How can supermarkets deceive us into buying unhealthy food and what can we do about it

Do you ever see those signs hanging on the aisles in supermarkets and see how you can get the last three last things you need without going to the start of a terrible race?

If you have something like most, you can start shopping in an orderly manner. With rigorous determination you create it through the “decompression zone” – any man’s land with candles and wicker baskets and lilies, carefully crafted by retailers to slow you down from street speed to shopper speed, which is the motherboard of freshness in the “market”.

You’re stuck around the “perimeter” of the store: tele, bakery and butcher shop and high-profit fringes. Then it becomes a little more random. Halfway through the break, you drop your trolley and make a U-turn around those “end cap” scenes that lure you to buy items that are not on your list. (What does a breakfast menu do next to a kettle ad?)

As the vague panic increases, you begin to look for types for some guidance and common sense – please tell me where the baking aisle is. After about 25 minutes in the supermarket we switch from rational to emotional decision making as retail designers evaluate (and they do a lot of inquiries about customers ’micro behaviors). This also gives us a greater chance of snatching a pocket of chocolate grapes located next to the eggs.

Foods – The way we see the basic groups of foods – Fruits, vegetables, grains, oils, milk and many more, are incredibly powerful. We mentally calculate the method of choosing the shopping list, family members and the situation of the day. Breakfast, Dick. Lunch boxes, dick. Dinner, Dick. The Food Safety Commission of Ireland has done some very interesting research on the nutritional content of foods in Irish supermarkets. It found that the majority of yogurt are not healthy choices, not breakfast cereals. The majority of “baby crumbs” were higher in saturated fat than adult “reduced fat” crumbs, while most baby biscuits were higher in sugar than plain digestible biscuits. Types can be deceptive and dangerous.

Sophia Harrison

Part time worker

I'm Sophia Harrison working as a part-time staff at the Costco since the past year until I become as an author at the iron blade, hope I can use my experiences with the supermarkets here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top