Tagged: supermarkets

Supermarket queues: is this really panic buying? - The Psychology Report

Sarb Johal Aug 12, 2020

You may have heard that there were queues at the supermarket last night, and again this morning. This will probably carry on for a while, even though it’s clear that supermarkets and other essential outlets and services will remain open and stocked throughout Alert Level 3 (and Alert Level 4, should it be required). So why did people flock … Read More

Bad Beer takes - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Feb 08, 2018

The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson likes craft beer. But his take on its rise in the US doesn’t make a lot of sense. And I’m surprised that Noah Smith didn’t catch the errors. Thompson argues that the complicated morass of American state-level regulations around brewing and beer distribution meant that the big brewers couldn’t take the whole field. At … Read More

Supermarkets and nutritional advice - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Aug 17, 2017

I rather like our local supermarket. Lovely staff, generally excellent products, and close to home as well.  But I really wish the organisation would stay out of giving nutritional advice – or at least, that they do the right sort of consultation about their claims. For example, under ‘recipes’ there’s a post about ‘hyper-functional’ beverages A. These, it’s stated, … Read More