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Old 16.08.2016, 19:16
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Supermarket displays

Here's the senseless thread of the day. I'm sorry for it, but I just had to spill it out.

I don't know if it's because of the sleep deprivation which is leaving me grumpy and without patience, but today I got pretty pissed off inside the Coop.

Why?

Because I wanted to buy tomatoes.

How difficult is it to buy tomatoes? Usually pretty easy: you go to the fresh produce section, find the tomatoes section and choose what you want within the choice available (which is rather small when it comes to vegetables/fruits, if I may say so...).

So, why am I pissed off with Coop? Because some morron, probably in some closed office that gets his shopping done online, has decided that putting all the tomato choices in one place is not the way to go. No, the "best way" is to separate the tomatoes in 4 difference places in a fresh produce section of 25 m2 - one for bio, one for "miniii region", one for "hello family" and one for cheaper products (read: stuff from the EU). I had to go back and forth in a fight to decide what to take when it should have taken me 2 minutes. So I got my choice and prepared to leave - and remembered I needed broccolli. It resulted in me doing the 100 meters around the centre piece because I had to confirm in all the 4 different displays whether they really had no brocolli or it was in some other 5th zone.

And apparently this is offical policy now, because 3 different Coop seem to have been arranged according to this new "feature".

ARGH

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Old 16.08.2016, 19:17
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Re: Supermarket displays

Well, it gives you an extra workout?
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Old 16.08.2016, 19:22
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Well, it gives you an extra workout?
Believe me, carrying a 8 kg flour bag full of live, fighting chicken* is workout enough...





*I have no other way to describe carrying a wriggling 7month old in one arm while fighting with tomatoes on the other...
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Old 16.08.2016, 19:26
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Re: Supermarket displays

I hear you, I hate it when they start moving things around..........
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Old 16.08.2016, 19:42
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Re: Supermarket displays

You think that's bad. Try having a wander around an Otto's. They relaid their stores out like Ikea where you have to go all through the store to get to the tills - AND they've provided no cut throughs. I popped back into our local one to get an item by the front door and just the other side of the tills and had to walk miles to pay for it. How to put customers off in one easy lesson.
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Old 16.08.2016, 19:46
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Here's the senseless thread of the day. I'm sorry for it, but I just had to spill it out.



And apparently this is offical policy now, because 3 different Coop seem to have been arranged according to this new "feature".

ARGH

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Not here thankfully. Tomatoes are still all together.

There was no broccoli today, though.
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Old 16.08.2016, 19:55
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You think that's bad. Try having a wander around an Otto's. They relaid their stores out like Ikea where you have to go all through the store to get to the tills - AND they've provided no cut throughs.
The one at Camorino has several cut throughs.

But we are in Ticino!

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Re: Supermarket displays

I am not looking forward to buying toilet paper.
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Old 16.08.2016, 20:43
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The one at Camorino has several cut throughs.

But we are in Ticino!

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The one in Biel does too and that's not in Ticino.
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Old 16.08.2016, 21:17
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Re: Supermarket displays

The one in Albisrieden has a shelf where they have all the Patak's and other makes of curry sauces etc. They also put the Patak's brand naan breads there.

Over in the bread section they have a shelf with bagels, Turkish flat breads, pitta pockets where they also have - naan bread, just a different brand and slightly cheaper than the Patak's.

I mean why not just put the different brands of naan bread together?

Add to that our local Coop stopped selling Marsala wine. I have to traipse all the way to Letzipark if I want to make saltimbocca or tiramisu.

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Old 16.08.2016, 21:30
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Re: Supermarket displays

I always thought that Coop was weird with their organization. Migros is much more straightforward and their fruit and vegetables are usually fresher as well as more varied.
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Old 16.08.2016, 21:35
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Add to that our local Coop stopped selling Marsala wine. I have to traipse all the way to Letzipark if I want to make saltimbocca or tiramisu.

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I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that Denner sells Marsala wine. There are several Denners nearer to us than the large COOP where I used to have to go to buy it.

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I always thought that Coop was weird with their organization. Migros is much more straightforward and their fruit and vegetables are usually fresher as well as more varied.
I agree. The Migros stores do seem to be generally better organised and their fruit and veg is certainly better here although I've heard other people who say the opposite is true in other areas.
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Re: Supermarket displays

If only Migros sold booze...

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I always thought that Coop was weird with their organization. Migros is much more straightforward and their fruit and vegetables are usually fresher as well as more varied.
Migros started to put all the easily perishable fruit (strawberries etc.) into an open cooler, a couple of seasons ago.
At least the one at Schmiede Wiedikon does.
I do think they sell quite some more of it because it's very fresh and doesn't openly deteriorate in the store already.

The store itself is bit "shabby", IMO but the fruit really does make the difference.
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Old 17.08.2016, 07:14
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Re: Supermarket displays

Shop in Aldi - the fresh produce section is the size of a fighting chicken's playpen - and yet the quality is easily the same as COOP - or in the case of their fruit this summer - better.
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Re: Supermarket displays

Hieber sells gluten free products in multiple display not in the same area. So same as you, I had to go to one display to the other and found their gluten free products mixed with the regular ones.

Gluten free bread and pasta side by side with the normal ones. If you don't read the labels carefully, you are going to have a hell of a bad physical experience later on.
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Re: Supermarket displays

My neighbour is getting old, weak and trembly. So lately, I'm doing his shopping for him - according to the list he writes each time.
This 'exercise' has proved to me just how much we are creatures of habit. Some of the things he writes down as needed I've never seen before. Never mind actually finding them in the Migros. One of his wishes was for Schweinsbratwurst, easy really, but I didn't find them without help from a Migros young lady. You'd think they'd be with all the other sausages but they are separate in the butcher's dept. Blood-orange-juice you'd think would be with all the other orange juices but it's not, for some reason it's together with Anna's Best stuff. Bratbutter isn't with the butter at all but resides together with olive oil. And so on.
When you stand at the cash desk look at the things other people buy - some of those things you will never have seen before. I've learned a lot!
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I mean why not just put the different brands of naan bread together?
This reason is actually why I do not shop at Manor on the Bahnhofstrasse anymore. It has been entirely switched to brand-based store-in-stores, and I find that I very rarely go shopping thinking "well, I would really like to buy an item of clothing made by Strellson today".
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Shop in Aldi - the fresh produce section is the size of a fighting chicken's playpen - and yet the quality is easily the same as COOP - or in the case of their fruit this summer - better.
I think it depends on the Aldi - our local one always had virtually inedible fruit and veg - dried up, tasteless old stuff.
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"well, I would really like to buy an item of clothing made by Strellson today".
But you're not Swiss and they love the idea of a particular logo stitched to their shirt making it vastly superior to another logo stitched to a shirt.
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