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Co-Op - Fairtrade sale in-store

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8y, 9m agoFound 8 years, 9 months ago
They currently have a promotion which is 20% off ALL Fairtrade products they sell (and they have the best range IMHO). Furthermore the Co-Op has promised to double all Fairtrade donations which means each purchase is even better 'value' for both you and the farmers and makers of the products.

I really hope you all like this post - Thanks.

Ps - look how long Co-Op have had Fairtrade products.......... since 1992!!!

Pps - not sure when the promotion ends (sorry)
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#1
Thanks for the post P_G :)
#2
Welcome
#3
good offer shame i can't risk shoping in co op since i have a 2 and a 3 yr old
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adr0ck
good offer shame i can't risk shoping in co op since i have a 2 and a 3 yr old


great, isn't it?

Supermarkets should ban children altogether, makes for a far more pleasant shopping experience.....
#5
i just can't believe that co op (the fair trade supermarket) have installed devices that torture babies and young children ....... you might think its enough to make them grow up into angry young adults.......
#6
sorry, not up to speed on the issue with Co-op and babies/kids - someone care to enlighten me...?
#7
co op are installing mosquito's to get rid of teenagers from their stores

the mosquito releases a high pitched buzzing sound that can only be heard by young undamaged ears

the purpose of the mosquito is to give teenagers headaches so its too unpleasant to stick around

obviously this can also be heard by young babies who can't escape or put into words how much pain their in and their parents can't hear the sound so therefore don't know that its hurting them
banned#8
I actually think that supermarkets should breed the real thing and let them bite the little teenage basta.........I mean scamps to death! Wouldnt have happened in my day we were to busy cleaning chimneys..
#9
imo its physical abuse

so on ethical grounds i refuse to shop at co op (never thought i would say that)
#10
Co-Op is bloody overpriced... I only shop there once a month to get urgent things because it's across the street. ASDA's the winner imo.
#11
I can't imagine there is much asda are the winners at, except maybe the joint 1st "scummiest supermarket" award with tesco.

I didn't know that about the mosquito things at co-op - they are installed in loads of places now by councils/the filth and they should be banned everywhere. all because a few middle class idiots are scared of some kids.
#12
hope they install them in my local co op then i wont have to walk past the local yobs outside,these are used to move the scum away from trouble areas at certain times, dont recall seeing gangs of mothers with their kids outside my local at night
#13
Co Op do the best Fair Trade choc!
#14
I think this will backfire, I mean if i was a teenager i would visit a co-op just to see if i could hear the thing, and before you know it there will be gangs of teenagers at the entrance..... good move co-op.....not!
#15
I can't really think of the last time I even entered a CO-OP - probably in the 1980's to be honest...
#16
adr0ck
good offer shame i can't risk shoping in co op since i have a 2 and a 3 yr old


Good grief!

Don't you send the maid (from a developing nation of course) down to the co-op to pick up the fair trade chocolate whilst you sip another G&T ?

:whistling:
#17
gtd65;1606397
Good grief!

Don't you send the maid (from a developing nation of course) down to the co-op to pick up the fair trade chocolate whilst you sip another G&T ?

:whistling:


by jove i think you've got it

since all families are now banned from going to co op i think the only way forward is to employ an illegal immegrant for a $1 a day to do my shopping for me :whistling:
#18
saintscouple
I think this will backfire, I mean if i was a teenager i would visit a co-op just to see if i could hear the thing, and before you know it there will be gangs of teenagers at the entrance..... good move co-op.....not!


