Sainsbury's price increases after Argos group takeover

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  • VfM4meplse
    VfM4meplse Posts: 34,269
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    But I doubt any of us on this thread are affected by this possible threat of salmonella
    Sainsbury’s has taken the precautionary step of recalling a number of its products they might contain salmonella.

    People are being asked not to consume the food but to return it to their nearest store for a full refund.

    Salmonella is a type of food poisoning and usually lasts seven days.

    However, it can be fatal for vulnerable people if not treated with antibiotics.

    In the recall notice, the supermarket said: "No other products or date codes are affected by this issue, and we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused."


    The products are:

    Product: Sainsbury’s Oriental Style Vegetable Stir Fry

    Pack size: 300g

    Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017

    Item code: 6274397

    Product: Sainsbury’s Mushroom Stir Fry

    Pack size: 350g

    Use By date: up to and including 13 February 2017​

    Item Code: 7282405

    Product: Sainsbury’s Beansprouts

    Pack size: 400g

    Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017​

    Item code: 6369234

    Product: Sainsbury’s Mixed Pepper

    Stir Fry Pack size: 300g

    Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017​

    Item code: 7282427

    Product: Sainsbury’s Basics Stir Fry

    Pack size: 700g

    Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017​

    Item code: 6856988

    Product: Sainsbury’s Hot & Spicy Stir Fry

    Pack size: 300g

    Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017​

    Item code: 7671908

    Product: Sainsbury’s Sweet & Crunchy Stir Fry

    Pack size: 600g

    Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017​

    Item code: 7671914

    No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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  • mcculloch29
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    I've got some Nectar points to spend so thought I would look on the Argos website for some independent living items, as they used to carry a good stock of these.
    Well, everything, but everything, they carried was significantly more expensive than on Am@zon. I'm used to paying relatively high prices for equipment as it's a niche market, but this was big mark ups - £30 on a £50 rollator, £5 on a £5 grabber.
    Argos used to be the place where I got almost everything for the house and toys too, but if this is general evidence of their pricing repeat purchases are unlikely.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
  • One of my Christmas gifts was a £20.00 S'bobs voucher I went and had a look around last week and nothing there was worth the £20 so its back stowed at the backof my handbag for awhile I never bother looking in the food bit as I now shop between Aldis and Lidls and at a pinch Morrisons tesco which is my nearest big SM I don't bother with either because its just over priced for so many things and I don't like buying stuff (especially Fruit and Veg that's prepacked) I think a lot of people are voting with their feet now ,but I am still trying to work down my fridge freezer so my shopping has been limited this month so far to a pack of fresh spinach :):):)
  • VfM4meplse
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    JackieO wrote: »
    One of my Christmas gifts was a £20.00 S'bobs voucher I went and had a look around last week and nothing there was worth the £20 so its back stowed at the backof my handbag for awhile
    Spend it on whatever, JackieO - it only has 2 years on it and if you don't you're likely to forget.

    25% off Tu next week if it helps?
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  • maman
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    A._Badger wrote: »
    I'm a Sainsbury's refusenik too. I once used them regularly because of a store's convenient location but these days all Sainsbury's gets from me is a little bit of top-up shopping for things I can't get from Aldi.

    As I tend to top-up on the same day I do my main Aldi shopping, I have the latter's prices firmly in mind when I'm there. Like you, I can hardly believe some of the differences!


    Snap! What's really pleasing is that a year or so back my shopping was about 50:50 between the 2 shops but as Aldi now does a wider range I buy very little in Sainsbury's. Some weeks I don't need to go there at all.


    The silly prices infuriate me, particularly increases just because they can. As an example, jars of pickled cabbage jumped from 75p to 90p at the start of the year. I need to find a cheaper supplier and stock up.
  • JackieO wrote: »
    One of my Christmas gifts was a £20.00 S'bobs voucher I went and had a look around last week and nothing there was worth the £20 so its back stowed at the backof my handbag for awhile I never bother looking in the food bit as I now shop between Aldis and Lidls and at a pinch Morrisons tesco which is my nearest big SM I don't bother with either because its just over priced for so many things and I don't like buying stuff (especially Fruit and Veg that's prepacked) I think a lot of people are voting with their feet now ,but I am still trying to work down my fridge freezer so my shopping has been limited this month so far to a pack of fresh spinach :):):)

    My advice is to do what I've done with my £50 Tesco gift card that I won in a prize draw. There will almost certainly be things that you can't get in Aldi and Lidl that you like to buy, use the card for these.

    My gift card buys from Tesco are Yorkshire Tea Gold, brown Basmati rice, (although Heron also had this), Worcestershire sauce, low fat coffee whitener and Crackerbread. It was Nespresso pods as well, but Aldi now stock these once again and brilliant they are too.

    Have a look on the toiletries aisle as well, perhaps for something a little bit special that will last longer than bits of groceries.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
  • soul1
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    I've got some Nectar points to spend so thought I would look on the Argos website for some independent living items, as they used to carry a good stock of these.
    Well, everything, but everything, they carried was significantly more expensive than on Am@zon. I'm used to paying relatively high prices for equipment as it's a niche market, but this was big mark ups - £30 on a £50 rollator, £5 on a £5 grabber.
    Argos used to be the place where I got almost everything for the house and toys too, but if this is general evidence of their pricing repeat purchases are unlikely.
    Having seen Sainsbury's Chief Exec on TV a few weeks ago my understanding was that the whole point of taking over Argos was to directly compete with Amazon. I don't really buy very much from Amazon as I don't agree with quite a few of there business practices. However with prices at Argos being generally higher than Amazon how do they expect to compete?
  • KxMx
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    Two words, logistics network.

    Argos has nationwide same day delivery.

    Amazon has Prime Now in a handful of places.

    Amazon have partnered with Morrison's and are themselves moving into fresh products ie groceries.

    It's my belief Sainsbury's want to combine their food and Argos fast delivery into one being.

    Being the main same day grocery delivery company is going to grab them a huge share of the market. They, and Amazon obviously feel there is consumer demand.
  • Welcome to post-Brexit Britain. The weakened £ has caused raw material costs to rocket for suppliers. We have been able to absorb these rises for 6-8 months but can no longer do so. Suppliers, btw, make 2-5% on goods sold to supermarkets whilst the supermarkets demand 20% profit margin. If you want prices to stay the same you accept smaller packs as has happened with Toblerone recently.
  • Wesy76 wrote: »
    Welcome to post-Brexit Britain. The weakened £ has caused raw material costs to rocket for suppliers. We have been able to absorb these rises for 6-8 months but can no longer do so. Suppliers, btw, make 2-5% on goods sold to supermarkets whilst the supermarkets demand 20% profit margin. If you want prices to stay the same you accept smaller packs as has happened with Toblerone recently.
    Yes, and unfortunately we've been tolerating smaller packs for years since before the Brexit vote. I do appreciate the weakened pound etc but I do think that supermarkets will use the Brexit excuse for price rises when it's not just about that...
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