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Old 23.03.2020, 23:54
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Tomorrow Migros will launch Amigos again in Bern, Solothurn und Aargau. During this week all other German Speaking Cantons will launch. Rest of the country will be next week.

For those of you unaware with the app, people can make a shopping cart like they normally do and then choose the amigos system, and people from their neighbourhood who registered as bringers can pick up the groceries from the local store, or store employees can do this when they have calm moments.

It is intended for those who need help getting the groceries at home like the elderly, disabled or ill people and not as a full replacement for online shopping. Usage is free but rewarding is allowed.
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Tomorrow Migros will launch Amigos again in Bern, Solothurn und Aargau. During this week all other German Speaking Cantons will launch. Rest of the country will be next week.

For those of you unaware with the app, people can make a shopping cart like they normally do and then choose the amigos system, and people from their neighbourhood who registered as bringers can pick up the groceries from the local store.

It is intended for those who need help getting the groceries at home like the elderly, disabled or ill people and not as a full replacement for online shopping. Usage is free but rewarding is allowed.

i think my in laws have that in thurgau. or something similar- they told us that neighbours or someone is assigned to them, and are available to go to the supermarkets for them. My in-laws were not happy about it at first (not having the freedom to go out to shop whenever they wanted ) but i guess they are just grateful that they have this option. And now they have come around.
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i think my in laws have that in thurgau. or something similar- they told us that neighbours or someone is assigned to them, and are available to go to the supermarkets for them. My in-laws were not happy about it at first (not having the freedom to go out to shop whenever they wanted ) but i guess they are just grateful that they have this option. And now they have come around.
They've run a Test with the app some time ago in some German-speaking areas don't know if Thurgau was among them (This is also the reason why French and Italian parts take a bit longer since they have to make all the translations). But deemed that it did not catch up to a level they pleased and thus stopped again with it. Now with Corona and the online shop being more than overloaded they bring it back since the idea itself is great and perfect for times like this, just took some days to change all for a much larger scale since it only was like a usable demo for small scale at first during the tests.
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Tomorrow Migros will launch Amigos again in Bern, Solothurn und Aargau. During this week all other German Speaking Cantons will launch. Rest of the country will be next week.

For those of you unaware with the app, people can make a shopping cart like they normally do and then choose the amigos system, and people from their neighbourhood who registered as bringers can pick up the groceries from the local store, or store employees can do this when they have calm moments.

It is intended for those who need help getting the groceries at home like the elderly, disabled or ill people and not as a full replacement for online shopping. Usage is free but rewarding is allowed.
Thank you for this info. It is a bit more complex than it sounds. If you want to register as a bringer you need to take a photo of yourself and provide an IBAN number in case someone wants to give the bringer a tip. But the bringer has to physically shop for the groceries, based on a shopping list provided by the person needing the groceries which are paid for by their credit card.

I wonder whether an elderly person would even use such an app.

There are quite a few elderly persons living in our little village. We do have a small local shop as well as farmers who sell directly to the public so younger neighbours can easily help out their elderly neighbours.
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Thank you for this info. It is a bit more complex than it sounds. If you want to register as a bringer you need to take a photo of yourself and provide an IBAN number in case someone wants to give the bringer a tip. But the bringer has to physically shop for the groceries, based on a shopping list provided by the person needing the groceries which are paid for by their credit card.

I wonder whether an elderly person would even use such an app.

There are quite a few elderly persons living in our little village. We do have a small local shop as well as farmers who sell directly to the public so younger neighbours can easily help out their elderly neighbours.
It's a service from a large company where people need to register, it is not to be compared to a local FB group which for some simply works great. It is put up as an extra help during Corona and it is possible that if all of this is over they just stop with the app again. But the group that should not go to a store or is not capable anymore is currently much bigger than just the elderly, have a cold or small fever atm and you really should stay in, and like many others don't want to be a burden for the neighbours or don't even know them. Just put up the list do a tip, and instead of having to wait 2 weeks while hoping for an open delivery slot some teen who wants some extra francs or a nice person from further on in the street will bring you your groceries after some hours.