If I was a teenager, I'd have my IPOD playing at top volume (under my hoodie) and make a point of going to the coop to really p 'em off !! ;-)
#19
at least teenagers can take action

1 years old can't ........................they just have to put up with the physical and mental abuse

well done co op for physically abusing babies :thumbsup:
#20
adr0ck
at least teenagers can take action

1 years old can't ........................they just have to put up with the physical and mental abuse

well done co op for physically abusing babies :thumbsup:


I dont think they've looked at all the angles.I'm sure once they lose trade they'll reverse their decsion.
Vote with your feet.....dont go there ! :thumbsup:
#21
Monkeybumcheeks;1606745
I dont think they've looked at all the angles.I'm sure once they lose trade they'll reverse their decsion.
Vote with your feet.....dont go there ! :thumbsup:


totally agree

i also think that since co op advertise themselves as an ethical store it needs to be pointed out to people that co op actively abuse babies
#22
adr0ck
totally agree

i also think that since co op advertise themselves as an ethical store it needs to be pointed out to people that co op actively abuse babies


.....although probably not on purpose.
If they decide to go ahead and install the devices, they will probably advertise the fact first,just in case people do take kids into the stores.
#23
they have already installed some
#24
as far as i'm aware these things don't even need planning permission

as a parent how are you supposed to know that your son/daughter is being abused?

imo they should be banned

if that doesnt happen then they should need planning permission to have them installed, a list of where there installed should be available on council websites, all parents should be advised of where there fitted via the post, and most importantly a tannoy (spelling) should be announced 5 mins before they go off advising that one is going to be set off, this announcement should run continuosly until its turned off and should be at least as loud (so its as noticable) as the mosquito is annoying
#25
Surely they'll just have a switch to turn on the Mosquito if there's a group of teenagers hanging around. I don't see there being any benifit to them having it switched on permanently. Let's face it you're not going to get any teenagers out and about before lunchtime!
#26
Mike73;1606860
Surely they'll just have a switch to turn on the Mosquito if there's a group of teenagers hanging around. I don't see there being any benifit to them having it switched on permanently. Let's face it you're not going to get any teenagers out and about before lunchtime!


its designed to stay on for 20 mins and then switch off

so is 20 mins of physical abuse to a 1 yr old ok with you? :?
#27
"Abused"? Get a grip, people - it's just an unpleasant noise. And I'm sure they don't have them inside the supermarkets - are they not to stop people loitering outside?
#28
pibpob;1606987
"Abused"? Get a grip, people - it's just an unpleasant noise. And I'm sure they don't have them inside the supermarkets - are they not to stop people loitering outside?


its an unpleaseant noise that gives you a headache

the purpose of it is to be so unpleaseant that you leave the area.....why?

because it hurts imo if you hurt a 1 yr old this is abuse (if you think different please advise)

also please explain to me how a 1 yr old can leave the area, when these things go off...teenagers leave the area because it hurts their heads......how does a 1 yr old do this?
#29
pibpob;1606987
"Abused"? Get a grip, people - it's just an unpleasant noise. And I'm sure they don't have them inside the supermarkets - are they not to stop people loitering outside?


so supermarkets are 100% soundproof and dont have doors
#30
adr0ck;1607024
so supermarkets are 100% soundproof and dont have doors
Nope. But high frequencies do not propagate nearly as well as low ones.
#31
adr0ck
its designed to stay on for 20 mins and then switch off

so is 20 mins of physical abuse to a 1 yr old ok with you? :?


I'm not trying to defend it, and I didn't know the full details, it was merely a question, wondering if it can just be briefly switched on to disperse an unruley group. No physical abuse to any child is OK with me. I have a 3 year old myself and would hate her to suffer from one of these, although at least she'd be able to tell me what was upsetting her.

I think in theory, in very extreme circumstances then there may be a use for it. I've just read of a corner shop owner who installed one because he was having to 'phone the police 2 or 3 times a night at weekends to disperse groups of up to 100 youths from outside his shop. I know for sure that I wouldn't have used that shop at all, and certainly not with my daughter. The mosquito has worked for him, although ironically the youth simply moved to the local Co-Op car park! Therein lies the problem, if a group of youths want to hang around then they will, so this device does not solve the overall problem it simply moves it elsewhere and aggravates the youths. Teenagers want their own space, they don't get this at home and so need somewhere else to meet up, that is the problem that needs to be sorted out. More youth clubs that are acually attractive for them to go to, may be an answer, I don't really know - If I did know then I'd probably be working somewhere else!

