Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Well done the Co-op

It has been a long time since I have been to the Co-op supermarket. We have a small one in Knaphill, but to be honest, I have never really needed to go there much. Every now and then my wife will demand sweets on a Sunday evening, so I have the choice of a garage, or the Co-op.

The Co-op won this time and I am glad it did. Firstly they have jumped on the "Buy One Get One Free" bandwagon. Even better than this though, is my discovery that they are giving out FREE plastic bags.

Yes, unlike the Muppets at Marks and Spencer; Who I will never use again, they realise that people like convenience when shopping. Especially as they are too small for a weekly shop, but big enough to run in and get some last minute afterthoughts.

But Matt, won't these EEEEEEEVIL bags destroy the planet? Won't they clog our planet up and cause global warming?

No. Even if they were the old kind of bag, this planet has plenty of capacity to bury the stuff. We will never run out, because unlike what the envirofascists say, if done in the right way, they will biodegrade over time. Just leave a bag outside for a year and see how much of it survives for example!

However, to be double safe, the Co-op have used specially fast biodegrading bags. That's right, you don't HAVE to charge people extra for bags at all. Especially at massively above cost price!

You know, I wouldn't mind if M&S passed the savings of not using bags back to the customer, but they don't. Why don't they? Because their decision is hurting them and less people are using their store. "Stuff you" they say, "we'll go to Tesco instead". The people running M&S are stupid and deserve to go bust. So they don't have the money to be able to give it back to the consumer.

Meanwhile Tesco, Morrisons etc keep the customers flowing in. They give out their bags for free, meaning a fraction is added on to everyone's food bill. Co-op probably pay a little more for their bags, but not a significant amount. Well done to all these Supermarkets for sticking a finger up at the fascists.

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