Advantages cheap and cheerful for brand name goods
Question: What's black and yellow and hangs off a bum?Answer: A Netto carrier bag
Netto is a Danish supermarket group that has been trading in the UK successfully for the past few years. Although it is pitched at the more affluent middle market in it's own country, in the UK it has aimed squarely for the budget end - hence it's somewhat downtrodden image which in my view is not entirely deserved.
....or so the old pub joke would have us believe.
Everything Netto does is designed to keep prices down. The stores are very simple, many looking like warehouses, and products are generally displayed either on the pallets they have been transported on or in their packing cases with the fronts cut away. Very little effort or expense is made in presenting (merchandising) the goods to the customers - Netto is thus a far cry from Sainsbury's in this field!When Netto originally opened they didn't accept any forms of payment other than cash - to save on transaction costs. They have back-tracked on this and now accept debit cards such as Switch and Delta, although they will still not accept credit cards such as Visa, owing to the percentage transaction fees charged.
Prices are very good at Netto - although the range is limited. It is therefore very good for getting "basic" shopping - you can save a few pounds a week and do "top up shopping" at a more mainstream supermarket.Many products on sale at Netto are brand-name - so you know that you are getting exactly the same product as you would at the more expensive supermarkets - just at a cheaper price.
In store the service can be a little poor - the shop floor workers cutting away the fronts of boxes all carry stanley knifes, which is a little unnerving! Queues are the checkouts are hardly what you'd call short, either.If you don't mind the slightly off presentation - and you can stand the stigma of shopping there - you'll certainly pick up some bargains in store at Netto.
Recent examples: 720ml Stella Artios bottle - 99p. 5 x 4 finger KitKat - 99p. Heinz Beans - 32p
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