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Old 6th Dec 2014, 20:35
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Effluent Man
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southwold
Age: 67
Posts: 58
Coffee is a good example. LIDL tend to stock Nescafe and three or four unbranded makes. The other supermarkets stock twelve to fifteen. This means that they need three times the floorspace. Probably 95% of buyers are happy with the selection LIDL provides. The big problem for people like Tesco is that they have set up for the large selection and now there is nothing they can do to change it.

It will be interesting to see what happens. My own view is that their profits will continue to collapse as they try to compete. So things like trying to get the suppliers to pay will continue.
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