Who do the Cooperative think they are competing with? Fortnum and Mason or Harrods?
I have been deliberately avoiding these stores since they opened since I noticed immediately how the prices rose compare to the Costcutter stores they replaced. I made the mistake of deciding to nip into one tonight becaue it was convenient to find that in soviet style it was even poorer stocked and that the prices are now even higher than they were before. I've heard of inflation, but 20% in 2 months? Needless to say that I left and walked a few hundred yards to another less convenient store where I found the exact same products I was looking for available for as much as 30% less.
It is quite odd, as Co-op's elsewhere aren't more expensive. I use the one in Sydenham quite regularly when I visit a friend and it's well priced and well run. Is it something about SE1 that we can't get proper stores.
Isnt the coop fairtrade and promises honest deals for its dairy and fresh producers? Isnt the matk up down to the fact it is not full of horsemeat bought cheap? I would rathe have a coop than pikey cost cutters which never had fruit or veg or good wine in stock any day of the week!