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Re: Migros/Coop Gross Margins Highest in Europe

We cook our food ourselves, and buy little convenience food. Staple bread is 2.20CHF/kg in Coop. Fruits and vegetables don't seem to pre-occupy Denner or Aldi. Meat doesn't seem much cheaper in Denner, and then after investing in a freezer I often buy at 50% off whatever meat happens to be in Coop. I don't know what I could save on in Aldi.
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Re: Migros/Coop Gross Margins Highest in Europe

Meats, toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, dishwasher tablets, etc, etc. Buy Friday evening or Saturday and can often get that 30%/50% off in Aldi too.

Alternatively, depending on where you live you might want to visit an Aligro. Bigger packs of stuff and a good selection of fresh veg. If you become a member you can save by buying on Saturdays if you purchase over CHF100.

http://www.aligro.ch/fr/lespace-clie...ers/avantages/
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Re: Migros/Coop Gross Margins Highest in Europe

So in summary, the whole thing is a reactionist piece by someone who doesn't understand what gross margin actually means, or how a Genossenschaft operates. Yawn.
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So in summary, the whole thing is a reactionist piece by someone who doesn't understand what gross margin actually means, or how a Genossenschaft operates. Yawn.
must be somebody on EF then.
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Re: Migros/Coop Gross Margins Highest in Europe

That's why I go to Germany to grocery shopping. I know it's not Swiss, but at least they don't rip me off every time I pay
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That's why I go to Germany to grocery shopping. I know it's not Swiss, but at least they don't rip me off every time I pay
Let's just hope the customers of who ever you work for don't do the same!
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That's why I go to Germany to grocery shopping. I know it's not Swiss, but at least they don't rip me off every time I pay
Just ask the lady at the checkout at Aldi in Germany how much she earns to get things into perspective..
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Re: Migros/Coop Gross Margins Highest in Europe

I do a lot of shopping - fruit and veg and much more and can confirm
in my experience the coop migros duopoly which basically remains in tact because the swiss them selves seem to subtly boycott other " unswiss " origin brands . I think their salaries could be some of the highest in the Europe but
even after the wage difference their mark-ups are still the highest in Europe because everything that they sell in the supermarket that is not from Switzerland is sold at 2-3 times the price as it is in other countries .
For example : I can buy 100 grams of Rucola from Italy at 1.60 CHF at
a fruit wholesaler in Rotkruez , I can buy 100 gram of Rucola from italy at Aldi for 1.54 CHF .

Can anyone guess what 100 grams of NOT- BIO Rucola costs at COOP ?

3.50 CHF ! That a bit rich isn't it?

If you examine all products on migros or coop shelves the pattern is similar
they have roughly 20-30 more margins than the other competitors , the people keep going there because they are swiss companies, this is only rational explanation for such an enormous difference in pricing .
Believe me the Swiss nationalistic pride has no end and extremely extremely deep pockets - probably No1 in the world when it comes to choosing where they spend money . Maybe it will change over time who knows it will take a long time though as change is not something that happens quickly in Switzerland as many of you may have noticed .
In the mean time thousands drive to nearby countries to do their shopping or at least many that can stock up enough and are near enough to the boarders.

I recommend Italy as the best place to shop but with the Gottard in the middle this makes a very difficult drive - Singen above shaffhausen
also has a few supermarkets close to the board if you feel like the drive
on the German boarder .
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For example : I can buy 100 grams of Rucola from Italy at 1.60 CHF at
a fruit wholesaler in Rotkruez , I can buy 100 gram of Rucola from italy at Aldi for 1.54 CHF .

Can anyone guess what 100 grams of NOT- BIO Rucola costs at COOP ?

3.50 CHF ! That a bit rich isn't it?
What a load of bullshit. Perhaps you should learn to read first.

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What a load of bullshit. Perhaps you should learn to read first.
Really? I see another price
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Re: Migros/Coop Gross Margins Highest in Europe

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I don't, unless you are already there or need something specific, otherwise the slightly lower prices don't make up for the time and expense.

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Re: Migros/Coop Gross Margins Highest in Europe

What is the main difference between Migros/coop/globus - too new to tell! Which ul supermarket brands do they most resemble please?
I know Lidl and Aldi.
Also are there such things as farmers markets- am looking in or around Zurich and interested in fresh local fruit and veg and meat.

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Re: Migros/Coop Gross Margins Highest in Europe

Which UK supermarket brand do they resemble
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What is the main difference between Migros/coop/globus - too new to tell! Which ul supermarket brands do they most resemble please?
I know Lidl and Aldi.
Also are there such things as farmers markets- am looking in or around Zurich and interested in fresh local fruit and veg and meat.

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Migros and Coop about the same as Tesco, Safeway, Morrisons. Globus is more like Waitrose or M&S food.

Migros doesn't sell alcohol.
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What is the main difference between Migros/coop/globus - too new to tell! Which ul supermarket brands do they most resemble please?
I know Lidl and Aldi.
Also are there such things as farmers markets- am looking in or around Zurich and interested in fresh local fruit and veg and meat.

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Globus: High end.
Jelmoli: Maybe even a bit higher end.
Coop and Migros: They are similar, in concept design and price level. Migros has a lot and mostly own brands, whereas Coop carry more of the big international brands. They come in different sizes. From small stores to bigger supermarkets Coop Megastore or Migros MMM.

Just go and have a look at different stores and which one you like more and better fulfill your needs.

Farmer markets in Zürich City: https://www.zuercher-maerkte.ch/

Btw: Better stop comparing to back home and accept that a lot of things are different, new, or missing. This is simply no longer Kansas.
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Globus: High end.
Jelmoli: Maybe even a bit higher end.
I'd prefer a Waitrose to Globus and Jemoli put together.
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I'd prefer a Waitrose to Globus and Jemoli put together.
The caviar selection seems to be rather small and limited.
https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/shop/s...rchTerm=caviar
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https://www.globus.ch/delicatessa/tr...rogen?_=kaviar
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Re: Migros/Coop Gross Margins Highest in Europe

And judging from how many people here actually shop across the border, the margins are even more impressive

I have to say though, most Migros' & Coop's are run much like a Swiss watch and I have yet to see a comparable supermarket in Europe run so efficiently
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Do you buy caviar much? I don't.

Try and get a fresh pheasant or some lamb shanks at Globus or Jemoli though and you won't.
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