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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:50 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 5:09 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 2:20 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 2:33 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 3:01 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 4:57 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 11:37 am 
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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 3:35 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 5:50 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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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:03 pm 
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Tesco are phasing out single use plastic bags in the UK, a year after they did it in Ireland. The slight difference is that in the UK the 5p single use bag will be replaced by a 10p "bag for life". In Ireland the same switch brought the price from 22c to 70c. You have to admire their brazenness in saving Treasure Island from pollution ... or dilution. :|

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:51 pm 
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ps200306 wrote:
Tesco are phasing out single use plastic bags in the UK, a year after they did it in Ireland. The slight difference is that in the UK the 5p single use bag will be replaced by a 10p "bag for life". In Ireland the same switch brought the price from 22c to 70c. You have to admire their brazenness in saving Treasure Island from pollution ... or dilution. :|

Hmm. I should've known there was a government twist to it. I did vaguely know that the 22c was 100% attributable to the government levy on bags. What I didn't know was that the government mandated 70c as the minimum price for durable bags to be levy free:

"Plastic shopping bags designed for re-use are exempt from the levy provided the retailer charges at least 70 cent for the bag"
http://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/environme ... fault.aspx

In response, Tesco doubled the price of "bag for life" from 35c in 2011. I suppose you could argue it was a reasonable move -- why charge nearly the same price and hand half of it over to the government when you can have the lot yourself. So the question is why the Irish government thinks such a huge multiple of the UK price is needed to disincentivise plastic bag use.

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:23 am 
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ps200306 wrote:
ps200306 wrote:
Tesco are phasing out single use plastic bags in the UK, a year after they did it in Ireland. The slight difference is that in the UK the 5p single use bag will be replaced by a 10p "bag for life". In Ireland the same switch brought the price from 22c to 70c. You have to admire their brazenness in saving Treasure Island from pollution ... or dilution. :|

Hmm. I should've known there was a government twist to it. I did vaguely know that the 22c was 100% attributable to the government levy on bags. What I didn't know was that the government mandated 70c as the minimum price for durable bags to be levy free:

"Plastic shopping bags designed for re-use are exempt from the levy provided the retailer charges at least 70 cent for the bag"
http://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/environme ... fault.aspx

In response, Tesco doubled the price of "bag for life" from 35c in 2011. I suppose you could argue it was a reasonable move -- why charge nearly the same price and hand half of it over to the government when you can have the lot yourself. So the question is why the Irish government thinks such a huge multiple of the UK price is needed to disincentivise plastic bag use.

Becase 10c is small enough to throw away? For the first time in my life this summer, I went to the UK (Devon) and thought that the verges were less clean than those in Ireland.

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:40 am 
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yoganmahew wrote:
Becase 10c is small enough to throw away? For the first time in my life this summer, I went to the UK (Devon) and thought that the verges were less clean than those in Ireland.

I was driving near Cavan the other day and there was a clean up crew working along the verges, they had a full (wheely bin sized) black bag stacked every 50metres or so ready for collection. Maybe it's simply because we clean them more often.

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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:13 pm 
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dolanbaker wrote:
yoganmahew wrote:
Becase 10c is small enough to throw away? For the first time in my life this summer, I went to the UK (Devon) and thought that the verges were less clean than those in Ireland.

I was driving near Cavan the other day and there was a clean up crew working along the verges, they had a full (wheely bin sized) black bag stacked every 50metres or so ready for collection. Maybe it's simply because we clean them more often.


Cavan used to do well in annual cleanest town area last time I saw the results of that nationwide survey published so it might be an outlier!


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:59 pm 
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onioneater wrote:
dolanbaker wrote:
yoganmahew wrote:
Becase 10c is small enough to throw away? For the first time in my life this summer, I went to the UK (Devon) and thought that the verges were less clean than those in Ireland.

I was driving near Cavan the other day and there was a clean up crew working along the verges, they had a full (wheely bin sized) black bag stacked every 50metres or so ready for collection. Maybe it's simply because we clean them more often.


Cavan used to do well in annual cleanest town area last time I saw the results of that nationwide survey published so it might be an outlier!

It could be that we clean more often, but that too would be a huge change of attitude :)

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