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Latinos Spending 3 Times as Much as the Average Shopper
NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 | Diana Guevara

Posted on 11/20/2012 11:40:19 PM PST by nickcarraway

They are not only the fastest growing population in the country, but Latinos are also spending 3 times more at the super market than everyone else.

With more than $1 trillion in purchasing power, Latino consumers like Arlette Mendoza are gaining the attention of big name brands.

“I personally like it," said the mother of two. "I think it's good that everyone else is discovering just how good our food is."

Cereal companies, including General Mills are using flavors like Dulce de Leche with the hope of appealing to the growing Latino consumer.

Richie Matthews is President of DIÁLOGO, a national public relations agency that services brands targeting the Hispanic market.

He says with Latinos making up a third of San Diego's population, several companies are using the area as a test market. “The brands are positioning themselves so that they not only incorporate more market share but so they're relevant and I think that's the name of the game for any consumer brand,” said Matthews.

He also says the Latino market is craving nostalgic cultural flavors like lime, chili, and Latin infused coffee just to name a few.

So now when you go to the grocery store you will see more Latino flavors spread out beyond the ethnic food aisle to the mainstream.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: hispanic; hispanics; latino; latinos
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1 posted on 11/20/2012 11:40:22 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Latinos are also spending 3 times more at the super market than everyone else.

These looters are using the money extorted from the producers though the confiscatory taxation of the Obama regime. Thrifty, hard-working Conservatives are getting the shaft yet again by these minority groups gaming the system. It's well past time for the Tea Party Rebellion to rise up and take America back.

2 posted on 11/20/2012 11:52:42 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

What a ridiculous thing to say. Mexicans work their asses of, at least for the most part. Quit your race baiting.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 12:00:57 AM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Last of the Mohicans

I think since most do not abort their children, they have larger families than many today, so it would make sense they’re spending more than average.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 12:07:57 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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I don’t think they have a lower abortion rate than other groups.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 12:12:08 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Last of the Mohicans
They voted by 71% for Barack Obama in 2012. Like the blacks, the Hispanics want gifts from Santa Claus. See the Free Republic thread, Mitt Wasn't All Wrong About "Gifts". It's very informative about the reality of the Hispanics:

This is a huge community being sucked into the morass of a mammoth welfare state. Consider a typical Hispanic household with children.

It is headed by an unmarried women who receives food stamps and public housing or rent supplements to feed and house her children.

Her kids are educated free from Head Start to K-12 and fed by school breakfast and lunch programs. Should they graduate high school, Pell Grants and student loans are there for college.

For cash, mom gets welfare checks. If she takes a job, she will receive an earned income tax credit to supplement her income. If she loses her job, she can get 99 weeks of unemployment checks.

For health care, there is Medicaid and Obamacare. And like 45 percent of all Hispanic households, she has no federal income tax liability.

It's not race baiting, it's the facts.

6 posted on 11/21/2012 12:13:15 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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I live in Las Vegas, if you would come here you would be surprised, the Mexicans have gotten educated, and they do everything from laying carpet to operating the high tech devices used in the Doctors offices and the Hospitals.They are not setting around waiting for a hand out they are working. and working hard. P.S I am a native born Yankee.
7 posted on 11/21/2012 12:18:09 AM PST by BooBoo1000 ( Your life is like a coin, you can spend it on what ever you want, but you can only spend it once.)
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The Hispanic out-of-wedlock birth rate is 53 percent, about twice that of whites.

There much more in the Free Republic thread, Why Hispanics Don’t Vote for Republicans including this fact:

The idea of the “social issues” Hispanic voter is also a mirage. A majority of Hispanics now support gay marriage [sic], a Pew Research Center poll from last month found.

I'll add that I personally object to the term "gay marriage" since sodomites are anything but gay, in the true sense of the word. They are miserable, frustrated creatures pushing their perversion. And the support of this abomination by the majority of Hispanics explodes the myth that they are attuned to the principle of Conservatism.

Buy the way, please make a point to read post #8 in the thread I referenced.

