The battle of the supermarkets

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The supermarkets are all vying for our business and in the last few years there have been a number of revolutions. Firstly online shopping which has meant for many people the weekly shop with packed car parks and crowded aisles is a thing of the past.

Secondly the major supermarkets have built huge out of town megastores and are now stopping these in favour of local convenience stores. Lastly the emergence of the low cost supermarkets typified by Aldi and Lidl has prompted even more competitive price wars among to supermarkets to gain customers share.

Which is your favourite supermarket?

Aldi
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Asda
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Budgens
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Co-op
0%
Iceland
0%
Lidl
0%
Morrisons
0%
Ocado
0%
Sainsburys
0%
Tesco
0%
Waitrose
0%
Based on 520 public votes.

Which is your least favourite supermarket?

Aldi
0%
Asda
0%
Budgens
0%
Co-op
0%
Iceland
0%
Lidl
0%
Morrisons
0%
Ocado
0%
Sainsburys
0%
Tesco
0%
Waitrose
0%
Based on 418 public votes.

Which supermarket offers best value?

Aldi
0%
Asda
0%
Budgens
0%
Co-op
0%
Iceland
0%
Lidl
0%
Morrisons
0%
Ocado
0%
Sainsburys
0%
Tesco
0%
Waitrose
0%
Based on 419 public votes.

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iang38
30th May 2016
0
Thanks for voting!
the number and quality speak for themselfs
Misty04
3rd Mar 2016
0
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Limited range of supermarkets in my area which are reasonably easy to get to, so don't get a chance to try others, but not very happy with Tesco, nearly always have to query something at Customer Service!
lizfid3
1st Nov 2015
1
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I use Tesco as they have the items I want and their home delivery service is excellent. However, if my children were still at home it would have to be Aldi. They have to be best value for people with families. Not so much for people who live on their own as they do not seem to sell smaller sizes or individual portions. I would like to add we do not have a local Lidl so perhaps they could come first if we did!!
nottslass
1st Nov 2015
1
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I need to have my shopping delivered due to disability, and Asda is the one with the lowest minimum shop for delivery. Also their delivery people are always helpful; if there is something they can't provide, they will offer an alternative (which is often an upgrade!) but you don't have to accept it. All round excellent service!
Cristaltips21
16th Oct 2015
2
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If money was not an issue, my local Waitrose is very good, helpful staff and well stocked.
However, money is a very important issue, so we alternate between Aldi and Asda. Aldi special offers are brilliant if you happen to be looking for that particular item, such as DIY tools, but buy it when you see it, or they will be gone in a flash.
roverT33
16th Oct 2015
0
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I am the same as you. Asda or Aldi. I go around most supermarkets but these two are the ones with the best bargains. With Tesco's being the worst ever place to be...
sooz888
11th Oct 2015
1
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'Best value' does necessarily equate to 'cheapest. I think Tesco offers the best range of choices to suit all tastes & pockets. I still prefer to use independent shops where possible, though.
Tripoli
30th Sep 2015
1
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Aldi doesn't necessarily have the full range of products that for instance, Tesco, might have, but for everyday food stuffs there is ample to choose from at excellent prices. The store I go to is clean and tidy too.
Booby
28th Sep 2015
1
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Being disabled I can only shop locally at Tesco which I can easily reach & the aisles are wide enough to travel up & down, but shop is smallish with very,poor choice. If it is bad weather I then travel by car to Asda, which has a larger selection, & supply electric scooters to do the shopping, or to a large Tesco again because scooters are provided
celtwitch
28th Sep 2015
1
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I shopped in the Ramsbottom Aldi a few weeks ago, it was not a good experience. I had trolleys rammed into my legs, I was elbowed out of the way by a fat woman who wanted the last pack of pork pies. on the shelf.
I felt under pressure as I didn't know where anything was, I was getting in everyone's way. At the check out it was a contest to get my items through the scanner as fast as possible, I couldn't keep up.
I don't think I will be hurrying back any time soon.
TartanRose
2nd Oct 2015
0
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I know what you mean, the stores are generally small. Seem crowded. If you are able to shop any time of day it will be a different experience say, the first hour the store opens, much quieter and the staff in my store have time to pass the time of day at the checkout. I also never shop with a trolley there and basket shoppers are allowed to pack their bag before paying not just hurl things back into a trolley. Might be similarly quiet at the end of the day?
Tripoli
30th Sep 2015
0
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Yes I agree on the point about pressure at the checkout. We're asked to unpack for the cashier, repack quickly and move items to a side table for putting into our bags! Very annoying.
scandiman
27th Sep 2015
0
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Fed up with Aldi. I don't like having my shopping almost thrown at me at check-out. They are also increasing prices. Wish they would concentrate on food rather than cheap clothes, cycling accessories, tools etc. If there is a query on the bill,, there is no customer service desk, so you hold up everyone else while staff deal with it. I've stopped shopping there. If I can, I shop in small, privately-owned shops.They understand customer service. They also look at you while serving you.
vee
27th Sep 2015
1
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Most of the big name supermarkets are there to relieve you of your money in any way they can be it by fair or foul means.

