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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 24th Jan 05, 12:37 PM
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    Great 'disguised Own Brand' Hunt.
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    • 24th Jan 05, 12:37 PM
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    Great 'disguised Own Brand' Hunt. 24th Jan 05 at 12:37 PM
    You walk into the supermarket and see four levels of brands. But are M&S Jaffa cakes really made by McVities? Is there a difference between Tesco and Kellogs Bran Flakes? (see the Downshift Challenge section of the Money Diet for more info on this)

    Using MoneySavers Collective Knowledge

    I want to use the insider information of all MoneySavers to try and compile a list. Do you work in/or at a factory producing such goods. If you do - what's the difference or are they just the same things in disguise.

    This could be both food and electrical or other goods.

    What to do

    Please put

    A. What the main and sub-product are
    B. How you know
    C. Are there any differences

    To submit your info, just click reply


    PS thanks to sumosaver for the idea for this.

    A Quick Warning

    It's worth remembering there is no way to check the info below, so take it all with a little pinch of salt (own brand?) but still probably worth trying the cheaper one


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    • soldierboy001
    • By soldierboy001 4th Apr 18, 9:17 AM
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    Oh no they don't , oh yes the do.
    I have worked for all the supermarkets as a delivery/collector drive through agency work and I can tell you that yes certain products from a manufacturer can be made for different supermarkets but they are mostly to different recipes. For instance pizza for M&S and Sainsbury are made in the same factory but the M&S ones are far superior as we are allowed to purchase from the factory shop and were not identical. And take a tin of beans from Tesco Basics range and remove the sauce fewer beans and the Basics are much paler. Apples that may come from the same farm are more than likely the ace of the crop for Waitrose but downgraded for another supermarket.
    The statement I know it is true a sales person told me is tosh, a sales person will tell you what you want to hear to get a sale.
    Yes TV companies, and other electricals, do put other manufacturers product parts in their products but it doesn't mean that a Panasonic is made by Hitachi because it has an Hitachi component in it. Certain components are always outsourced as in car manufacture, and only a few manufacturers make panels/screens and of certain sizes, so Sharp may use their own Panels/screens in some sets but LG in others.
    • Fairygirl1510
    • By Fairygirl1510 8th Aug 18, 5:15 PM
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    Sun valley
    Hi does anyone know what days and times the sun valley factory shop is open i know its named something else now
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