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Careless whispers?

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GabriellaG54 Sun 27-Jan-19 12:31:52

What's this I read?
Will it be triumph 😄🤜🏻🤛🏻 or tears 😢👎🏻?
Will you be changing your shopping habits, or are these simply careless whispers in the retail sector?
I, for one, would be pleased to see M&S venture into the home delivery sector but that means Ocado giving Waitrose the boot in 2020 when their contract ends.
It's very much a dog fight on the high street at the moment, with Tesco proposing the shutdown of their in-store bakeries, fish and meat counters across more than 700 of their largest stores...subject to discussion with staff.
It's all change, but is it change for the better?

grannyactivist Sun 27-Jan-19 12:33:47

Not actually very secret those talks, are they? grin

GrannyGravy13 Sun 27-Jan-19 12:33:59

I would be delighted if M & S had home food delivery.

BlueBelle Sun 27-Jan-19 12:35:12

Well as we don’t have a Waitrose in my area and ocado don’t deliver either I ll stick with Lidl and Morrison’s and not worry to much

Charleygirl5 Sun 27-Jan-19 12:43:53

I only drink M&S jars of coffee and I would love to have those delivered because once I stop driving it will be difficult to take these home on the bus.

I think they would make a mint provided they did not charge too much to deliver.

BradfordLass72 Mon 28-Jan-19 07:02:42

Are you seeing a resurgence of the small, local shops now then?

Supermarkets feeling the pinch? Who would've thunk it?

Anja Mon 28-Jan-19 07:35:57

Local shops are fighting back. I can get fish, meat and baked goods locally in paper bags (waxed, compostable ones for meat and fish) and loose vegetables, again in paper bags.

This is a big plus for me, and many others I think. Supermarkets equal everything in plastic.

Tesco is on a downward trend. They closed online ordering (apart from groceries) a while ago.

PECS Mon 28-Jan-19 07:55:56

I have just begun to use online delivery before Christmas when I could not walk far..not even a supermarket aisle. I use supermarkets for store cupboard stuff but use local butcher, fish shop deli and greengrocer for fresh. All arrives in the lorry now sad I think that some retail will use the Brexit debacle to make cuts/ hike prices. Some may be justified some not! Profit is needed for business to work... but are they expecting too much of a profit? Are there other places to cut rathervthanjobs on the shop floor?

NanaandGrampy Mon 28-Jan-19 09:03:19

Out of all the delivery services I would rate Ocado number 1 so I would welcome them tying up with M & S . I think it could be a winner!

oldgaijin Mon 04-Feb-19 00:18:08

We have a cracking little fish shop in the village and the fish travels 16 miles from Peterhead, so you can't get much fresher! I wouldn't touch supermarket fish with a bargepole...you never know how old it is or where it comes from. I bought skate wings from Tesco...never again, they reeked of ammonia.

Marmight Mon 04-Feb-19 05:04:12

I have never had a home delivery from any supermarket, unlike all 3 DDs who swear by them (and complain when the unavailable loo rolls are replaced with a box of tissues or a cucumber grin). I prefer to select my own produce and am more often using farm shops, local village shops and independent retailers rather than using the Big Boys although I understand how useful home delivery is for those unable to get out to the shops.
How the circle has turned in the last 40 years or so. I think we'll have a few interesting months post Brexit on the shopping/availability/cost front...

PECS Mon 04-Feb-19 08:08:09

Feeling excited..our little deli in town is expanding and has invested in hoppers to sell loose dried goods to reduce packaging. #littlethings