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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11460 on: December 03, 2017, 12:26:59 AM »
Yea... definitely not clear on the concept.
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11461 on: December 03, 2017, 09:27:21 AM »

We were in the market and noticed that they had placed the new, vegan "Impossible Burger" right in the middle of the meat section. Yes, it's supposed to look and taste just like real meat, but I can't see vegetarians or vegans being happy about walking down rows and rows of steaks, ground beef, pork, and chicken in order to find their food.  "People unclear on the concept."

It was probably a case that the burger needed to be at the same temperature as meat, so rather than having a whole section  dedicated to it , they thought they would lump it in with the meat.  they would have been better to put it at the start of the meat section (so vegetarian don't have to walk past all the meat)or in a separate vegetarian section

I can't imagine vegans or vegetarians even going anywhere near the meat section.   Wouldn't it make more sense to keep it in the refrigerated portion of the produce part of the store?  Maybe with signs pointing to it (if it's a new product)?

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11462 on: December 03, 2017, 09:35:42 AM »

We were in the market and noticed that they had placed the new, vegan "Impossible Burger" right in the middle of the meat section. Yes, it's supposed to look and taste just like real meat, but I can't see vegetarians or vegans being happy about walking down rows and rows of steaks, ground beef, pork, and chicken in order to find their food.  "People unclear on the concept."

It was probably a case that the burger needed to be at the same temperature as meat, so rather than having a whole section  dedicated to it , they thought they would lump it in with the meat.  they would have been better to put it at the start of the meat section (so vegetarian don't have to walk past all the meat)or in a separate vegetarian section

I can't imagine vegans or vegetarians even going anywhere near the meat section.   Wouldn't it make more sense to keep it in the refrigerated portion of the produce part of the store?  Maybe with signs pointing to it (if it's a new product)?

That's what my supermarket does. It's part of a chain (Jewel) but it's one of the smaller ones. They still have the space to put the veggie burgers and hot dogs over in the produce section by the salad dressings.



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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11463 on: December 03, 2017, 10:37:17 AM »
Then there is the (in)famous case of the “delicious for Chanukah” hams.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11464 on: December 03, 2017, 07:37:38 PM »

We were in the market and noticed that they had placed the new, vegan "Impossible Burger" right in the middle of the meat section. Yes, it's supposed to look and taste just like real meat, but I can't see vegetarians or vegans being happy about walking down rows and rows of steaks, ground beef, pork, and chicken in order to find their food.  "People unclear on the concept."

It was probably a case that the burger needed to be at the same temperature as meat, so rather than having a whole section  dedicated to it , they thought they would lump it in with the meat.  they would have been better to put it at the start of the meat section (so vegetarian don't have to walk past all the meat)or in a separate vegetarian section

I can't imagine vegans or vegetarians even going anywhere near the meat section.   Wouldn't it make more sense to keep it in the refrigerated portion of the produce part of the store?  Maybe with signs pointing to it (if it's a new product)?

The main store where I shop has the vegetarian/vegan burgers, etc. in a section between the frozen vegetables and the frozen fruit.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11465 on: December 03, 2017, 07:52:43 PM »

We were in the market and noticed that they had placed the new, vegan "Impossible Burger" right in the middle of the meat section. Yes, it's supposed to look and taste just like real meat, but I can't see vegetarians or vegans being happy about walking down rows and rows of steaks, ground beef, pork, and chicken in order to find their food.  "People unclear on the concept."

It was probably a case that the burger needed to be at the same temperature as meat, so rather than having a whole section  dedicated to it , they thought they would lump it in with the meat.  they would have been better to put it at the start of the meat section (so vegetarian don't have to walk past all the meat)or in a separate vegetarian section

I can't imagine vegans or vegetarians even going anywhere near the meat section.   Wouldn't it make more sense to keep it in the refrigerated portion of the produce part of the store?  Maybe with signs pointing to it (if it's a new product)?

