Ware to lose the nearest 24hr supermarket

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Re: Ware to lose the nearest 24hr supermarket

Postby JCB » Thu 17 Mar 2016 7:53 am

'Downmarket types' how terribly stereotypical you are being. There is certainly a place in the market for Aldi and Lidl and others of a similar ilk - it is short-sighted not to recognise what these supermarkets can add. Some of their products can compete on an even level with even the so-called 'high end' retailers at just a fraction of the price. Some of their products are also hopeless failures, but it doesn't cost a lot to try the products out. As to Hertford Tesco shutting for 6 hours overnight, is it really such a problem? Maybe people will have to relearn planning and buy in advance - I understand that at one time all shops actually shut all day on a Sunday and had half day closing once a week - how did people cope?!
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Re: Ware to lose the nearest 24hr supermarket

Postby Whereaami » Thu 17 Mar 2016 8:05 am

JCB wrote:'Downmarket types' how terribly stereotypical you are being. There is certainly a place in the market for Aldi and Lidl and others of a similar ilk - it is short-sighted not to recognise what these supermarkets can add. Some of their products can compete on an even level with even the so-called 'high end' retailers at just a fraction of the price. Some of their products are also hopeless failures, but it doesn't cost a lot to try the products out. As to Hertford Tesco shutting for 6 hours overnight, is it really such a problem? Maybe people will have to relearn planning and buy in advance - I understand that at one time all shops actually shut all day on a Sunday and had half day closing once a week - how did people cope?!


I love Aldi's products, just a shame i have to go to Hoddesdon or Hatfield.

I would love Ware to get one, The John Gilpin Site would be ideal.............
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Re: Ware to lose the nearest 24hr supermarket

Postby JCB » Thu 17 Mar 2016 8:12 am

I had the John Gilpin site earmarked for a Wetherspoons :lol:

On a serious note, I do think snobbishness will prevail in protest against a 'lower class supermarket' - Waitrose is acceptable but not an Aldi, despite the benefits it may bring to the community. I certainly know of a lot of people who would welcome such an addition.
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Re: Ware to lose the nearest 24hr supermarket

Postby JCB » Thu 17 Mar 2016 8:13 am

I had the John Gilpin site earmarked for a Wetherspoons :lol:

On a serious note, I do think snobbishness will prevail in protest against a 'lower class supermarket' - Waitrose is acceptable but not an Aldi, despite the benefits it may bring to the community. I certainly know of a lot of people who would welcome such an addition.
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Re: Ware to lose the nearest 24hr supermarket

Postby Whereaami » Thu 17 Mar 2016 8:17 am

JCB wrote:I had the John Gilpin site earmarked for a Wetherspoons :lol:

On a serious note, I do think snobbishness will prevail in protest against a 'lower class supermarket' - Waitrose is acceptable but not an Aldi, despite the benefits it may bring to the community. I certainly know of a lot of people who would welcome such an addition.


More money in housing alas, so yet more "apartments" with inadequate parking etc which no one local could ever afford to buy.
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Re: Ware to lose the nearest 24hr supermarket

Postby mb1 » Thu 17 Mar 2016 11:11 am

JCB - downmarket in the sense that they pile it high and sell it cheap with no frills at all. They don;t do deliveries so people have to go to them if they want to shop there. There was no value judgement involved, that was your own prejudices surfacing.
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Re: Ware to lose the nearest 24hr supermarket

Postby Steve » Thu 17 Mar 2016 1:12 pm

mb1 wrote:JCB - downmarket in the sense that they pile it high and sell it cheap with no frills at all. They don;t do deliveries so people have to go to them if they want to shop there. There was no value judgement involved, that was your own prejudices surfacing.

A badly chosen word IMHO.

I happily shop in both Waitrose and Aldi.
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Re: Ware to lose the nearest 24hr supermarket

Postby Pat-H » Fri 18 Mar 2016 7:43 pm

JCB wrote: I understand that at one time all shops actually shut all day on a Sunday and had half day closing once a week - how did people cope?!


Well in those days both parents didn't need to work to make ends meet. Rent or even a mortgage was an affordable element in the weekly budget.
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