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    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 18th Feb 17, 12:56 AM
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    Are value / Basic brands disappearing from the supermarkets?
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    • 18th Feb 17, 12:56 AM
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    Are value / Basic brands disappearing from the supermarkets? 18th Feb 17 at 12:56 AM
    Last month, while shopping in Sanisburys, I notice all the basic soups were reduce to 10p. I bought a few cans, and notice they are no longer on the shelves.

    When I went into Tesco's to purchase fairy liquid, I notice there was no value brand fairy liquid on the shelves.

    Tesco's value toothpaste was reduced from 25p to 23p today, and a yellow sticker underneath it, which read "clearance price".

    The one liter value foam soap was reduced from 50p to 45p, again with a yellow sticker saying "clearance price". None of these products are damage, so I can only assume the supermarkets are discontinuing some of there value/basic products linr products - Thoughts please???
    Last edited by trinidadone; 18-02-2017 at 9:38 AM.
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    • saverbynature
    • By saverbynature 7th Mar 17, 12:39 PM
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    Since Christmas we have noticed a few things that we normally buy from Lidl are rarely or never available any more .
    Their raisin wheats - vanished without trace !
    Diet version of Fanta - like gold dust
    Cola max - vanished for the last 2 weeks
    Their tinned tuna in brine - vanished for the last 2-3 weeks

    All things that we've bought week in week out since we started shopping there a couple of years ago . Anyone else missing stuff or is it just my store ?
    Originally posted by nwc389
    I've also found items I've been buying regularly from Lidl for the last couple of years have disappeared in the last few months. They used to do bottles of white wine vinegar which was displayed in a mixed box of vinegars that also included Balsamic vinegar and red wine vinegar. Now they're just doing the Balsamic.

    I think the Lidl tuna is being repackaged in a smaller size tin with less contents for the same price!. I normally buy the chunks in spring water, which I've had trouble getting for the last few weeks too. On Saturday they had plenty of tuna chunks in brine, and amongst them I found just one tin of tuna in spring water. When I got home and put it in the cupboard I noticed the tin is smaller than the last one I bought. When I checked the label the net weight has gone from 185g to 160g and the drained weight from 130g to 112g!

    As well as products disappearing I've noticed a lot of things have been increasing in price over the last few months too especially their fish.
    • nwc389
    • By nwc389 7th Mar 17, 2:16 PM
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    I've also found items I've been buying regularly from Lidl for the last couple of years have disappeared in the last few months. They used to do bottles of white wine vinegar which was displayed in a mixed box of vinegars that also included Balsamic vinegar and red wine vinegar. Now they're just doing the Balsamic.

    I think the Lidl tuna is being repackaged in a smaller size tin with less contents for the same price!. I normally buy the chunks in spring water, which I've had trouble getting for the last few weeks too. On Saturday they had plenty of tuna chunks in brine, and amongst them I found just one tin of tuna in spring water. When I got home and put it in the cupboard I noticed the tin is smaller than the last one I bought. When I checked the label the net weight has gone from 185g to 160g and the drained weight from 130g to 112g!

    As well as products disappearing I've noticed a lot of things have been increasing in price over the last few months too especially their fish.
    Originally posted by saverbynature
    We've just had our old shop replaced with a newer larger one and since it opened not one week has gone by without something being unavailable. The raisin wheats is the worst as they were my sons favourite and none of the other brands apparently taste as nice !
    • extrafisher
    • By extrafisher 9th Mar 17, 9:01 PM
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    i see asda/tesco are selling branded bread for 50p. they used to all do value bread at 50p but are now reducing it, maybe to stop doing it.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 9th Mar 17, 9:43 PM
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    We've just had our old shop replaced with a newer larger one and since it opened not one week has gone by without something being unavailable. The raisin wheats is the worst as they were my sons favourite and none of the other brands apparently taste as nice !
    Originally posted by nwc389
    They are revamping the stores to give them a better look.

    Maybe an issue in keeping up with demand, some lines given extra shelf space. I noticed the same the other day some items were empty. When in next ask 1 of the staff about the raisin wheats.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 9th Mar 17, 10:44 PM
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    My lidl has been having supply problems for months, which then escalates into most items in short supply as when you see them, you stock up

    Cat food and cat litter, I something have to do a 50 mile round trip. Some weeks there is no produce, the next no provisions, the following no frozen

    For months they sold the cein razor blades, the Mach 3 equivalent , but you couldn't get the razor. Now it's the other way about lol

    Shopping in my lidl can be challenging to say the least
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Lilium
    • By Lilium 9th Mar 17, 10:46 PM
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    I've noticed value sponge scourers, value washing up gloves and value food bags have all gone. I tweeted them about this earlier. They replied over a few tweets and said...

    "Hi there, I'm sorry we no longer stock some of these items. I can certainly understand how disappointing this must be. We've begun a review of our ranges to make shopping easier & to ensure we have the right levels of products available. Unfortunately this does mean we won't be stocking some products our customers have bought in the past."

    Make shopping easier? Ha! Not easier when you make it more expensive.

    • jadziad
    • By jadziad 10th Mar 17, 11:59 AM
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    I (used to) get own-brand 25p toothpaste from either Morrisons or Tesco, because Lidl's seeed to be a bit watery. Both T and M have now stopped selling them. Tesco's cheapest is £1 now, and Morrisons seems to be 75p for one aimed at kids. The hunt is now on again for the cheapest [by volume]. Unexpectedly, possibly Sainsbury's might have the edge - 35p.

    Edit later: Found some for 25p at a different Morrisons store and bought a rucksack full. Score!
    Last edited by jadziad; 17-03-2017 at 4:04 PM.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 10th Mar 17, 12:14 PM
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    With regarding Asda's bran flakes. I noticed the normal range one is 86p, more/less the same price as the SP one as found an old receipt in the bottom of my shopping bag of bags.
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 10th Mar 17, 1:29 PM
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    I (used to) get own-brand 25p toothpaste from either Morrisons or Tesco, because Lidl's seeed to be a bit watery. Both T and M have now stopped selling them. Tesco's cheapest is £1 now, and Morrisons seems to be 75p for one aimed at kids. The hunt is now on again for the cheapest [by volume]. Unexpectedly, possibly Sainsbury's might have the edge - 35p.
    Originally posted by jadziad
    I manage to get some morrisons 25p toothpaste today, try another branch if you can
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    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 11th Mar 17, 6:40 PM
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    with value toothpaste disappearing, I decided to purchase all of the remaining toothpaste at the peckham store in = South London. There is none there now
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    • AnnieO1234
    • By AnnieO1234 14th Mar 17, 10:05 AM
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    Towards the end of last year Tesco announced they had conducted experiments in some stores of having an aisle as a store within a store with all common products. The idea sprouted from the way the discounters are small with little or no choice and people liking that way of shopping rather than meandering round a store for an hour plus.

    Anyway the results of their experiment were, according to their press release, a move to merge the value and own brand (not premium) into one product line, reducing choice, production costs and the price of the own brand product. They claimed this would be better for the majority of their customers.

    Tesco are also driving a push for more eco and animal friendly products in an attempt to bring people backroom the discounters.
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 14th Mar 17, 10:42 AM
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    OK, interesting, |I guess with Mr T leading on this, most of the other supermarkets are now following suit. Naturally, as a moneysaver shopper myself, I would rather troll thew aisles of value brands at value prices, than the merger of product quality. I quite like the products, so me I have stocked up on Mr T value bath foam, which seems to of ended in one store, but continued in another, and Mr M value toothpaste.

    RIP to the basic / value brands!!
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