Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cultural correctness, Food status and guilt

Cultural correctness, food as a status symbol, food guilt, and the Italian hypermarket
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How your store can promote cultural correctness

Be proactive, not reactive, when it comes to cultural sensitivity.

These days, it's shaky ground out there when it comes to political correctness. And in the last couple of years, we've seen food become an area where consumers can be offended if they sense any grounds for cultural appropriation. Most recently. Andrew Zimmern, a food blogger, was criticized for sharing a photo of chopsticks next to Flipino short ribs - a knife and fork would have been the appropriate utensils.  Read More...

Supermarkets are the Go-To Places for Status
Consumers value food product claims and are willing to pay more for differentiating attributes that matter to them. A new study finds evidence of food consumption driven by prestige, to the point of becoming a symbol of social status. 

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Do We Focus too Much on the Impact of food?
Constantly guilting yourself over food choices can spiral into something more dangerous than some off-handed comments. Today we want to discuss what PopSugar calls a sad trend that is ruining our relationship with food. 

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The Hypermarket in Tuscany
Not rich, but populous, Livorno is a large reservoir for retail trade, as to be heavily guarded area of supermarkets, hypermarkets and department stores in the interests of consumers and prestigious names of modern distribution.

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Today's Must Reads

- This startup aims to use DNA to create personalized weight loss plans.

- The fastest growing consumer beef brand in 2016 looks more like a tech startup. 

- Should the FDA disclose the names of stores when contaminated food is discovered?

- Fusion food may be popular, but it is not popular to call it fusion.

- A hot dog made of Cocoa Krispies and an assortment of Pop-Tart items...that's what's happening at the Kellogg's cafe.
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