The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Martin Phillp
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Cafes will reopen on Wednesday 30th September.
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Martin Phillp
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Instead of wasting retail space, the meat counter at a Sainsbury's store has been turned into an Argos/TU click and collect point.

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As a vegetarian I’m triggered by this 😂
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It's a big difference between Sainsbury's and Morrisons - all the Morrisons counters are back open and have been for weeks.
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bilky asko wrote: Sat 10 Oct, 2020 15.03 It's a big difference between Sainsbury's and Morrisons - all the Morrisons counters are back open and have been for weeks.
Our Sainsbury's has the pizza counter open and hot food. Three have been open a few weeks and we thought more of them might have by now. The cafe is open though it had no customers or staff at about 3.30 this afternoon.
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Thought this was interesting - Sainsburys range in Dobbies (and according to the comments, spreading to all their stores) - especially given their previous ownership by Tesco.

Funny how things change. It used to be the case that supermarkets were desperate to increase the concessions and ranges in their stores. Now it’s flipped and they’re taking their range out to other businesses.
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all new Phil wrote: Sun 01 Nov, 2020 11.27

Thought this was interesting - Sainsburys range in Dobbies (and according to the comments, spreading to all their stores) - especially given their previous ownership by Tesco.

Funny how things change. It used to be the case that supermarkets were desperate to increase the concessions and ranges in their stores. Now it’s flipped and they’re taking their range out to other businesses.
I'd be very surprised if it turns out to be successful.
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This isn't being done as a way to allow them to stay open during lockdowns is it?
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gottago wrote: Sun 01 Nov, 2020 12.09 This isn't being done as a way to allow them to stay open during lockdowns is it?
Garden centres are allowed to stay open aren’t they?

Think the success or otherwise depends on location, but comments on the post suggest the checkout process isn’t the best (lumped in with everyone else buying their plants).
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all new Phil wrote: Sun 01 Nov, 2020 12.23
gottago wrote: Sun 01 Nov, 2020 12.09 This isn't being done as a way to allow them to stay open during lockdowns is it?
Garden centres are allowed to stay open aren’t they?
Oh yes you're right.
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all new Phil wrote: Sun 01 Nov, 2020 12.23comments on the post suggest the checkout process isn’t the best (lumped in with everyone else buying their plants).
The checkout process in Dobbies must be akin to the final round of The Generation Game:

Packet of cress seeds.... an ornamental figurine... Sainsbury's stonebaked pizza... a Christmas jumper... cuddly toy!
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