Rude Co-op shop staff

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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby Bonefishblues » 24 Jun 2020, 6:21pm

thirdcrank wrote:
thirdcrank wrote: ... I get the impression that the Co-op is now suffering from the changes in food shopping during lockdown. The Co-op has just fully converted to the convenience store format and many customers have gone back to the big weekly shop. I usually have our Co-op almost to myself. ...


It seems I am wrong, but I still have our local Co-op largely to myself whenever I go. According to the Business section of today's Daily Telegraph, the Co-op's market share has climbed to 7.4% which is its highest since 2001.

The Co-op's done a very good job over the last 4-5 years. Particularly in terms of its products, which are well up there in quality with anyones.

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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby PJ520 » 2 Jul 2020, 4:05am

Cyril Haearn wrote:The co-op at Llanfairfechan plays loud music to deter guests from spending time in the store
There's a shop in Seattle that plays opera all the time to discourage hangers about.
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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby reohn2 » 2 Jul 2020, 8:39am

PJ520 wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:The co-op at Llanfairfechan plays loud music to deter guests from spending time in the store
There's a shop in Seattle that plays opera all the time to discourage hangers about.

Doesn't say much for opera does it :? :wink:
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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby Oldjohnw » 2 Jul 2020, 11:46am

Anyway, as more people will be working from home I guess that there will less bought sandwiches.
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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Jul 2020, 1:05pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Anyway, as more people will be working from home I guess that there will less bought sandwiches.

Many, many fewer. This is a really specialist area involving wafer-thin margins, a high degree of mechanisation & tooling & relies on huge volumes, so at a stroke that's disappeared, and is unlikely to be back any time soon.

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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby Cyril Haearn » 2 Jul 2020, 1:46pm

reohn2 wrote:
PJ520 wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:The co-op at Llanfairfechan plays loud music to deter guests from spending time in the store
There's a shop in Seattle that plays opera all the time to discourage hangers about.

Doesn't say much for opera does it :? :wink:

Opera, classical music, deters a certain class of patron
I might linger longer in a store if Beethoven or Sibelius were playing :wink:
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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby reohn2 » 2 Jul 2020, 6:19pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
PJ520 wrote: There's a shop in Seattle that plays opera all the time to discourage hangers about.

Doesn't say much for opera does it :? :wink:

Opera, classical music, deters a certain class of patron
I might linger longer in a store if Beethoven or Sibelius were playing :wink:

The class system writ large? :?
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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby Cyril Haearn » 2 Jul 2020, 6:28pm

reohn2 wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Doesn't say much for opera does it :? :wink:

Opera, classical music, deters a certain class of patron
I might linger longer in a store if Beethoven or Sibelius were playing :wink:

The class system writ large? :?

Right again r2, I am culturally upper-middle class. But I do not like spending money :wink:
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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby reohn2 » 2 Jul 2020, 7:30pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Opera, classical music, deters a certain class of patron
I might linger longer in a store if Beethoven or Sibelius were playing :wink:

The class system writ large? :?

Right again r2, I am culturally upper-middle class. But I do not like spending money :wink:

Much as I thought :wink:
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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby sjs » 2 Jul 2020, 7:43pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
PJ520 wrote: There's a shop in Seattle that plays opera all the time to discourage hangers about.

Doesn't say much for opera does it :? :wink:

Opera, classical music, deters a certain class of patron
I might linger longer in a store if Beethoven or Sibelius were playing :wink:


In the same way that different subgroups of cyclists like to sneer at each other, there are lots of Beethoven fans who claim to hate Sibelius, and vice versa.

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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby Oldjohnw » 2 Jul 2020, 8:16pm

But where did Beethoven buy his sarnies?
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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby Cyril Haearn » 2 Jul 2020, 8:19pm

sjs wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Doesn't say much for opera does it :? :wink:

Opera, classical music, deters a certain class of patron
I might linger longer in a store if Beethoven or Sibelius were playing :wink:


In the same way that different subgroups of cyclists like to sneer at each other, there are lots of Beethoven fans who claim to hate Sibelius, and vice versa.

Really? I thought classical music fans were tolerant and cultured, I certainly am. One might, at the most, disapprove of the abuse of music for commercial purposes
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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby reohn2 » 2 Jul 2020, 8:22pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:...... One might, at the most, disapprove of the abuse of music for commercial purposes

Indo some of the best tnes of my teapenager years have been nicked by souless marketeers and advertising morons,annutter disgrace!
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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby arnsider » 3 Jul 2020, 12:17am

I often wonder why pianist Mitsuko Uchida eshews Rachmaninoff, but what that has to do with my post is anyones guess.

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Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Postby David9694 » 5 Jul 2020, 9:33am

Our Co-op has Co-op Radio playing. That must be someone’s job, to record that - but I suppose it’s a good way of chatting-up girls -“yeah, I’m a DJ...”