I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all those people who dash round the supermarkets putting anything and everything in their trolley, without a thought as to how much it costs. I often stand gawping with my mouth open when I follow one of these crazy shoppers through the tills and watch their bill rocket sky high. How much!!! I chuckle to myself when I look at my meagre few cheap items in the bottom of my small trolley, the reduced and the supermarket own brands, buying hardly anything that isn't on special offer.
I read on a forum that people have noticed that their Value, Basics, or whatever, have started to disappear from the shelves. They cannot find items that they have always been buying. I feel alarm bells ringing here. Own brands are sold as loss leaders, when you can buy a jar of curry sauce for 9p, someone somewhere is not making a bean out of it, they are losing money. These cheapos are to get punters into the store, but now people are having to rely soley on them to survive. Of course Supermarkets cannot go on losing money so they have to find a way to claw some back, and that is to discontinue certains lines that lose the most money, so we, Jo Public, are forced to cough up more dosh.
So this is my plea to all those posh people who read my blog, if there are any :o) please please please keep on filling those trolleys with anything you like. It doesn't matter how much it costs, you have worked hard for it and you can afford it, so be my guest, treat yourself....every day if you like. Because if you stop buying, I am not going to be able to get the dead cheap food that gives me life.
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