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.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 6:00 am
Sainsbury's revealed its lower sales over its Christmas quarter.

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.

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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.”

Don’t forget to vote in our daily polls on our Facebook page and leave your thoughts in the comments.