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Fans of all the soaps surprised at the result as Casualty steels the glory for only the second time ever! Some beaming faces from the cast and crew showed their delight. (Pic courtesy of 'The Sun')
Line of Duty
Peaky Blinders — WINNER
The End of the ******* World
Jack Rowan, Born to Kill
Joe Cole, "Hang the DJ" (Black Mirror)
Sean Bean, Broken — WINNER
Timothy Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
Claire Foy, The Crown
Molly Windsor, Three Girls — WINNER
Sinead Keenan, Little Boy Blue
Thandie Newton, Line of Duty
Adrian Dunbar, Line of Duty
Anupam Kher, The Boy With the Topknot
Brían F. O'Byrne, Little Boy Blue — WINNER
Jimmi Simpson, "USS Callister" (Black Mirror)
Anna Friel, Broken
Julie Hesmondhalgh, Broadchurch
Liv Hill, Three Girls
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown — WINNER
Three Girls — WINNER
SOAP AND CONTINUING DRAMA
Casualty — WINNER
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Britain's Got Talent — WINNER
Michael McIntyre's Big Show
The Voice U.K.
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Murder in Successville — WINNER
The Last Leg
Would I Lie to You?
Adam Hills, The Last Leg
Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show — WINNER
Michael McIntyre, Michael Mcintyre's Big ShowRAM
Sandi Toksvig, QI
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Asim Chaudhry, People Just Do Nothing
Rob Brydon, The Trip to Spain
Samson Kayo, Famalam
Toby Jones, The Detectorists — WINNER
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Anna Maxwell Martin, Motherland
Daisy May Cooper, This Country — WINNER
Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe
Sian Gibson, Peter Kay's Car Share
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Tesco is competing with itself having stores branded Tesco Express and One Stop Shop. The interior style of the brands is different, but the opportunities for Tesco to offer poorer value in these ‘local’ shops is very apparent. In addition, Tesco now controls Londis and Premier - both of which have shops here in St Annes – read on . . . .
Wikipedia states: "Britain’s biggest supermarket uses its chain of 639 One Stop convenience shops – which many customers do not realise it owns – to charge up to 14 per cent more for goods than it does in Tesco-branded shops."
Tesco has massive buying power and is very able to provide everyday and essential items at comparable prices through all its store brands and in all its outlets. Is this not opportunism and the 'greed' culture at its worst?
Tesco has bought 'The Booker group' for £4 billions. In a piece from The Guardian, “Tesco’s takeover of Booker has created a new powerhouse in Britain’s £200bn-a-year food market.
Booker is a grocery wholesaler supplying 125,000 independent convenience stores as well as 468,000 restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities such as cinemas. It employs 13,000 people and has sales of £5bn.
It is the UK’s largest cash-and-carry operator via its 172-store Booker chain and Makro, which has 30 outlets. Booker (now Tesco) also controls the 'Premier', 'Londis', 'Family Shopper' and 'Budgens' outlets which make up about half of the retail clients it supplies.
Premier is the largest branded group with 3,358 outlets, while Londis has 1,903, Budgens has 150 and Family Shopper 52.”
That means that locally, another two convenience stores (Premier & Londis) now come under Tesco. There will soon be no convenience stores left that are non-Tesco. Is this healthy competition for us - the shoppers? Why did the ever useless competition watchdog allow this? - Is this good for us, the comumers?
There is also a merger / buy out under way with Sainsbury's and Asda (The latter belonging to the American Walmart chain).
At this rate the 'customer choice' philosophy will be non-existent in the next few years. We think Morrisons is vulnerable and may be swallowed up. Where is our government & the 'Monopolies & Mergers Commission' hiding this time?
Finally, it seems that the definition of a Convenience Store is one with less than 280 sq/m of floor space and nothing more defining than that !
£1.10 each but a full 1/2 pint difference, that's 2 kids cereal portions or 4 white coffees, or two Angel Delight portions.
TWO THIRDS 9/14 of all the Convenience Stores in our area belong to Tesco . . . . Click on 'FIND OUT MORE' and check out:
Tesco Express (pricing)
One Stop (pricing)
Corporate Social Responsibility
Advertising: Face Scanning to target ads to individual shoppers (scary)
Criticism (over recent years)
From ‘Love Money’ – Wednesday, 19th September 2018 :
"Prices are intended to be competitive with Aldi and Lidl and on par with the own-brand ranges in Tesco stores. Jack’s prices were:
A loaf of pre-sliced white bread is 55p; broccoli 39p; a six-pack of apples for 59p; lean beef mince (500g) is £3.15; a whole chicken costs around £2.50; free-range eggs for 80p and 4 pints of milk for £1.09."
"That's certainly cheaper than Tesco, but how does it compare to Aldi & Lidl? It's obviously not possible to compare the same brands, but we can compare products.
A wholemeal loaf costs 49p at Aldi, and a white loaf is the same price at Lidl.
In Lidl's fruit & veg aisle, broccoli is 49p a pack (or 98p a kilo), while six large eggs are 90p.
At Aldi, you'll pay £2.75 (1.67/kg) for a whole chicken** and £1.09 for four pints of whole milk.
Crucially, Tesco Clubcard collectors should be aware that you can't earn or spend Clubcard points at Jack's."
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