Ndebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 41 Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1693 times:
I'm a bit bored so I thought I might ask where people shop for groceries etc.
The big 3 in UK are Tesco, Asda and Morrisons. I personally shop in Tesco, not just because I work for them but I also think they have the largest range of products at the right prices. Hey they didn't make £2bn profit last year for nothing.
So where do you buy your food?
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WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
My local one is a right knocking shop too. It's like a singles bar without banging techno, and sometimes I feel scruffy going in there when I see some of the shoppers and their casually fashionable outfits.
It does piss me off immensely when an Audi TT or similar pulls up and parks in the disabled bays, and some high-fashion twat with scary hair bounces out and in to the store. Oh for a chisel....
CORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
When I actually buy groceries, I got to Whole Foods and at times Wally World (for the more "traditional" stuff)...sometimes I also visit specialty stores that only carry foods from a particular country.
Cirrostratus From Italy, joined May 2005, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1588 times:
Esselunga in Milan. You can find veal brain, cow stomach and horse steak in the meat fridge. I was there lastnight and saw pkgs. of those floppy red crowns you find on the top of rooster's heads. I don't know the name for them. My guess is that you can stir-fry them or make a stew, I really have no idea.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
Quoting Alcregular (Reply 12): My brother has worked for Morrisons for the past 7 years, on all departments, and has just been promoted to department manager on wines and spirits.
What a coincidence, I also look after the wines and spirits at Morrisons! It's a good way of learning what the cheap plonk is and what is a bit better quality. Being at Head Office, rather than a store, my role is probably a bit different to your brothers as I have to liase with the suppliers and make sure they get paid on time for the goods they supply and also make sure the dreaded HM Customs & Excise are kept happy!
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3786 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1565 times:
Tesco for BA miles...they soon rack up. Although the clientelle are a little downmarket where I am!
When I went to Uni I went to Asda at it seemed everyone went there, although the staff were a little snotty (refused to take my Amex card as 'it couldn't possibly be yours') and the food was crap. My housemates still go there although I refuse so now shop at Tescos online or Sainsburys.
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Steve7E7 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 478 posts, RR: 48
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1518 times:
No contest on this one round here I'm afraid.....
Our local Tesco seems to think they can fill their shelves overnight and that's it for the next day's trading-try buying pretty much anything after teatime and you'll struggle.
Asda fares marginally better but only because it isn't quite as busy-empty shelves everywhere from late afternoon onwards.
Sainsbury's...a mans shopping heaven-loads of stuff on the shelves,staff everywhere to help find things,EVERY checkout open so no queues and quality unsurpassed on the own brand lines.not forgetting the loads of offers they have on day to day lines...