Advantages Supermarkets as they should be.
Disadvantages I am trying to think of one
Well, certainly here in Lancashire. Having been an ardent fan of Tesco''s for many a long year, I was beginning to find that standards were going down the pan, food was either going back to the store or into the bin because it was innedible, staff looked disgruntled and some had the charm of a pit viper, so, time for a change.In Clitheroe, we are blessed with quite a choice, two major chains and Booth's. The latter was visited and browsed, prices were on a par, some things were a tad more expensive, but, for food that is edible, well presented, with a choice that ranges from the four corners of the globe, to well represented local produce. Items were duly purchased, from courteous staff, who take time at the till and don't whip things through so fast you have no idea what it happening.
That was it, we were hooked, now, I cannot keep out of the place. Staff remember you and actually converse with you, the stock is always fresh, there are offers, just as in any supermarket, that beat the major high street chains.The meat is edible and locally sourced, the deli counter is a delight to behold and the cooked hot foods are so fresh and tasty, without the need for tons of caramel and seasoning to make them more appealing. I cannot pass the cooked chicken.
There is a variety of foods that you would not find anywhere else, suh as oils, spices, coffees, tea's, jam and honey in abundance, locally cooked foods, pies, shall I go on? No, you get the idea.They do not carry the 30,000 or so items that the huge hypermarkets do, nor do they need to, if you cannot do a weeks shopping there, then there is something wrong. You can find some great deals on items that are close to their sell by date, always worth a nosey.
Some might say it is for the twin set and pearls brigade, a bit like M&S, well, it is nothing like, if you get the chance, go have a shop, you won't be dissapointed.
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