Shopping For Brexiteers

Lidl is the supermarket that encapsulates Brexit Britain. Iceland shoppers most Brexity, Ocado most pro Remain (via @YouGov) pic.twitter.com/3jYRn8RAZH — Sebastian Payne (@SebastianEPayne) October 22, 2016

Acting Your Age

A quick visit to our only nearby supermarket, closed for the past three days due to a refurbishment, yielded an interesting example of role playing by a senior member of our society. I was standing waiting to use the self checkout facility and the seventy something guy behind me struck up a conversation about how hit and miss the…

Supermarket Churn

This morning we had an on-line supermarket shop order delivered. Interestingly it would seem that those of us that do now shop on-line are not as brand-loyal as those who visit their supermarket of choice in person. Brand switching for supermarkets has risen from 19% to 27% in line with the increased use of supermarket…

Hits In The Xmas Aisles

A short totter to the supermarket (it’s freezing out) to get supplies and show off my new waddle-come-zombie walking style meant a slow enough wander around the aisles to be inflicted with pot full of cheesey Xmas music.Though for some reason an overlong version of Duran Duran’s ‘The Reflex’ (surely one of Simon Le Bon’s…

Of Milk And Markets

The news that two UK supermarkets have admitted to price fixing of milk and some associated dairy products is of no great surprise. That they will be fined less by by the Office Of Fair Trading for their admission is moderately surprising and that a further two supermarkets are yet to admit to any wrongdoing…

Music In The Aisles Live

Often I’ve commented on what comes out of the local supermarket in store radio whether musically or just the naff comments of the supermarket radio DJ. Joy of joys but that genuine naffness is now available live via the Internet. So for all the cringe-worthy in store inane muzak complete with the store specific advertising…

Music In The Aisles 7 Nov 2007

Another quick dash for stash and today the supermarket chain radio was on but playing nothing recognisable to my eyes. The ‘DJ’ then decided to quiz those of us who tune part of our hearing into these things on what song would be coming up by reading out part of the lyrics in a very…