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Rob R



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 11 6:45 pm    Post subject: Another gem from Bob Farrand...  Reply with quote    

...in this month's Fine Food Digest;

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[In South Africa] We also visited a couple of cheese-makers. One told me how Woolworths listed her extra mature cheese last Christmas. and soon sold out. A month later she received a chunky invoice for the cost of training its staff on how to sell her product. Supermarkets are gangsters globally, not just in the UK.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 11 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

shall we open a shop and stop all this production malarky ?

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 11 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Did Woolworth's sell cheese?

Rob R



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 11 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They did in South Africa, apparently.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 11 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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# Woolworths is an upmarket retail chain in South Africa selling goods of a comparable nature to Marks & Spencer stores in the United Kingdom. The South African company also operates stores in Bahrain, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Zambia and Zimbabwe.[5]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._W._Woolworth_Company

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 11 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wonder what the import regs are for pick n mix ?

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 11 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry. I assumed it meant Woolies here.

Jools



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Woolies did used to be F.W. Woolworths.

toggle



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

woolies everywhere.

Sherbs



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 11 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Interesting that its target group/percieved status should be so different in different countries.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 11 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I can remember when UK Woolworth's sold groceries. Not that long ago

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