The wine selection seems to have picked up on Jamaica Road. I see what you mean about the security guard though. Felt I had to keep my hands in view at all times which was a bit disconcerting.
Maybe they get a lot of shoplifters or maybe he's just new and very keen. The staff all seemed eager to help.
Certainly a hundred times better from that point of view than the self service Sainsburys machines on Bermondsey Square.
has definately improved over past two weeks, seem to be getting their own stock in now & responding to local needs, yes I'm bias, we are in a recession and I remember why the co-op was created in the 1930's
OK, things did seem to be picking up at the Co Op on Jamaica Road and I do want to support them, I do, but we went in there tonight and half the shelves were empty (doing a refurb - we asked) so we took advantage of the "sale" prices to buy some wine - Vinalba - down to £6.50 ish from I don't know what and it is just horrible. We can't drink it. It's actually making us feel sick.
I do want to support the Co Op, I just want them to stock the same stuff Costcutter (which wasn't the cheapest or best let's face it!) did if they can't do any better.
The full refurb is done! They've even rolled out the green carpet today!
As I understand it, they took on so many new shops at the same time they could not do the refit on all of them at the same time which is why the store was a mess before. Have not revisited yet but it looks much better. You can see through the windows now! Make the block look nicer as well.
The only good thing about this store is its helpful and friendly staff - which cannot be said for the unhelpful staff in the new Co-op at Spa Road. The product range is limited and not at all thought - why have bacon, but no sausages? Where has the extensive chocolate/confectionary gone? On top of this, as BSB says, it's so very expensive.
The shelves were empty last week because of the re-fit.
They have re-fitted and now have a lot of very nice stuff I haven't seen locally before.
The prices I had means to compare this evening seemed pretty decent, no worse than Sainburys or Tesco and considerably better on some things.
It is a different store to last week and I for one am grateful and hope it stays that way as there is at the moment a lot of very nice stuff at better prices than the big supermarkets and without the drag of having to trail round them.
And BSB; go and pick on someone else for your snide remarks. Seriously.