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a large convenience store size. EVER. And I have NEVER seen one. They are not SUPERmarkets.
I guess you inner city shoppers just don't know what a supermarket is. They shouldn't have human dwellings above them for starters.
it has two doors
Not Mega-Store but the size of the biggest supermarkets pre walmart style influence. Full car park etc.
That's opposite my office! I went in there just last night for a Picnic bar and a sparkling water! It was exactly the one I was thinking about when I saw this thread!
we met at shoreditch grind that time innit for books or records or summink
would have moved out to some business park backwater in Reading long since.
Silicon roundabout wouldn't be shit without us
Didn't they knock everything else down to build fucking awful coffee shops and flats for millionaires not to live in?
Google are going in there apparently
It's a real low in middle-class bullshit.
There appear to be no Co-Op hypermarkets, that's true.
This ain't France, prickface.
This is "I'm working class because I have a job" level shit.
me, Steved and Hatfood have aligned. Thread over.
Why isn't it a supermarket, Balonz?
Spenos (sort of)
Might even allow Aldz and Lidz.
Because if you mean Marks and Sparks you're going to regret it.
Just isn't is it?
The one where I work is massive and the food is totally segregated
but you're right. It just isn't.
that practises segregation
Food or Clothing?
Also, M&S simply food is definitely a supermarket, the one on the Shepherd's Hill roundabout is massive.
of COURSE Balonz works at a M&S. But what is his job? I reckon he might man the self checkouts.
"Shirts? zey are fine. Put zem over zere!
Vat is zis?! GRAPES?! PINK STICKER ON ZEM AND SHIP ZEM DOWN TO... P R O D U C E!"
they favour smaller sized shops in good central areas, rather than retail park giant shells (which are what are making Tesco go bust right now. that and a few other things, granted, but significantly that.)
they still have some big-ish ones though. In Glasgow on Gordon st the co-op used to be a somerfield and then a morrisons, I think. the one on the Hugh street in Manchester is a denet enough size, but I get what he means in that it's not much bigger than a costcutter.
I agree with him a wee bit. But I am closer to not agreeing with him. will somebody get me a coin to toss, I am having an indecisive day.
It's like Londis.
Or Nisa Local.
Yep, think we've got this one covered.
It has a huge range of own-brand produce.
Although, zero fresh chillies in our local one.
or with Obama?
not a chance on that first one
the most depressing shop ever
I shop in there almost every day. Worth noting that this picture is *after* it had a refit that saw it close for about a fortnight. Before that it was even more shit. I have to agree with Balonz that using the word "super" anywhere near it is a bit hard to justify.
Facts about that Co-op:
1) They sell two different brands of low fat creme fraiche but no full fat creme fraiche.
2) None of the staff knows what a bottle of tequila is. But they do sell it.
3) They don't sell Anchor butter in either hard or soft form.
4) If you spend more than ten minutes in there you'll see someone nick something. This is because the shop has the least arsed security guards imaginable. I once watched someone pick every single packet of Handy Andies off a display stand, shovel them all into his bag and then just stroll out of the door in front of the guard.
The Lidl on the other hand is great. Great value Gouda slices.
I prefer low fat creme fraiche.
They seem to be at war with me in there. As soon as I find something I want to buy they stop selling it. See also Allinsons strong white bread flour, and any sort of unground coffee.
This shop sometimes sells out of wine ffs. Like ALL wine.
I've been to bigger shoe shops.
Kind of makes a mockery of 'So near, so Spar', although the lack of rhyming made that a shit slogan anyway.
that is incredibly posh.
Has an "artisan pizzeria and bakery" in it.
The ludicrous "village" bit
but even if it was 99% of their shops certainly aren't so the Co-op is not a fucking supermarket.
you twat, balonz
I obviously meant Co-op.
and don't even get me started on Iceland... fuck knows what that is.
not a supermarket.
Big Budgens next to a Tesco Express next to a small Waitrose.
There is a Gregg's in the middle of them for some reason.
What do you make of that eh!? It's fucking massive!!!
I think I will take my family on a tour of the six Iceland Warehouse sites.
I don't think so.
Got to go and meet Peter Andre in Manchester soon. True story.
most of them are like this one in my hometown http://s3.amazonaws.com/ldc/large/2131/21311652.jpg
It's one of the biggest supermarkets in the area.
Not really a supermarket, is it? They alwasy seem to employ the stupidest people too. Even in the co-op in my home estate they've managed to pick out the weirdest bunch of freaks from a dizzying selection of weird freaks.
What the hell? Your mum work at a Co-Op or something?!
