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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

I only know the EDEKA across the borther :-)
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

Even if the Swiss supermarket prices were the same price as in Germany or France, we still wouldnt do our shopping there cos they are so sparse.

The French and German supermarkets are fantastic.
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Old 21.11.2015, 15:00
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

I live a few minutes from Globus and Jelmoli foodhalls, and still can't find exotic stuff like red onions, let alone jalapenos (when prepared to splash-out). Crazy.

EDIT: But forgot to mention - there's a new Migros that opened last week at the HB Zurich (took over Marinello's) - and I was in Shopper's Paradise - this store seems to want to specialise in all of this stuff. It's just left off the escalator entrance from the end of the Bahnhofstr. Have to say that I was really, really impressed, and managed all of my weekly shopping there for the first time.

Also open on Sundays and the extended Shopville hours!

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Old 21.11.2015, 17:42
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I live a few minutes from Globus and Jelmoli foodhalls, and still can't find exotic stuff like red onions, let alone jalapenos (when prepared to splash-out). Crazy.
I know what you mean. There's not a single supermarket in Traverse City, MI, that has Bündner Salsiz, Chatzeseicheler grapes or Thomy mustard. Not even in Detroit, five hours from TC. Crazy.
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Old 21.11.2015, 17:46
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

in our shopping 'mall' in Luzern we have a Coop, Aldi, Migros and Denner all right next to each other. so it seems like at least someone figured out how to patchwork together a supermarket.
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Old 21.11.2015, 18:19
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

Dübendorf must be a shoppers Mecca! Red onions are always stocked in my local Migro. Unfortunately I have to venture further afield for mace and other such exotic stuff.
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Old 21.11.2015, 18:34
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in our shopping 'mall' in Luzern we have a Coop, Aldi, Migros and Denner all right next to each other. so it seems like at least someone figured out how to patchwork together a supermarket.
What are you trying to sell ?
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

red onions
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Old 21.11.2015, 20:09
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

I was in the new Migros outlet store in Eglisau this week.
Many of the foodstuffs were labelled in a language I did not recognise! I have no clue what they were.
I thought food stuffs sold here had to have local language labelling?
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

Less is more!! I find here I buy less in supermakets than in the UK as there is not such a huge range of products but I can always get what I need.

Say I shoped in Tesco I would browse and buy stuff I did not need as there was so much choice. Now in the UK attitudes are changing and all the big stores are downsizing to compete with the likes of Aldi that offer good quality but less choice. Gone are the days of Hypermarkets
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Old 21.11.2015, 20:35
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Less is more!! I find here I buy less in supermakets than in the UK as there is not such a huge range of products but I can always get what I need.

Say I shoped in Tesco I would browse and buy stuff I did not need as there was so much choice. Now in the UK attitudes are changing and all the big stores are downsizing to compete with the likes of Aldi that offer good quality but less choice. Gone are the days of Hypermarkets
But we're talking fairly basic raw ingredients and not something branded or otherwise obscure.

I used red onions tonight in a salsa to serve with steak. I don't use them everyday but not infrequently.
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Old 21.11.2015, 20:43
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Even if the Swiss supermarket prices were the same price as in Germany or France, we still wouldnt do our shopping there cos they are so sparse.

The French and German supermarkets are fantastic.
Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

Swiss supermarkets cater to what Swiss people want/buy, they're really not interested in stocking a huge variety that would be slow moving
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But we're talking fairly basic raw ingredients and not something branded or otherwise obscure.

I used red onions tonight in a salsa to serve with steak. I don't use them everyday but not infrequently.
you rarely use them? Or frequently'
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Old 21.11.2015, 21:04
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you rarely use them? Or frequently'
Not every day.

Infrequently: rarely.

So not that either.

Shall I settle on once a week?
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

That ASDA be ok
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Old 21.11.2015, 21:29
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

Even the local Denner sells red onions, what are you on about?

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Old 21.11.2015, 21:31
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

I have to say of all the things that are difficult to find here red onions have never been one of them.
They are readily available in all the stores here.
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Old 21.11.2015, 21:42
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I couldn't find red onions in a Walmart the size of Luton Airport, which proves... absolutely nothing.
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Old 21.11.2015, 23:34
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That ASDA be ok
So be that Carrefour. But neither be in Switzerland.
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I couldn't find red onions in a Walmart the size of Luton Airport, which proves... absolutely nothing.
You couldn't find or they wouldn't sell?

Lest I forget:
Folks it's a different country. Better get used to it.
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