Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 03.03.2012, 23:21
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32,224
Groaned at 2,456 Times in 1,777 Posts
Thanked 39,326 Times in 18,535 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
Migrolino is NOT Migros. It is franchise partners who own those shops, and so are free to sell booze and tobacco
But, they do take my Cumulus card, unlike other 'partners'.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 04.03.2012, 02:03
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: CH
Posts: 1,038
Groaned at 244 Times in 117 Posts
Thanked 699 Times in 434 Posts
Bucentaure is considered a nuisanceBucentaure is considered a nuisanceBucentaure is considered a nuisance
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
For shops and kiosks alike, they only can sell beers and wines to those above 16years of age and spirits only to those above 18 .
...
Legally, yes. However, youngsters find a way to bypass this quite easily.

And the chance in getting away with it raises by the size of the shop. So not very difficult in a supermarket, not impossible at a kiosk (where price level however is higher).
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 04.03.2012, 05:03
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 18,978
Groaned at 332 Times in 257 Posts
Thanked 11,715 Times in 6,858 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
But, they do take my Cumulus card, unlike other 'partners'.

Tom
Just as explained on the Migrolino-WEBsite
http://www.migrolino.ch/m1s1/
and much the same in regard to Migrol, where the petrol-stations also are franchisees
http://www.migrol.ch/de/Tankstellen.aspx

and of course also the same in case of ExLibris, SportXX + MiCasa
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 04.03.2012, 11:09
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: na
Posts: 11,248
Groaned at 37 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 26,732 Times in 8,253 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alcohol at Migros

From today's Tagi:


http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtscha...story/29999400

(Migros president broaches a tabu subject - selling wine in the stores.)
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #45  
Old 04.03.2012, 13:18
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32,224
Groaned at 2,456 Times in 1,777 Posts
Thanked 39,326 Times in 18,535 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
Not at Lugano, e.g.
Most definitely in Lugano.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 04.03.2012, 17:44
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 18,978
Groaned at 332 Times in 257 Posts
Thanked 11,715 Times in 6,858 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
From today's Tagi:


http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtscha...story/29999400

(Migros president broaches a tabu subject - selling wine in the stores.)
An interesting move. Bad that he only comes up with it half a year before retirement, as it will take years until the idea will be through. A lot may depend on his successor
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 04.03.2012, 17:48
M. Ploymi's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: GE
Posts: 925
Groaned at 34 Times in 22 Posts
Thanked 810 Times in 356 Posts
M. Ploymi has a reputation beyond reputeM. Ploymi has a reputation beyond reputeM. Ploymi has a reputation beyond reputeM. Ploymi has a reputation beyond reputeM. Ploymi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Funny anecdote re: this subject...

An Iranian who moved in below us has decided to try out a few habits that are a bit taboo in his home country, a little gambling here, some cigarettes and of course, drinking. After living here for a few months and drinking pretty regularly, we met up at a party.

I looked at his six-pack of beer and what do I see? "alkoholfrei" Turns out he's been shopping at Migros for his goods
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank M. Ploymi for this useful post:
  #48  
Old 04.03.2012, 18:04
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Dietikon 8953
Posts: 11
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
RachaelS has no particular reputation at present
Re: Alcohol at Migros

This is funny, I can't believe how long I spent looking the first time!
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 04.03.2012, 19:08
Ardneham's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bern
Posts: 243
Groaned at 96 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 35 Times in 30 Posts
Ardneham Ardneham Ardneham Ardneham Ardneham
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Why dont^t they place a Notice Board stating that these two items are NOT sold at the premises??
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 04.03.2012, 19:50
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: CH
Posts: 1,038
Groaned at 244 Times in 117 Posts
Thanked 699 Times in 434 Posts
Bucentaure is considered a nuisanceBucentaure is considered a nuisanceBucentaure is considered a nuisance
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
Most definitely in Lugano.

Tom
Try this

The only Denner that could by in the reach of youngsters (from cpt) is the one in Via Trevano and maybe at Savosa. All the others are really far away from downtown Lugano and from everything. Much easier simply going to Coop then.
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 04.03.2012, 20:48
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CH
Posts: 452
Groaned at 9 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 648 Times in 282 Posts
Laertes has a reputation beyond reputeLaertes has a reputation beyond reputeLaertes has a reputation beyond reputeLaertes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
Why dont^t they place a Notice Board stating that these two items are NOT sold at the premises??
Because virtually everybody living in Switzerland knows about that?
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank Laertes for this useful post:
  #52  
Old 05.03.2012, 10:05
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32,224
Groaned at 2,456 Times in 1,777 Posts
Thanked 39,326 Times in 18,535 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
Try this

The only Denner that could by in the reach of youngsters (from cpt) is the one in Via Trevano and maybe at Savosa. All the others are really far away from downtown Lugano and from everything. Much easier simply going to Coop then.
Or Viganello.

In any case, if not a DDenner, then some other shop (Coop, Manor) is always near.

Hell, in Tesserete, there is BOTH a Denner and a Coop nearby the Migros.

Same in Agno.

And not to mention all the kebab places, and they sell beer, I've bough it there myself!

Really, to think that Migros selling alcohol would change anything about teenage drinking is silly.

Tom
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #53  
Old 05.03.2012, 12:29
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: dubendorf
Posts: 12
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dubidubi has no particular reputation at present
Re: Alcohol at Migros

they do not sell any alcohol stuff. you can find it at Denner or Coop.

Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 05.03.2012, 12:57
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: CH
Posts: 1,038
Groaned at 244 Times in 117 Posts
Thanked 699 Times in 434 Posts
Bucentaure is considered a nuisanceBucentaure is considered a nuisanceBucentaure is considered a nuisance
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
Or Viganello.

In any case, if not a DDenner, then some other shop (Coop, Manor) is always near.
...
Gee, you miss my point:

It's quite easy for youngsters to get alcohol in 2 circumstances: Big stores where employees are busy and forget to ask for id or age,

small shops or kiosks (Aperto in the station e.g.) where many adults pass by that could get alcohol for them.

All that of course mostly in the neighbourhood of the teenies' meeting points during maybe lunch break and for sure late afternoon.


Migros at Lugano (like in quite every middle sized town in CH) holds 1st class position in all city centers (like Manor or former Innovazione, but more expensive than Migros), Coop (or ex Epa) only sometimes does, Denner quite never.

No one would ever buy alcohol at Denner and then come back bring it to sit there in the Migros entrance, that's it, and in CH - unlike in Germany, Scandinavia, maybe the UK - you cannot walk around with beer and wine, at least not when visibly minor (like in Italy, very odd drinking while walking, being drunken and alcohol in public).


So if Migros shifts from prohibition to free selling policies, I think it would have an impact.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 05.03.2012, 13:24
KeinFranzösisch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 2,198
Groaned at 63 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 2,549 Times in 1,115 Posts
KeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alcohol at Migros

When Migros wants to sell alcohol, they change their name to "Denner".

Kind of like when the priest at your church wants to get stone-faced drunk he waits until Mardi Gras, puts on a mask and changes his name to "Bruce."
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank KeinFranzösisch for this useful post:
  #56  
Old 05.03.2012, 14:19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: vaud
Posts: 87
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 88 Times in 39 Posts
swiss bill has earned some respectswiss bill has earned some respect
Re: Alcohol at Migros

My 24 heures (VD) of today reports that the President of the Migros Coop, Claude Hauser of Geneva, has proposed that Migros supermarkets should sell wine. (but not tobacco). This was copied from the Sonntag newspaper of yesterday.

Reactions? Negative from traditionalists, and anti-alcohol organisations. Positive from Swiss wine-growers (and me).
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 05.03.2012, 14:25
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lenk im Simmental
Posts: 1,123
Groaned at 95 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 750 Times in 404 Posts
Keith66 has earned the respect of manyKeith66 has earned the respect of manyKeith66 has earned the respect of many
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
My 24 heures (VD) of today reports that the President of the Migros Coop, Claude Hauser of Geneva, has proposed that Migros supermarkets should sell wine. (but not tobacco). This was copied from the Sonntag newspaper of yesterday.

Reactions? Negative from traditionalists, and anti-alcohol organisations. Positive from Swiss wine-growers (and me).
A positive from me too.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 03.11.2012, 20:58
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Adenosin82 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
When my wife and I were house hunting in Zug the other week, we stocked up for some Brotzeit in the local Migros.

Could I find the the beer section to accompany my bread and salami? I spent 10 minutes traipsing the aisles and ended up having to ask a member of staff .....she seemed more shocked that we had asked than our shock of no beer (or wine)

So what's the story? Is Migros run by Quakers like Cadbury's?
Exactly the same happened to me on Wednesday... after wandering around the whole supermarket looking for a sad bottle of wine I dared to ask an employee (I do not speak any Italian yet!) and said "m'escusi... vino e birra?" And he made a face of horror and said "no, no!!! No alcohol here!!" or something like that.

I left Migros thinking that I had broken a Swiss taboo, like doing laundry on Sundays or something similar
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Adenosin82 for this useful post:
  #59  
Old 03.11.2012, 21:49
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 22,523
Groaned at 424 Times in 327 Posts
Thanked 17,582 Times in 9,852 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
Exactly the same happened to me on Wednesday... after wandering around the whole supermarket looking for a sad bottle of wine I dared to ask an employee (I do not speak any Italian yet!) and said "m'escusi... vino e birra?" And he made a face of horror and said "no, no!!! No alcohol here!!" or something like that.

I left Migros thinking that I had broken a Swiss taboo, like doing laundry on Sundays or something similar
Migros has always been non-alcohol, that's what the original patron decreed and that's what they stick to. They used to have the Pick 'n' Pay stores too where you could buy it, and now they own Denner as well which also stocks booze. So they have found ways around the "no alcohol" issue, it's just you won't find any in a Migros store.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 03.11.2012, 22:21
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Adenosin82 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Alcohol at Migros

Quote:
View Post
Migros has always been non-alcohol, that's what the original patron decreed and that's what they stick to. They used to have the Pick 'n' Pay stores too where you could buy it, and now they own Denner as well which also stocks booze. So they have found ways around the "no alcohol" issue, it's just you won't find any in a Migros store.
Yes, I know it now, thank you! It surprised me so much that I did some research on the Internet (and I also found this thread in the forum).

I have arrived to Switzerland only 12 days ago... I am still being surprised of how differently things work in this country, despite of being surrounded by France, Italy and Germany... Specially Ticino, where I am, since it is "isolated" from the rest of Switzerland and geographycally into Italy, works the Swiss way. It is certainly an interesting country.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
alcohol, beer, migros, quakers, wine




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feel the love at Migros... jaudi Jokes/funnies 10 28.07.2011 22:47
TOEFL course at Migros Klubschule Monty1 Business & entrepreneur 5 16.04.2010 21:08
Korma Sauce at Migros telandy Food and drink 10 09.07.2009 18:16


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0