So what is the new normal?

We all need to take note of this post!!!

Jim Webster

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Everybody talks about getting back to normal but what is normal going to be? Already people are commenting that food prices are rising. I’ve been the one doing the shopping and I’ve noticed that there are no longer the ‘two for one’ offers and special discounts. A friend of mine who shopped at Booths because it was quieter decided that it was also a bit pricy. So she put the same order into Morrisons, click and collect, and discovered that she didn’t save a tenner on the family shop.

The supermarkets have issues. So whilst Tesco, for example, has seen a 30% increase in food sales, apparently they’ve seen a fall in clothing and fuel sales of 70%. Given that food is high turnover, low margins, that’s not a comforting statistic for them.

Add to that they have promised a 10% staff bonus for those working through the pandemic, have…

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