Bottom line, the mosquito is in no way the solution to the problem, but in very rare occasion, I can see the benefit of it, it just shouldn't be needed!

One final point, if it is only used as a last resort, then 99% of the time it would be used at night time, when most people won't be taking there babies/infants out shopping anyway.
#32
pibpob;1607039
Nope. But high frequencies do not propagate nearly as well as low ones.


but they still propagate

can you please answer my previous question of why in your opinion hurting a 1 yr old doesnt count as abuse
#33
adr0ck, I preferred it when you were doing "fight, for your right, to paaaaaaaarty" !
This crusade of yours isnt very rock'n'roll.
#34
adr0ck;1607016
its an unpleaseant noise that gives you a headache
So you don't loiter in the vicinity!
because it hurts imo if you hurt a 1 yr old this is abuse (if you think different please advise)
You are assuming it "hurts" a 1 year old. Do you have evidence for this?
also please explain to me how a 1 yr old can leave the area, when these things go off
Oh, so you have a delinquent 1 year old which hangs around outside supermarkets?
#35
Mike73;1607045
I'm not trying to defend it, and I didn't know the full details, it was merely a question, wondering if it can just be briefly switched on to disperse an unruley group. No physical abuse to any child is OK with me. I have a 3 year old myself and would hate her to suffer from one of these, although at least she'd be able to tell me what was upsetting her.

I think in theory, in very extreme circumstances then there may be a use for it. I've just read of a corner shop owner who installed one because he was having to 'phone the police 2 or 3 times a night at weekends to disperse groups of up to 100 youths from outside his shop. I know for sure that I wouldn't have used that shop at all, and certainly not with my daughter. The mosquito has worked for him, although ironically the youth simply moved to the local Co-Op car park! Therein lies the problem, if a group of youths want to hang around then they will, so this device does not solve the overall problem it simply moves it elsewhere and aggravates the youths. Teenagers want their own space, they don't get this at home and so need somewhere else to meet up, that is the problem that needs to be sorted out. More youth clubs that are acually attractive for them to go to, may be an answer, I don't really know - If I did know then I'd probably be working somewhere else!

Bottom line, the mosquito is in no way the solution to the problem, but in very rare occasion, I can see the benefit of it, it just shouldn't be needed!

One final point, if it is only used as a last resort, then 99% of the time it would be used at night time, when most people won't be taking there babies/infants out shopping anyway.


totally agree mike

the problem is there is no restrictions on their use or where they are put etc etc

as i stated earlier i believe

they should need planning permission to have them installed

a list of where there installed should be available on council websites

all parents should be advised of where there fitted via the post

a tannoy (spelling) should be announced 5 mins before they go off advising that one is going to be set off, this announcement should run continuosly until its turned off and should be at least as loud (so its as noticable) as the mosquito is annoying
#36
pibpob;1607060
So you don't loiter in the vicinity!


thats what i said...the vicinity includes the actual supermarket
#37
pibpob;1607060
SYou are assuming it "hurts" a 1 year old. Do you have evidence for this?


do you have any evidence it doesnt

the times ran an article on the weekend where they showed it hurts 2 yr olds..........does this count?
#38
pibpob;1607060
Oh, so you have a delinquent 1 year old which hangs around outside supermarkets?


ummmmm no

but i do have young children who i take to the supermarket.....................i take it in your opinion i shouldnt take my children to the supermarket
#39
pibpob this is supposed to be a free country...........................end of

if i want to take my children to the supermarket i should be able to
#40
To be honest, the problem that I'd see IF the signal propogates inside the shop, would be that in our local supermarkets (Tesco and Co Op) at least 50% of the staff are from our local 6th form. For that reason alone I would suspect that they would have to ensure that the signal could not be heard inside the shop or they would be contravining many health and safety issues.

EDIT: By the way, I thinks the deals a good one, poeple should really be buying more fair trade goods - voted hot!

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