Lockdown Christmas hits: Lidl pink prosecco and takeaways
13/01/2021 | news | business | 38
Lidl, Just Eat and Asos say demand for fizz, takeaways and clothes all rose during December.
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13/01/2021 13:10:41 12 2
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Basically online companies and the companies who who deliver.
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13/01/2021 13:24:51 1 5
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Before the usual lot moan about how buying anything should stop because it of its impact on health/environment (delete as appropriate), its good news for the local economies (food takeaways) who badly need it, jobs for those who need every penny, and the general economy. Could result in more UK distribution centres as well.
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13/01/2021 13:47:32 1 0
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I think the opposite: so many small, specialist retailers have been unjustifiably forced to close that local economies are being crippled, along with consequent deleterious effects on morale, a town's atmosphere, security, levels of poverty etc.

Jobs for those who badly need them are being shed more liberally than coronavirus, like dandelion seeds on a windy day.
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13/01/2021 13:31:35 6 7
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Does anyone get the impression that free school meals is just a political football, pardon the pun, we're not in Oliver Twist if takeaways went up by that much.

Frankly if anyone shops at Lidl buys pink prosecco and has takeaways many times a week, then complains when a box arrives containing free food, which they will do before feeding their children properly doesn't know what budgeting means.
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13/01/2021 13:55:53 3 3
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Got to be a voucher
So obvious middle man would take a large profit

And oh they did
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13/01/2021 13:41:43 3 4
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My village shop has done well as well.

Companies that were failing to embrace online have just had the inevitable brought forward by a few years.

We do need to replace VAT with an Environmental Tax on Goods and Services to improve consumer choices. In addition why can't we insist that all small commercial vehicles used for deliveries are electric by 2025.
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13/01/2021 13:42:45 2 6
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I recommend surcharging all the "non-essential" items the supermarkets sell.

The specialist retailers have been closed down by government decree and may not sell those goods, but they are still available in supermarkets. The supermarkets are coining it, so an additional tax would help subsidize the businesses which are forced to shut.

(I wonder if you could get a hairdo at Tesco?)
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13/01/2021 13:24:51 1 5
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Before the usual lot moan about how buying anything should stop because it of its impact on health/environment (delete as appropriate), its good news for the local economies (food takeaways) who badly need it, jobs for those who need every penny, and the general economy. Could result in more UK distribution centres as well.
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13/01/2021 13:47:32 1 0
bbc
I think the opposite: so many small, specialist retailers have been unjustifiably forced to close that local economies are being crippled, along with consequent deleterious effects on morale, a town's atmosphere, security, levels of poverty etc.

Jobs for those who badly need them are being shed more liberally than coronavirus, like dandelion seeds on a windy day.
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13/01/2021 17:55:37 0 0
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I can only talk about my local high street where restaurants and takeaways are doing great business, and the streets lined with delivery bikes.
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14/01/2021 23:30:51 0 0
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As the clown of clowning street said
??Eff business ??
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13/01/2021 13:50:35 10 0
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My coffin making business is doing quite well.
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13/01/2021 13:54:28 5 9
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True but brutally so

At least someone doing well from Bozos incompetence
Wonder how many using the furlough scheme whilst keeping on employees working

Hmrc please issue the full list

Employees please report the fraud

And for those crooks who do commit the fraud. Judge Dredd says hang em high
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No one likes fraud.

And no-one likes vile people who suggest "hanging" for any misdemeanour.

Grow up, you stupid child.
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13/01/2021 13:50:35 10 0
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My coffin making business is doing quite well.
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13/01/2021 13:54:28 5 9
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True but brutally so

At least someone doing well from Bozos incompetence
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13/01/2021 16:37:34 1 2
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More like NHS incompetence !!
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13/01/2021 13:31:35 6 7
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Does anyone get the impression that free school meals is just a political football, pardon the pun, we're not in Oliver Twist if takeaways went up by that much.

