Shop @ Dunnes, Superquinn or SuperValu (Irish businesses) rather than German/British.

ontour

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Glad to see Lidle opening up next door soon, might make them rethink about their tightfisted ways!

It would appear that they are implementing the law correctly so how is this tightfisted? It was always structured so that retailers would not absorb the cost as this would not have the intended result of reducing plastic bag usage.

I like the way your solution is to abandon the local guy and head to the Germans. Enda is doing well if he has convinced you that there is no problem that the Germans will not solve for us.
 

irishmoss

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Lidle provide jobs for Irish people, same as Tesco why not support them and they don't charge for the flimsy plastic bags either!


I like the way your solution is to abandon the local guy and head to the Germans. Enda is doing well if he has convinced you that there is no problem that the Germans will not solve for us.
 
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We should be supporting Irish businesses rather than German discount chains.

This is mad. Are you suggesting we should all do our weekly shopping in a small store rather than go to the likes of Dunnes or Tesco to save a huge amount ?

This recession / depression has made the methodology of consumers change. We are all looking for the best deal, and if it means going elsewhere so be it, whether it be German Discount Stores or elsewhere that is cheaper.
 

Gekko

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This is mad. Are you suggesting we should all do our weekly shopping in a small store rather than go to the likes of Dunnes or Tesco to save a huge amount ?

This recession / depression has made the methodology of consumers change. We are all looking for the best deal, and if it means going elsewhere so be it, whether it be German Discount Stores or elsewhere that is cheaper.

I'm suggesting that people should shop in Dunnes, Superquinn or SuperValu (i.e. Irish businesses) rather than German businesses (e.g. Aldi or Lidl) or British businesses (Tesco).
 

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I'm suggesting that people should shop in Dunnes, Superquinn or SuperValu (i.e. Irish businesses) rather than German businesses (e.g. Aldi or Lidl) or British businesses (Tesco).

+ 1 Gekko

Again why? Are jobs in those companies more valuable than the ones in the German retailers? Do the Irish suppliers to the German and British retailers not deserve our support as well?

This is not a case of people going across the border or buying from the UK online. These companies have a real presence here and create a huge number of direct and indirect jobs.
 

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Again why? Are jobs in those companies more valuable than the ones in the German retailers? Do the Irish suppliers to the German and British retailers not deserve our support as well?

This is not a case of people going across the border or buying from the UK online. These companies have a real presence here and create a huge number of direct and indirect jobs.

Their overall package is more valuable to the Irish economy.
 

Sunny

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Their overall package is more valuable to the Irish economy.

What does that mean? They all pay tax here. They all pay rates. It is the German and British retailers who have been the big investors in recent years by expanding their number of stores. They all use Irish suppliers. They all hire local workers.

It's like British people turning around and saying people should fly Easyjet instead of Ryanair because it is a 'British' company while ignoring the huge benefits that Ryanair bring to the UK.

Show your support by buying Irish produce. Couldn't care less if I buy it off an Irish, German or an Iranian owned store.
 

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They all use Irish suppliers.

They don't all use Irish suppliers. For example, in Tesco's you can see MoyPark chicken cleverly marketed as "Irish" but it actually originates in Northern Ireland and bears a UK slaughter plant code.
 

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It's like British people turning around and saying people should fly Easyjet instead of Ryanair because it is a 'British' company while ignoring the huge benefits that Ryanair bring to the UK.

Our neighbours don't seem to be too embarrassed to use the 'Best of British' label when it suits them.
 

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Show your support by buying Irish produce. Couldn't care less if I buy it off an Irish, German or an Iranian owned store.

Well said Sunny.

Check where the product is, from not the nationality of the seller. I always find it more difficult to find Irish vegetables in Dunnes than in Tesco.
 

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I shop wherever the best mix of value and quality occurs. On a monthly basis I get some items in SQ, Tesco, ALDI, LIDL and Dunnes. I buy Irish where price is competitive and rarely buy non-Irish meat. I don't have any problems buying in Aldi or Lidl. Profits in any of the supermarkets mentioned go to very wealthy people anyway regardless of whether they are based in Ireland, UK or Germany.
 

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Sunny mentioned Ryanair. Ryanair has their head office here. Michael O'Leary is probably one of the largest personal tax payers in the country. If you have a choice of airlines that provide you an equivalent product at the same price, the country benefits more if you go with Ryanair.

Super Valu stock Irish products, as do Tesco. The difference with Super Valu is that they support small local producers providing them the opportunity to grow and hopefully one day be able to supply the likes of Tesco.

It is not a question of supporting Irish shops or producers regardless of price or quality, it is simply trying to be aware that buying Irish usually has more of an economic benefit.
 

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Before Lidl / Aldi came into the grocery market, prices charged by the big super markets was very high... the new shops (even though limited to the size of shop they could open), introduced quality alternative products at a reasonable price, provided local employment & forced the established supermarkets to cut prices. They do supply quite a lot of Irish produced goods... gotta go where my money gets the most...
 

mathepac

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I shop where I can get the best deals, that's not always LIDL or ALDI, but the huge plus they have brought to the likes of TESCO for me is the price-comparison stickers on the shelves "3.95 - ALDI 3.95" it saves me a trip for that product.
 

Wipetheslate

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I think people who want to try and help the Irish economy grow, should try as much as they possibly can according to their circumstances, commit to buying Irish made products in whatever supermarket they wish ,I always try to buy Irish products even though im broke . Id rather pay 30c extra for a 2ltr milk which is fully Irish instead of buying the cheap northern irish milk etc etc but then again maybe thats why im broke ;)
 
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