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#481 rambaldi

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:09 PM

The Root Cellar is celebrating 10 years in business.

Wish they had more locations 



#482 Casual Kev

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:15 PM

Peanuts seem to go on sale a lot in this town. Seen them at about $5/KG at Bulk Barn, Shoppers, Save on and Walmart at different points...



#483 Casual Kev

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:20 PM

My grocery shopping experience has been very good, thanks to keeping track of the weekly offers at the Market on Yates. I'm not a picky eater so I don't mind discounts dictating what I'll have for the week. :P



#484 Bingo

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:57 PM

The price of food could increase by up to 3.5 per cent in 2019, an annual study of food prices predicts,

but there's good news for Canadian consumers buying meat and seafood, which are projected to become cheaper. 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...-2019-1.4930130

 

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#485 sdwright.vic

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:58 PM

Bakery is already obnoxiously expensive to begin with.
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:02 PM

Good. Looking forward to those prime ribs getting back to reasonable prices.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:19 PM

Meat & Seafood are projected to trend in the right direction so all good there :thumbsup: ; the only real impact to us will be veggies which we do eat a lot of. Otherwise little to no effect. We eat out only occasionally so if this projection is remotely close to reality we are in the fortunate position to really not notice thankfully; I'm well aware there are (far too many) people in this town who can't shrug this off as easily as most of us....


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:15 PM

Well Mr. Costco will be getting an earful from me; we occasionally purchase from their frozen food section a boxed 6 pack of teriyaki rice/chicken/shredded veggies/peppers which I sometimes use as a base with a bunch of other ingredients to make a stir fry in the wok.

 

Did that tonight, added shrimp, fresh garlic, serrano peppers, some spices and a few other items and settled in for a chow down when, on the first mouthful, I bit down and there is an audible "crunch" on what I thought might perhaps be a small piece of chicken bone. No such luck: it was a friggin' metal safety pin.....



#489 Nparker

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:33 PM

...I bit down and there is an audible "crunch" on what I thought might perhaps be a small piece of chicken bone. No such luck: it was a friggin' metal safety pin.....

Those changes to the Canada Food Guide are really something aren't they?


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#490 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:22 PM

Well Mr. Costco will be getting an earful from me; we occasionally purchase from their frozen food section a boxed 6 pack of teriyaki rice/chicken/shredded veggies/peppers which I sometimes use as a base with a bunch of other ingredients to make a stir fry in the wok.

Did that tonight, added shrimp, fresh garlic, serrano peppers, some spices and a few other items and settled in for a chow down when, on the first mouthful, I bit down and there is an audible "crunch" on what I thought might perhaps be a small piece of chicken bone. No such luck: it was a friggin' metal safety pin.....


You’re fortunate to have caught that. Let us know how it goes when you call the company. I think that might be more helpful than going into the store.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:47 PM

You’re fortunate to have caught that. Let us know how it goes when you call the company. I think that might be more helpful than going into the store.

I was more than fortunate as the actual sharp pointy bit was in the unclasped "open" position. I was damn fortunate not to drive it into my tongue, gums or the roof of my mouth.



#492 Rob Randall

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 07:33 AM

Safety pin probably fell off the diaper of the child labourers working in the factory.

 

In other labour news, Broadmead Thrifty has installed self-checkout. In this case, staff don't mind robots replacing jobs as they have been struggling to find qualified staff to work the tills.


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:39 AM

Its a said day when you can't find qualified people to drag things across a scanner, place them in a bag, and be able to count.
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#494 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:43 AM

no counting required. just scan each item even if there are 6 identical ones.

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:44 AM

I get the impression the supermarkets near UVic and Camosun don't suffer the same staffing shortages.

 

But yeah, I think Victoria is at full employment. Any motivated person can find work. Us oldsters recall when that was not the case.


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:45 AM

Its a said day when you can't find qualified people to drag things across a scanner, place them in a bag, and be able to count.

 

If it's anything like other corporate retail businesses, the issue is not finding employees, the issue is a low cap on payroll, i.e. head office will only allow a certain number of scheduled work hours each week.


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:49 AM

If it's anything like other corporate retail businesses, the issue is not finding employees, the issue is a low cap on payroll, i.e. head office will only allow a certain number of scheduled work hours each week.

 

it's a very very low margin business (retail groceries) you can't blame them.  they would gear the allowable cashier total hours to sales levels right jackerbie?  ie. if the store sells $1,700,000 per week gross they get X number of total cashier hours each week.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 January 2019 - 09:52 AM.


#498 jonny

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:51 AM

London Drugs downtown [I suppose technically in Harris Green] now has self checkout scanners as well. 



#499 Nparker

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 10:00 AM



London Drugs downtown [I suppose technically in Harris Green] now has self checkout scanners as well. 

They have 2 and the other day one had a full-time staff member assisting customers with it. Not much of savings in dollars and none in time since it was taking each person about twice as long to get through the process. I refuse to use them on principle.


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#500 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 10:04 AM

I think the cost of the assistant gets scaled in over time. i admit I avoid them mostly but once you’ve mastered them.... i’ll take them over a long line.

I have a friend that “accidentally” misses scanning a few items often. she’s all in favour of them.

it’ll be interesting to see how the new shoppers downtown utilizes then in a fresh build.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 January 2019 - 10:07 AM.


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