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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:29 am 
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Homemaker wrote:
http://www.newstalk.com/EasyJet-founder-opens-supermarket-where-everything-costs-just-25p
Stelios from easyjet opens a supermarket in London where, for the month of Feb, everything costs 25p! Prices expected to double to 50p in March. He's aiming at the working poor who don't qualify for food banks but find discount supermarkets are still a bit too expensive.

So I'm getting my Ryanair flights for €1 and I'm off to London for my weekly shop

Ryanair's baggage charges would scupper any savings you'll make! :x

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:42 pm 
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dolanbaker wrote:
Homemaker wrote:
http://www.newstalk.com/EasyJet-founder-opens-supermarket-where-everything-costs-just-25p
Stelios from easyjet opens a supermarket in London where, for the month of Feb, everything costs 25p! Prices expected to double to 50p in March. He's aiming at the working poor who don't qualify for food banks but find discount supermarkets are still a bit too expensive.

So I'm getting my Ryanair flights for €1 and I'm off to London for my weekly shop

Ryanair's baggage charges would scupper any savings you'll make! :x


Forced to close as they have run out of stock in less than 2 days

http://www.newstalk.com/Budget-25p-Supermarket-forced-to-shut-as-stock-runs-out-in-less-than-2-days

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:25 pm 
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Homemaker wrote:
dolanbaker wrote:
Homemaker wrote:
http://www.newstalk.com/EasyJet-founder-opens-supermarket-where-everything-costs-just-25p
Stelios from easyjet opens a supermarket in London where, for the month of Feb, everything costs 25p! Prices expected to double to 50p in March. He's aiming at the working poor who don't qualify for food banks but find discount supermarkets are still a bit too expensive.

So I'm getting my Ryanair flights for €1 and I'm off to London for my weekly shop

Ryanair's baggage charges would scupper any savings you'll make! :x


Forced to close as they have run out of stock in less than 2 days

http://www.newstalk.com/Budget-25p-Supermarket-forced-to-shut-as-stock-runs-out-in-less-than-2-days


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The shop also said that the 25p promotion is conditional as only while stocks last.
A very effective advertising campaign. Even if they lost 20p on every product it probably cost less than £5k to develop massive awareness of the business.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:42 am 
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Clare County Council refuses Aldi planning permission ...http://m.independent.ie/business/irish/ ... 55372.html


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:13 am 
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Clare County Council refuses Aldi planning permission ...http://m.independent.ie/business/irish/ ... 55372.html

Bord Pleanála refused not the Co. Co. if I read right.
It isn't rural. It is local to an urban centre sufficiently large to support the shop. ALDI and LIDL don't ever build superstores.
If it is detrimental to visual amenity then every Aldi and LIDL are detrimental to visual amenity as they all look the same.

Supposedly LIDL in Tullamore couldn't get permission to build a standard sized LIDL outlet next to the ALDI and TESCO shopping centre so they were forced to remain in and revamp their current outlet which doesn't have enough parking spaces.

The building of an ALDI on the Clonsilla Road in D.15 has been frustrated at every stage.

It appears that some interest groups in Ireland are not in favour of affordable food.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:37 am 
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dipole wrote:
The building of an ALDI on the Clonsilla Road in D.15 has been frustrated at every stage.

The Spar on that road is outrageously expensive, often x2 or x3 the price in Tesco for basic groceries (and I'm not talking Everyday Value stuff either).

I think that ALDI was refused on traffic grounds, though it seems a bit daft since the potential customers are presumably driving further to somewhere else.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:08 pm 
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dipole wrote:
fungus wrote:
Clare County Council refuses Aldi planning permission ...http://m.independent.ie/business/irish/ ... 55372.html

Bord Pleanála refused not the Co. Co. if I read right.
It isn't rural. It is local to an urban centre sufficiently large to support the shop. ALDI and LIDL don't ever build superstores.
If it is detrimental to visual amenity then every Aldi and LIDL are detrimental to visual amenity as they all look the same.

Supposedly LIDL in Tullamore couldn't get permission to build a standard sized LIDL outlet next to the ALDI and TESCO shopping centre so they were forced to remain in and revamp their current outlet which doesn't have enough parking spaces.

The building of an ALDI on the Clonsilla Road in D.15 has been frustrated at every stage.

