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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 01 Oct 22 9.34am Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend


Don't really like online delivery but finding supermarkets
Really Dire of late and Getting Worse Each Week.
Lots of empty shelves, Products out for weeks and unable to get sky hire Prices even the budget brands are not Cheap anymore
The Reductions sections are also Dwindling,
I went into Morrisons Last night at 7pm it was like a ghost town
And over the years Supermarkets seem to have less selection of products and more isles of clothes and all other non Food Items.
Is it the same in other countries?

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 01 Oct 22 10.03am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Admittedly I haven't visited Morrison's in recent times but I have frequented Waitrose and Sainsbury's on a regular basis and have not seen rows of shelves bereft of products.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 01 Oct 22 10.10am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Prices certainly massively up in Ireland but not many empty shelves. Perhaps less of a selection in certain products.

 


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I find odd items unavailable for a few weeks, here & there.
Tend to use all the stores for different items.
Morrisons inparticular always gets cleared early in day.
waste of time shopping late afternoon.
Sainsburys & tesco pretty well stocked, mainly use Waitrose for booze as discounts good.

 


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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 01 Oct 22 11.15am Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

Tesco is not Not well stocked down my neck of the woods
Sainsburys is not near me and no Waitrose for 40 miles
Maybe South Wales is lagging with deliveries compared to maybe other parts of the uk.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 01 Oct 22 11.55am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Sainsbury / Waitrose / Lidl / M&S in Beckenham all seem fine.

What I do notice especially in Sainsbury is the lack of staff on the tills not a problem for me but I feel sorry for the mums doing the weekly shop and also managing the kids. Often only one till is open so a long queue. Meanwhile there always seems to be 2/3 staff doing nothing but hover around the supervisors station.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 01 Oct 22 2.18pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

In my experience, the OP is perpetuating two myths:

1. Empty shelves. They aren't empty. There may be a few gaps here and there, but they are generally well-stacked with a variety of products.

2. Sky-high prices. This simply isn't true. Food prices overall are 5.8% higher than a year ago. Not welcome, but not the "crisis" that has now become the common, unchallenged parlance. Lots of prices are as low as, or lower than, they've been in the past. I'll give you two random examples from a visit to a Waitrose store today:

Waitrose Essentials 6 Free Range eggs: £1. Price in April 2019: £1

Waitrose Essentials 4 Large Potatoes ("Great for baking" ): 65p. Price in April 2019: 80p.


Edited by YT (01 Oct 2022 2.18pm)

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 01 Oct 22 2.57pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by YT

In my experience, the OP is perpetuating two myths:

1. Empty shelves. They aren't empty. There may be a few gaps here and there, but they are generally well-stacked with a variety of products.

2. Sky-high prices. This simply isn't true. Food prices overall are 5.8% higher than a year ago. Not welcome, but not the "crisis" that has now become the common, unchallenged parlance. Lots of prices are as low as, or lower than, they've been in the past. I'll give you two random examples from a visit to a Waitrose store today:

Waitrose Essentials 6 Free Range eggs: £1. Price in April 2019: £1

Waitrose Essentials 4 Large Potatoes ("Great for baking" ): 65p. Price in April 2019: 80p.


Edited by YT (01 Oct 2022 2.18pm)

I've noticed butter has gone up massively, all poultry up but not beef. Eggs are fine. Lamb seems about what it was. All bread seems up. Any fuel related products are up but presumably not quite the issue for English shoppers as it is for Irish. We all have open fires/ ranges/ stoves. We're naughty like that. Potatoes are up, tinned stuff is up slightly, some veg, but not all, is up. Obviously, I do the shopping. I'm finding overall about a 20-25% increase in spend. What was 40 is now over 50. This is in Ireland and just from my experience. Even Lidl and Aldi are slightly more, we have a shop called Dunnes - probably our version of Sainsbury's (in that it's slightly better quality but more money) and Tescos along with local supermarkets. I haven't been in Tescos for a while.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 01 Oct 22 3.47pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I can't believe butter is £2 a pack !
Lots of empty gaps on shelves in Welsh supermarkets. Wales still angry at the petrol prices of supermarkets, when independents were undercutting by up to 12p a litre.
However, you have to shop where you can, and if you are lucky enough to have a choice, where it's cheapest.

Not sure why there are stock shortages. Could be suppliers increasing costs, haulage costs, or anything in between. It is very noticeable in Wales.

Visited a Blacksmith this morning. His fuel costs are sky-rocketting for coal(furnace) and gas(welding), as well as electric lighting. He said he has to pass costs onto customers as he works to make a profit (or to live), like any business.

Supermarkets now being exposed as a price-fixing cartel, not the competitive rivals they made themselves out to be, - just my opinion

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 01 Oct 22 5.09pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by YT

In my experience, the OP is perpetuating two myths:

1. Empty shelves. They aren't empty. There may be a few gaps here and there, but they are generally well-stacked with a variety of products.

2. Sky-high prices. This simply isn't true. Food prices overall are 5.8% higher than a year ago. Not welcome, but not the "crisis" that has now become the common, unchallenged parlance. Lots of prices are as low as, or lower than, they've been in the past. I'll give you two random examples from a visit to a Waitrose store today:

Waitrose Essentials 6 Free Range eggs: £1. Price in April 2019: £1

Waitrose Essentials 4 Large Potatoes ("Great for baking" ): 65p. Price in April 2019: 80p.


Edited by YT (01 Oct 2022 2.18pm)

Well Iíve noticed prices have gone up again this week. Overall prices have gone up a lot more than youíre thinking. A lot more. 20-30-% isnít unusual. I donít know where youíre getting your price changes from.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 01 Oct 22 5.16pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Well Iíve noticed prices have gone up again this week. Overall prices have gone up a lot more than youíre thinking. A lot more. 20-30-% isnít unusual. I donít know where youíre getting your price changes from.

Prices are definitely up and by more than 5% I would say, but no empty shelves.

 


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croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 01 Oct 22 6.07pm

Originally posted by YT

In my experience, the OP is perpetuating two myths:

1. Empty shelves. They aren't empty. There may be a few gaps here and there, but they are generally well-stacked with a variety of products.

2. Sky-high prices. This simply isn't true. Food prices overall are 5.8% higher than a year ago. Not welcome, but not the "crisis" that has now become the common, unchallenged parlance. Lots of prices are as low as, or lower than, they've been in the past. I'll give you two random examples from a visit to a Waitrose store today:

Waitrose Essentials 6 Free Range eggs: £1. Price in April 2019: £1

Waitrose Essentials 4 Large Potatoes ("Great for baking" ): 65p. Price in April 2019: 80p.


Edited by YT (01 Oct 2022 2.18pm)


Surely the potatoes were 15 p cheaper as they were 3 years old and rotten to the core!

 

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