You are hard pressed to find one that actually cares and are fair about their customers needs and wants.
roverT33
16th Oct 2015
1
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You must shop at Tesco's. Try going round a big Asda store and ask where a product is. The assistants there seem to have the best product position knowledge. I do It with a few super stores to test them out. I used to be what is known as a Super Shopper. And had the task of being sent to certain stores to test out the treatment of customers by staff in them. I had to send a short report In with comments in return for small payments or coupons. It's not done anymore as they now get most feed back free from places like Facebook...
Marley444
7th Aug 2015
1
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I have a weekly Ocado delivery and buy an annual pass so I seem to have committed to them really. I do nip into Lidl to but nuts ... they are great value for money compared to anywhere else.
Alison L
28th Jul 2015
0
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I live in Northern Ireland and I wish that we had Aldi here, we have Lidl, but it would be nice to shop in Aldi and see what all the fuss is about!
Dickens
16th Jul 2015
0
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I like the quality of fresh food from sainsburys. But I do like a bargain and tend to shop around. Been trying shopping on line at sainsburys and this has worked out for the moment they keep giving us £10.00 off on lint shopping, and it is getting easier, still don't bur fresh meat on line as I I like to see what I'm buying .
Pension60
21st Jun 2015
0
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Now that the schools are breaking up for the summer, you might spare a thought for the over 143,000 children in food poverty, in families mostly in work, with over a quarter of all foodbanks referrals being where both parents are in work.

As the schools are closed, these kids do not have access to school lunches or school breakfast clubs.

To help if you might care to volunteer or donate as individuals or as companies with surplus foods, like supermarkets, food shops or coffee shops, is what little I can do to be of help, with my suggestions on my google plus page:

Kelpie
20th Jun 2015
2
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We always buy free range chickens at Aldi.The price is great and the standard is great.Never disappointed.My husband buys fresh veg there and is always pleased with it.
murrymint
20th Jun 2015
2
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I love the weekly deals at Lidl, one week it could be Spanish fare the next it's French. This shakes up my repertoire and excites my taste buds.
Greendorrie
20th Jun 2015
1
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I think Sainsburys have a wide choice of products, which is why I shop there. I am sure aldi and lidle are cheaper, but I don't like buying unknown brands.
News_Owl
19th Jun 2015
1
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I put the answers I gave as a pointer, as I do not do any shopping now, as I have had my driving licence revoked for the last ten years. My housekeeper does this for me, and chooses where she wants to buy things I need at her discretion.
Notdeadyet
13th Jun 2015
3
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I use both Aldi and Sainsbury's and for my convenience they are almost next door to each other where I go! I no longer have a car so these are convenient to get to by bus. There is a small Tesco in the city centre but the choice is limited. I buy some things from Aldi and others from Sainsbury's. I find Sainsbury's own brand items are better than Tesco's. I am not too keen on some of the frozen goods in Aldi but again some of them are very good and good value. I prefer to buy my fruit and veg in Sainsbury's because Aldi tends to have everything in largeish packages whereas living alone I wish to buy smaller quantities. I hate buying a lot of something fresh and have to throw away most of it. I also find it hard to spot any best before/use by date on the fruit and veg in Aldi. I buy some frozen meals for one from M & S because they are better than the other stores and I find the prices comparable as a result. Waitrose recently moved to new premises here and I do not find their new store convenient any more, I sometimes bought the odd item there.
SusanP8
9th Jun 2015
4
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I have no choice but to use Tesco as it is nearby and I cannot drive any more.
I have never had problems with them until recently and am finding that the quality of their food has gone downhill. Their veg is looks old and the scales never work. Also, with the exception of a handful of people, the staff are rude.
delmar
9th Jun 2015
2
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Aldi sell good food at very reasonable prices the fresh fruit veg and meat are all good don't buy tinned stuff so can't comment x
05991258
9th Jun 2015
2
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When working I used to be an Aldi snob, but needed to save money. I tried the new Aldi store which opened locally last year, and was amazed at the savings I could make. I find their specials ally selected range excellent, and far superior for less money that the other supermarkets ordinary range. I can be in and out of Aldi in less than 45 mins, with a trolley fill to last the whole week. Thank you Aldi.
angharad
9th Jun 2015
2
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Lidi may have a basic range but this is growing every week, there prices are low which is obviously at this time appreciated by most people, I go to Asda about once every two months to top up on items not available at lidi's, this suits my needs.
johnnyo
9th Jun 2015
2
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Aldi offer extremely good value and locally their customer service is second to none.
JaneR
9th Jun 2015
3
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After shopping in Aldi I was impressed with the prices especially fresh fruit and veg. However I found that I ended up throwing away a lot of it because it didnt last more than a day or so even if kept in the fridge. As someone who can only shop weekly i found this wasteful so have returned to Tesco for my weekly shop. Its worth it to me to pay a few pence more for certain items if I know they will last.
billytee
9th Jun 2015
3
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Just made our first visit to Lidl and in comparison to Aldi we felt mush more comfortable. Nice wide, clean aisles with a better clearer layout of merchandise.
Baxi
9th Jun 2015
1
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If I'm buying in bulk I'll go somewhere like Lidl but if it's for good quality then Waitrose. Everything in M&S looks too perfect to me, I'd rather have a few fronds of carrot top or leaves.
Jo Kingham
8th Jun 2015
5
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Tescos are the worst - arrogant and poor customer service. Waitrose and M & S do the best food. For all round everyday shopping needs in terms of value and range I choose Sainsburys. Some of the stuff at Lidl is incredible value for money and worth a trip to.
Munsterlander
8th Jun 2015
4
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Waitrose has the nicest food by far-the selection looks amazing and fresh
Munsterlander
8th Jun 2015
3
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Our local coop while not the best selection of food is nice and cheap and being just down the road is to get to. At my age I cannot be bothered with the hustle and bustle of these big supermarkets
Wilf
8th Jun 2015
5
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I have shopped a lot at Tesco which I have always found to be good and cheap. My wife has recently started shopping at Lidl and the food quality and prices there are amazing. Much better prices than Tesco and the quality is similar to M&S. She bought some tulips last week that were about £3 and the equivalent in M&S would have been about £9!-exactly the same flowers??!!

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