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Old 22-11-2020, 14:31   #631
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Re: Changes on the High Street

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It’s amazing the difference between different Aldi stores - the one in Meanwood is an older established Aldi, and it matches your description.

The two newer stores (Chapel Allerton and Regent Street) are much more ‘up market’ - brighter, shinier, better laid out.

They are doing lovely wooden toys for young children, and whilst I was there I got a couple of bottles of their Gigondas (very nice it was, too).

Have to agree with you there Hugh, it's a bit basic to say the least and the queueing system is chaotic, you get to the front of your specific aisle queue and they promptly shut it. Prices are good though so always worth a visit.

There's one in Kirkstall as well which I've never been to as car parking there is a nightmare as so many retailers are crammed in to a very small area.
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Old 22-11-2020, 15:36   #632
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It’s amazing the difference between different Aldi stores - the one in Meanwood is an older established Aldi, and it matches your description.

The two newer stores (Chapel Allerton and Regent Street) are much more ‘up market’ - brighter, shinier, better laid out.

They are doing lovely wooden toys for young children, and whilst I was there I got a couple of bottles of their Gigondas (very nice it was, too).
That'll be the effect of this

https://www.aldi.co.uk/project-fresh
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Old 22-11-2020, 21:36   #633
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That'll be the effect of this

https://www.aldi.co.uk/project-fresh
There's been a bit of a convergence between incumbent supermarkets and the German discounters. eg some fresh food areas in the discounters and more space and nicer lighting etc. At the incumbents, Sainsbury is removing its costly fresh food counters and Tesco has introduced own brands like Growers Harvest and Stockwell & Co below Tesco own-brands with the Tesco connection there still, but not so explicit.
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Old 22-11-2020, 22:35   #634
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Wokingham ALDI is new. It struck me as a bog standard ALDI. I suppose when you are used to the more "elevated" experience at Waitrose, it would be no surprise that our preference remains with Waitrose.

That said, there is more for us to explore at ALDI in the meat section and it's made its mark with us on wine.
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Old 23-11-2020, 14:48   #635
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My local Peacocks closed for good yesterday.

Mine closed after the first lockdown.

---------- Post added at 13:48 ---------- Previous post was at 13:40 ----------

I still standby my comment that face masks MUST be worn inside, no mask no entry no excuses, and if your breathing is that bad should you be out in the first place.


I've been called a bully and a sheep, several soon shut up when I post a picture of my mum's grave.
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Old 23-11-2020, 15:10   #636
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Our local Peacocks has closed down now as there were three in our city.
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I still standby my comment that face masks MUST be worn inside, no mask no entry no excuses, and if your breathing is that bad should you be out in the first place.
You can stand by it all you want, but its not a requirement, no should it be.

You statement clearly shows you have little clue about people who are exempt.
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Hom3r's comment shows the difference between the theorists looking at big pictures (only 50,000 deaths out of 70 million) and experiencialists for whom one death is too many.
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You can stand by it all you want, but its not a requirement, no should it be.

Your statement clearly shows you have little clue about people who are exempt.

Oh, I do believe me people tell me this on Facebooker hourly, and I always say if you can't wear a mask you should stay at home.


Which is always followed YOU STAY AT HOME.


but I follow the rules WHY.


I feel the government screwed up on this, but if you banned anti maskers as the minority they would protest and as usual they would win.
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Oh, I do believe me people tell me this on Facebooker hourly, and I always say if you can't wear a mask you should stay at home.
Again, you can keep saying it all you want, its not a requirement, or necessary.
There is no reason for anyone to stay at home simply because they are exempt from wearing a mask.

There is little practical reason to wear one outside at all.

Plus, if they work, then if you are wearing one, it doesnt matter (to you) what anyone else does.
Unless of course you think masks dont actually work, in which case why bother wearing them at all.

I'm sure everyone knows your view, but dont expect everyone to agree with you.
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