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example article 3: 'the OSCARS 2019'

Oscars 2019 Predictions: Who will win in some of the main categories . . . ?

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✓ “Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”

“Vice”


Actress:


✓ Glenn Close “The Wife”

Yalitza Aparicio “Roma”

Olivia Colman “The Favourite”

Lady Gaga “A Star Is Born”

Melissa McCarthy “Can You Ever Forgive Me”


Actor:


✓ Rami Malek “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Christian Bale “Vice”

Bradley Cooper “A Star Is Born”

Willem Dafoe “At Eternity’s Gate”

Viggo Mortensen “Green Book”


Supporting Actress:


✓ Regina King “If Beale Street Could Talk

Amy Adams “Vice”

Emma Stone “The Favourite”

Marina de Tavira “Roma”

Rachel Weisz “The Favourite”


Supporting Actor:


✓Mahershala Ali “Green Book”

Adam Driver “BlacKkKlansman"

Sam Elliott “A Star Is Born”

Richard E. Grant “Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

Sam Rockwell “Vice”


Director:


✓ Alfonso Cuarón “Roma"

Yorgos Lanthimos “The Favourite”

Spike Lee "BlacKkKlansman”

Adam McKay “Vice”

Pawel Pawlikowski “Cold War”


Animated Feature:


✓ “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

“Incredibles 2”

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mirai”

“Ralph Breaks the internet"


Original Song:


✓ “Shallow” “A Star Is Born”

“All the Stars” “Black Panther”

“I’ll Fight” “RBG"

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” “Mary Poppins Returns”

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

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EXAMPLE ARTICLE 4: ONE STOP SHOP, LONDIS & PREMIER ARE TESCO

So are FAMILY SHOPPER, BUDGENS, BOOKER and MAKRO - but no sign of Tesco's name anywhere!

Tesco is competing with itself having stores in our town branded Tesco Express, Londis, Premier 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 – 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 currently in Lytham St Annes approx 2 out of every 3 'convenience stores' now come under Tesco. Why did the ever useless competition watchdog allow this? - Is this good for us, the consumers?


Not satisfied with all this, Tesco is now aiming to compete with Aldi and Lidl. If they can do this now, why not offer customers better value years ago?


Finally, it seems that the definition of a Convenience Store is one with less than 280 sq/m of floor space and nothing more descriptive than that !

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spot the difference - win 1/2 pint of milk !

Just 2 Litres from One Stop Shop

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How do you explain this Tesco?

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£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.

2.272 Litres from Tesco Express

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