me I’ve always shopped like this.I use a list and the only time I do go down other isles is to comparison shop.The more tie you are in the store the more likely you are to impulse buy which is where most people bust their budget.


39 posted on 03/14/2012 9:49:09 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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I am finding the stores are now limiting variety of brands and going to smaller and smaller sizes.

I am noticing more lists and there is one truth they are skipping.

who wants to waste time in a grocery store? grocery shopping is not a fun event. it is akin to cutting the grass or taking out the garbage. Also smaller families, singles in particular eat out more at about the same price if you factor in the absence of any clean up.


40 posted on 03/14/2012 9:49:36 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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