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Supermarkets - Where do you put your money?

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Okay, so a friend brought this up the other day. I thought it was an interesting question because we all shove so much cash into the pockets of the big supermarkets.

I try and avoid both Tesco and Asda because as far as evil multinational corporations go, they are right up there. Sainsbury's is unavoidable for me because it's by far my local shop - although I do deplore knowing part of my hard-earned is going into keeping Jamie 'pukka'.

So it may not be the best on paper, but I side with good old Morrisons. I'm sure the management have their faults but Ken Morrison seems like a jolly kind of fellow. A couple of friends of mine have worked for the company and after visiting he bought the staff Fish & Chips. Nice touch that you wouldn't see in any other of the big 4.

Anyway, extremely odd subject, but does any kind of judgement beyond price, quality & selection come into play when you shop?
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
i shop at tescos and asda therye the best as i see it
#2
I go to many places, Asda(mostly), Tesco(occasionally) Morrisons(whenever I can get over to it, love the shop) Aldi(for bits and bobs that I cant be arsed going to Asda etc for as its just round the corner).
#3
I hate our local Asda with a passion and the next one is too far away, Morrisons arent too bad but still a 20 minute drive so I tend to shop at Sainsburys now for convenience. But all my meat, veg, eggs and bread I get from a local farm shop that is within walking distance, fresh and fantastic locally produced quality food.
#4
Yeah, but what I mean is do you put any other thought into why you shop there apart from the functional reasons of cost/quality, etc.

Is there any moral or social influence?
#5
i hate asda, i once dont a bit of shopping in my local one, it was like a food giant (remember them?), but got quarter way round and abandoned my trolley and left, ive never been back

I shop in Morrisons primarily :)
#6
stanglish
Yeah, but what I mean is do you put any other thought into why you shop there apart from the functional reasons of cost/quality, etc.

Is there any moral or social influence?


dont do local asda because of the social influence ( not going into detail but full of people I dont care for)
Im afraid that cost, convenience and quality will always take a step over moral reasons for me.
#7
If I'm physically going shopping... I travel about 5 miles to tesco even though there's an asda less than a mile away, Asda is always busy and the shelves aren't well stocked enough.

For internet shopping, tesco has the better website, so I use that.

I don't really care where my money goes as long as I get what I need.
#8
I shop at Asda, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Tesco, Aldi/Lidl and Marks and Spencers sometimes for the £10 meal deals... infact I shop at any supermarket.
#9
i go to sainsburys and asda. I go where it is cheapest and where i feel comfortable shopping. I hate morrisons. I just cant shop there without a panic attack.
Plus when i had no sight at all asda customer care were darlings.
#10
bitseylango
I hate our local Asda with a passion and the next one is too far away, Morrisons arent too bad but still a 20 minute drive so I tend to shop at Sainsburys now for convenience. But all my meat, veg, eggs and bread I get from a local farm shop that is within walking distance, fresh and fantastic locally produced quality food.


Wish I had one of them, reckon it would cut down on how much is wasted with potatoes etc.
#11
bitseylango;6093222
I hate our local Asda with a passion and the next one is too far away, Morrisons arent too bad but still a 20 minute drive so I tend to shop at Sainsburys now for convenience. But all my meat, veg, eggs and bread I get from a local farm shop that is within walking distance, fresh and fantastic locally produced quality food.

+1 We used to go to Hyson Green.

Always hated Asda Arnold.

Morrisons it is for us now.
#12
AshleyRFC
Wish I had one of them, reckon it would cut down on how much is wasted with potatoes etc.


The food isnt cheap but always willing to pay more for quality, bread is baked on the premises, free range chickens running around, you can watch the butcher making sausages and cutting the meat carcasses.....a vegetarian nightmare!
We lived here for 5 years before we knew about it :roll:
#13
In the financial climate we are in, I think most people would shop in the cheapest supermarkets. We shop in Tesco, Asda and Somerfields. The quality of similar products are not the same in each store though, hence the reason we shop around. We eat very cheaply, but not due to our shopping though :) A neighbour goes to Tesco just before it shuts every night and buys loads of stuff. We get chickens for 50p, bread (Warburtons) for 10p, fruit for a few pence, and recently had a leg of lamb for 75p. Usually our main meal costs no more than £1.50 -£2.00. What we don't use within a few days goes to the local foxes and birdlife. So we are not really lining the pockets of these supermarkets.
#14
t0mm
+1 We used to go to Hyson Green.

Always hated Asda Arnold.

Morrisons it is for us now.


