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Old 05-29-2007, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - So, this guy walked into a grocery store ... and got completely overwhelmed.

U.S. men are doing more and more grocery shopping, both for themselves and their families, but retailers are still not doing much to make the trip any more enticing, retail consultants and industry experts said.

"Men do represent a large part of grocery shopping dollars and they aren't being very well accommodated ... sales are being lost," Mandy Putnam, vice president at consulting firm TNS Retail Forward said.

Help! Grocery store still overwhelming to men - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I hate shopping, on my own and with the wife. I cant stand the atmosphere and the lack of "this is what you want" geared towards men, drives me nuts.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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My husband does all the grocery shopping; he is much better at sticking to the things on the list than I am (thus spending less $$ overall). I despise going grocery shopping, so I am more than happy to leave it up to him.
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:08 PM
 
Location: City of the damned, Wash
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I knew this would be here in thread form. Thank you! I don't feel very accommodated at my grocery either. Not coincidentally, grocery time is the ONLY time I suffer from ADD. Consequently, I have to make several trips each week because I can hardly stand to stay in long enough to get the absolute necessities.
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I've been grocery shopping since I was 17 or 18. I now every isle in every grocery for miles around. It drives me nuts when they change a store around and I have to memorize things all over. I also know which brands are best quality, which I can save money on, and where to get the best meats. And most of the time...I even return the cart to it's proper docking facility! Grocery shopping rocks!
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:45 AM
 
Location: long island,new york
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i hate grocery shopping.. so does my wife, thats why we have our groceries delivered to us.. we shop online (peapod) at stop n shop.its great
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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I wouldn't say any of those situations applied to me.

I KNOW how to shop. I just hate grocery shopping. But I don't feel overwhelmed in a grocery store. More than anything, I get frustrated when the item I want is discontinued (supposedly because "nobody was buying it". Well, HELLLLLLOOOOOO - I guess I'm nobody, because I bought it. Anyway, I digress.) It also p's me off when an item is out of stock, and they try to put something else in it's place on the shelf in order to make the shelves look full.

As for shopping in general, guys just want to get in, get what they want, and get out. It's not supposed to be a social affair.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:11 PM
 
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John: The timing of your post could not have been better, and it warms my heart...My college aged son just phoned me. (He is working on campus for the summer in NYC) As he just moved into an off-campus apartment, he now has to do grocery shopping for himself for the first time in his 20 years of life... Essentially, he phoned me, (Mom) to express his angst at "learning" the "layout" of a grocery store!!! After buying a ton of groceries, he got them back to his apartment, was starving, and went to cook himself his first meal, only to realize that he did not have any utensils! The poor kid had to eat using his hands....Oh, how pitiful. I should be ashamed of myself for chuckling as I type this...So yes, I can relate to your post! It made my day!

Take gentle care!

P.S. As well, in terms of men and grocery shopping, he mentioned that it took him an hour to open a can of creamed corn by wedging in his desk drawer and using a pair of nail clippers to open the can....I am mailing him a can opener tomorrow...
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:41 PM
 
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accommodating for men?? a hooters grocery store??
topless cashiers?
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: long island,new york
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accommodating for men?? a hooters grocery store??
topless cashiers?
in that case i would drop my delivery service and love grocery shopping
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