ndebelebev
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Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 3:46 am

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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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 3:48 am

Marks and Spencer, with local convenience stores for emergencies
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 3:49 am

Quoting Ndebelebev (Thread starter):
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.

Your last sentence implies that perhaps the prices aren't so right after all. crazy 

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ndebelebev
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 3:51 am

Yes because of the vast range of products they sell.

They must be doing something right.
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 3:59 am

Sainsburys.

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....
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 4:07 am

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.
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 4:21 am

We go to Morrisons. The produce is much fresher and lasts longer than Asda (which I think is more expensive)
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 4:24 am

Because my grandfather worked for Vons (owned by Safeway) for over 20 years. I shop exclusively at any Vons, Pavillions, or Safeway here in the Western USA.
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 4:27 am

I go to a little grocery store here called Cash Market. We also go to the Costco on 28C final at PIT.
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 4:33 am

M&S, Waitrose and Sainsbury's.
 
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 4:34 am

Quoting Ndebelebev (Thread starter):
I'm a bit bored so I thought I might ask where people shop for groceries etc.

Ah Bev, you already know where I shop  Wink

For everyone elses benefit, I work at Morrison's head office so I'll give you three guesses.  Wink

Before working for them I used to shop at Asda but then switched to Sainsburys as none of the chavs went there as it is too expensive for them! Much nicer shopping experience, but at a (worthy) price! Big grin
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 5:00 am

I do not shop for food (I do not cook or prepare food at home) ... Shopping is boring! I always dine out.
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 5:06 am

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. Now I have a best brother in the world, lol  Silly
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 5:13 am

HEB, another Texas tradition!

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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 5:30 am

I only shop at stores with in-store pharmacies. Then I get paged when my prescription is ready, and people get to hear my name, just like I was a celebrity.
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 5:17 pm

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.
 
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 5:22 pm

Woolworths and David Jones for me.
 
Capital146
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 5:40 pm

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!  Smile 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!
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 10:51 pm

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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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 11:03 pm

Woolworths over here for groceries usually... my mum usually does the shopping. Sometimes I pop into Supabarn because its closer, but the range isn't as good.
 
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 11:38 pm

I'm an admitted thrift store junkie.

One man's trash.....
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 11:44 pm

Cheapo Asda here  Silly
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sat May 07, 2005 11:57 pm

Here in the United States...

Whole Foods (natural, local, and organic)

and the 'mom-n-pop' shops where you can find even more local and organic products.
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steve7e7
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sun May 08, 2005 4:55 am

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...

Maybe I should get a job in their PR department  Wink
 
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sun May 08, 2005 5:28 am

I go to Trader Joe's for most edibles, and Ralph's for everything else.
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sun May 08, 2005 5:55 am

Northeastern Ohio has a local chain called Marc's. I love shopping there for the extremely good prices, and for what they call aisle 1 closeouts. You can find just about anything in aisle one. Cheap Chinese tools, gloves, calculators, or any other crazy stuff that they are practically giving away. One time I bought 64oz. plastic tumblers for 2 cents each. I loaded up over 500 of them. They're great for summer parties.

Here's a question for Europeans. When I go grocery shopping I buy my fresh meats and vegetables about once a week. Dry goods, canned goods, and stuff that doesn't really spoil are stocked up for at least a months supply. I buy a half of a cow and a whole pig from a local farmer, and that lasts us about six to 9 months in the freezer.
Except for the cow and the pig, I believe that this is how most of America shops. I'm also going to exclude New York City because they are just "different" there. Do most Europeans stock up, or do they shop more frequently? How often?
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VirginAbby
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sun May 08, 2005 6:58 am

I use tescos online, avoid the queues and everything is conveniently delivered to my door  Smile
 
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sun May 08, 2005 7:04 am

For groceries I shop either at Safeway of Save-On (Overwaitea), they have the best selection. Sometimes I'll got to Wal-Mart or Buy Low though.
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sun May 08, 2005 7:14 am

Walgreens, Target (preferably Super Target), Whole Foods, Hy Vee (midwest grocery store chain), Cub Foods, Costco.

NOT any of the following:

Wal Mart, CVS, Rite Aid, KMart
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RE: Where Do You Shop?

Sun May 08, 2005 7:28 am

It depends what I need really....

Most food products, I go to the Fry's Food & Drug by my house. (it's one of Kroger's brands).

Specialty type meats (lambs, sausages, etc) I go to Whole Foods, or Sprouts Farmers Market.

Wine - Trader Joe's.....
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