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TJHaines
post May 30 2012, 11:45 AM
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"There are currently 15 Tesco stores within a 16 mile radius of Newbury town centre."

Nearly 1 Tescos per mile around Newbury seems pretty ridiculous if you ask me! It'd be nice to see some cheaper shops open up in the area, although I'm sure the Pub mentioned in the article could be converted into something much better and more worth while than a Tesco Express!

I've heard in the past that Tescos have just bought land to stop other Supermarkets buying it. I have nothing against Tescos, and quite like the one along the main road (saves all the hustle and bustle at the retail park, and is much closer to home) but don't think we need so many in the area.

What are all your thoughts on this? smile.gif


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Andy Capp
post May 30 2012, 11:58 AM
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I agree that is seems an unhealthy 'monopoly'.
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Roger T
post May 30 2012, 12:06 PM
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I agree. Too many Tesco's.
In this case, I feel every little does not help.

Perhaps we might want a Sainsburys. Or an Asda. Just not Morrisions. They will always be "northern" to me.
I miss the days in the 90's. Waitrose, when Somerfield, was a much nicer shop. I remember a relative working in there (not the Nephew) but have since grown apart.
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post May 30 2012, 12:09 PM
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They are beginning to look and feel like the Co-op back in the 50's. Do everything, are everywhere and give you a 'dividend' if you are a member(Club points). When does the Funeral Department open?


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post May 30 2012, 12:59 PM
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QUOTE (Roger T @ May 30 2012, 01:06 PM) *
Just not Morrisions. They will always be "northern" to me.


You soft southern b'stard!

There was a Morrisons where I used to live. Knocked spots off the Tesco & Asda. Had a great bakery & deli and a much better range of fresh ready meals & pizza's etc.

Nowt wrong wi' Morrisons ah tell thee!

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post May 30 2012, 01:10 PM
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I have never been fond of Morrisons, but they do have an impressive fish counter.
The meat displays look like they have used a chain saw.
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post May 30 2012, 01:25 PM
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Morrisons in Reading I find reminds me of Lidl. Just with yellow instead of blue. They have nice fish but unfortunately I agree with NothingMuch about the meat. I'm sure it's delicious when cooked in a wholesome broth, but the sight of it is enough to ruin anyones appetite.
Not that of Mrs T though. She piled as much as she could carry into the trolley.
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post May 30 2012, 01:35 PM
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Talking about Yellow.RogerT. Shopping can be a hazard. Supermarkets change the aisles every so often.
The empty quarter north of Oman/Yemen springs to mind.

Now they have changed Marmite for the jubilee.Called It Maamite.The familiar yellow top has gone.
I had an elderly moment and asked for help. I aint stoopid. but I was foxed.
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post May 30 2012, 01:40 PM
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I agree.
Why is there a need to move items around, so frequently. One minute, Frozen Peas, the next, packets of instant rice. I became bamboozled rather rapidly.
We should go food shopping together. I imagine it would be quite the experience.
Be thankful we are not in the colder continents. I remember they banned Marmite from sale. People import it now, from the UK or similar.

It's become the hushed spread for the masses.
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post May 30 2012, 03:42 PM
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QUOTE (Roger T @ May 30 2012, 02:40 PM) *
Why is there a need to move items around, so frequently. One minute, Frozen Peas, the next, packets of instant rice.

It's a direct manipulative ploy. They realised that after shopping in a supermarket for a little while customers had themselves a kind of 'route' they would follow through the store. Thus missing many products. This is no good to multi-national corporate giants. So they deliberately move things about instore so that you have to go looking for it and thus will now be walking past other items they want to sell you and which you either did not go in for, or didn't realise you needed. Kerching!

QUOTE (Roger T @ May 30 2012, 02:40 PM) *
Be thankful we are not in the colder continents. I remember they banned Marmite from sale.


Denmark did not actually 'ban' Marmite. But because of the number of additives it has, the Danes felt you would be better off getting them from say fresh fruit (or whatever) so they stuck it on their 'unauthorised' list, which basically means you pays your money and takes your chances.

QUOTE (Roger T @ May 30 2012, 02:40 PM) *
People import it now, from the UK or similar.

Since there are no Marmite factories in Denmark and never have been, it's always had to be imported.
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post May 30 2012, 04:01 PM
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Privately, I meant. On Ebay and such. Rather than chains of Irma.
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post May 30 2012, 04:02 PM
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Doesn't Tesco's also own OneStop?
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post May 30 2012, 04:14 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ May 30 2012, 05:02 PM) *
Doesn't Tesco's also own OneStop?


As far as I know, one stop is C store group of independent owners with a buying office in Walsall. Bit like the Miss fascia.
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post May 30 2012, 04:15 PM
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Calm auto correct. Nisa.
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post May 30 2012, 05:32 PM
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I don't understand the hostility that Tesco attracts. I must have missed it - where are they opening a new shop?


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post May 30 2012, 06:02 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ May 30 2012, 06:32 PM) *
I don't understand the hostility that Tesco attracts. I must have missed it - where are they opening a new shop?

A former pub in Burghfield.

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/2012/plan-to...rmarket-granted


I think the hostility is borne out of the effect they have on local community enterprise. Also, they seem to be hoovering-up spare land capacity all over place. One day it is feared they will be able to name their price due to the lack of competition.
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post May 30 2012, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 30 2012, 07:02 PM) *
I think the hostility is borne out of the effect they have on local community enterprise. Also, they seem to be hoovering-up spare land capacity all over place. One day it is feared they will be able to name their price due to the lack of competition.

By "local community enterprise" do you mean small independent food retailers? Times have changed. Tesco are successful because they constantly adapt to give shoppers what they want - people chose to shop there in preference to other places, and there are plenty of other places to shop in Newbury.


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post May 30 2012, 06:37 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ May 30 2012, 07:18 PM) *
By "local community enterprise" do you mean small independent food retailers? Times have changed. Tesco are successful because they constantly adapt to give shoppers what they want - people chose to shop there in preference to other places, and there are plenty of other places to shop in Newbury.

Tesco are also popular because they can afford to have 'failing stores' and product lines. What your 'support' doesn't illustrate is the effect a successful supermarket chain has on farming and quality of goods, viz, the populations health and environmental sustainability.
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post May 30 2012, 08:11 PM
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On one hand it's little strange that we don't have an Asda or Morrisons however I'm sure they must have entire departments devoted to evaluating whether it would be profitable to open a new store in a specific area who must have deemed that it's not.
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post May 30 2012, 09:31 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 30 2012, 07:37 PM) *
Tesco are also popular because they can afford to have 'failing stores' and product lines. What your 'support' doesn't illustrate is the effect a successful supermarket chain has on farming and quality of goods, viz, the populations health and environmental sustainability.

I think Royce Longton's reasoning is questionable. He says it's s tragedy the pub closed, but it closed because it's a siht hole and no one went there, and he says a Tesco will rob trade from the postoffice and general store, but if people want to shop at Tesco in preference then that's not really any of Royce Longton's concern is it, and shouldn't the postoffice and general stores just up their game? Anywho, WBC's decision to refuse planning for no good reason has cost the tax-payer a fair few quid on the developer's successful appeal.


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