It appears that some interest groups in Ireland are not in favour of affordable food.

An ALDI was refused in Athlone recently as well, it would have been in direct competition with a nearby Supervalu store. :x

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:21 pm 
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dolanbaker wrote:
dipole wrote:
fungus wrote:
Clare County Council refuses Aldi planning permission ...http://m.independent.ie/business/irish/ ... 55372.html

Bord Pleanála refused not the Co. Co. if I read right.
It isn't rural. It is local to an urban centre sufficiently large to support the shop. ALDI and LIDL don't ever build superstores.
If it is detrimental to visual amenity then every Aldi and LIDL are detrimental to visual amenity as they all look the same.

Supposedly LIDL in Tullamore couldn't get permission to build a standard sized LIDL outlet next to the ALDI and TESCO shopping centre so they were forced to remain in and revamp their current outlet which doesn't have enough parking spaces.

The building of an ALDI on the Clonsilla Road in D.15 has been frustrated at every stage.

It appears that some interest groups in Ireland are not in favour of affordable food.

An ALDI was refused in Athlone recently as well, it would have been in direct competition with a nearby Supervalu store. :x


Similar situation in Trim, Co., Meath at the moment. Permission granted by Co.Co.. Appealed to an Bord Pleanala. The store would actually be on the route for a lot of traffic heading to the Supervalu in the town.

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:25 am 
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Dubhgeannain wrote:
dolanbaker wrote:
dipole wrote:
fungus wrote:
Clare County Council refuses Aldi planning permission ...http://m.independent.ie/business/irish/ ... 55372.html

Bord Pleanála refused not the Co. Co. if I read right.
It isn't rural. It is local to an urban centre sufficiently large to support the shop. ALDI and LIDL don't ever build superstores.
If it is detrimental to visual amenity then every Aldi and LIDL are detrimental to visual amenity as they all look the same.

Supposedly LIDL in Tullamore couldn't get permission to build a standard sized LIDL outlet next to the ALDI and TESCO shopping centre so they were forced to remain in and revamp their current outlet which doesn't have enough parking spaces.

The building of an ALDI on the Clonsilla Road in D.15 has been frustrated at every stage.

It appears that some interest groups in Ireland are not in favour of affordable food.

An ALDI was refused in Athlone recently as well, it would have been in direct competition with a nearby Supervalu store. :x


Similar situation in Trim, Co., Meath at the moment. Permission granted by Co.Co.. Appealed to an Bord Pleanala. The store would actually be on the route for a lot of traffic heading to the Supervalu in the town.

[edited]Edited as it was unfair to local residents, having read the letters it seems fair enough. JD Whetherspoons in trouble too on planning.[/edited]
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 76624.html


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:42 pm 
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Lidl opens new outlets in Cork and Mayo

http://www.newstalk.com/Lidl-opens-new- ... k-and-Mayo

The march of the Germans continues.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:45 pm 
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Anyone want to tell me what's so special about Supervalue? I was in there the other day... rather meh to be honest.

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:30 pm 
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Lidl and Aldi have done more to reduce poverty in Ireland than any pious report from an earnest think tank.


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Store closures continue in the UK thanks to online sales growth and the Germans ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brita ... sinessNews

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If retailers can't make stores profitable the alternative is closure.

Tesco has closed 61 stores since Lewis became CEO in 2014, while Morrisons (MRW.L), Britain’s No. 4 grocer, has closed 21 supermarkets and plans to close seven more, saying it can't see a way to make them profitable.

Analysts say Marks & Spencer, the country’s biggest clothing retailer is ripe for a major store rationalization.

In its Christmas quarter M&S grew online sales by 21 percent and although it did not break out general merchandise sales for its stores only, analysts have estimated a year-on-year decline of over 8 percent.

The firm has been tinkering with its near 900 UK stores, dedicating a little more space to the faster growing food over clothes.



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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:03 pm 
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Dunnes Stores looks set to overtake Tesco in grocery market

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/dunn ... -1.2572705

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:04 pm 
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Good insight into how Lidl operates here

Interview: The Westmeath farmer’s son with a Lidl plan for growth
http://www.irishtimes.com/business/reta ... -1.2610930
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He manages more than 4,000 staff, he runs a business with annual sales of well over €1 billion, and he has already served almost four years on the board of of Lidl’s huge operation in France....


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