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08-02-2012, 22:34   #1
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When will Waitrose open a few of their convienience stores "little Waitrose" in Sheffield centre and in Barnsley.Their product range is out of this world,would be delighted if they opened in South Yorkshire and gave "simply food m&s " a run for their money.
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08-02-2012, 22:44   #2
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I agree, their lemon possets are absolutely divine
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09-02-2012, 06:43   #3
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I agree, their lemon possets are absolutely divine
Why not make your own lemon possets? So easy to do and they taste miles better than anything bought.
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09-02-2012, 11:50   #4
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Why not make your own lemon possets? So easy to do and they taste miles better than anything bought.
http://www.deliaonline.com/community...on-Posset.html

They are a doddle to make.
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09-02-2012, 11:52   #5
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When will Waitrose open a few of their convienience stores "little Waitrose" in Sheffield centre and in Barnsley.Their product range is out of this world,would be delighted if they opened in South Yorkshire and gave "simply food m&s " a run for their money.
I doubt the people who frequent Barnsley centre are their target market
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Don't think they would open a Little Waitrose so close to the Ecclesall Road branch, when there are towns/cities which don't yet have a Waitrose within easy distance ... but it would be nice!
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09-02-2012, 16:28   #7
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I doubt the people who frequent Barnsley centre are their target market
Come, come. Lemon possets, chips and John Smith's. Dead reight.
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09-02-2012, 17:09   #8
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Sheffield City Centre already has:

Sainsburys (Division Street)
Sainsburys (Moor)
Sainsburys (Arundel Gate)
Co-op (Leopold Street)
Co-op (Castle Street)
M&S Simply Food (Train Station)
Tesco (West Street)

Around the outskirts of the city centre there are:

Tesco (t'other side of Wicker Arches)
Tesco (Edward Street)
Waitrose (end of Eccy Road)
Sainsburys (London Road)
Aldi (off London Road)

Is there really room for any more supermarkets (whether posh/cheap)?
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09-02-2012, 18:48   #9
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I doubt the people who frequent Barnsley centre are their target market
There are quite a few closet intellectuals in Barnsley who charter coach trips to Waitrose,HN, and other refined retailers.
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09-02-2012, 20:33   #10
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I have a little Waitrose on one end of the street and a little Co-op on the other end.

I find Waitrose less expensive than the Co-op.
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09-02-2012, 20:42   #11
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I doubt the people who frequent Barnsley centre are their target market
You'd think that would be the case wouldn't you, but, inexplicably, Barnsley town centre hosts Pollyanna, one of the most exclusive shops I have ever set foot in. Maybe there is an underground uberclass in Barnsley, just crying out for a Waitrose
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10-02-2012, 07:30   #12
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I wasn't knocking Barnsley, I like both the town and the people who live there in general. I also can't imagine them bringing a Harvey Nichols to Sheffield.
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10-02-2012, 07:31   #13
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I have a little Waitrose on one end of the street and a little Co-op on the other end.

I find Waitrose less expensive than the Co-op.
There's a common misconception that Waitrose is incredibly expensive and only for the wealthy. When I've been I've found it to be perfectly fair prices
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10-02-2012, 08:29   #14
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We have just had a new Lloyds Pharmacy (we already had a small one) in Bakewell ... seriously ... another chemist? Would have been far better to have a Waitrose.
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10-02-2012, 09:43   #15
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Instead of wasting money on Waitroses goods, the majority of which I find over priced and no better than the likes of Morrisons.

Why don't you go to your local butchers,bakers, delicastessens, farm shops etc. These people provide far better quality and actually get locally sourced food and tend to employ more, when all put together than the likes of Waitrose

If we had less Supermarkets both our diets and our culture would be stronger!
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10-02-2012, 11:27   #16
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Instead of wasting money on Waitroses goods, the majority of which I find over priced and no better than the likes of Morrisons.

Why don't you go to your local butchers,bakers, delicastessens, farm shops etc. These people provide far better quality and actually get locally sourced food and tend to employ more, when all put together than the likes of Waitrose

If we had less Supermarkets both our diets and our culture would be stronger!
I do .. I live in a village where the lamb comes from Haddon Hall estate .. the chickens, their own and they make their own pies etc. Very nice, but can't afford to ALL the time. (Though I wont have minced beef from anywhere else)

The vegetable shop is over priced and the goods there that long that they have gone soft more often than not.
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10-02-2012, 18:37   #17
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Instead of wasting money on Waitroses goods, the majority of which I find over priced and no better than the likes of Morrisons.

Why don't you go to your local butchers,bakers, delicastessens, farm shops etc. These people provide far better quality and actually get locally sourced food and tend to employ more, when all put together than the likes of Waitrose

If we had less Supermarkets both our diets and our culture would be stronger!
Isnt it the age old problem though. Little independant stores dont have late night and 24 hour opening. They dont have masses of free car parking, they dont thousands of items conveniently laid out on the shelves, they dont have points schemes, vouchers, loyalty cards, savings clubs. They dont have cafes, toilets, petrol stations..

At least shopping in waitrose vs somewhere like tesco or asda is better than nothing.

Their staff are paid fairly, they all get a profit share each year and their products are normally better quality and ethically sourced like M&S.

I would happily shop locally the day they open when I can get to them.
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10-02-2012, 20:15   #18
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Instead of wasting money on Waitroses goods, the majority of which I find over priced and no better than the likes of Morrisons.

Why don't you go to your local butchers,bakers, delicastessens, farm shops etc. These people provide far better quality and actually get locally sourced food and tend to employ more, when all put together than the likes of Waitrose

If we had less Supermarkets both our diets and our culture would be stronger!
In what way would our diets be stronger. Come to think of it how on earth would 'our culture' be stronger and what is 'our culture' are you referring to South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, the UK?

I think we should be told....
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There are quite a few closet intellectuals in Barnsley who charter coach trips to Waitrose,HN, and other refined retailers.
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10-02-2012, 21:47   #20
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You'd think that would be the case wouldn't you, but, inexplicably, Barnsley town centre hosts Pollyanna, one of the most exclusive shops I have ever set foot in. Maybe there is an underground uberclass in Barnsley, just crying out for a Waitrose
I bet many Southerners would sneer at the idea of Sheffield having a posh shop like Waitrose in a similar way.

Truth is, every town/city has its working class and its rich, there's a market to be tapped in to.
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