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Just a quick survey to see where AO folk might do the weekly shop.......

I'm looking for an alternative to the temptations of Waitrose,which is costing me an absolute fortune at the mo...........but fear I could not bear a trip to Asda with it's hordes of unruly children and obese types blocking the aisles

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Re: Which supermarket do you use? (UK)

Tesco as the wife works there and we get a discount off our shopping
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Oh bugger......I've somehow managed to not attach the options list.....

Just suggestions will do...........
 
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mabees if you ask a mod...they may add a poll for you
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Re: Which supermarket do you use? (UK)

Maybe you could use the results from the poll I posted on this subject a while ago.

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/ao-po...use-most.html?
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Sainsbury's, not the cheapest SM but i do believe you get what you pay for in consideration of their 'own branded' products
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Just a quick survey to see where AO folk might do the weekly shop.......

I'm looking for an alternative to the temptations of Waitrose,which is costing me an absolute fortune at the mo...........but fear I could not bear a trip to Asda with it's hordes of unruly children and obese types blocking the aisles

How about these?
you gotta be kidding me !!

 
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Maybe you could use the results from the poll I posted on this subject a while ago.

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/ao-po...use-most.html?
Cheers....I did a quick search but never saw your previous poll.

I might give Tesco's in Winchester a bash.........Sainsbury's is off limits cos I always spend about 80 in there and then realise it's all wine and crispy duck etc........gone in a couple of days.

I'm not a glutton..........honest
 
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Morrisons. It's a choice between them and Tescos in my town, and they have nicer chocolate milk
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Morrisons. It's a choice between them and Tescos in my town, and they have nicer chocolate milk

We used to have Morrisons here in Northern Ireland, then Asda came along and bought them up. I miss the Morrisons Raspberry ripple squash, it was lovely in milk as a shake

Now, if its the start of the month I shop in Tesco, when money is getting a bit light I go to Asda
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Sainsburys for us , but tescos for the dog food (the dogs love it for some strange reason.....go figure)

And sainsburys in brentwood have the hand held scanners so no queueing at the checkout, .....and its a gadget...
 
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Mind your own business........
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Sainsbury's mainly cos its only half a mile away. But Tesco's when they send decent offers through. A couple of months ago they sent me four vouchers, each worth 10 off if you spent over 40. So I had to go for that.



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Tesco's online.

Saves a fortune well worth the delivery charge not to have to go and fight the old dears having their weekly meeting!!!
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we use Asda and either tesco's or sainsburys'.
main shop in Asda but the nice bits normally come from one of the others.
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Re: Which supermarket do you use? (UK)

You should shop in your local greengrocers (or even better at the local farmer's markets - there is a regular one in Winchester.....).

The produce is fresher, of a better quality and usually cheaper than the supermarkets.

The big supermarkets import much of their fresh produce, which not only increases the cost but also means that the stuff you see on the shelves can be weeks old by the time you buy it. They do not support local producers - even if they buy from them, they set the prices (artificially low) and will reject a huge proportion of the produce for not being aesthetically perfect (i.e. there is nothing wrong with the vegetable, but it is not "spotless"). This leads to wastage and lower income for the producers.

This also means that the buyer has an unrealistic expectation of good produce should look like. A few blemishes on the surface of a tomato or an apple does not affect the quality, but the supermarkets cover their fruit in wax and preservatives just so that they look nice on the shelves.

They are deliberately driving local shops out of business. Once they are out of the way, they will have a monopoly on the market, and will almost certainly set up a cartel to determine prices to stiff us, the consumer, and foist second or third rate produce on us.






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I used to go to Sainsbury's. Pretty good quality for decent prices, with the only exception being the fruit available there. Complete rubbish.
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Re: Which supermarket do you use? (UK)

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Just a quick survey to see where AO folk might do the weekly shop.......

I'm looking for an alternative to the temptations of Waitrose,which is costing me an absolute fortune at the mo...........but fear I could not bear a trip to Asda with it's hordes of unruly children and obese types blocking the aisles

How about these?
I'm obese and have children, but we try to wash occasionally
we tend to shop at Morrisons, because it's the handiest. Both ASDA and Tesco have bought land in our area supposedley to build superstores, but neither has bothered to start developments yet. Weren't the government suposed to put a stop to that??
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Re: Which supermarket do you use? (UK)

Sainsburys as I work there, so 10% discount on my shopping I go in Tesco's from time to time if I'm passing and I need something, but the staff seem miserable buggers. ASDA's and Morrisons own brand stuff doesn't have any taste to it IMO, it's like chewing on cardboard and water.
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spar is my choice..quality products at a competitive price...

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Waitrose, Quality Food Honestly Priced.
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Just a quick survey to see where AO folk might do the weekly shop.......

I'm looking for an alternative to the temptations of Waitrose,which is costing me an absolute fortune at the mo...........but fear I could not bear a trip to Asda with it's hordes of unruly children and obese types blocking the aisles

How about these?
and us Asda shoppers dont want sanctimonious, cry babies like you blocking up our aisles

 
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Blimey Mike.....are you an ASDA shareholder or something ?...the comments I made were pretty tongue in cheek you know!

The one near me is the huge bugger at Chandlers Ford,used to be Carrefour years ago when supermarkets were a novelty in the UK........I went up there at 10 pm last Tuesday(tis open 24 hours Mon-Fri) and it was fine.....the bread and fruit had all gone,but so had the crowds.......the place gets seriously rammed during the daytime and it just ain't a nice place to be......regardless of what shape people are
 
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Blimey Mike.....are you an ASDA shareholder or something ?...the comments I made were pretty tongue in cheek you know!

me to dude..a bit of tongue in cheek..although i wish i had shares in asda !!

 
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