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Hope you don't need anything at Stop & Shop

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Pete85, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. silversquirrel

    silversquirrel NES Member

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    I thought it was just me.
    Plus some stuff is typicaly sold out by sunday, when the wife shops. I do a midweek fill in for that stuff.
    Also really miss normal plastic bags. I went to the danvers mb (still plastic bags) this week because i had to go out of town, and checkout is MUCH faster.
     
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  2. daekken

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    Wegmans for life.

    Only downside is I am five mins from a S&S at work and often run there for incidentals during the week or if I forget my lunch.

    I only use self checkout anyway, using cashiers is for boomers and hipsters.
     
  3. andrew1220

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    I haven't had any issues with their meat.....yet. But the produce is far from great. My wife bought apples a few days ago and most of them are already soft. Their lettuce is "okay" at best which I buy each week for sandwiches.
     
  4. andrew1220

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    Hah I always do my shopping on Sunday as well and many things are sold out. But I normally go a few times during the week as well.
     
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    Hannaford and Stop & Shop have the same owner. Ahold Delhaize
     
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    Where am I going to get fruit that rots within 3 days now?
     
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  7. Lennypeters

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    I have to pick up a prescription tomorrow at the Fairhaven S&S. The pharmacist says the strikers won't bother me if that's why I'm going in. Wish me luck.
     
  8. Varmint

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    you can at Big Y. Big Y came in and bought our Hannaford and has been selling the same products for 25% more.
     
  9. Varmint

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    I have good luck at Whole Foods for that.
     
  10. evalance

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    it's all dutch can't believe they allow the junk they sell here in the US, that shit is a big no no over there
     
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  11. mousegunfan

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    Does this mean no cooked chickens?
     
  12. whatluck

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    Today I asked a striker if hed still do it if it werent illegal to fire him for doing so. This confused him.
     
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  13. Reptile

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    That union is greedy.

    In Mass a cashier already averages $15.

    Minimum wage in Mass is $12.

    S&S wants the employees to pay more for health care. It is not S&S fault that health care went up 3x in the past decade.

    This union might put S&S out of business.

    Union supermarkets have all failed in the past and S&S is the only one that remains.
     
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  14. RHJJ

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    I will get up early Saturday and hit Market Basket before the crowd arrives.
     
  15. RHJJ

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    My sister works for Shaws in Canton and that store is union, not all are.
     
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  16. falcon123

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    We shop trader Joe's mainly and then Wegmans.
     
  17. BrianWilson

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    I wonder if a forecast of significant snow for the weekend would be the tipping point for the final breakdown of society as we know it.
    snow.jpg
     
  18. wilson911

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    I, for one, will stand in solidarity with this union. I will not cross their line and avoid s&s. In fact, I have been preemptively supporting them for many years by not shopping there.
     
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  19. Mike Stanton

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    Given Market Basket is taking over New England city by city, this is really going to end well for the Union.

    NOT
     
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    one reason for the strike, they're trying to maintain the current benefit package for new and future hires which corporate wants to change and in some line items do away with. more than my union did for us. at my place, as long as the local union hierarchy was still taken care of they gave away the store basically at contract time.

    i shop at s&s. when mb went on strike we got an influx of their faithful ebt shoppers at my local store. they left the place devastated and trashed. paper, dirty kleenex and misc. trash littered an other wise clean store. used diapers dropped in the parking lot, the place was a real shithole until they returned to the land of milk and honey. just some observations i made at the time.
     
  21. Rookie82

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    I work for a competitor , we're happy to take their business. Though i do feel for some of the households as I grew up in a union household and my family lived through more than 1 strike. That being said, I haven't been a fan of unions for a long time.
     
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    Its their buying technique. Even their produce managers will tell you its not the best produce, but that's how they keep their produce prices down.

    I worked in management for them for a period if time. I worked various times in about 20 of their MA & NH stores. To this day, I still know a lot of people there, including some of their VP's and higher-level supervision people (because they promote from inside the company, so I knew some of them from store level 30+ years ago, before they moved up)...
     
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    Luv the Bucket!
     
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    Market basket to western mass please!
     
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  25. Reptile

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    I am going to make a bold prediction.

    I think that S&S will be forced out of business because of this union.

    I feel bad for the workers.
     
  26. RHJJ

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    I think you are right, S&S will not be around long if they even make it out of the strike. sad for me because I like my local S&S and the people.
     
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    Hello Big Y.
     
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    I hate Stop and Shop, i will never notice.
     
  29. Jason m

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    X2.
     
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  30. Waher

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    The union is about to get a harsh lesson in economics. Grocery stores are already a razor thin margin business. S&S if it doesn't go belly up, is now guaranteed to increase automation.
     

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