Let’s research shopping.
There are many shops in Higashihiroshima City. We discussed stores where we usually go to shop.
We then checked which shops our family members go to and what they buy for a week, and summarized the result on maps and graphs during class. We found out that most families shop in supermarkets.
We talked to our family members and checked receipts to guess why they often go to supermarkets. We thought it is because there are many products and services and the products are cheap. To confirm this, we decided to visit a supermarket.
|Ask your family members where they shop and what they buy, and go shopping with them to check what they buy for a week. |Let’s visit supermarkets
|Why do a lot of people shop in supermarkets? |
Inside a supermarket
How is the customer service?
How is the price?
How many products are there? What kind of products are there?
How is the price shown?
What is the temperature of the products?
How do people work there?
|Let’s learn about what the people who work there do. What do they pay attention to? |Let’s interview the people who work there.
|Supermarkets are popular because they satisfy their customers by preparing many products and selling them at a low price. They also offer various services to make shopping easy. Let’s observe the people who work there. |
We interviewed the people who work there.
What do they keep in mind while they work?
|Let’s learn about what the people who work there do. |
What do they pay attention to?
Prepared food section
|We cook and decorate carefully. We try to offer freshly-cooked food that customers want at the right time. |
We also pay attention to the amount.
|We stock safe, fresh fish and sell it while also paying attention to its freshness. |
We reduce the products’ prices after a certain amount of time has passed. We keep a clean environment and also pay attention to our clothes.
|Fresh fish section |
| We supply products. We arrange them facing toward the front, so that customers can take them easily. |
We also check if there are any expired products.
|Shop interior |
| We calculate the price quickly and accurately at the checkout, so that customers don’t have to wait. Nowadays, change is calculated by machine. We try to make customers comfortable while they shop. |
| We order the products we need on the computer according to plan depending on the daily sales. |
| Office |
| We inspect products on each shelf at a predetermined time. We check if there are enough products and order products when we do not have enough.We also check products that sell well or are near the expiry date. |
|Inspection of products |
|【Comment from the supermarket manager 】|
|We at the supermarket always think about products and services that customers want. We stock more products than usual when sports days or festivals approach. We also check the weather and temperature often to sell as many products as possible. |Let’s find out where the products come from.
|They do a lot to make sure customers can shop easily. |
Let’s check their production sites.
Vegetables produced in Japan
|Products come from across Japan. |
Some products, such as fruits, come from abroad.
Fruit from abroad
|Let’s mark the production sites on a world map and map of Japan. |
Let’s refer to:
①Production sites written on cards
|We are connected to other parts of Japan and the world through many products. |
| Products in the local production for local consumption section have pictures of the producers. They are popular for their low price and safety. |
|Local production for local consumption section |
Local production for local consumption means consuming locally produced food locally.
Recently, agricultural products produced by local farmers are sold in supermarkets. They are popular for their freshness, because they are sold on the same day as they are harvested.
Higashihiroshima Distribution Center
Vegetables and fruit from Higashihiroshima City are gathered
and sold at auction there before being sold in shops. Let’s think about how we can shop better.
There are many shops other than supermarkets. It is important to get to know each shop and go shopping in shops that suit your needs.
We can buy daily goods using delivery services and the Internet.
Various services are available to meet the needs of shoppers.
|Let’s find out why there are so many kinds of shops. |
|Plastic shopping bags now cost a fee, so I started to carry my own reusable bag when I go shopping. |
|It’s easy to shop when a single shop has all kinds of things. |
＜Recycling is promoted＞
|Shoppers should think carefully and do their shopping in a planned manner. |