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Sky 4/12/13

'Tesco's UK recovery strategy is facing renewed scrutiny after it confirmed a third-quarter decline in underlying sales. Britain's biggest retailer is 20 months into a turnaround plan for its main UK business, which has seen more than £1bn invested in store revamps, more staff, new product ranges and pricing initiatives.

But it said sales at British stores open over a year, excluding fuel and VAT, fell 1.5% in the 13 weeks to November 23.

Tesco said total group sales increased 0.6% at actual exchange rates, excluding petrol though like-for-like sales fell 5.1% in Asia and were 4% lower in the Europe division.

"Despite the challenging conditions in many of our markets, we are performing in line with market expectations for the full year," the results statement said.

Chief executive Philip Clarke added: "Continuing pressures on UK household finances have made the grocery market more challenging for everyone since the summer and our third quarter performance reflects this.

"Overseas, the near-term trading environment also remains tough," he said.'

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Nonsense, the independent BBc broadcasters have told me the economy is getting better, what does a massive retailer know anyway. :rolleyes:

How many people are actually living here?

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The public don't like the State subsidised slave masters?

I don't think it is that so much.....it is because the food is average and generally the price for what you get is more expensive, high margins, apart from a few loss leaders that when you go back they either no longer sell or the price is 30% higher......in fact many items of good, better or the same quality products can be purchased at many local small business independents for less....people aren't all stupid and will pay any price when they don't have to. ;)

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I don't think it is that so much.....it is because the food is average and generally the price for what you get is more expensive, high margins, apart from a few loss leaders that when you go back they either no longer sell or the price is 30% higher......in fact many items of good, better or the same quality products can be purchased at many local small business independents for less....people aren't all stupid and will pay any price when they don't have to. ;)

Those 3 for 2 deals have stopped me going. I shopped in threshers till they did that too. Very short sighted if you ask me, they need to scrap all their gimmicks/card/deals and offer a fair price for everything !!!

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Those 3 for 2 deals have stopped me going. I shopped in threshers till they did that too. Very short sighted if you ask me, they need to scrap all their gimmicks/card/deals and offer a fair price for everything !!!

Absolutely.....people hate to feel they are being taken for a ride, an idiot.....playing tricks with numbers and weights....clear easy and honest pricing is what people want....not deals that turn out to be no deal at all. ;)

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I don't think it is that so much.....it is because the food is average and generally the price for what you get is more expensive, high margins, apart from a few loss leaders that when you go back they either no longer sell or the price is 30% higher......in fact many items of good, better or the same quality products can be purchased at many local small business independents for less....people aren't all stupid and will pay any price when they don't have to. ;)

Yes, it's a bit strange when I trust Lidl more than Tesco as far as quality goes..

Does seem to be a huge elephant in the room, none of the analysts seem to want to admit that the sales are down because the food is s**t.

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Yes, it's a bit strange when I trust Lidl more than Tesco as far as quality goes..

Does seem to be a huge elephant in the room, none of the analysts seem to want to admit that the sales are down because the food is s**t.

:lol::lol::lol:

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Yes, it's a bit strange when I trust Lidl more than Tesco as far as quality goes..

Does seem to be a huge elephant in the room, none of the analysts seem to want to admit that the sales are down because the food is s**t.

+1

You do notice the difference when you go back to the 'supermarket of last resort.' Tesco food section looks like a former Soviet Union store

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Me too.….plus lidl.. your in and out .....no multiple choice .no decisions less stress.

I go out of my way not to shop at tescos , its my nearest store.( express) its a brazen margin uplift , just because its a "local"

I actually feel resentment towards the company.

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You do notice the difference when you go back to the 'supermarket of last resort.' Tesco food section looks like a former Soviet Union store

What strikes me in many stores now, not just tesco, are the boxes of own brand stuff are sold out and the branded stuff next to it is sitting there unsold.

