Friday, 1 November 2019

Five Reasons and More for Missing Waitrose

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

Our Waitrose car park has been hosting a film crew for the last couple of weeks - about 20 white vans and vehicles, it's all in aid of a new Lee Mack comedy series. 

Sadly this store is closing in ten days time.  I will miss it.  Not just the Waitrose side of things but the actual shop.  It's just the right size with a great car park situated close to an M&S for those clothing emergencies and has a recycling area in a really convenient place.  An Aldi will be taking over but that's no good for me as we have a Lidl even closer.

The staff have been relocated, retired or taken redundancy.  The shop has been dwindling for the last month as people move on or stocks have not been ordered.  It's  all been a bit hit and miss.  I've been trying out other Waitroses all of which are further away and not on a convenient route for shopping, not even a park nearby suitable for a walk.  Some have packed and fiddly car parks, some don't stock what I buy on a regular basis, some are really busy.  I don't buy enough for an online shop either.

I will have to shop somewhere else.

I'll miss my free coffee and newspaper,  my only coffee of the week.


I'll miss the quality and selection of goods from that particular store as well as certain things which you can't get elsewhere.









Christmas will be different too.

Have a good weekend, enjoy your supermarket while it lasts!

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. Oh what a shame. I love my Waitrose too. We’ve only had them in Jersey a short while and finally we have access to a great range of products. Hope there is another one near you soon. B x

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    1. It is a great shame indeed. I'm tempted to blame it on Brexit like everything else! x

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  2. I've never shopped in Waitrose, I didn't even know where one was until I've just looked at their store locator. My nearest one is twelve miles away and the next one twenty miles away. I think you get used to where you shop, I end up coming home with only half my shopping if I go anywhere else as you just get used to picking things up in certain aisles.

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    1. That's very true, when I tried the other Waitroses, I forgot several things as they weren't in the same place as usual. I find I like certain products from different supermarkets, I'll just have to do a basic shop locally and then pick up other bits when I'm passing by the others.

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  3. Such a shame that some of their shops are closing. We used to go to one in Leek and that closed, the next nearest Ashbourne also closed. We go to one now in Uttoxeter which is a larger one with a cafe so I hope it is safe. We only go once a month though and mostly use Sainsburys. You do get used to certain products though that other places don't seem to stock. Have a good weekend:)

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    1. Oh dear, let's hope the one in Uttoxeter keeps going. Sainsbury's is good too, they are the only shop that sells mixed mackerel fillets that don't have bones in! Ha ha 😊

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  4. We used to shop in Waitrose or Asda when we lived down south and I was working. Moving north it was Morrisons although I found the layout confusing in this local big store and with the layout changes again to include a café in the middle of the building you have to walk further to do a big food shop. Now we shop mainly at Aldi because it's quicker when you know where everything is and Mr P prefers going there, getting stuff and leaving as soon as possible. If I want a special branded item I can go next door to other shops in the precinct to get it. It's a shame for all concerned when a store closes.

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    1. You do have to work out a system to suit everyone! At the moment I shop near where my Mother lives which is handy when I'm visiting her but I'll have to use another day for the shopping now. Oh well, I'll get used to it! I will miss the wonderful Waitrose products though.

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