I always shop with the car and would not mind bringing a bag along for somebody close by, or use it myself if ill.
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Re: Coop at Home. Not currently an option

I saw an idiot in Lidl on saturday with his trolley loaded to the brim with flour, he must've had about a 100 or so kg.

Why aren't supermarkets stopping people from stockpiling? If people who were buying a load of toilet paper had been stopped, we would probably still have some left in COOP or Mirgro.
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I saw an idiot in Lidl on saturday with his trolley loaded to the brim with flour, he must've had about a 100 or so kg.

Why aren't supermarkets stopping people from stockpiling? If people who were buying a load of toilet paper had been stopped, we would probably still have some left in COOP or Mirgro.
While it is indeed likely that the guy with the trolly full of flour might be stockpiling - unless he worked for a small local bakery trying to meet higher than expected demand - a world of caution before we make judgements:

Many of us are now shopping for neighbours and friends who should not be out. I am doing so for anywhere from 3 to 6 households per trip. Yes, I will have multiples of many things in my cart. It's not stockpiling, it's what needs to be done to help the more vulnerable among us to stay safely inside.

If we are to limit purchases to X per customer, perhaps we need some sort of coupon system, so that those of us who are buying for others can continue to do so.

Case in point: Now that fever reducing meds are limited to one per purchase, I had to go to three Apotheke the other day to get meds for my friends who are ill. That meant increased exposure, which certainly doesn't help the big picture.

Just a reminder before we judge others for what is in the shopping cart.
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Re: Grocery and related home delivery during COVID-19

Precisely what meloncollie said is right on the mark.

I would also say for a household of 4 where lunch was always eaten outside and sometimes random meals and breakfast for some, in house meal consumption has doubled from about 11-12 to 21 meals at home now.

Plus given all the warnings about going out, I'd rather stock up and go out once every two weeks than several times a week.
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While it is indeed likely that the guy with the trolly full of flour might be stockpiling - unless he worked for a small local bakery trying to meet higher than expected demand - a world of caution before we make judgements:

Many of us are now shopping for neighbours and friends who should not be out. I am doing so for anywhere from 3 to 6 households per trip. Yes, I will have multiples of many things in my cart. It's not stockpiling, it's what needs to be done to help the more vulnerable among us to stay safely inside.

If we are to limit purchases to X per customer, perhaps we need some sort of coupon system, so that those of us who are buying for others can continue to do so.

Case in point: Now that fever reducing meds are limited to one per purchase, I had to go to three Apotheke the other day to get meds for my friends who are ill. That meant increased exposure, which certainly doesn't help the big picture.

Just a reminder before we judge others for what is in the shopping cart.

This is so true, here there were viral photos of a couple with many carts of eggs, but turns out they were delivering them. but before this was clarified, social media had turned them into villains already...quite sad.
We really don't know what individuals need to buy , when and for what purpose- some shop for essentials daily, some weekly, some less. we need to step back a bit before condemning people so quickly IMO
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Re: Grocery and related home delivery during COVID-19

If you live in Winterthur, the Markthalle Trivisano is offering free delivery. Generally you order the day before, and they deliver Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

They have great deli type stuff, and stock some British cheeses from grumpy, as well as a ton of wonderful Italian cheeses.


Payment is via Rechnung -our first delivery will be Thursday.


In general, it‘s Never a good idea to judge based on appearance - of a person, or their shopping cart.
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Old 24.03.2020, 09:35
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Just had this from Rent a Pensioner.

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For once we ask you: don't book a pensioner at Rent a Pensioner and don't look for one or the other for love or leisure activities at Date a Pensioner. Unless it is work that can be done from home or in case it is sometime later, as soon as the crisis is over.

The Federal Council's directive is clear: people over 65 should stay at home because they belong to the most vulnerable target group of the coronavirus.

