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Unread 25-07-2022, 12:39 PM
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Eggs in Aldi have gone up from 8p per egg, to 14p per egg in 2 months. We have six hens that produce about 40 eggs a week. I eat a lot when weight training, but we always have a surplus of 20 or so a week so I've started delivering boxes of 4 to random neighbours, for free of course. Every little helps.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 12:56 PM
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Haven't Tesco told Heinz to f*** off?

How does co-op continue to exist? Continual wum's.
Co-op isn't a plc, it's run on behalf of its members and therefore making a profit isn't its main motive. It's history is as a worker's co-operative, with the current Co-op in Manchester being one of few surviving co-operative societies, having been more commonly known as the CWS (Co-operative Wholesale Society) many decades ago. About 20 years ago it "merged" with the Rochdale-based CRS, although a quick look at the numbers tells you that the CWS carried out its duty as outlined in the co-operative values and principles of rescuing an ailing society if able to do so.

It should be the retail store of choice for the community and socially minded as you're not supporting a capitalist organisation by shopping there. Sadly they've shut or sold off most, if not all, of their superstores due to a strategic change years ago.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 01:05 PM
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Co op never invested back into its stores, produce or facilities though....

Most ended up as glorified offies where you could also grab some bread ...

It's meat was overpriced and really pier quality, it's fruit and veg a disgrace.....small aisles, no thought for shoppers...

Horrific gaffs, full of shop lifters and blaggers...
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 01:10 PM
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Co op never invested back into its stores, produce or facilities though....

Most ended up as glorified offies where you could also grab some bread ...

It's meat was overpriced and really pier quality, it's fruit and veg a disgrace.....small aisles, no thought for shoppers...

Horrific gaffs, full of shop lifters and blaggers...
Don't disagree with any of that. They also lost a big competitive advantage when they binned off their food-manufacturing capabilities in the 80s and 90s.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 01:49 PM
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Labour are absolutely right to try and accuse the government of not doing enough to stop inflation.

It's nonsense of course because governments can do very little (that is politically palatable) to alleviate inflation.

I suppose they could create even more money and helicopter it down to voters but I'm not entirely sure how that is going to help in the long run.
In this instance, where it is largely caused by rising costs of essentials like fuel, which the government taxes, there is very obviously something that they could do. In fact it's something that many members of the government recently once trumpeted we would be able to do as a consequence of choosing a particular option in a major decision people were being asked to make at the time.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 01:54 PM
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Co op never invested back into its stores, produce or facilities though....

Most ended up as glorified offies where you could also grab some bread ...

It's meat was overpriced and really pier quality, it's fruit and veg a disgrace.....small aisles, no thought for shoppers...

Horrific gaffs, full of shop lifters and blaggers...

They've invested a shit ton into stores over the last 10 years, but have just become far too bloated as an organisation. 400 jobs being cut as we speak from the management/office side. It's a joke.


As you say, the fresh produce is largely crap. They've really lost their way and the pandemic only papered over the cracks in terms of performance.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 03:17 PM
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In this instance, where it is largely caused by rising costs of essentials like fuel, which the government taxes, there is very obviously something that they could do. In fact it's something that many members of the government recently once trumpeted we would be able to do as a consequence of choosing a particular option in a major decision people were being asked to make at the time.
Spending even more billions on weapons to support a US proxy war against the supplier of cheap fuel should help out
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 03:22 PM
red red robbo
 
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Spending even more billions on weapons to support a US proxy war against the supplier of cheap fuel should help out
We shouldn't be buying Russian, or Saudi etc, fuel on moral grounds anyway. If this speeds the transfer to renewables then it will all be good.

And of course, we shouldn't just abandon millions of people to the whims of a dictator on our doorstep.

You never did say what action we in the west should have taken once Putin's tanks started rolling (all be it a very short distance) over the border of another sovereign nation.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 03:25 PM
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In this instance, where it is largely caused by rising costs of essentials like fuel.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 03:28 PM
believe
 
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Enjoyed that
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 03:35 PM
red red robbo
 
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Enjoyed that
He had me at prostitutes, drunkards and gamblers
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 03:46 PM
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He had me at prostitutes, drunkards and gamblers
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 03:52 PM
red red robbo
 
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That's the classical view of inflation. What happens when there is a shortage of something essential that is sold on the open market. Price increases there are not due to there being too much money, many people's wages in this country haven't gone up in years, most of the money that has been created has been syphoned off the top and stashed in offshore bank accounts. People need fuel so they will stop buying other things in order to afford the higher fuel prices.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 04:00 PM
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That's the classical view of inflation. What happens when there is a shortage of something essential that is sold on the open market. Price increases there are not due to there being too much money, many people's wages in this country haven't gone up in years, most of the money that has been created has been syphoned off the top and stashed in offshore bank accounts. People need fuel so they will stop buying other things in order to afford the higher fuel prices.
Chance of this thread now desolving into brexit : inflation 20 to 35pc
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 04:02 PM
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That's the classical view of inflation. What happens when there is a shortage of something essential that is sold on the open market. Price increases there are not due to there being too much money, many people's wages in this country haven't gone up in years, most of the money that has been created has been syphoned off the top and stashed in offshore bank accounts. People need fuel so they will stop buying other things in order to afford the higher fuel prices.
Not even that. A lot of the big money has been foreign ownership of property (full tower blocks, not just apartments here and there) and business in London and to a lesser extent elsewhere.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 04:03 PM
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Any Heron food heads in ?

Lad at work always brings in bags of their noodle dishes, crisps etc.....

Seems cheap....
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 04:56 PM
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Any Heron food heads in ?

Lad at work always brings in bags of their noodle dishes, crisps etc.....

Seems cheap....
Lived off their Canadian steaks at uni. Think they were 99p for 20 slices of pure abattoir floor scrapings.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 05:15 PM
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We’ve finally full transitioned from Sainsburys/Morrisons/Asda to Lidl/Aldi with B&M, Iceland and Quality Save thrown in. Can’t see is ever going back to ‘the big 4’. Actually prefer Lidl to Aldi and we do the main shop there (Perlenbacher Reds)…which is nice.
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 06:04 PM
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Gone from Waitrose to Tesco’s

Miss my duchy organic raspberries but you’ve got to cut back sometimes
 
Unread 25-07-2022, 06:22 PM
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Got charged £9.50 for a hot sandwich the other day from a bog standard cafe (alright, it was in a bit of a touristy destination, on a hot summer's day, but not a theme park or owt). 9 pound f***ing fifty for a bap/barm/roll (delete as necessary) and some sour cabbage and cheese inside it.
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