Horrible isnt it? might nip in for milk if Im passing but thats my limit these days :-D
#15
I'm a supermarket tart. Not interested in any moral or social influences. If I need something I shop wherever I am. Asda is 1/2 mile from home, and Sainsbury's is 300yds from work.
In order of cheap-ness I choose Asda, Tesco/Sainsbury's. Rarely use any others as there's none locally to me ie: Lidl/Aldi/Farmfoods etc..
#16
bitseylango
The food isnt cheap but always willing to pay more for quality, bread is baked on the premises, free range chickens running around, you can watch the butcher making sausages and cutting the meat carcasses.....a vegetarian nightmare!
We lived here for 5 years before we knew about it :roll:


But the amount of potatoes etc that I have to throw away because they've sprouted or vegetables that have gone off is unreal, so buying fresh everyday would probably save me money.
#17
bitseylango
Horrible isnt it? might nip in for milk if Im passing but thats my limit these days :-D


And even then you get the same size jug of milk in Farmfoods for £1, asda want £1.53 for it. :x
#18
bitseylango;6093239
dont do local asda because of the social influence ( not going into detail but full of people I dont care for)
Im afraid that cost, convenience and quality will always take a step over moral reasons for me.

Isnt that just because of the area the store is in? The nearest Tesco to me is like that so doubt its anything to do with the shop
#19
AshleyRFC
But the amount of potatoes etc that I have to throw away because they've sprouted or vegetables that have gone off is unreal, so buying fresh everyday would probably save me money.


thats true, I nipped there this morning to pick up a small sack of potatoes, they are really fresh and will last ages :thumbsup:
#20
jase.2
Isnt that just because of the area the store is in? The nearest Tesco to me is like that so doubt its anything to do with the shop


not really, the area is quite nice actually. The store is a nightmare to get round, half the stuff is out of stock and it isnt particularly clean either.
#21
I like collecting the Tesco loyalty card points and getting the 5p off petrol vouchers. Though i am not keen on their fresh meat section. Some of the meat looks off.
banned#22
Please shop at Tesco my shares are sliding cheers.
#23
Interesting answers. I suppose it's easier to think about other things when your preferred choice is the most convenient one.

I just like imagining that my pounds are going into buying Ken Morrison a pie and a pint of ale, rather than to buying some faceless nobody a speedboat. This is could be (and probably is) hugely inaccurate, but it's a fun image nontheless.
banned#24
stanglish
Interesting answers. I suppose it's easier to think about other things when your preferred choice is the most convenient one.

I just like imagining that my pounds are going into buying Ken Morrison a pie and a pint of ale, rather than to buying some faceless nobody a speedboat. This is could be (and probably is) hugely inaccurate, but it's a fun image nontheless.


Morrisons has share holders too you know http://www.citywire.co.uk/Personal/share-prices-and-performance/share-factsheet.aspx?InstrumentID=2260 so in fact you are lining the pockets of fat cats
#25
lumoruk;6093594
Morrisons has share holders too you know http://www.citywire.co.uk/Personal/share-prices-and-performance/share-factsheet.aspx?InstrumentID=2260 so in fact you are lining the pockets of fat cats


Oh, I know - 99% of companies that size do! He's still majority though isn't he?

I still think that however inaccurate an image I like to have in my head, they simply must be the best of a bad bunch from that perspective.

As mentioned earlier on in the thread, it's always good to support your local business in preference to this - particularly the farmers :)
#26
I'll shop just about anywhere except Morrisons. I find them overpriced and poor quality tbh. They make nice pies though.
#27
Friends of ours are cattle farmers and they say that Morrisons are the fairest when dealing with them.
#28
Aldi is my favourite, fantastic quality at sensible prices, I would never shop in Tesco, their stuff seems such poor quality and " points " yea right, the customer pays for them, one way or the other.;-)
#29
I can't stand the Morrisons near me, I'm 5' 1' and they stack so high I can't reach the top shelves. I use my local butcher. The meat may be slightly more expensive but its not tough and doesn't shink when cooked. He even knows which local fam it comes from!!
#30
Morrisons
Tesco
Sainsburys
Farmfoods
Iceland

Never go to asda
#31
I found when I shopped at Morrisons, Asda, Sainsburys etc I would always be throwing food out that had gone off. Now I shop at M&S nothing gets wasted, so me M&S works out cheaper.

As a physical shopping experience I never get the urge to go on killing spree in M&S.
10 mins in the local asda is enough to send my blood pressure sky high.
#32
DKLS
I found when I shopped at Morrisons, Asda, Sainsburys etc I would always be throwing food out that had gone off. Now I shop at M&S nothing gets wasted, so me M&S works out cheaper.

As a physical shopping experience I never get the urge to go on killing spree in M&S.
10 mins in the local asda is enough to send my blood pressure sky high.


+1 I hate Asda with a passion lol
#33
Always ASDA. It's across the road and convinient. Plenty of local people seem happy to work there too. Spot the bargains on here and off we pop.
#34
asda is crap, morrissons is just as bad, sainsburys is my fav but there aint one near me, so its tesco althought its annoying when they keep moving stuff around the shop for no apparent reason
#35
micoo
asda is crap, morrissons is just as bad, sainsburys is my fav but there aint one near me, so its tesco althought its annoying when they keep moving stuff around the shop for no apparent reason


Sainburys is prolly the best of a bad lot....

I'm always happy to go round the clothes and electronics etc but i totally lose interest in the food sections... and the meat aisles make me feel faint...

a woman stopped me today while shopping and she said.. " you're obviously a vegetarian":oops:
#36
all of these are local to me

sainsburys
tesco
asda
morrisons

so i shop at whichever has the best prices and deals :thumbsup:

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