I wasn't listening
they do bread and eggs and sweets and crisps and squash and beer too, though
cheese and milk and chilled meats and cereals
that and farmfoods still fall under the freezer shop umbrella
who without fail wears his uniform shirt unbuttoned the whole way down to reveal a white t-shirt with this image on it - http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/02/15/article-2560093-0D90E5AF00000578-504_306x423.jpg
always found it a bit odd
If we are talking about the one across from roots and fruits as opposed to the one further towards town on the other side
nah fuck it, he's wrong. A wrong prick.
if someone told me they were going to the supermarket and then came back with co-op bags, I'd laugh in the face, piss on their leg and then eat their scotch egg, or whatever 24hr-garage-shit constitutes shopping for co-op customers.
On the mainland, very large, massive car park at the back... hard to see Balonz coming back from this one.
You've not even done the colours right
park on that if you fancy a fine and three points.
that said "it is the exceptioneth that maketh the rule"?
In their own words:
'The Group took the decision not to compete head-on with the Big Four supermarket multiples on range and price in a market that was becoming ever more competitive. It decided to concentrate instead on smaller stores which were in local communities. It also began to market the "co-operative difference" and the ethical stance it took on sourcing, having long been a supporter of Fairtrade.'
I propose a compromise:
'While the Co-Op group cannot be considered a "supermarket chain" they do have a small number of stores nationally which would be considered in the supermarket level in terms of total area and range'
Needs to go to a doctor to get their reading comprehension organs checked.
I redefined it above so everyone kinda wins. JUST FUCKING ACCEPT IT.
Epimer is embarrassed and doesn't have the social skills to apologise for his mistake. A typical trait of a "Netrunner".
I should pity him, got it.
Sorry Epimer, I was unaware of your affliction.
but that's aberdeen, so that'll discount it outright
The BIG Co-op in Chatteris appears to have closed down. This is concerning.
i haven't decided which side of this i'm on yet.
And if I was doing my shopping in there he'd look in my basket and make comments about my product choices. Unprofessional.
(the really weird one) did you ever go in there?
(went to Morrisons in Hillsbo a few times until I couldn't take it any more)
If only because he's made a load of you scour Google for pictures of big Co-Ops.
I ask you, what sort of supermarket does funerals?
Less German than lidls
that used to hold multipacks of Wotsits?
sells out-of-date produce, as my local Co-op does.
the first: no a supermarket https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-3.523267,3a,75y,255.69h,75.99t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s3lAH2yHss1bjhCOBTs2Q_Q!2e0
the second: as massive as a supermarket but actually has fuck all in it so no a supermarket
not a supermarket.
the large sites they have are legacy sites, either from when independant stores joined the co-op, other co-ops merged with the co-operative group or through acquisitions such as when the co-op bought loads of somerfield stores, or kwik save stores which do not fit with their typical portfolio.
Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys & Morrisons are the 'big four' supermarkets
Aldi, Lidl & Iceland are discount retailers, who despite recent large growth rates still only occupy a small area of the market.
Marks & spencers is not a supermarket, neither is Waitrose (who have a larger market share than M&S).. both are seen as premium food retailers.
love it cos its nerdy, hate cos it's wrong as shit. in what possible way is a waitrose not a supermarket? just because it sells some things that aren't shite?
I've only seen pretty small Waitroses. I've seen some absolutely massive Asdas, Sainsbury'ses and Tescos. And Morrison'ses.
I've seen Waitroses so vast that the eye cannot reach the far aisle. Take a short camper van holiday round the home counties hotbeds of Waitrose. I would particularly recommend a visit to Hersham. It's magnificent.
not like tesco extra 2 storey sized but definitely standard large supermarket size
Co-op,* andThe Co-operative Food
Marks & Spencer
Whole Foods Market
should be sectioned immediately.
Filco employees produced a Chariots of Fire style training video titled Chariots of Filco as part of their participation in the Lloyds TSB Cardiff Half Marathon.
somebody's clearly edited wikipedia, throw this data out, it's invalid
is fucking massive tbf.
150+ replies and you're resorting to wikipedia definitions. To be a supermarket you need trolleys and conveyor belts.
Proper-sized trolleys, too (deep pan, little partition bit at the front for your bottles, optional child seat), not those shallow fry things that are basically 3 baskets strapped to some wheels. And conveyors big enough to accommodate a trolley load (like your mum does), not those pointless pieces of shit that are barely 3 feet long.
A supermarket, a large form of the traditional grocery store, is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into aisles. It is larger in size and has a wider selection than a traditional grocery store, but is smaller and more limited in the range of merchandise than a hypermarket or big-box market.
You know what they say: you come for the fair trade coffee, but you return for the inspirational architecture!