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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:50 pm 
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A good description of a giffen good

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giffen_good

Doctors and farmers hoping for prices to soar :)


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:09 pm 
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Does anyone buy meat from online butchers?
Are they better value or quality than the physical shop butchers?

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:20 pm 
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Irish grocery market slips into deflation

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2017/04 ... on-kantar/


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:33 pm 
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temene wrote:
Does anyone buy meat from online butchers?
Are they better value or quality than the physical shop butchers?

I've bought direct from organic farms on occasion... better quality for sure, probably not better value.

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:01 pm 
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Very very hard to compete with commercial operations on price.

The only way to do it is to sell directly to the customer a superior product.

We have a local butcher here that is also a farmer and manages to sell below supermarket price but still do well for himself. No middleman whatsoever.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:57 pm 
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TheJackal wrote:
Irish grocery market slips into deflation

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2017/04 ... on-kantar/

They seem to have quietly sidestepped the shrinkflation that is going on, I recently see that the 2 litre bottles of fizzy drink is now 1.75 litre instead numerous products have fewer grams in the packet and bog rolls have bigger cardboard tubes wrapped to the same diameter of paper.

A lot of hidden inflation out there.

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:37 pm 
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Iceland are opening in my area next month. Can't wait!
This is their new Tallaght store http://www.echo.ie/tallaght/article/ice ... n-tallaght


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:35 pm 
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dolanbaker wrote:
TheJackal wrote:
Irish grocery market slips into deflation

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2017/04 ... on-kantar/

They seem to have quietly sidestepped the shrinkflation that is going on, I recently see that the 2 litre bottles of fizzy drink is now 1.75 litre instead numerous products have fewer grams in the packet and bog rolls have bigger cardboard tubes wrapped to the same diameter of paper.

A lot of hidden inflation out there.


Goodfellas pizzas have shrunk recently.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:50 pm 
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Aptamil baby formula dropped from 1kg to 900g in the recent past but I just copped it last week.
It's price has stayed mental though at €13.50 or so. And we go through 1 every 6 or so days. Thank fek our youngest will soon be on cows milk.

How formula can be so expensive when it's produced here en masse is beyond me. They must be making a killing on it.
Gouging at its worst


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