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« Reply #434 on: February 13, 2015, 08:50:04 AM »
With all the revelations over the last few years, it is difficult to understand how the co-op organisation can now be considered ethical in any way.

The particular issue with the Marple supermarket in my view is very much connected to the poor service/high prices that the co-op has inflicted upon the people of Marple for many years. Had the co-op supermarket company s a whole been a little more ethical with its direct customers in the first place, then those customers may have supported it, instead of drifting away and allowing ASDA in.

The demise of the co-op supermarket has been a self inflicted blow caused by greed and lack of ethics. Which with a touch of irony their successor is now being accused of.

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« Reply #433 on: February 12, 2015, 08:44:35 PM »
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I should have said it might take more trade of the smaller shops in marple were its going now than going on the ridge site .itwould have just  just been that further out .of marple ..
Some of us consider the ethical practices of supermarkets. Asda won't tempt them away from the local shops, or Sainsburys, Aldi or Morrisons. Asda comes bottom in Ethical Consumer's list. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/nic-compton/ethical-food-shopping_b_1661206.html

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« Reply #432 on: February 11, 2015, 10:05:18 PM »
I should have said it might take more trade of the smaller shops in marple were its going now than going on the ridge site .itwould have just  just been that further out .of marple ..

The Asda shop on the coop site is an easy walk to all the other shops and 'feels' part of the town centre given Archers and Hollins being so close and main shopping area is just a 30sec walk across the road. There is no doubt that people do buy the things from the coop that are available in the smaller shops but the coop site is close enough to complement the town centre, the hibbert la site would have detracted from the town centre.

Someone suggested that people will park at Hibbert La and walk down to the specialist shops having bought the bog-standard shopping from Hibbert La, personlly I think that gives people a bit too much credit, they simply will not bother to walk if they can help it.

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« Reply #431 on: February 11, 2015, 05:56:17 PM »
No body can predict what the future will hold for Marple's independent shops. However I feel very optimistic.

If you look at nearby villages such as Disley or New Mills they are managing very well. In New Mills there is a new bakery and green grocer and this is with the Co-op and small Sainsbury's. 
People think that supermarkets are cheaper, with the exception of Aldi I think with meal planning, it's cheaper to shop locally. Produce is fresher and of better quality.

As for lugging heavy shopping bags around, I personally take a rucksack. Or you could ask the local shop keeper to hang on your purchases until it's time to go home.


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« Reply #430 on: February 11, 2015, 03:06:19 PM »
Not sure I can work out the logic with that argument.

I should have said it might take more trade of the smaller shops in marple were its going now than going on the ridge site .itwould have just  just been that further out .of marple ..

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« Reply #429 on: February 11, 2015, 09:35:44 AM »
I think that because it looks like 8 weeks that the store will be closed just shows how much redevelopment they are going to do internally. What will be interesting to see if with no supermarket does the number of people increase in the other shops or does it drive people away from Marple because they are doing their supermarket shop elsewhere.

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« Reply #428 on: February 11, 2015, 08:50:03 AM »
I heard or maybe read on here that the former Co-op in Hazel Grove was converted to an ASDA practically overnight. Within this context, 8 weeks sounds like a very long time for the Marple conversion but perhaps it reflects just how much work is needed to modernise the store. After all, why would ASDA want to delay re-opening the store longer than necessary? If that is the case, and 8 weeks is needed, perhaps the question should be why have we had to put up with an under par supermarket for as long as we have?


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« Reply #427 on: February 10, 2015, 10:14:42 PM »
Well, here's 2 suggestions why a new Asda on the Coop site might take more business from our independent retailers.

1. They might actually find a way of keeping the shelves stacked, which appeared to be beyond the capabilities of the Coop management.

2. Asda is much, much cheaper than the Coop (although not as good as Aldi) and people will soon notice this fact.

On the other hand, we could all trudge round the local shops, with our full, heavy carrier bags. In the rain.

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« Reply #426 on: February 10, 2015, 09:16:07 PM »
It might do more harm when it's open than where it was planned to go.

Not sure I can work out the logic with that argument.

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« Reply #425 on: February 10, 2015, 08:48:36 PM »
What time does Bargain booze stay open to . I don't do marple at night .
Open until 10pm every night.
http://www.bargainbooze.co.uk/storedetail/?id=57

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« Reply #424 on: February 10, 2015, 08:34:05 PM »
Yes, that may be the case, although no idea how to check what the Co-Op's existing licence conditions are. I think they were concerned that the notice was a bit hidden away and wanted to ensure that people were aware. Also maybe the implication that Asda will be open from 6am until 11pm even on a Sunday selling alcohol was a bit of a concern too.
What time does Bargain booze stay open to . I don't do marple at night .

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« Reply #423 on: February 10, 2015, 06:36:51 PM »
Look at the jewelers facing RBS ..
I was just about to say that the step at that particular shop is the only one I have any difficulties with. I can't think of anywhere else there's a problem. The steps outside the shop next to the Bulls Head have hand rails.

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« Reply #422 on: February 10, 2015, 04:40:23 PM »
Surely this is just Asda's licence replacing Co-op's license?

Yes, that may be the case, although no idea how to check what the Co-Op's existing licence conditions are. I think they were concerned that the notice was a bit hidden away and wanted to ensure that people were aware. Also maybe the implication that Asda will be open from 6am until 11pm even on a Sunday selling alcohol was a bit of a concern too.

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« Reply #421 on: February 10, 2015, 04:21:02 PM »
I've been asked by someone who lives near the Co-Op to publicise this licence application posted by Asda recently:

Surely this is just Asda's licence replacing Co-op's license?
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« Reply #420 on: February 10, 2015, 04:20:35 PM »
I remember Miss Marple bringing in her friend Sheila Oliver who made Miss Marple appear sane and grounded.

I don't think there is a contradiction, it was argued that Hibbert lane would kill the local shops as it would suck trade out of the centre. I think that is concurrent with the argument that this little period of being supermarket -free will prove the point.
It might do more harm when it's open than where it was planned to go.