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I don't think it is that so much.....it is because the food is average and generally the price for what you get is more expensive, high margins, apart from a few loss leaders that when you go back they either no longer sell or the price is 30% higher......in fact many items of good, better or the same quality products can be purchased at many local small business independents for less....people aren't all stupid and will pay any price when they don't have to. ;)

Tesco has low quality food, more expensive than Aldi/Lidl.

They also employ a lot of people who don't seem to care, don't open enough tills at night, but are there chatting to checkout staff.

However, there is also the nagging aspect of a company expecting the taxpayer to provide subsidised staff and therefore having no incentive to treat staff well.

They also have many land banks to prevent rivals from opening up and providing competition.

So all in all, so many reasons to avoid shopping at Tesco.

Main reason FOR shopping at Tesco is, in this town, they have 2 of the biggest shops - so when you want a comprehensive range of things under one roof, it is an option.

I just don't buy much food from there!

If Wilkos was open later I might skip Tesco half the time.

Wilkos superstore with an Aldi superstore next door - could be all I need for shopping...

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Tesco has low quality food, more expensive than Aldi/Lidl.

They also employ a lot of people who don't seem to care, don't open enough tills at night, but are there chatting to checkout staff.

However, there is also the nagging aspect of a company expecting the taxpayer to provide subsidised staff and therefore having no

I was in Spain a few months ago and when I went to the super market hardly any of the tills had people behind them...until someone queued up, then they went and served them and when they put the stuff through the till it flew though the scanner and I mean flew !!! I reckoned it took them half the time of a UK till operator.

There was not a self service till to be seen and none of those 3 for 2 deals anywhere.

Out local tesco has 3 blocks ( 8 or 10 stations ) of self service tills now, mostly lying empty.

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I was in Spain a few months ago and when I went to the super market hardly any of the tills had people behind them...until someone queued up, then they went and served them and when they put the stuff through the till it flew though the scanner and I mean flew !!! I reckoned it took them half the time of a UK till operator.

Can remember being in a small rural French supermarket, and a mini riot almost broke out when a queue built up. The French start jostling!

Never seen as many supermarket staff appear out of nowhere and fly to the tills.

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Tesco has ramped their food prices massively in recent weeks. I have been truly shocked by the price rises of certain food stuffs. I even wrote about the massive increase in their faggot prices.

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=194982

Morrisons, on the other hand, seem to be discounting food heavily.

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Those 3 for 2 deals have stopped me going. I shopped in threshers till they did that too. Very short sighted if you ask me, they need to scrap all their gimmicks/card/deals and offer a fair price for everything !!!

Quite right! Multi-buy offers disadvantage the poorest shoppers.

The supermarkets aren't actually giving anything away because, so I hear, they force their supplier to offer the deal. If a massive retailer says "Jump!" the supplier asks, "How high?"

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Quite right! Multi-buy offers disadvantage the poorest shoppers.

The supermarkets aren't actually giving anything away because, so I hear, they force their supplier to offer the deal. If a massive retailer says "Jump!" the supplier asks, "How high?"

Yep, another reason to dislike Tesco.

Rather than getting efficient within their own company, they have pressured suppliers (and government?) into unreasonable and unsustainable practices.

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Yep, another reason to dislike Tesco.

Rather than getting efficient within their own company, they have pressured suppliers (and government?) into unreasonable and unsustainable practices.

So low paid undervalued staff...force lower prices on their suppliers but keep their own margins high...high food wastage that goes into land fill....and bully any competition in a local area by buying up suitable land, offering street calming and playgrounds etc.......nothing much to like about that if true. :huh:

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Tesco has ramped their food prices massively in recent weeks. I have been truly shocked by the price rises of certain food stuffs. I even wrote about the massive increase in their faggot prices.

http://www.housepric...howtopic=194982

Morrisons, on the other hand, seem to be discounting food heavily.

Last time I was in there they had a quality range in black packaging - same rubbish ingredients.

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+1

You do notice the difference when you go back to the 'supermarket of last resort.' Tesco food section looks like a former Soviet Union store

I wonder if food stores in the Soviet Union used to play mindgames with their customers like having a special offer of £4 for 2 of something which costs £1.80 individually.

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