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Yippee - We got Tescos!!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by turkeylad, Jun 8, 2010.


  1. turkeylad

    turkeylad PetForums VIP

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    Ok been really unhappy that MacDonalds has been allowed to open in Fethiye but now real happy that Kipa (Tescos outside the UK) has opened!!!!!!!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  2. poohdog

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    I hope you have an earthquake that swallows their store and some of their management in it...every damned tesco store built throws another load of small traders on the rubbish heap and closes down local shops and markets...I hate them with a passion.
     
  3. turkeylad

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    Might be true if there were any competition!!! But there aint any here.....:thumbup:
     
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    Lol me too! We haven't shopped in one in 3 years. Shocking how big supermarkets are the death sentence of many small traders in the area.
     
  5. Chillinator

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    I personally wouldn't miss McDonalds if the entire chain went into administration, heart attack on a bun! :lol:
     
  6. lymorelynn

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    Be nice if all the Tescos here migrated over to Turkey. You're welcome to them!
     
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    haha all you need now is an asda store to keep tesco on their toes.:D:D
     
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    turkeylad PetForums VIP

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    Tescos great - just a shame we not been able to keep the bloody American companies out.........!!!!
     
  9. Jazzy

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    I like Tesco's.:eek:
     
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    We already got our version of ASDA --AZDA!!!
     
  11. turkeylad

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    But Waitrose --yes PLEASE!!!!
     
  12. classixuk

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    Glad to hear that you're glad to finally have a Tesco!

    I LOVE Tesco.

    I do find it highly amusing when people complain that the supermarkets are responsible for closing down local traders. My opinion is that it's not the supermarket that closes down the local trader: it's his/her customers who no longer shop with him that ends up closing him down. The supermarket building has nothing to do with it. ;)
     
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    Agree entirely.:thumbup:

    We used to have a local shop at the top of our road but everything was sky high pricewise and not always fresh. I find veggies and everything so much fresher and last year we had a big new Tesco Extra built about a mile away from us and I think it's great - its one of the biggest in the north west.:D
     
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    Yey! That's gr8!

    Hi!

    I personally with a passion LOVE TESCO:thumbup: tho don't much like Asda. They've gone right downhill since Walmart took them over, and having been in loadsa them all over the U.S. they are utterly mingin and dirty.

    Tesco has a great choice, great bargains and great customer service.

    If people don't like them, don't shop in them.

    When you live in a country that has Euro currency and little choice, you are
    sooo thankful for those extra big Tesco's in the UK.

    I am not a fan however, of McRotten's - close them all down - but please just get them to leave me a few caramel sundaes thanks! :thumbup::D

    Enjoy your shopping!

    D
     
  15. MerlinsMum

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    Oh dear I really don't know what to say!

    Tescos are the biggest store that has forced the decline of small businesses... they bought out almost all small petrol stations here or forced them to the wall... they are ruthless and you will see small family businesses decline from now on.

    The founder grew up in a very underprivileged and poor small community where I used to live... he started as a barrow in a local market, yet many years later now he is gone, tescos is the opposite of what he originally stood for and is chewing up all the competition.

    My mother lives in a big town where there is nowhere to buy any fruit and vegetables EXCEPT Tescos because they forced the local greengrocers out of business. If you have a car you can buy your vegetables elsewhere, but how does it feel to know the only place you can walk to, to buy basics like fresh fruit & veg, is a supermarket that charges twice what a small shop would?

    Be vey careful what you wish for.
     
  16. Jazzy

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    Actually I found the local greengrocer store (which is still open) more expensive than Tesco and the veggies and fruit were not half as good.:confused: Tesco do a delivery service too which I love.:D Also love their double clubcard points too cos I get loads of vouchers which I give to my daughter to spend on clothes. Sorry but I think they are great.:)
     
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    Why is that Merlin's Mum?

    Surely it's not Tesco's that are ruthless? It's the people who give up on their local trader and do all of their shopping there who cause the demise of the local trader?

    In our small village in the Liverpool suburbs, we have a Sainsbury at one end of the main street, and a Tesco at the other. There is also an Asda 10 minutes walk away and 2 Morrisons stores within short driving distance.

    Yet, we still have a very successful butchers here, as well as a bakers and even a specialist cheese shop. Our supermarkets have been here for over 15 years, and yet these smaller traders have not only survived, they have prospered!

    The ones who haven't are the local shops who would sell things like loaves of bread that were just about to go out of date and frozen ready meals picked up from the cash and carry. They didn't survive simply because their wares were rubbish.

    Tesco is just a small business who did things properly and that = success. I say good for them! :thumbup:
     
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    In Newbury we are spoilt for choice, 2 Tescos, 1 Sainsburys, 1 Marks & Sparks Food, & 1 Waitrose :)

    Waitrose is the best ;)
     
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    Glad you find it amusing...I stood a market for 25 years...damned hard work in sometimes shocking weather at 5 in the morning.The local council pedestrianised the area and allowed Testacles to open a store nearby WITH A HUGE FREE CAR PARK...guess what happened to the market and local traders??
    Nothing to do with food quality or price...just the parking.Show me one of their new shops without a car park...they know todays shoppers are idle..unlike our Mothers and Fathers.

    "The supermarket building has nothing to do with it" of course it does...how can it not?
     
  20. classixuk

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    I gather from your post that you're actually upset that you lost your market stall and that's understandable.

    Is it right to direct that blame at Tesco's feet though? Times change. I wouldn't want to go shopping at a market stall.
     
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