Majority of Gazette readers choose shops over supermarkets after Sainsbury's revealed lower sales
A recent poll has shown that the majority of Gazette readers tend to stray away from supermarkets when shopping for certain items.
Last week, Sainsbury's revealed its lower sales over its Christmas quarter as a tough toy market offset growth in its groceries arm.
The group – which owns the Argos chain – said like-for-like retail sales fell 0.7% in the 15 weeks to January 4.
Sainsbury’s also claimed that their toys and games had been the hardest hit in the division.
In a recent Facebook poll, we asked you: “Do you find you're doing more shopping away from the supermarket for certain items?”
Out of 317 readers who voted, 73% said yes while 27% disagreed.
Tanya Hall suggested: “Perhaps Sainsbury's should lower their prices. I used them for months then did the same shop closer to xmas and it went sky high, back to Asda we go.”
Kath Woollen said: “Even for food, I’m going to local farm shops more and more.”
Caz Rae said: “Sainsburys and its fellow stores are for food shopping and may be some kitchen utensils but for toys etc I mostly use the internet nowadays.”
Richard Abbott-Brailey commented: “Eggs from a chosen farm, meat from Prested’s butchers, and I used to purchase vegetables from Laidlers but they have closed the retail outlet. Shame!”
Julie Frost simply said: “Aldi every time.”
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