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Old 01.08.2021, 17:13
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PETA keep reporting that Chaokoh (or their suppliers) use apes for the coconut harvest that are cruelly kept.
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As both a vegan and curry lover I expect such an offer would even interest you
It wouldn't interest me - I'm not a vegan but I do care about humane animal welfare as far as possible.
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Old 01.08.2021, 17:19
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Like with illegal drugs, people will still smoke. I doubt the illegal manufactures will worry about the quality of what gets sold.
That's not a good comparison. Chuff is describing banning a product hazardous to health which is currently legally now on sale.

You are describing a product that (in recent history at least) has never legally been on sale - and then banned.

It's already been shown in many countries that smoking rates have decreased when sales outlets have been limited and advertising of cigarettes has been severely curtailed.
Un-normalising cigarette smoking seems to be working.

Where's the evidence for your argument?
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Old 01.08.2021, 18:08
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True, but you also have Fust (a Coop subsidiary) in Migros complexes even though I can't think of one market/complex that houses both Migros and Coop.
Seedamm Center in Pfäffikon has a Coop, Migros, Denner, Manor (no Food though), Bettio, Fust and Interdiscount.
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Old 01.08.2021, 18:53
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Where's the evidence for your argument?
Plenty of black market cigarettes produced at the moment, both counterfeit & non branded. Counterfeit products seldom are made to the same standards.
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Seedamm Center in Pfäffikon has a Coop, Migros, Denner, Manor (no Food though), Bettio, Fust and Interdiscount.
Zürich HB also of course has both Migros and Co-Op, as do some other of the larger train stations.
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Old 01.08.2021, 19:19
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Zürich HB also of course has both Migros and Co-Op, as do some other of the larger train stations.
A train station is slightly different as I doubt 1 company could control all the other shops unless they took 100% of the space & sublet.

I know in the UK Marks & Spencer paid zero rent for their flagship store at the Newly refurbished Birmingham rail station, still did not stop them closing the shop a few years later as even with zero rent was not profitable. Having a high street name take a major space will attract other businesses who will pay higher rents
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Old 01.08.2021, 19:41
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They remind me of 1980’s small town corner shops. That smell…. . And the mess of packaging everywhere.
Depends on which one, the ones in Riva San Vitale and Mezzovico are quite nice.

I don't like the one near the cemetery.

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Old 01.08.2021, 21:16
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Would you care to expand your first post here??
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Old 02.08.2021, 08:12
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

No one goes to the Volg?
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Old 02.08.2021, 08:13
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No one goes to the Volg?
No, but I am a Landi fan 😀
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No one goes to the Volg?
Now that you mention it...
How come there is no Volg in Zürich center, but as soon as you go out of the city, it's more likely to find one of those instead of one of the other mentioned before?
(My experience is limited to few towns outside Zürich)
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Old 02.08.2021, 08:29
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Denner is the Swiss store I prefer!

Tom
I agree with you on this occasion but all Denners are not created (or managed) equally. Have a look at Denner in Feldmeilen or Mannedorf they are better than your average small town Migros or Coop. We do 60% Aldi and 40% Denner, I do like the complete randomness of Aldi, where else can you buy weed in supermarkets?
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Old 02.08.2021, 10:53
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Like with illegal drugs, people will still smoke. I doubt the illegal manufactures will worry about the quality of what gets sold.
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Plenty of black market cigarettes produced at the moment, both counterfeit & non branded. Counterfeit products seldom are made to the same standards.
You mean counterfeit cigarettes could be harmful to health? Now that's a worry.
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Old 02.08.2021, 11:27
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They remind me of 1980’s small town corner shops. That smell…. . And the mess of packaging everywhere.

I shop in manor with coop for small more regular stuff as it’s the only one relatively close to me.

But I buy most of stuff in a farmers market sort of place. Fruit and veg.
Could you recommend farmer markets around Lugano area ?
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Old 02.08.2021, 11:57
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No one goes to the Volg?
These are usually found in tiny towns. We on the other hand are so tiny, we don't even have that.

There's one in the next town and yes, I go there sometimes. But as I don't like shopping really, I prefer a Migros that just has everything I need = I can do it in one go and get the heck out.
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Old 02.08.2021, 11:57
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No, but I am a Landi fan 😀
We don't have either around here.

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Old 02.08.2021, 12:13
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No one goes to the Volg?
As a Swiss friend puts it, "Wenn du einen Volg siehst, weisst du, dass du am Arsch der Welt bist".

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No, but I am a Landi fan 😀
Landi has some pretty good stuff if you don't care about brands but functionality.
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Old 02.08.2021, 12:30
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as a swiss friend puts it, "wenn du einen volg siehst, weisst du, dass du am arsch der welt bist".

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Old 02.08.2021, 17:16
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We don't have either around here.

Tom
That's not really a surprise, Volg is an acronym and stands for
Verein Ostschweizer LandwirtschaftsGenossenschaften

(translates to something like Association of Agricultural Cooperatives in Eastern Switzerland)

Those in my area are open from 6am to 9pm Mon-Sat, closed Sundays.
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