Supermarket in "raking it in" shocker!


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papa rabbit
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So I just popped into Waitrose for a Friday night posh pizza and saw this slice of Easter themed cake going "cheap".

It was reduced down to 1.82 but before the price cut was going for 7.49. I asked the cashier if the reduced cake was a loss-leader or a bit of stock clearance and she said "Oh no, they'll still make money on it". How much money must they be making, eh?

O to be the child of a supermarket owner. Who's up for starting AllAboutTheGrocers.net?
#1 at 20:50:31 - 13/04/2007
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Once bought a really nice Disney Cars cake discounted from a tenner to about a pound. Superficially it was cracked a bit, but it tasted goooood.

True story!
#2 at 21:32:56 - 13/04/2007
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Post spam > tinned spam. Discuss.
#3 at 21:40:31 - 13/04/2007
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Point being, they must be making crazy profit on those cakes.

What about sandwiches - the price of them compared to the cost of making one yourself o_0
#4 at 22:14:39 - 13/04/2007
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Sorry, I'd just been reading EG and got confused about how to communicate.

I had another look at the reduced cake. It was actually CAKE MIX IN A BAG. Not actual cake. Cake ingredients.
#5 at 22:37:57 - 13/04/2007

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