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I shop at Tesco

On 5 Jan 2009 at 10:47am Lewes Weaver wrote:
And no longer feel guilty about it. Good article in the Mag bit on this.
On 5 Jan 2009 at 12:36pm fireball wrote:
why should you fill guilty about shoping at tesco we shop out of town now more and more due to the parking
On 5 Jan 2009 at 12:53pm Wait Rose wrote:
Tom Painr believed that international trade was the route to world peace - he didn't mean taking in one another's washing, as the Lewes Pound lot think we should.
On 5 Jan 2009 at 1:08pm Lewes Weaver wrote:
Have had low level guilt about climatic impact but been dubious about the LP and a load of the other TT stuff. First time I've looked at the Mag section. The article that's currently on top suggests that things are (surprise, surprise) more complicated than the LP lot make out.
There's also a brilliant article about Woolies there. Like Old Tom said "you have the power to change your world into a chi-chi Tourist trap".
On 5 Jan 2009 at 4:48pm Weighty Rose wrote:
I don't use Tesco's and I'm proud of it.
My guzzling needs are met by other supermarkets
On 5 Jan 2009 at 9:43pm wantstomovefromlewes wrote:
Nothing wrong with Tesco. Good bargains.
On 5 Jan 2009 at 9:57pm J Sainsbury wrote:
Food is clean and fresh where I shop - none of that rotten rubbish found in Tesco's
On 6 Jan 2009 at 7:22pm I Sland wrote:
their produce is always fart oo warm for my liking
On 7 Jan 2009 at 6:38am SHS wrote:
Tesco: open for our convenience (pre-dawn to late bedtime), priced for our budget (cheap), chosen to please all tastes (frozen burgers to exotic muesli), facilities to prevent or relieve stress (free parking, toilets, cafe, cashpount), supporting the local community (infrastructure, grants to community groups etc), leading the way to a more sustainable way of life (trying to source more produce from the UK and locally) and above all else, always striving to give customers want they want. Same applies to Waitrose. Why do people love to criticise supermarkets???
On 7 Jan 2009 at 2:35pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Tescos have just withdrawn their second planning application for expansion. The first was disallowed by Lewes District Council. Expect a third application soon. Tescos support for the community was miniscule during the flood and they paid nothing towards the Malling flood defences. However they are contributing a bit towards Xmas lights. So their support towards the local community is poor as far as I am aware. If I am wrong please let me know.
On 7 Jan 2009 at 3:33pm FA wrote:
tescos is a business Merlin....i don't care how you dress it up, they are in it for one thing only, PROFIT
I would love it for an expansion to be built....and for an Aldi to go up too. The less time i have to spend in that god forsaken snobs paradise they call the high street, the better.
On 7 Jan 2009 at 5:22pm Merlin Milner wrote:
FA, obviously they are a business. I work in the manufacturing sector and know that profit is king. However there needs to be a balence. Not all the High street is how you describe, the precinct etc. Interestingly I have found that the chains, Boots, Tescos are often more expensive than the local shops. Just as an aside, many goods at Lansdown Health are cheaper than Boots. Some sweets at Moreys are cheaper than Tesco. However perception is often different. So FA perhaps inverted snobbery is just as bad as snobbery. I work in Wembley where there are many cheap green grocers, but Bills can sometimes be cheaper!
On 12 Jan 2009 at 9:09pm ANON wrote:
tesco paid 70% of the cost towards the wall along the river bank which is the flood defence and it was built on there land. i think thats pritty generous for a business. i dont think landsdown health food or moorys paid any. from what i can see from the planning application they want to open on non food. that a breath of fresh air for the woolworths staff that are experts in that field and looking for jobs at the moment!! the local traiders are worried that they will take there business away - i dont think they will sell antiques or charity clothing. ALL THE BEST TO THEM!!
On 31 Jan 2009 at 8:06pm Bob Wilson wrote:
Despite what some of our learned councillors and other notables would have you believe the majority of Lewes residents are NOt thespians, poets or musicians dreaming of world peace whilst nibbling a carrot. We are average 9-5 working people with boring average lives, worried over our mortagage and other mundane matters. We cannot exist on home spun jumpers, exotic veegetables and limited choice on Lewes High Street. We need Tesco to offer the average Joe the average things at price he/she can afford.
So to those well meaning zealots please build your utopia elsewhere and let normal people lof Lewes lead normal lives.

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