Is it possible there were two sections that stored that product? I am a meat eater, but if I were hosting vegetarians, I would like it if meat substitutes were easy for me to find. (I would, however, make the effort to locate a suitable product if it was not in my normal section of the store.)
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11466 on: December 04, 2017, 12:00:08 PM »

We were in the market and noticed that they had placed the new, vegan "Impossible Burger" right in the middle of the meat section. Yes, it's supposed to look and taste just like real meat, but I can't see vegetarians or vegans being happy about walking down rows and rows of steaks, ground beef, pork, and chicken in order to find their food.  "People unclear on the concept."

It was probably a case that the burger needed to be at the same temperature as meat, so rather than having a whole section  dedicated to it , they thought they would lump it in with the meat.  they would have been better to put it at the start of the meat section (so vegetarian don't have to walk past all the meat)or in a separate vegetarian section

I can't imagine vegans or vegetarians even going anywhere near the meat section.   Wouldn't it make more sense to keep it in the refrigerated portion of the produce part of the store?  Maybe with signs pointing to it (if it's a new product)?

Is it possible there were two sections that stored that product? I am a meat eater, but if I were hosting vegetarians, I would like it if meat substitutes were easy for me to find. (I would, however, make the effort to locate a suitable product if it was not in my normal section of the store.)
Or their marketing research told them that their market was meat eaters trying to eat healthier, or eat less meat. 

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11467 on: December 04, 2017, 02:01:39 PM »

Or their marketing research told them that their market was meat eaters trying to eat healthier, or eat less meat.

Oh.  I never thought of that, but it does make sense.  But when you say "their" do you mean the product's marketing team or the store's marketing team?

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11468 on: December 04, 2017, 06:15:04 PM »
My experience shows that it's something grocery stores are still figuring out.
One local grocery store has veggie burgers in 4 places: Boca, store brand and Morningstar in the frozen food section next to the frozen juice; one brand next to the frozen hamburger patties; Amy's, Dr. Praeger's, Quorn, and Gardein in the organic frozen food area; and one kind of refrigerated patties in the natural/organic refrigerated area near the tofu and hummus.

Our Walmart has them in the produce section (refrigerated) and in the freezer section near the frozen waffles or something.

I did shop at one store that put them in the middle of all the frozen meat products, and since I always skip the butcher part of the store, I thought they'd stopped carrying them altogether for months.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11469 on: December 04, 2017, 07:02:13 PM »
In the case of brand names (rather than store brand), the brand's folks may be lobbying the makers of such decisions regarding specific placement. That is a huge factor in the placement of everything from hair care to breakfast cereal, at least in the US.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11470 on: December 05, 2017, 09:40:56 AM »
In the UK too.  Stuff goes where the manufacturer pays for it to be put.  We'll have none of your logic here!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11471 on: December 26, 2017, 04:06:58 PM »
My favorite restaurant added a new waitress. She committed PD pretty quick. I asked her for pancake syrup. She brought me a dispenser that was very sticky & should've been cleaned off. She commented "Not a lot of syrup left in this one!" A few minutes later, she scooted back to my table to ask "Can I have your syrup & ketchup bottle (sitting in front of the plate) ? *puts hands out* Unless like you're using them or something ?" I was thinking she wanted to refill them. But no, she took them to the table catty corner to mine and said "Here you go."  ???

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11472 on: December 26, 2017, 05:49:33 PM »
Then there is the (in)famous case of the “delicious for Chanukah” hams.

That one never gets old! I chuckle every year, still. Despite it being old news.  ;D

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11473 on: December 26, 2017, 07:25:23 PM »
DS works at a venue that has 800 employees. They were closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day, but any other holiday that the employee is scheduled to work, if you don't come in for your shift, it is automatic termination.

DS has four fellow employees that did not come in for their shifts on Christmas Eve. Many of them are upset, and blaming everything but themselves, but they have been aware of this since day one of orientation.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #11474 on: January 02, 2018, 06:56:33 AM »
DS works at a venue that has 800 employees. They were closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day, but any other holiday that the employee is scheduled to work, if you don't come in for your shift, it is automatic termination.

DS has four fellow employees that did not come in for their shifts on Christmas Eve. Many of them are upset, and blaming everything but themselves, but they have been aware of this since day one of orientation.

What happens if someone is sick?