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Old 19.05.2011, 08:52
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closings for lunch (so stupid)
Why is that stupid? Shopworkers need to eat, too.

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Old 19.05.2011, 12:39
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... It's nice to have the option of going food shopping at 3am, just for the hell of it! ......
You sure know how to have fun, don't you?

There are plenty of ways to get your kicks in Switzerland that don't include white-water-shopping.
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Old 19.05.2011, 13:24
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You sure know how to have fun, don't you?

There are plenty of ways to get your kicks in Switzerland that don't include white-water-shopping.
..you mean like the adrenalin rush you get from clocking out the granny during Saturday's grocery store scavenger hunt?
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Old 19.05.2011, 14:55
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..you mean like the adrenalin rush you get from clocking out the granny during Saturday's grocery store scavenger hunt?
Old people are the same here as they are in the U.K. They could do their shopping any time but they choose to so it on Friday night or Saturday morning. And the they like taking their time...
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Imagine the stores were open longer, and on Sundays...wouldnt more people have jobs. Wouldnt people get paid more, better for the economy, better for everyone???
well that is something I really wonder about whether this would be that economic you know.
I think having to pay shop assistants for 3 or perhaps a bit more clients during the night who come in to buy what, a tin of beans?
And then all the electricity ... phew ... no ... I don't think that would be a such a good thing for this country.
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Old 19.05.2011, 22:31
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And how every store seems to pride themselves in freshness, what do stores like Migros and Coop do with all the left over croissants that don't get bought?? Thrown out, rather than maybe donated, or at least make them cheaper near the end of the day. Not to mention they're a rip off to begin with!
Lots of products in supermarkets are marked down when close to their sell-by / use-by dates ... since I'm not there just before closing I don't know about fresh-baked goods, but I know that even in mid-afternoon a lot of stuff from supermarket bakery shelves are not available in smaller stores to avoid throwing stuff out.

Also, as somebody else suggested, 24-hour opening actually makes things more expensive, as the company pays check-out operators, security staff, electricity bills ... for essentially the same number of sales. Sure, they may get a few random drop-ins more than usual, but the population doesn't suddenly consume more because they are able to buy it late at night!
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Old 19.05.2011, 22:38
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And how every store seems to pride themselves in freshness, what do stores like Migros and Coop do with all the left over croissants that don't get bought?? Thrown out, rather than maybe donated, or at least make them cheaper near the end of the day.
Some stuff is labeled cheaper and gets sold by the end of the day. Other products go to Charitas stores where people living from social security can buy them at lower prices.
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