Essay on Shopping At The Grocery Store

841 Words Jun 10th, 2015 4 Pages
Shopping at the grocery store can seem like an easy thing to do. That is before you walk into the store. Customers usually go in knowing exactly what they need, what aisle it’s in and how much it’s going to cost. Then they enter the store and it’s a whole new ball game. There are giant sale signs and healthy promotions displayed in the front and the aisles are arranged differently. Soon the list they had to shop for has expanded. People don’t recognize how major store owners such as Wal-Mart, Costco, and Sam’s club take advantage of people. Even stores that sell organic foods have a way of manipulating its customers and hiding the truth to ensure the purchase of their food. These multi-millionaire food company’s influence costumers purchases by controlling what and how they purchase items; therefore, capitalizing off of our blind convenience to shop for what we want rather than what we need.
Major food corporations let us believe it is our fault that we over spend at the store, or we tend to choose the least healthy food product over the more healthy one. In actuality their somewhat responsible for the choices we make when shopping for food. Vance Packard author of the book The Hidden Persuaders revealed that food corporations would hire scientists to study “unconscious human emotions” to determine and control what products people wanted to buy and also what products interest them the most (as cited in Nestle, 2006). The foods we crave the most may be the very food displayed…

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