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Saturday 14 December 2013 4.27pm
Great Suffolk Street store opens 20 January

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Monday 16 December 2013 1.04pm
I wrote to Sainsbury customer service last week to ask why, given they have so many shops in the neighbourhood, they all stock pretty much the same range, and why it's so weighted towards convenience food rather than stuff you can cook (one and a half aisles of sandwiches and snack food v less than one chiller unit of meat in the Blackfriars Road store when it opened).

The reply I received was of such awesome blandness I think I might have fallen asleep half way through.

I see no reason to think that yet another branch is going to offer anything new to the retail range of the neighbourhood.

At least the Sainsbury shops don't keep their ale in the 'fridge like the newly opened Tesco on Baylis Road does. That's just plain ignorance, isn't it?
Monday 27 January 2014 3.02pm
Sainsbury's Local opened this morning in Great Suffolk Street.

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Monday 27 January 2014 3.22pm
YIPEEEEEEE
Monday 27 January 2014 3.23pm
Well, it beats the awful Tesco's opposite (hopefully).
Monday 27 January 2014 9.25pm
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
Well, it beats the awful Tesco's opposite (hopefully).

Not sure what you base your consumer analysis on Edward!. In SE1, I think they are 2 cheeks of the same arse. But, hopefully, there will be intense competition and the consumer will be the winner.
Monday 27 January 2014 11.44pm
Boss St Bloke wrote:
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
Well, it beats the awful Tesco's opposite (hopefully).

Not sure what you base your consumer analysis on Edward!. In SE1, I think they are 2 cheeks of the same arse. But, hopefully, there will be intense competition and the consumer will be the winner.

I find Sainsbury's qualitatively better than Tesco's (I do more weekly shops at the Angel Sainsbury's than OKR of SQ Tesco's), so am hoping (hence the "hopefully" in my post) that it may be the lesser of 2 evils as far as daily shops are concerned. Also, the staff at the GSS Tesco's seem to be more aggressive than other supermarkets, including Southwark Street M&S when their tills don't recognise advertised offers. I have twice in recent weeks handed back my basket back then them and taken my "business" elsewhere because of that. This is probably more an anti-Tesco than a pro-Sainsbury's rant.
Thursday 30 January 2014 10.54pm
Luckily us customers are winning in this war for now. Tesco is trying very hard, stocking the shelves like never before, loads of discount coupons available. Someone was even polishing the tills the other day!

Not been to the new Sainsbury's yet, but then again have two that feel they are closer to me.. not checked actually, but there can't be many meters' difference from Nelson Square to the three Sainsbury's?
Friday 31 January 2014 9.53am
Nelson square has within 5mins walk

4 sainsburys
1 Tesco (soon 2 tescos)
1 M&S

within 7mins walk

6 Sainsburys
1 Tescos (soon 2 tescos)
1 M&S
2 Greggs
1 Iceland
Sunday 20 April 2014 9.31pm
Another Sainsbury's just a few yards from the SE1/SE16 border:

http://www.se16.com/2051-sainsburys-local-coming-to-bermondsey-spa

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