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Late Doors

Supermarket Wars

There's couple of new lions in the pride. Big Al Di Meola and Liddle Piddle. They've been stalking around long enough and this Christmas they are gonna pounce.
Plastic Man

There's a new kid on the block. Well, more like an old one returning, but smartened up and consorting with the enemy...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/financ...co-for-5.50-Welcome-to-Netto.html

Quote:
J Sainsbury’s new discount chain Netto is to sell Danish pastries for 39pc, Prosecco for £5.50 and Lego for £3 when it launches in the UK today.

The first Netto store will open in Leeds on Thursday, with four more opening in the north of England before the end of the month

Sainsbury’s is relaunching Netto in the UK as part of an attempt to halt the rise of the discounters Aldi and Lidl.

Netto initially left the UK in 2010 when its stores were bought by Asda, however Sainsbury’s is opening new stores through a joint venture with the Danish brand’s parent company Dansk Supermarked.

Per Bank, chief executive of Dansk Supermarked, said the new Netto stores would be a “complete departure” from the format that left the UK in 2010. Every store will include a bakery selling Danish breads and pastries, while all fresh meat will be sourced from the UK. Netto will offer a top-end range called “Premieur” and an “Easy” brand for everyday items.
fartcatcher

There's been a Netto in Rugby for years. They must have missed it.

Their logo is a dog throwing up into a waste bin
Plastic Man

fartcatcher wrote:
There's been a Netto in Rugby for years. They must have missed it.

Their logo is a dog throwing up into a waste bin


That Netto set-up was bought out by Asda in 2011.

This incarnation is a joint venture between the Danish parent company and Sainsbury's. Sainsbury's is trying to consolidate its position versus Aldi/ Lidl, but doesn't want to be viewed as dumbing down.

This version of Netto appears to be geared to appealing to Sainsbury's  middle class core customers, but with quality goods at lower pices, as per Lidl/ Aldi.
Dalek

Does anybody remember the Aldi Breakfast cereal with the amusing picture on the front with the two monsters who seemed to be enjoying each other's company a little too much for a children's cereal box?  It was in the 1990s I believe.
Dalek

Somehow things were a little more permissive and forgiving (and more sensible) back then.
Heyho

I think they are all dumbing down.

Got a text off my mate at around 2am the oteh rnight who is a shelf stacker in tescos in the centre of Leeds. He was most amused as he had just unpacked a chocolate bar named Runt.
Frazier Cranium

I bet you thought similar when receiving a text a 2 in the morning
Dock

I'm sick of hearing about Aldi this Lidl that. It’s pathetic how the public have bought into the media wanking over these particular supermarkets in competition with the more established names and are all oohing and ahhing over a load of corporate companies trying to outdo each other and who, in the final analysis, couldn’t give a shit about consumers. Who gives a fuck! I love value for money and will go where the bargains are but I don’t want to read about it or see it on the news every time I switch the telly on. It’s even seeped into the news on my beloved Radio 4. It’s all a load of uninteresting knackers if you ask me……………………………I know you won’t.
fartcatcher

I got a very nice baseball hat with a light on the front from Aldi.

Very handy when you're talking the dog for a walk when it's dark.

You can turn it round for when you're walking backwards.

Dock

fartcatcher wrote:
I got a very nice baseball hat with a light on the front from Aldi.

Very handy when you're talking the dog for a walk when it's dark.

You can turn it round for when you're walking backwards.



Ace! Another molten nugget of wisdom forged in the Birdingbury bubbling cauldron of science and philosophy. I can picture all the lads at the BSC stood at the bar with those caps on complimenting each other on on their respective purchases.
Late Doors

Oh i dunno about that Dock. Supermarkets are immensely fascinating and give a right window on the world. I like to observe them, try to understand their psyche. They are a microcosm for our consumer capitalism and understanding supermarkets is a way of understanding the consumer system we have. They are the  enemy but also a friend , a friend who likes to take the piss. Like it or not they are also a big part of our lives.

When i was single Sainsbury and MnS were great places to meet women. I don't mean pull, just see and maybe a little smile you could remember later on if you saw them in town. Dunno if its Liddle or Aldi but the one I'm thinking about is great for cycling and other outdoor stuff. You're right though about them all being in existence to screw us . The supermarkets i mean, not the lovely ladies of Sainsbury and MnS.

For the time being Aldo and Puddle have fantastic bargains for certain quality stuff, bacon, hams, cheese etc. It won't last. Capitalist gravity will see to that but hopefully something else will react to the competition and come in. Gonna be interesting though on the decades to come, more and more people wanting more and more food especially meat. The companies who control distribution will be very very powerful.
Grind

We have a 24 hour super-sized Walmart about ten miles from here.

I'm always totally gobsmacked that the car park is pretty much nearly always full, there never seem to be any empty shelves and, high end stuff aside, there really aren't too many things you can't find in there if you're prepared to look. Cheap as chips (fries) too.

The Grindstress hates going there, but it's a great place for people watching.

