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Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

... on sale?

At least my local one does. But they don't stock it. And why do they have some really good beers sometimes - but when they're gone, they're gone and never return.

Final question:; Is it just my local Denner or do all Denners have great taste in music? (80s pop).
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Old 11.02.2021, 18:04
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

Why do Denner stores copy the maze like layout of IKEA ..

I was in one yesterday for the first time in maybe 5 years.. I thought I was trapped forever.
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

Denner is part of Migros, perhaps their parent over ordered? But that wouldnít explain the beer. Iím guessing they picked it up at a bargain.
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

I get excellent digestives, choccy digestives and oat ones a bit like Hob Nobs dirt cheap from OTTO at Kleinbasel or Redaktion at Birsfelden. Feiny Biscuits, only 1F 50 a packet. The 80s pop music is because it's not covered by copyright. Every time I go shopping I think I'm in 80s hell, but by far the worst 80s music ever gets played in Jumbo DIY on Clarastrasse. It's even worse than the stuff they play in B and Q back in Britain
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... on sale?

At least my local one does. But they don't stock it. And why do they have some really good beers sometimes - but when they're gone, they're gone and never return.

Final question:; Is it just my local Denner or do all Denners have great taste in music? (80s pop).
You mean Denner have McVities digestives right now? Thatís tomorrow planned.
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

Denner has a bit of the same approach to purchasing/sales as OTTO'S. If they can get a great deal on something (your digestives) they will buy them in and feature the product. This is where you will often see the savings on the sale price stated as "compared to competition". This means they don't normally stock the item.

Given the size of the stores they can't stock anywhere like the number of items of a Migros or other.

As well, even with sale items (in/out) not all Denner stores will carry them (or in enough quantity). Denner has three levels (like Migros M, MM, MMM). They are Denner partner, Denner satellite/express and Denner. Based of course on the m2 and the number of items carried.
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

Coop sell both Digestives and Chocolate Digestives (Dark).
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

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Why do Denner stores copy the maze like layout of IKEA ..

I was in one yesterday for the first time in maybe 5 years.. I thought I was trapped forever.
In the wine area?

It happens to me in Ikea, in the plant section

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... on sale?

At least my local one does. But they don't stock it. And why do they have some really good beers sometimes - but when they're gone, they're gone and never return.

Final question:; Is it just my local Denner or do all Denners have great taste in music? (80s pop).
I am glad we got no muzzak in Denner, 80s stuff would kill me.

I also get those dark McVities on sale, but since I eat one once a day, they last till they go stale I have to switch to something else. And why do they only discount the green Lenor?

The people are super nice, feels like they know me as much as my family does
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

In Basel they're about 4fr 50 a pack I think, so quite expensive.
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

I think Denner had them at 3.80 double pack.
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

I've never seen them in the big Denner near us.
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In the wine area?

It happens to me in Ikea, in the plant section
I can understand being unable to find your way out of the wine section.

But what are you finding in IKEA that gets you similarly imbibed?
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Denner has a bit of the same approach to purchasing/sales as OTTO'S. If they can get a great deal on something (your digestives) they will buy them in and feature the product. This is where you will often see the savings on the sale price stated as "compared to competition". This means they don't normally stock the item.
I always had the impression that Denner was basically there for the booze, and that anything else they may have on the shelves is just a figleaf so they can pretend to diversified.

At least in my local Denner I would estimate that the majority of customers only come for the booze. And then they really buy quantities.
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

it's the bright lights that do it for me. and the really high shelves, something like wino jenga. and when will other supermarkets catch on - they should have a perfume section at check out
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I've never seen them in the big Denner near us.
Ours only ever has them at 50% in the reduced section. I've never seen them full price.
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Ours only ever has them at 50% in the reduced section. I've never seen them full price.
They’re always in the bits on the end of the aisles where their offers are when they have them here.
They seem to be coming up more and more often these days.
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I always had the impression that Denner was basically there for the booze, and that anything else they may have on the shelves is just a figleaf so they can pretend to diversified.

At least in my local Denner I would estimate that the majority of customers only come for the booze. And then they really buy quantities.
Things I buy in Denner:

- The four-packs of Dove soap (I get through industrial quantities of this being a big fan of both soap and soft baby skin).

- They occasionally do cases of recent Bordeaux vintages, which kind of looks a bit incongruous compared with the rest of the pile-it-high-and-sell-it-cheap stuff, so I'll buy a case to support and encourage them to keep doing it (I only notice these when I'm in there for the soap...).

- That's it.

I don't mind the occasional plain-chocolate McVities digestive; but this stuff has got metabolic syndrome written all over it, so it's no bad thing that I never see it in the local Denner.
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

When we used to manufacture household products, we'd often have production overurns due to over-ordering by the majors. We'd then offer this surplus at cost plus a small markup to the likes of Lidl, Aldi etc. They would snap it up and indeed often feature it as a promotion.
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When we used to manufacture household products, we'd often have production overurns due to over-ordering by the majors. We'd then offer this surplus at cost plus a small markup to the likes of Lidl, Aldi etc. They would snap it up and indeed often feature it as a promotion.
Interesting... (I worked in UK for a company doing EU food & cosmetics 'grey trading' for a while). That is perfectly OK, legal and applauded (allows people with lower income to enjoy high-end products that sometimes they would not be able to afford)...but try it to do with fashion... ;-)
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Re: Why do Denner only have McVities Digestives

The cheapest place for international cookies and other foodstuffs is Radikal, which belongs to the Otto's empire.
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