I'm not sure if anyone else shops regularly at Asda, but I've noticed that they have really changed their stock recently, and not for the better.
I was just watching the money programme on shopping, which said that Asda had cut back its named brands by 30%, which might explain why they only have Asda's own brand sanitary towels, which I really don't like (and have a discussion every time I buy some with someone else in the aisle, bemoaning the lack of products, and how poor their own version is).
I don't mind buying own brand, but not when it's not very good, and sometimes it really does need to be Heinz!! I've decided that I just can't accept poor quality sanitary towels, I don't know why it's annoyed me so much, but to take away almost all brands but their own just seems insulting to us as customers, do they think we wouldn't notice.
Oh dear, I need to be less obsessed with sanitary towels...lol.
Shopped in Asda once - was not impressed with the quality of products/selection - so now always do my shop at Tesco. It's not the nicest Tesco store, but it does the job and they have all the familiar brands plus good value discounter ranges for things like loo roll, light bulbs, etc.
ASDA is cheap because they ONLY stock limited ranges....much smaller than Tesco and Sainsbury's and use their buying power to buy larger stock of these limited ranges. You get what you pay for....and whilst I know nothing of the merits of different towels its not really ASDA'a fault but rather your's for buying them or shopping there rather than somewhere else. Don't be annoyed just shop elsewhere.
I think that's a bit unfair urbanite, I was complaining that Asda has reduced their range of goods and it used to be much better. I presume it's a reaction to the recession, as they make more money off own brand goods.
My complaint is that I can't buy expensive items, they only have cheap ones. You do get what you pay for, and the cheap ones are no good.
Jan knows what I mean, they have to be the right lenght, and stick properly, or they are just no good...lol...I don't know if they are VAT free though, I thought the VAT was lifted on sanitary towels a couple of years ago, but maybe that was wishful thinking on my part.
I actually prefer the OKR Asda to the OKR Tesco. I find the selection OK; it has the kind of poncey middle-class food I like to buy, just less of it compared to the aisles of crisps, etc. It stocks Total yoghurt 2% and mascarpone and organic Greek feta and has a good seafood selection... tick, tick, tick. And proper Irish brack! It sells that too. Yum.