What did you find out about Morrisons after using your £5 vouchers?

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  • Well I didn't learn anything from having the voucher, but I did learn something from this thread, and other thread.

    NEVER EVER SHOP IN ALDI OR LIDL

    Because once you do the fruit and veg in every other supermarket seems to go bad as soon as you enter the store.

    Every body who gets bad fruit and veg at any supermarket always shops at aldi or lidl.

    I think everybody likes to think they shop in the best supermarket, no matter what it is. But it seems that the only way some aldi and lidl shoppers can claim they are the best is by dragging down the other supermarkets.

    They used to claim aldi was 30% cheaper, then they just claimed it was cheaper. Now they are saying it is the same price as Morrisons, well for apples at least, but Morrisons apples are full of grubs.

    People can shop where they like. Over the years Ive shopped at aldi, lidl, tesco, asda

    Ive never had problems with fruit or veg at aldi, some people have, I havent. The quality of fruit and veg can be poor sometimes across the board. Ive seen yellowing broccoli for example in a few stores

    Morrisons have decreased their prices on several items lately, of course other stores must be having an effect on prices.

    But even if you choose not to buy your fruit and veg from aldi, prices are cheaper at aldi across the board

    My mum bought a bottle of wine from aldi yesterday, 2.99, its a really nice wine, the prices of wines in Morrison are eye watering, you would have to look hard to find a decent 2.99 wine in there.

    If I had five times the disposable income I have, I dare say Id shop at other supermarkets more, as it is I probably buy more food items in B and M and home bargains than I do in aldi, but for someone like me on a low income, the aldi super 6 for example, is a lifesaver.

    Aldi is extremely competitive as a supermarket, you don't need to be aldi obsessed to see that.
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    People can shop where they like. Over the years Ive shopped at aldi, lidl, tesco, asda

    I didn't say they couldn't, I just recommended they don't.

    Ive never had problems with fruit or veg at aldi, some people have, I havent. The quality of fruit and veg can be poor sometimes across the board. Ive seen yellowing broccoli for example in a few stores

    I wasn't commenting on the quality of fruit and veg at aldi, I was asking why some aldi shoppers always claim the f&v in other supermarkets is very bad.

    But even if you choose not to buy your fruit and veg from aldi, prices are cheaper at aldi across the board

    Not apples, we've already had an aldi customer confirm they are the same price. But they claimed the apples in Morrisons were full of bugs.

    Aldi is extremely competitive as a supermarket, you don't need to be aldi obsessed to see that.

    I wasn't commenting on their prices, I was asking why some aldi shoppers feel the need to put down other supermarkets to make aldi look better?

    You didn't really read my post did you.
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    I do quite like Morrisons and I've always found their staff to be polite and helpful.
    I don't buy a lot of fruit and veg there because there's only me and I find a lot of their stuff comes in packs which are too big for one person. I like their meat counter and find it good quality. I'm not an aldi fan - my main shop is Lidl because it's on the way home and I'm addicted to their instore baked double chocolate cookies.
    But I prefer Morrisons to the other big supermarkets because it's a nice size - Tesco extra is too big and I generally end up wanting to kill someone and I still find Sainsbury's more pricey. No Asda nearby but as I deplore their anti trade union practices I wouldn't go there anyway.
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    I shopped there to use my voucher.
    Was very surprised to see many people using the vouchers for ANYTHING!! I wouldn't have risked that myself.
    I didn't think the prices/quality very different from Sainsbury's/Waitrose. If I could have purchased another copy of the Sun - I would have forced myself to use it!
    I wonder how much it cost Morrison's/Sun ?
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    I wonder how much it cost Morrison's/Sun ?

    It didn't cost them anything, their customers paid for it.

    They are both business that make money selling things to customers. One way or another those customers pay for everything.

    If the sun footed the bill then the cost of it would be factored into the price increase for it's advertisers. As a legitimate expense they incurred when increasing the sale of the paper.

    If Morrisons footed the bill then the cost would be factored in when setting the price of goods.

    So either way the customers end up paying for it.
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    Just went to get an orange out of the fruit bowl - and two of them are mouldy! didn't keep the receipt!
    Bad Morrison!
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    Honestly dislike our local Morrison's intensely, although I will admit there is some stuff which is good - prepacked pate, some of their sliced continental meats - but mostly use for branded stuff which I can't get elsewhere (I am addicted to coconut Perle de Lait).

    In store, I avoid the fish counter (skanky and often unattended), and now also the fresh fruit, which is tasteless and hard compared to the other supermarkets in town - the strawberries are like turnips with no smell whatsoever. The deli also gets a miss from me - I have food allergies and the request to know what was in a certain snack item was met with a careless shrug and an 'I don't know, we don't have ingredients list' - enough to make me walk away and vow not to go back.

    I also find Morrison's really, really, expensive. Inordinately so. Even when I did my main weekly shop there, I never thought the bill was particularly reasonable, but the then-partner insisted it was 'the best shop'. :shrug:
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    The Chester store feels outdated and could be modernised. I don't find the fruit and veg to be particularly fresh. I find Sainsburys has the best quality produce and I buy this reduced so price isn't an issue.
  • Magpye wrote: »
    Honestly dislike our local Morrison's intensely, although I will admit there is some stuff which is good - prepacked pate, some of their sliced continental meats - but mostly use for branded stuff which I can't get elsewhere (I am addicted to coconut Perle de Lait).

    In store, I avoid the fish counter (skanky and often unattended), and now also the fresh fruit, which is tasteless and hard compared to the other supermarkets in town - the strawberries are like turnips with no smell whatsoever. The deli also gets a miss from me - I have food allergies and the request to know what was in a certain snack item was met with a careless shrug and an 'I don't know, we don't have ingredients list' - enough to make me walk away and vow not to go back.

    I also find Morrison's really, really, expensive. Inordinately so. Even when I did my main weekly shop there, I never thought the bill was particularly reasonable, but the then-partner insisted it was 'the best shop'. :shrug:


    This is all the things wrong with my local Morrisons. It always looks like a jumble sale, the selves are all messed up and no one has tidied it up. The staff are fairly helpful but are few and far between. I only go in when I'm desperate and can't justify getting the car out for a trip to Sainsburys. It's a shame because there is a huge Morries about five miles away and it's a lovely shop.
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    This is all the things wrong with my local Morrisons. It always looks like a jumble sale, the selves are all messed up and no one has tidied it up. The staff are fairly helpful but are few and far between. I only go in when I'm desperate and can't justify getting the car out for a trip to Sainsburys. It's a shame because there is a huge Morries about five miles away and it's a lovely shop.

    Like a jumble sale? Compared to what - Aldi or Lidl?!

    I've had an Aldi's worth of rotten fruit chucked at me on the Aldiphiles' threads for daring to point out the stunningly obvious (that Aldi and Lidl are to modern store layout what Primark is to haute couture).

    Yes, Morrison's stores are dowdy and old fashioned. But their meat is very significantly better than any other supermarket's with the possible exception of Waitrose. Their prices are much cheaper than Sainsbury's (whose function in life, as someone said to me recently, seems to be 'to keep the riff-raff out of Waitrose'!). Sadly for Moorrison's t hey are, of course, routinely out-gunned on price by both Lidl and Aldi.

    The worst thing about Morrison's locally is its stock control, which has got progressively worse over rhe past six months (though it is still infinitely better than Aldi's). Judging by the company's figures, it's hard to imagine it's due to excess customers - more likely a collective loss of the will to survive.
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