8 posted on 11/21/2012 12:23:14 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: nickcarraway

If I could avoid income, withholding and FICA taxes I too would have more money to spend.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 12:25:01 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: re_nortex

CDC’s out of wedlock birth rate for Hispanics is 80.6 out of 1,000 (8%). And 45% of all Americans don’t have tax liability because they don’t have high enough incomes. Mexicans do not come to the US, whether legally or not, to collect welfare. They come here for jobs and a better life for their tight-knit families. Keep driving that wedge between whites and Hispanics and we’ll never see any of that vote back.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 12:32:42 AM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: BooBoo1000
I live in Las Vegas, if you would come here you would be surprised, the Mexicans have gotten educated, and they do everything from laying carpet to operating the high tech devices used in the Doctors offices and the Hospitals.They are not setting around waiting for a hand out they are working. and working hard.

That's certainly inspirational but in Nevada, Obama won the Hispanic vote 70% to 25% in 2012. That's tantamount to casting a ballot for handouts from the producers.

One of my best friends, Gil (he eschews his birthname of Gilberto), is of Mexican ancestry. He's the role model for an American who happens to be of Hispanic origin. He's a Christian who proudly flies the American flag at his home not far from where I live. He never utters a word in Spanish and, although he doesn't curse, he has some choice words for Mexican food, which he detests. He won't even take his family to Taco Bell! :-)

And need I add that Gil and I have attended Tea Party events here in Texas together. He's all American through and through and is an example of a non-hyphenated Patriot. He son just wrapped up his military service and will join the family carpet installation business. He's a great guy with a wonderful wife and an outstanding son. Unfortunately, he's among the minority of Hispanics who see the danger in an Obama regime.

11 posted on 11/21/2012 12:37:48 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Last of the Mohicans

My bad. Birth rate is 80.6/1000, but your number of 53% of Hispanic births to unwed mothers is correct.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 12:47:53 AM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Last of the Mohicans
CDC’s out of wedlock birth rate for Hispanics is 80.6 out of 1,000 (8%).

Here's a chart using the 2010 CDC numbers posted by the Heritage Foundation:

Here's another chart of interest revealing the dependency of Mexicans (both legal and illegal) on productive Americans:

Note that my friend Gil, whom I referenced elsewhere in this thread is native born. His parents were legal immigrants from Mexico, coming here in the 1940's. Neither he nor his parents (both now deceased) took any form of welfare.

13 posted on 11/21/2012 12:59:38 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: nickcarraway

There is something rather strange here. How can the Latinos have such a massive purchasing power when the bulk of them are impoverished illegal immigrants? Is this so called purchasing power coming from Uncle Sam? Granted their purchasing power is growing but not to the tune of the astronomical figure cited.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 1:03:25 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: re_nortex

See my post 12.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 1:03:45 AM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: nickcarraway

There is something rather strange here. How can the Latinos have such a massive purchasing power when the bulk of them are impoverished illegal immigrants? Is this so called purchasing power coming from Uncle Sam? Granted their purchasing power is growing but not to the tune of the astronomical figure cited. There appears to be a lot missing [ like what is the source of their income ] from this report.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 1:04:56 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: nickcarraway
One of the biggest unpleasantries of colonized, is having to live in a formally dual language nation, where even our food packages make us feel like we live in a foreign country, as we have to look for the English on the box.

It must be like losing a war and being adsorbed by the conquerors as they erase your nation, and replace it with theirs.

17 posted on 11/21/2012 1:08:11 AM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: re_nortex

my brother has owned a “Latin” supermarket in San Jose, Ca for the last 25 years... he once told me that his shoppers are willing to spend their money—most of their money—on food... groceries... many of them don’t typically go on vacation or even go out to eat so much... they buy what we might consider specialty foods... in addition, they are willing to pay more at Latin supermarkets because the set-up is a lot like the markets in their home countries... not everyone who shops in these markets are on food stamps...


18 posted on 11/21/2012 1:08:49 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Last of the Mohicans
My bad. Birth rate is 80.6/1000, but your number of 53% of Hispanic births to unwed mothers is correct.

Thanks much for that. I hope it's clear that my intent isn't race bating (technically Hispanics are an ethnicity as opposed to a race) nor to drive a wedge. I think that coming to terms with a problem requires an understanding of the obstacles and a brutal facing of the hard reality of what Conservatives face.

My friend, Gil, actually takes a hard line on the matter. He's for massive deportation and speaks highly of President Eisenhower's "Operation Wetback" program of the 1950's. That comes from his parents immigrating to America the right way back in the 1940's and then assimilating to our values and cultures. He resents those who have short-circuited the legal process.

19 posted on 11/21/2012 1:09:21 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
s/bating/baiting/

And to think that I purport to speak English! I really do know better...I think. :-)

20 posted on 11/21/2012 1:16:43 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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