TAG: Grocery store

What Influences Kids’ Food Selections

What Influences Kids’ Food Selections

What shoppers purchase and why is always of interest to the retail industry and market researchers. Packaging, placement and other marketing tactics have a major influence on customers, even the youngest of consumers. But choices at the grocery store aren’t always predetermined at the place of purchase. They may actually be internally programmed long before arriving at the market. An article and webcast called Why We Overeat: The Toxic Food Environment and Obesity from Harvard’s School of Public Health discussed the food environment, which includes all aspects related to food in our daily lives. From what we are offered at… read more

Would You Buy Expired Food?

Would You Buy Expired Food?

It’s hard to believe how food waste, which is responsible for tons of tossed out money, can occur in even the most conscious of households. The Institute of Mechanical Engineers stated that as much as 30 to 50% of all food purchased is thrown out. Doug Rauch has made it one of his goals to help cut down some of this waste. Previously president of Trader Joe’s, a specialty retail grocer, he is opening a new kind of grocery store in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Called the Daily Table, the concept is to sale items that may be listed as past their expiration… read more

The Evolution Of The Supermarket

Artist's Rendering

For decades, the image of a cement building with names such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, Price Chopper, or even Dad’s Grocery plastered on them have been the design standard for marketplaces worldwide. Groceries, hardware stores, etc, all follow this model. It hasn’t evolved in the past two centuries, at least, not until now. The image below marks a significant upgrade from the tired old designs we’re used to seeing, and it comes from China. The asian superpower has recently proven itself as quite the innovator in recent years when it comes to architecture. It began with the giant “nest” created for… read more

Grocery Store Packaging

Grocery Store Packaging

A trip to the grocery store can put a dent in the wallet, but it can also pile up the amount of packaging used for a variety of goods. Since food packaging is used nearly everywhere in a conventional supermarket, it may be hard to decode what can actually be recycled. Plastics are sorted and recycled by their assigned numbers. Recycling centers will accept a lot of plastics, but some like number 5 and number 7 plastics are more complicated to recycle and some facilities may refuse them. Programs like Gimme5 take certain number 5 plastics by offering drop offs at… read more