I'm not sure I'd recommend it for meeting women, but I'm sure they sell them somewhere in aisle 47.
fartcatcher

Aldi are actually really good for cycling and running gear.
They also keep our rising population of OAPs in perpetual search of a bargain and out of harm's way.
bearing

Late Doors wrote:


For the time being Aldo and Puddle have fantastic bargains for certain quality stuff, bacon, hams, cheese etc. It won't last. Capitalist gravity will see to that but hopefully something else will react to the competition and come in. Gonna be interesting though on the decades to come, more and more people wanting more and more food especially meat. The companies who control distribution will be very very powerful.


An interesting viewpoint, as is Dock's but I'm pretty sure that Aldi and Lidl both base their whole business on low prices and they aim to continue this. One of the ways they do this is only having 1400 lines of produce compared to 30,000 stocked by the bigger competitors. Tesco et al stock say 20 types of washing powder Aldi will only stock one or two, this means that they have a more personal relationship with their suppliers. It also allows them to work with the supplier to try to make it the best powder on the market, it also lets them negotiate bigger discounts by buying a greater volume per line.
Dalek

fartcatcher wrote:
Aldi are actually really good for cycling and running gear.
They also keep our rising population of OAPs in perpetual search of a bargain and out of harm's way.


Ah - a noble cause indeed!  (I didn't know that they did stairlifts though!)  
Dock

Late Doors wrote:
Oh i dunno about that Dock. Supermarkets are immensely fascinating and give a right window on the world. I like to observe them, try to understand their psyche. They are a microcosm for our consumer capitalism and understanding supermarkets is a way of understanding the consumer system we have. They are the  enemy but also a friend , a friend who likes to take the piss. Like it or not they are also a big part of our lives.

When i was single Sainsbury and MnS were great places to meet women. I don't mean pull, just see and maybe a little smile you could remember later on if you saw them in town. Dunno if its Liddle or Aldi but the one I'm thinking about is great for cycling and other outdoor stuff. You're right though about them all being in existence to screw us . The supermarkets i mean, not the lovely ladies of Sainsbury and MnS.

For the time being Aldo and Puddle have fantastic bargains for certain quality stuff, bacon, hams, cheese etc. It won't last. Capitalist gravity will see to that but hopefully something else will react to the competition and come in. Gonna be interesting though on the decades to come, more and more people wanting more and more food especially meat. The companies who control distribution will be very very powerful.


"When i was single Sainsbury and MnS were great places to meet women. I don't mean pull, just see and maybe a little smile you could remember later on if you saw them in town."

Kin' ell LD. Bit stalkerish. What a grimy window into your sordid little existence. Thanks for sharing that. Anyway best get to bed, early start for training at Bramall Lane tomorrow.

*phones police*
Heyho

Day off today was spent taking Mrs H (quickly moves on) around Aldi at Cas and Miggie to get a Turket crown, smoke gammon joint and roast Hog joint. Change out of £30.

Compare that to last year when we saved up £95 with the local butcher. It was like a cattle market (no pun honest) in the shop. When we were handed the box I waited around expecting another. Never came. God knows how many hundreds of pounds the other local sweet suburbia residents spent given the size of their portions. No wonder they all have fat dogs.

I've not been back since.
Late Doors

 They couldn't afford me at Bramall Lane.

You know what they say. One women's stalker is another's attentive admirer. They tend not to appreciate being told what  perfume they wore last Tuesday tea time and the names and birthdays of their kids though.
Dock

Late Doors wrote:
 They couldn't afford me at Bramall Lane.

You know what they say. One women's stalker is another's attentive admirer. They tend not to appreciate being told what  perfume they wore last Tuesday tea time and the names and birthdays of their kids though.


Re: Bramall Lane. I think Sutcliffe said something like that at his trial.

*phones police again*
Late Doors

Naughty Tesco in bother, treating their suppliers unfairly.tryyryo.gif

Not got a problem with lines of business conduct  but why single out Tesco? As far as i can see they aren't doing anything illegal just commercially bullying smaller business. If that is the criteria for investigation into business every corporation, company, shop and even single tradesman is in the frame. Jeez i could tell you horror stories of certain household names who are utter utter cu next Tuesdays to deal with but i don't see them under investigation.

One of the things Tesco seem to have been doing is making suppliers pay them just for being on their approved suppliers file so they can simply be "in the hat" for selection. The big problem i have with that is that if it was an individual asking for that payment or indeed paying it they would be hung drawn and quartered under anti corruption laws. The indemnity and limited liability of corporations together with their legal duties to the shareholders make it almost compulsory to be corrupt and a crime not to be. That's where the issue is. No love for Tesco of course, they are just another shithouse organisation but i can't help thinking they've been targetted for some reason.
fartcatcher

A lot of big retailers seem to treat their suppliers like shit. Charging them for the privilege of doing business, making them sign up to 60 day payment terms, hit with 'loyalty' clauses that prevent them from supplying competitors.

Everybody lower down in the food chain (pardon pun) suffers. It's ridiculous that milk is cheaper than bottled water. I almost feel sorry for the farmers.

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