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Sun Jul 30, 2017, 02:34 AM

Grocery stores are adapting to male shoppers and treating them like knuckleheads

More men are heading to the supermarket these days.

That's according to a new survey by Men's Health, which found that 84 percent of men are now the primary grocery shoppers in their households, marking a 19 percent increase from a decade ago.

The results "challenge many gender stereotypes related to food shopping and cooking," said Chris Peel, publisher of Men's Health. "Men have an active role in each stage of the food purchasing process - before getting to the store, while there and when cooking the food they've bought."

It is worth noting that Men's Health surveyed only men. Other surveys of both men and women have concluded that women continue to do slightly more of the country's food-buying: NPD Group, for example, estimates that men are the primary grocery shoppers in 41 percent of U.S. households, while market research firm VideoMining puts that figure at about 49 percent of shoppers.

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"Men tend to be hunters: They want to kill something quickly, drag it out and feel successful," he said. "Women, though, they're thinking ahead and planning accordingly."

Read more: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/ct-male-vs-female-grocery-shoppers-20170728-story.html

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TexasTowelie Jul 2017 OP
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Freddie Jul 2017 #2
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:47 AM

1. my grandpa used lists & COUPONS when it was not in vogue.

he washed the dishes TOO.

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Sun Jul 30, 2017, 06:15 AM

2. The last time my husband did a "big" grocery shopping

(As opposed to just running in for milk) was when I was recovering from childbirth. In 1990.
We have a good division of labor in the house. He does the dishes and most of the household cleaning (vacuuming, mopping, etc.) I shop, cook and do laundry. I enjoy meal planning and actually like grocery shopping. In my daughters household, my son-in-law does the shopping (I often run into him at Giant) and he likes it too.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:55 AM

3. Great article

Since I quit traveling and now work local. And wife travels quite a bit with work , I do most of the shopping , And yes I am a knucklehead.

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Sun Jul 30, 2017, 10:37 AM

4. I don't really plan much when I go

There's a few staples I stock up on, but for dinner I rarely plan more than 2 days out. I prefer to go, see what is on sale and/or looks good and only then figure out what I'm going to do with it. So perhaps I fit the stereotype. I know most of the folks at the butcher counter and I'm always talking to them about what just came in that's good. This morning they got in some really nice pork loin, so I had them thick cut some chops out of the center which I will dry marinade for tomorrow night. Occasionally when they are running a good sale on beef they will get in some USDA Choice that's actually very close to prime or may even be prime that they are selling as choice. The produce section also varies greatly on what is fresh, in season, and on sale, so I don't really plan much in advance there either.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 11:34 AM

5. So many easy to offend soundbites in there

This is just like the presentation of the goofy no-nothing dad's in sitcoms and the like

With more men working from home, being involved in kids lives, more single dads out there, this is just low hanging target fruit.

Pisses me off.

"Oh, but they're not talking about YOU."

uh huh. But it helps to paint the perception that others have of me. Oh, there's a guy by himself buying a lot of stuff in the market. All those key phrases come to mind. Even though I've been solely responsible for meals for myself and my kids for fifteen years.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 06:50 PM

6. I won't do any extensive shopping without a list.

Otherwise it's just milk and eggs.

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