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WillPS wrote: Thu 04 May, 2023 21.49
Pete wrote: Wed 03 May, 2023 10.09
WillPS wrote: Fri 14 Apr, 2023 23.23 Fridge at work used to be full of 'em in the before times!
Yes, this cost of living crisis really has flushed out the hold outs from my magnificent milk club. It was always better value but it's now just absurd to buy a pint for £1 when £5 gets you three months of unlimited milk.
Perhaps one day you'll control the entire local market like the notorious Hull Milk Cartel.
That is, of course, my dream.
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Not unique to Sainsbury's, but I've noticed a new shrinkflation trick in the Laundry aisle.

Ariel liquitabs are now adding the 'number of washes' indicator as a separate sticker to the box rather than it being printed directly on the box as part of the normal packaging design (as it has been in the past).

This clearly makes it quicker and easier to remove a liquitab without having to use up stocks of pre-printed boxes.
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There's also shrinkflation on the 12 pack 500ml still water packs by using the cheaper plastic bottles that are easier to squash.
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Martin Phillp wrote: Tue 23 May, 2023 19.13 There's also shrinkflation on the 12 pack 500ml still water packs by using the cheaper plastic bottles that are easier to squash.
That was more to do with them changing suppliers. They used to use Highland Spring which is decent water to the utter rubbish in Staffordshire which is usually used in the likes of ASDA Smart Price. Horrid stuff now with a nasty after taste.
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Martin Phillp wrote: Tue 23 May, 2023 19.13 There's also shrinkflation on the 12 pack 500ml still water packs by using the cheaper plastic bottles that are easier to squash.
less plastic = better for the environment, no?
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Zimba wrote: Tue 23 May, 2023 20.10
Martin Phillp wrote: Tue 23 May, 2023 19.13 There's also shrinkflation on the 12 pack 500ml still water packs by using the cheaper plastic bottles that are easier to squash.
That was more to do with them changing suppliers. They used to use Highland Spring which is decent water to the utter rubbish in Staffordshire which is usually used in the likes of ASDA Smart Price. Horrid stuff now with a nasty after taste.
Yes, Sainsbury's own brand is now what is also packaged as Elm Spring in Iceland from the Chase Spring in Staffs.
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Martin Phillp wrote: Wed 24 May, 2023 12.16
Zimba wrote: Tue 23 May, 2023 20.10
Martin Phillp wrote: Tue 23 May, 2023 19.13 There's also shrinkflation on the 12 pack 500ml still water packs by using the cheaper plastic bottles that are easier to squash.
That was more to do with them changing suppliers. They used to use Highland Spring which is decent water to the utter rubbish in Staffordshire which is usually used in the likes of ASDA Smart Price. Horrid stuff now with a nasty after taste.
Yes, Sainsbury's own brand is now what is also packaged as Elm Spring in Iceland from the Chase Spring in Staffs.
Also source of the mighty cheap Costco Kirkland stuff.

Radox have changed their 250ml bottles to 225ml now, and in the process got rid of the rather nice integrated hanger their previous bottles had. Wilko were selling off the old 250ml botles for 30p last week, managed to get enough to last me a few years.
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Sainsburys partly undoing the Aldi-alike stuff they copied Tesco with a few years back, by moving to having just one single fake brand and adding their logo (back) to the front of packaging.
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I noticed on Thursday that the J James cooked meat was now Stamford Street. I tried out the chicken which seems to be a slightly better quality compared to the previous moniker.
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Martin Phillp wrote: Fri 26 May, 2023 23.25 I noticed on Thursday that the J James cooked meat was now Stamford Street. I tried out the chicken which seems to be a slightly better quality compared to the previous moniker.
Probably just a better pack vs a worse one, always some variance with meat and fish. Very unlikely this many ranges have actually changed (packaging aside) at once.
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June 13th was the last day for the remaining Lloyds Pharmacy concessions in Sainsbury's.
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