Skip to comments.Where's the beef (and beer)? Grocery store gives guys a 'man aisle'
Posted on 07/26/2012 9:56:08 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Sometime last year, Procter & Gamble Co. was throwing around some crazy ideas of creating a grocery aisle specifically for men, apparently a brand new breed of consumers walking around grocery stores.
The idea was to give the lonely male lost in a supermarket a fun shopping experience, putting everything a man's man would need in one place. And New York City's Westside Market has gone and done just that.
"People rarely cater to men in the supermarket," COO Ian Joskowitz told us over the phone. "So I thought lets do something fun, get people talking, something guys would like. So we started discussion, and its funny because most of us came up with a very similar list."
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Hmm, this article was just posted on FR and pulled for some reason.
This article take the position that men in the grocery store are unusual. Not around here. I’d say 60% women, 40% men.
We’ll assume one side of the aisle contains selections from the orange food group....
(chips, cookies, snacks,.....)
Im sure the cake and circuses aisle cant be far behind....
How can it be sexism when women already have their own aisles?
Apparently the previous post included a copyrighted image.
I know. I posted it. But there are always SOME people....
If you can have the four basic food groups—beer, bratwurst, pizza, and ice cream—all in the same aisle, this is a good thing.
And in some grocery stores there’s a whole aisle for the Mexicans, Latinos, Hispanics or however you want to define them.
It’s a good idea. They should also create a dinner in 30 minutes aisle. Full of good ideas and recipes. Folks might stop at the grocery store instead of McD’s.
how long before Bloomberg tries to ban it?
well many of the guys at college will never walk inot the mans aisle, hell most of them look like little weenies and women anyway.
Then there are the left wing pompous elitist men , who lets his wife control him will never be alllowed to walk down a mans aisle.
Don’t forget the Lewinsky-approved and endorsed cigars!
This was, of course, spawned by a recent ESPN study showing that 31 percent of grocery shoppers are now men, in comparison to the 14 percent in 1985.The left continues its assault on the traditional family.
I don’t need a man aisle. I can read the signs and walk at the same time.
Often, when we just need something quick, I’ll leave my wife in the car and go inside alone. Every time I come back, she asks, “How’d you do that so fast?”.
Maybe the new metro males are dumb, but navigating a grocery store has never been too difficult.
Real men aren’t so insecure that they need this sort of thing.
I think it’s funny. The comments at the article indicate that some people have their panties in such a wad that they can’t see the humor in it.
I can walk in my local Publix, grab a packaged selection of deli sandwiches or sushi and I am out in 10 minutes for never more than 6 bucks.
I always thought the deli and liquor departments (often times next to each other) WERE the man section.
A bag of chips and a six-pack of beer = a seven course meal.
“The idea was to give the lonely male lost in a supermarket a fun shopping experience
Because everyone knows if a man shops by himself or is single he must be lonely. “
I guess that’s better than saying, “The idea was to give the lowly male. . .”
The Man Song
by Sean Morey
This isn’t even new. For at least a few years they have had the beer and the pizza in the same aisle. The next aisle in one direction is the ice cream and in the other direction is soda and chips. They do make them walk all the way to the other side of the store if they want subs from the deli. But I guess the store hasn’t figured out that arrangement yet.
And tools! There should be tools there. A vast selection of meat, and of course grills to grill them on, and charcoal and lighter fluid. Throw some cigars in and a selection of whiskey and we’re getting somewhere.
I'm never lonely, Jesus is always with me.
In the mens aisle all canned foods will have cooking instructions to use a 50 MegaWatt microwave for 3 miliSeconds
And lots of men thought it was funny when that car park in Germany had designated “easy” spaces for women.
I think it is a clever idea. When I go to the grocery store, it is usually to pick up a few things my wife didn’t get that would be on that aisle. It would certainly be convenient not having to run around the store looking for 10 items in 10 different places.
Does it have girls on trampolines?
It’ll never last. Essential items are strewn all over the grocery store floor for a reason.
It should be located right next to the open-topped freezer cases full of “chick” things.
But, by putting items together that one demographic buys (men) it might also increase impulse buys.
If a guy comes in to get a six-pack of beer sees some chips and salsa near the beer, wouldn’t he be likely to buy that on an impulse?
IMHO, this idea was created to increase impulse buying, as men are less likely to wander around the store looking for items. Men tend to go directly for the item they want, then leave. Women tend to wander around a little to see what’s there.
Men purchase, women shop.
That is (regrettably) true.
When the new HEB was bulit by my house - they designed it so that you have to head to the far south (or north) end and then double back to the check out lines. You can’t simply head down any aisle any more to the check outs. The bakery department blocks any easy access to the exits.
Once you’re in - they want to keep you in. And they make it harder to dash in - grab 10 items - and then dash out.
If there’s no guns and ammo it’s just a pretend man aisle.
I’ve always called it the “Oppressed Minorities” aisle. since it usually contains Asian selections, too.
Dominick’s, in the Chicago Area calls it the “Ethnic Foods” aisle.
Cool. Jesus is with me every Thursday morning.
Does it have girls on trampolines?
"Honey, I sent you to the store for eggs and milk three hours ago? What took you so long?"
I am a man. I do 95% of the grocery shopping for my family. Always have. Always will.
am I now to be considered a leftist attacking the family?
Alcohol, tobacco and firearms.
And copies of "Big 'Uns"
The bottom line is the grocery store, particularly for individuals but even for couples, is not a better deal than a place like McDonald's.
They are designed around overeating families' demands. Couples or individuals will face considerable waste or seemingly unending duplicative meals.
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Good idea, but the wrong retailers are attempting this.
Try this same experiment at an ACE Hardware, True Value, or Lowes. Home Depot, if I recall, is a rainbow warrior, so it wouldn’t work there.
If I could go to ACE, pick up my groceries AND the stuff I need for my weekend projects, it would save me at least an hour. Lord knows the stores are big enough that they could try it.
I couldn’t by lamp oil for a lantern at Lowes. You gotta question their creds on that oversight.
Still, while you are at it, stock ammo. Pick up a steak, 10mm ammo, and materials for a planter box for the backyard in one trip.
I assure you that men are rethinking the marriage thing. In my family alone there are three who won’t do it, and aren’t gay. Why give up half of everything, and almost all the sex?
It wouldn’t shock me to hear that NOW had been secretly sabotaging progess on a male oral contraception pill. The revenue hit to women would be huge.
My wife has driven over 75 miles to several stores, only to come back to the first store and buy the product. I used to get on her case, so now she checks prices online first.
Men tend to grocery shop quickly, they don't usually graze, they get in for what they want and get out.
That's why I go to Walmart. I've picked up a movie, milk, bread, other groceries, women "thingies", claybirds, shells, and some .45 ACP all on sale btw and some "wife beater" shirts all in one trip.