Frankly if anyone shops at Lidl buys pink prosecco and has takeaways many times a week, then complains when a box arrives containing free food, which they will do before feeding their children properly doesn't know what budgeting means.
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13/01/2021 13:55:53 3 3
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Got to be a voucher
So obvious middle man would take a large profit

And oh they did
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Bob
13/01/2021 15:33:30 2 1
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They were vouchers so that people didn't go and buy pink prosecco instead.
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14/01/2021 23:29:31 0 0
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Yes and Chartwell in the chumocracy of Tory donors
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PCS
13/01/2021 14:05:16 6 3
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During war's, depression and plague etc alcohol companies massively increase profits. It's not surprising the richest family (14 shareholders) in Scotland with UK assets estimated @ £3billion, and a further £4.2billion stashed in off-shore accounts, with one selected family tax exile to watch over its growth, Harry Potter Goblin style...
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13/01/2021 14:13:08 4 2
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People complain they have no money but can afford luxury items such as take away foods which are far more expensive than buying prepared meals from a supermarket.
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13/01/2021 14:21:02 5 4
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'Some' people complain they have no money, others are doing ok out of the furlough scheme. The UK is sitting on billions of unspent cash just waiting for a home.
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13/01/2021 14:13:08 4 2
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People complain they have no money but can afford luxury items such as take away foods which are far more expensive than buying prepared meals from a supermarket.
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13/01/2021 14:21:02 5 4
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'Some' people complain they have no money, others are doing ok out of the furlough scheme. The UK is sitting on billions of unspent cash just waiting for a home.
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13/01/2021 14:24:36 4 1
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Can't complain our business is doing very well out of the Lockdown and Epidemic but like wise are the people who work for us and those we have employed since April who otherwise would be out of work.
The challenge is once the panic is over retaining all the business we have built up.
Wonder how many using the furlough scheme whilst keeping on employees working

Hmrc please issue the full list

Employees please report the fraud

And for those crooks who do commit the fraud. Judge Dredd says hang em high
Removed
No one likes fraud.

And no-one likes vile people who suggest "hanging" for any misdemeanour.

Grow up, you stupid child.
Removed
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13/01/2021 15:16:34 0 3
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All those home schooling teachers need that Prosecco. Should be given out for free. Small things like this will help get this nation through this. But ban cigars. They are the devils work.
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13/01/2021 15:23:46 1 4
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To be honest as i'm getting older I've traded my jeans in for joggers, far more comfortable, I'm not bothered of peoples opinions either. It's quite amusing turning up to a nice restaurant (£50 Fillet Steak type restaurant) dripping in Reebok.
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13/01/2021 16:10:50 4 1
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Surprised you're allowed in, many have strict dress codes
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13/01/2021 15:23:39 3 2
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Pink Prosecco! Just shows the lack of class in the UK! The French would never stand for it.
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13/01/2021 15:38:01 4 3
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Well the French make Rosé wine (a mixture of red and white wine) that's pretty disgusting and show's a lack of class. They also make Beaujolais Nouveau a really nasty wine.
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13/01/2021 15:39:09 2 1
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They do make pink champagne though. (Which being poncey they call rosé.)
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13/01/2021 16:45:35 0 1
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The French think they make wine and the rest of the world make grape juice. Dinasaurs.
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13/01/2021 23:50:50 3 0
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Pas totalment vrais, mais c'est vrais que vous anglais sont connasses et vous êtes tous des snobs aussi, qui ne savent rien!
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13/01/2021 13:55:53 3 3
bbc
Got to be a voucher
So obvious middle man would take a large profit

And oh they did
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Bob
13/01/2021 15:33:30 2 1
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They were vouchers so that people didn't go and buy pink prosecco instead.
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13/01/2021 15:23:39 3 2
bbc
Pink Prosecco! Just shows the lack of class in the UK! The French would never stand for it.
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13/01/2021 15:38:01 4 3
bbc
Well the French make Rosé wine (a mixture of red and white wine) that's pretty disgusting and show's a lack of class. They also make Beaujolais Nouveau a really nasty wine.
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13/01/2021 16:38:41 0 1
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Rosé is often a second-cropping of the amassed red grapes after many pressings. Once enough pulp accumulates, they can press it again and squeeze some more juice to ferment. As most of the red pigment went into the first pressing, the wishy-washy stuff that's left is pink.

