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    • Cocketts
    • By Cocketts 13th Mar 18, 11:23 AM
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    Co op shelves empty!!
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    • 13th Mar 18, 11:23 AM
    Co op shelves empty!! 13th Mar 18 at 11:23 AM
    Has anybody else noticed this in their local Co Op - ours hasn't had a delivery since Friday and they don't know when the next one is coming in! The fridges are bare as is the fruit/veg section.
    Is it just my little corner of Essex?
    Lilli
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 13th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
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    I couldn't park near my Co-op on Sunday for delivery lorries in my little corner of Essex!
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    • By Cocketts 13th Mar 18, 11:27 AM
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    I couldn't park near my Co-op on Sunday for delivery lorries in my little corner of Essex!
    Originally posted by peachyprice
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 13th Mar 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 2:02 PM
    Empty shelves in Shropshire also! It was better when it was a branch of Harry Tuffins.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 13th Mar 18, 2:35 PM
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    The Co-op in the village where my Mum lives was stocked OK.
    But then again, I don't think the Co-op is the same as Mr T, Sainsbobs etc - aren't they run separately by region?
    I know my Mum's one and the in the local town (6 miles apart) aren't under the same 'umbrella'.
    Divi cards are different and the offers are different.
    • csnann
    • By csnann 13th Mar 18, 4:36 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 4:36 PM
    The Co-ops in the Guildford area have been quite understocked with fresh stuff since after xmas.
    • Sayschezza
    • By Sayschezza 13th Mar 18, 4:54 PM
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    In my little corner of Essex the co0p was out of a lot of basics last Saturday but bit better yesterday. Ie they had eggs
    • Sayschezza
    • By Sayschezza 13th Mar 18, 6:15 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 6:15 PM
    On BBC Essex it's saying coop has IT problems in some depots. Guess that's us then.
    • LadyhavershamLost
    • By LadyhavershamLost 13th Mar 18, 6:18 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 6:18 PM
    our co op in Berks had LOADS of empty shelves - all fruit and veg..
    • Dark Star
    • By Dark Star 13th Mar 18, 8:44 PM
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    Our local Tesco (not Essex) looks like everyone raided it due to snow/zombie attacks/alien invasions etc.


    There's no YS bargains & they don't refill much overnight either.


    Weird & even my neighbour commented on it too.


    They do have plenty of Easter Eggs though but no yoghurt type stuff/spuds/sweet peppers/bananas/bakery items & other things
    Lurking in a galaxy far far away...
    • BazookJoe90
    • By BazookJoe90 14th Mar 18, 10:28 AM
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    It's been a few days now without any satisfactory explanation apart from 'awaiting delivery'.
    Hove branch beginning to resemble a 1980's Eastern Bloc store.
    • Blackcatsreturns
    • By Blackcatsreturns 14th Mar 18, 11:40 AM
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    Same in my corner of Surrey. Milk shelves empty, fruit and veg very low but loads of packets of YS strawberries.
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 14th Mar 18, 7:33 PM
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    My local one (Leeds) did have a shortage of milk, F&V and other fresh foods when the snow came but they seem to be back to normal now. BUT we are due snow again at the end of the week so it could be a case of deja vu!

    Not overly generous with the ys stuff (only pennies off) but sometimes I do find bargains on tins, jars, packets etc that they're probably not going to stock again. Example, yesterday jars of Kung Po sauce for 50p instead of 1.99 with a bbe date of Aug 2018. And yes, I did buy some!

    Also, ours haven't had divvi cards or stamps for a long time. It's now a loyalty card that loads 5% for every 1 spent on Co-op food products.

    The one gripe I have is the lack of joints of meat - at any time. There's always plenty of sausage, bacon, burgers and chicken but very rarely joints. The reason is mine's a "local convenience store" not a "supermarket" and the powers that be in HO decide what each type of store can and can't have.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Mar 18, 8:20 PM
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    The reason is mine's a "local convenience store" not a "supermarket" and the powers that be in HO decide what each type of store can and can't have.
    Originally posted by YorksLass
    I've noticed that: many stores are bog standard, but one I know of stocks far more high-end stuff, its the kind of store people shop at in the same way you would a M&S Simply Food. It's not in an upmarket place, but it is located between dense housing and a station so I reckon they make a killing out of pre-prepared food sales to tired and hungry commuters.
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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 15th Mar 18, 11:36 PM
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    Our Co-Op had notices on its empty chiller cabinets today stating that there are IT problems with the distribution system.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 16th Mar 18, 8:12 AM
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    Empty shelves in Shropshire also! It was better when it was a branch of Harry Tuffins.
    Originally posted by Frith
    Ours is rubbish now it is not Tuffins, hardly any fruit and veg, lots of choc bars, crisps, fizzy drinks etc, I guess the sort of stuff that folks in cars and vans from the adjacent A49 drop in for. Hardly ever any bargains and don't sell any of the local produce now either.
    • TensandUnits
    • By TensandUnits 17th Mar 18, 10:01 AM
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    Our Co-Op has had various delivery problems for the past week or so. First they said it was the snow, then that there was an IT problem at the depot. Some items are still stocked ok, like newspapers, pasta and cooking oils, but other shelves like biscuits, crackers, breakfast cereals and loo rolls have been empty for days. There doesn't seem to be much rhyme nor reason to it.
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 17th Mar 18, 7:38 PM
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    our village coop looked like the locusts had been through today must be the threat of the mini beast from the east
    on the brink...
    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 17th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
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    Our co-op has not recovered from the last lot of snow, bread , milk and fresh veg took about a week for stocks to recover but they still have a few signs up regarding shortages due to weather on the soft drinks and chilled ready meal fridges 2 weeks later! Very little of this stock seems to be getting delivered.
    It's snowing again now (2mm settled) so I imagine they are already running out of basics!
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 17th Mar 18, 11:42 PM
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    MaddieMay - I'm guessing yours is the CA branch? Mine is the little CM one!
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