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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:57 am 
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Paywalled article: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/iris ... -gjp70xgpp

I think they lifted the story off here. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:17 pm 
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Lidl has 152 stores now and wants to expand to 200 - "We're not going to going to stop until we have a Lidl store in close proximity to everyone in the country,"
They are also trialling self-service checkouts :|
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 94450.html


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:03 pm 
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temene wrote:
Lidl has 152 stores now and wants to expand to 200 - "We're not going to going to stop until we have a Lidl store in close proximity to everyone in the country,"
They are also trialling self-service checkouts :|
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 94450.html


If memory serves me correct, and sometimes it doesn't, I think they had self service checkouts on the Moore st store in Dublin a few years ago

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:53 pm 
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Self service checkouts! They'll have to vastly increase the security at the stores so, certain elements will have a field day with self service.

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Certain elements are having a field day already.

Stores stock take every 4-6-8 weeks depending on how previous stocktakes went.

They know exactly how much stock they lose each year and this percentage is factored into the margin they charge.

They only people losing are the shoppers who actually pay for their stuff. Everything is a percentage higher then it needs to be.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:21 am 
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Sainsburys to cut 2,000 jobs
Tesco to cut 1,200 jobs at HQ and 1,100 jobs at call centre
Asda cuts 288+ staff


Excuse given is the competition of Aldi & Lidl expansion in UK.
Given that Aldi&Lidl have higher market share here, why aren't we seeing job losses from our main stores?


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:43 pm 
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Did Musgrave shed staff when they merged SuperValu and SuperQuinn?

Dunnes are on a drive to displace M and S by the looks of it, that's possibly not compatible with reducing staff numbers?

Tesco are the :evil: devil, I try to spend as little time in their shops as I can. Even though I work next to one.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:40 pm 
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IT - Aldi and Lidl are accusing Tesco and SuperValu of blocking their expansion plans
Detailed systemic objectors in RGData, Supervalu, Tesco.
Lidl have had 32 objections from rivals
Aldi’s commercial rivals have objected 35 times to 33 new store planning applications including the infamous Battle of Bray.


There be serious war out there!
Makes me want to shop in Aldi&Lidl even more!


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:45 am 
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temene wrote:
IT - Aldi and Lidl are accusing Tesco and SuperValu of blocking their expansion plans
Detailed systemic objectors in RGData, Supervalu, Tesco.
Lidl have had 32 objections from rivals
Aldi’s commercial rivals have objected 35 times to 33 new store planning applications including the infamous Battle of Bray.


There be serious war out there!
Makes me want to shop in Aldi&Lidl even more!


all's fair in love and competition; the problem is the planning system.

as ever, I'm skeptical of the claims about "job creation" - opening more supermarkets does not create extra jobs, it just moves them around (and considering Lidl and Aldi are probably more "efficiently" staffed than the likes of Tesco and SuperValu, the number of jobs may actually be reduced).


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:02 pm 
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Very good piece on shrinkflation on the BBC looking at the movement in sizes and prices
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42864685

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:05 pm 
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FreeFallin wrote:
Very good piece on shrinkflation on the BBC looking at the movement in sizes and prices
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42864685

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The good news is that this reduces the calorie intake per chocolate bar. Given the number of overweight people, surely this can only be good.

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:20 pm 
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The good news is that this reduces the calorie intake per chocolate bar.

I know! Now I have to eat two of them at a time... :|

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:42 am 
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Its been going on a lot longer than 2014. The bloody things look like the mini-bars I used to get occasionally in a school lunch box many years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:34 am 
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Gilroy wrote:
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Its been going on a lot longer than 2014. The bloody things look like the mini-bars I used to get occasionally in a school lunch box many years ago.

Nah, your hands are getting bigger...

PS they call them Trump size now, so they look normal in his hands...

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:26 pm 
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“Ikea of sports retailing” is to open in Ireland.
Decathlon is to open nine stores around the country, in addition to Decathlon.ie
This makes me so happy for some reason.
“We don’t believe there’s a small market, only a market to be developed,”


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