Perhaps you'd like to try some marc de Bourgogne?
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13/01/2021 16:44:54 2 0
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Its not a mixture, its just red wine with the grape skims removed earlier
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13/01/2021 15:38:37 4 2
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Whichever way you spin it, there are many more losers than winners in this fiasco.
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13/01/2021 15:23:39 3 2
bbc
Pink Prosecco! Just shows the lack of class in the UK! The French would never stand for it.
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13/01/2021 15:39:09 2 1
bbc
They do make pink champagne though. (Which being poncey they call rosé.)
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13/01/2021 15:23:46 1 4
bbc
To be honest as i'm getting older I've traded my jeans in for joggers, far more comfortable, I'm not bothered of peoples opinions either. It's quite amusing turning up to a nice restaurant (£50 Fillet Steak type restaurant) dripping in Reebok.
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13/01/2021 16:10:50 4 1
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Surprised you're allowed in, many have strict dress codes
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13/01/2021 16:29:57 2 2
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oh no lidl pink prosecco how down market can you get
Aldi much better
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13/01/2021 15:38:01 4 3
bbc
Well the French make Rosé wine (a mixture of red and white wine) that's pretty disgusting and show's a lack of class. They also make Beaujolais Nouveau a really nasty wine.
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13/01/2021 16:38:41 0 1
bbc
Rosé is often a second-cropping of the amassed red grapes after many pressings. Once enough pulp accumulates, they can press it again and squeeze some more juice to ferment. As most of the red pigment went into the first pressing, the wishy-washy stuff that's left is pink.

Perhaps you'd like to try some marc de Bourgogne?
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13/01/2021 15:38:01 4 3
bbc
Well the French make Rosé wine (a mixture of red and white wine) that's pretty disgusting and show's a lack of class. They also make Beaujolais Nouveau a really nasty wine.
26
13/01/2021 16:44:54 2 0
bbc
Its not a mixture, its just red wine with the grape skims removed earlier
18
13/01/2021 15:23:39 3 2
bbc
Pink Prosecco! Just shows the lack of class in the UK! The French would never stand for it.
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13/01/2021 16:45:35 0 1
bbc
The French think they make wine and the rest of the world make grape juice. Dinasaurs.
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13/01/2021 16:36:11 2 1
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Of Course!!

The Government has closed all the other retailers down and forced them to the wall !!!
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14/01/2021 23:31:58 0 0
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?? Eff business??
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13/01/2021 13:54:28 5 9
bbc
True but brutally so

At least someone doing well from Bozos incompetence
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13/01/2021 16:37:34 1 2
bbc
More like NHS incompetence !!
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13/01/2021 13:47:32 1 0
bbc
I think the opposite: so many small, specialist retailers have been unjustifiably forced to close that local economies are being crippled, along with consequent deleterious effects on morale, a town's atmosphere, security, levels of poverty etc.

Jobs for those who badly need them are being shed more liberally than coronavirus, like dandelion seeds on a windy day.
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13/01/2021 17:55:37 0 0
bbc
I can only talk about my local high street where restaurants and takeaways are doing great business, and the streets lined with delivery bikes.
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13/01/2021 23:40:50 1 0
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what a classy nation we are...
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Nom du chien! Vous anglais sont connasses et vous êtes tous des snobs, qui ne savent rien! Removed
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13/01/2021 15:23:39 3 2
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Pink Prosecco! Just shows the lack of class in the UK! The French would never stand for it.
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13/01/2021 23:50:50 3 0
bbc
Pas totalment vrais, mais c'est vrais que vous anglais sont connasses et vous êtes tous des snobs aussi, qui ne savent rien!
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14/01/2021 18:50:36 1 0
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tout à fait vrai mon ami
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14/01/2021 11:20:05 0 0
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Brandon Lewis in his iovory tower is going to lose his nut when he finds out after all there is a border down the North Sea.

https://twitter.com/brandonlewis/status/1345057483887411200

Still what would he know hey, he's not Sec of State for N.Ire is he..........
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13/01/2021 23:50:50 3 0
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Pas totalment vrais, mais c'est vrais que vous anglais sont connasses et vous êtes tous des snobs aussi, qui ne savent rien!
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14/01/2021 18:50:36 1 0
bbc
tout à fait vrai mon ami
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13/01/2021 13:55:53 3 3
bbc
Got to be a voucher
So obvious middle man would take a large profit

And oh they did
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14/01/2021 23:29:31 0 0
bbc
Yes and Chartwell in the chumocracy of Tory donors
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13/01/2021 13:47:32 1 0
bbc
I think the opposite: so many small, specialist retailers have been unjustifiably forced to close that local economies are being crippled, along with consequent deleterious effects on morale, a town's atmosphere, security, levels of poverty etc.

Jobs for those who badly need them are being shed more liberally than coronavirus, like dandelion seeds on a windy day.
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14/01/2021 23:30:51 0 0
bbc
As the clown of clowning street said
??Eff business ??
28
13/01/2021 16:36:11 2 1
bbc
Of Course!!

The Government has closed all the other retailers down and forced them to the wall !!!
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14/01/2021 23:31:58 0 0
bbc
?? Eff business??