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Eat more food

On BBC news this morning, the "business" report said that Morrisons are to close 10 unprofitable stores 
Report from "The Leicester Mercury"....  http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Morrisons-sacks-boss-closes-10-stores/story-25846665-detail/story....
Meanwhile.... Tesco already announced they are not going ahead with nearly 50 new stores, and closing another 43...
Sainsburys also shedding 500 jobs....
So come on guys..... eat more food...  Cheesy
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Re: Eat more food

I hate to be pedantic, but...
You could just buy more food and throw it away. Less risk to your own health while supporting your local shelf stacker.
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Re: Eat more food

Yes,  big rethink by the supermarkets. Big isn't always beautiful Wink
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Re: Eat more food

Does make me wonder, did a rough calculation (Tesco) and came up with around 5% of  sales area devoted to crisp and derivatives thereof,
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Eat more food? To save something that's destroying independent high-street trade? Nah... Grin
Besides, like any over-population of aggressive animals that dominate the landscape, they need to be culled... Cool
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Re: Eat more food

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.. sales area devoted to crisp and derivatives thereof,

Crisps cost about 20p per 100 grams when made/fried by hand. The 300 gram packs of equivalent go for circa £2.00 Not much profit for the supermarkets there then.  Smiley
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Re: Eat more food

One major factor in the decline of these stores is due to pay rises being frozen, interest rates near zero  and the cost of living rising (until recently) has forced many people to be more careful with money and seek out cheaper  stores offering the same or similar goods.
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Re: Eat more food

Quite so, gleneagles.
The big boys are in decline, but Aldi and Lidl seem to be doing OK.
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Re: Eat more food

.....and they are 2 companies screwing the farmers:
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Quote from: twocvbloke
Eat more food? To save something that's destroying independent high-street trade? Nah... Grin
Besides, like any over-population of aggressive animals that dominate the landscape, they need to be culled... Cool

In any post on any fora this is quite possibly the best reply I have ever read.
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Re: Eat more food

You need to stay in more Wink

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Re: Eat more food

Maybe in a darkened room Wink
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Re: Eat more food

"Morrisons are to close 10 unprofitable stores"
I wonder if that is really true.
I tend to suspect that the stores are making a profit. Just not the usual high profit that most UK food stores seem to consider the norm.  
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Ern.... Roll eyes    did you read the linky ?    it wasn`t to the Daily Mail... so thought it might be a bit more acceptable...
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Morrisons also said it was to close 10 loss-making stores with a loss of 409 jobs.

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Yes but "loss-making" is a bit vague and lacking in detail.
Something energy firms are master of in passing high profits off as a loss.
Artificially high cost of transport and supplies can easily be made to show a paper loss.