In order to prevent pensioners at home from getting the ceiling dropped on their heads, we have entered into a number of cooperative arrangements: all pensioners will receive a Teleboy subscription, which would otherwise be subject to a fee, for two months. This allows them - a new feature for many pensioners - to watch television in a staggered manner, to use replay functions and to record their favourite programmes and films. We have also entered into a cooperation with hilf-jetzt.ch. At www.rentayoungster.ch pensioners can look for help with shopping or other things.

If you would like to do something good for a pensioner you may have booked in recent years: call him or her and ask how he or she feels. And whether you can do him or her a favour. That would certainly make him/her happy.


Many thanks for your help!
Kind regards and stay healthy."

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So the rentayoungster might be something to look at too.
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If people who were buying a load of toilet paper had been stopped, we would probably still have some left in COOP or Mirgro.
My migros had a couple of pallets loaded with toilet roll outside, yesterady.

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Just a reminder before we judge others for what is in the shopping cart.
We're a family of four adults. I felt bad taking two loaves!

My wife picked up a pack of 16 wienerli and I teased her about hamsterkauf. She started to put them back, before realising that's how they're packed so it's fine!
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Does anybody know if LeShop, Farmy etc. will have availability anytime soon? I'm well stocked until mid next week. Coop at home seems to have only the bare essentials available, which I guess I can gladly live with in these circumstances.

I can't do the Migros Amigos thing as I live so close to the stores, am able bodied and feel guilty as heck doing it. Plus my husband can go, but he worries he could bring the virus home to me. I belong to an at risk group (asthma on steroid inhaler).

I would feel better ordering online for delivery as I have been doing for some weeks now.
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Does anybody know if LeShop, Farmy etc. will have availability anytime soon? I'm well stocked until mid next week. Coop at home seems to have only the bare essentials available, which I guess I can gladly live with in these circumstances.

LeShop just (maybe in the past couple of hours) added a whole extra week of delivery windows. I'd recommend logging in now, get in the queue and put in the order ASAP.
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So the rentayoungster might be something to look at too.
It seems to just link through to https://www.hilf-jetzt.ch/ Which makes sense, rather than their starting a new thing.
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Does anybody know if LeShop, Farmy etc. will have availability anytime soon? I'm well stocked until mid next week. Coop at home seems to have only the bare essentials available, which I guess I can gladly live with in these circumstances.

I can't do the Migros Amigos thing as I live so close to the stores, am able bodied and feel guilty as heck doing it. Plus my husband can go, but he worries he could bring the virus home to me. I belong to an at risk group (asthma on steroid inhaler).

I would feel better ordering online for delivery as I have been doing for some weeks now.
This might help you to feel less worse about asking for help. Remember that
a) those volunteers are offering their services because they WANT to help (and some of them are grateful to have the chance to be doing something useful on the planet)
b) by staying at home, you are actively HELPING to break the chain of infection (especially since you're in a vulnerable group)
c) by your husband staying at home, he, too, is helping to break the chain.
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Re: Grocery and related home delivery during COVID-19

Amigos went live 20 minutes ago.

https://www.amigos.ch/de/produkte-bern/

(mind that a nationwide roll-out is scheduled over the next days)
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LeShop just (maybe in the past couple of hours) added a whole extra week of delivery windows. I'd recommend logging in now, get in the queue and put in the order ASAP.
I saw this too late, but thanks a lot!
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Re: Grocery and related home delivery during COVID-19

Just checked online - Farmy‘s next availability for me (Winterthur) is April 23.
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Re: Grocery and related home delivery during COVID-19

Just had a quick chat on the Amigos.ch website with a lovely person who advised that they are still rolling out through the end of this week.

Re: Amigos.CH
It seems the website 'picks up' your previous purchases (based on your migros/cummulus log in details) and it seems you can select in the same way you would on the Migros site.

Considering it took 14 days of trying to get a delivery spot on the 'leshop' I'll definitely be using this as the option, and to also give back to my local community.

Wishing everyone all the best (und bleib gesund!)
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