When I went to 99 ranch market at Seattle with my family to do grocery shopping. It is an Asian grocery store, there is all Asian people who does their grocery shopping. I was observing most of the Asian people with different ages. As we know the Asian knows as soft spoke people. The whole store was full of Asian people, I was observing they don’t talk that much, they just mind their own business and they are not that social to each other. At this case them with different age, but still not that social to each other.
When entering a grocery store, most people don’t take the time to stop and observe their surroundings, for their soul purpose at that instant is to purchase what very food they may need for that day or maybe even for that week. However, through all the haste of wanting to go in and out of grocery stores as fast as one can, most are unaware of the very culture that they too are now apart of, the interactions, both verbal and through people’s body language that they are experiencing, how people look and dress, even what is considered appropriate behavior although not specifically written down. Culture is all around us, and we all contribute to it, whether it is through our norms, values, symbols, or mental maps of reality (Guest 2014, 38-43). That is why through this assignment, I took the time to observe the culture experienced in the American grocery store Stater Brothers, the ethnical Filipino grocery store Seafood City, while also taking the time to reflect on my own personal views of what I thought was “normal” through my experience working in Northgate Gonzalez Market, a Mexican grocery store for three years.
By implementing a curbside pick-up and delivery program, Publix will be able to create an advantage over its competitors by offering its customers affordable merchandise in a convenient and efficient way. Publix will benefit by attracting new customers and retaining existing customers who for physical, time sensitive, or other reasons cannot make it into the store to do their grocery shopping. Although Publix could potentially miss out on revenue made by customers making impulse purchases based on eye grabbing displays in the aisles or at the register , they will surely make extra based on the ease of clicking and selecting items. By clicking items to add them to their “shopping cart” customers may lose themselves in the ease of amassing groceries and end up spending more than they would have had they been inside the store.
Through observing the fast pace shoppers inside the stores, I have noticed some details about the shopping ritual that sparked my interest. The bigger the store was, the more individuals went in the store. For example, Dillards which has a variety of different style of clothes, cosmetics, shoes, and items for both men and women of any age. Because these types of stores have more of a variety, individuals are more drown to this aspect to receive more options. Also, I noticed that individuals automatically go to the sale rack or section. For example, H&M and American Eagle both had large red signs in there stores to indicate a sale. This section was more crowded than any
The others were excluded due to not meeting the qualifications of being a licensed food store and the owner choosing not to participate. East Harlem had 173 stores that participated, which consisted mainly of small bodegas and Upper East Harlem had 151 stores, which had far fewer bodegas and more supermarkets. The research results discovered that Upper East Harlem stores were 3.2 times inclined to have all the item in stock and was considered desirable stores (Horowitz et al.,2004). The cost of the items was higher in Upper East Harlem as compared to East Harlem. East Harlem had more stores in the proximity of its community (Horowitz et al.,2004). These findings suggest that further studies are needed to figure out why East Harlem, having twice as many stores but only 18% of their stores carried all five items as compared to 58% for Upper East Harlem (Horowitz et al., 2004). The article reference that prior studies in 2002 which noted that conveniences and location of dietary food as being more important to minorities and people of low social, economic status. Many minorities depend on small bodegas for their shopping which are the stores that do not always carry to best nutritious food. The whites do not have a problem with going out of their community to shop for better food selections. They have more, large supermarkets in their communities, which usually have
Upon arrival, I made contact with the White female defendant, later identified as Amanda Nicole Mobbs. Mobbs was located in the Walmart loss prevention room with LP Officer, Steven Uliano.
Upon arrival, I made contact with Walmart LP Officer, Steven Uliano. Uliano was with the Black female defendant, later identified as Chiffon Bernita Gold. Gold was being cooperative with loss prevention.
Publix serves over one million, mostly time-impoverished customers that are becoming more knowledgeable and demanding every day. These customers, who typically live in the nearby area for a generation, spend $5,000 on groceries per year, and many say they don't mind paying a little more to shop in Publix's customer oriented, clean stores staffed with well-trained and friendly employees. In addition, they are cost-conscious bargain shoppers who are turning towards store brands more and more. Finally, their customers are becoming increasingly more health conscious. About 70% of women and 54% of men consider nutrition an important factor in their food purchases (Mujtaba & Johnson).
Have you noticed the issues of how people in our culture think about and acquire food? For this assignment I have observed food acquisition at a grocery store. The data collection is consisted of two separate parts: fieldwork notes part one and brief interviews part two. The verbal questionnaire’s (mini- interviews) lasted from 2-5 minutes per person out of the ten individuals. The observations are broken down into blocks, meaning I observed the exterior and interior of the store. I under took the project at the Whole Foods Market located in Beverly Hills. I have shopped at whole foods numerous times, but decided that I should observe a location I have not been to. As a result my observations of the store do not get clouded by my opinions.
The customers of Dollar General come in all ages and both sexes, but the majority entering Imboden’s facility are women. Approximately 80-85 percent is female. The income level for the customers at this facility is from low-, middle, and fixed incomes. This was determined from observation and knowledge of the people entering the store. Most of the customers observed lived within a three to five mile radius of the store. Almost half, about 40-45 percent, of the visitors were over the age of 55 years. Furthermore, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (2011) says approximately one-fourth of the customer save a less than $20,000 per year income.
The main substitute to buying your food from a grocer is going out to eat. A 2002 Gallop poll shows that Americans eating more meals outside of the home than ever before. When examining today’s changing supermarket consumer in Progressive Grocer, Buck Jones made this observation: “To get the total picture we need to look outside the supermarket arena at how customers are using other retail outlets to satisfy the needs that we could be addressing.” The success
Grocery Gateway would like to increase their deliveries from 2.7 to 4 per hour. Dominique Van Voorhis, vice president of industrial engineering and operations systems, must provide recommendations for improving and optimizing the delivery operations.
The behavior was observed from a large sample of people. This included twenty people shopping alone and twenty people shopping in a group, for a total of forty subjects, each ranging in ages from approximately 19 to 40 years old. The subjects were observed from the time they entered the store until the time they left. The reasoning behind this was to see the buying behavior differences for the whole experience and figure out which areas of the store could be improved in order to appeal to groups of people shopping. The behaviors observed included the amount of time spent inside the store, the amount of money spent, the interactions with associates, and the areas of the stores that were navigated.