I suppose I hold ambivalent views as do most people regarding supermarkets, on the one hand I don’t like the fact that they can effect detrimentally other retailers in the locale, they dictate to suppliers and they all seem to offer effectively the same goods at broadly similar prices.
On the other hand, they are a very convenient, a one-stop solution for most of your weekly needs. On the whole we trust what is sold to us by the large retail institutions, my theory is that ‘brands’ get big because they offer quality at affordable prices, people buy their goods and services and the company prospers.
The horse in beef scandal has shown us that some of the leading supermarkets have less than watertight checks in place for the foodstuffs they are selling us.
Just yesterday Philip Clarke, C.E.O. of Tesco has stated that he could not guarantee ‘right now today’ that all of Tesco’s goods contain exactly what it states on the label, however ‘that is our objective’
Well Philip, in my very humble opinion you should be able to, and shame on Tesco, it could be seen as a noble gesture to admit such failings, opinion will be divided on his statement, but he seems to be in a no win situation and his statement could just been seen as an attempt at damage limitation; openly admit your failing and some people will love you for it and forgive past discretion’s.
I admit that I never buy cheap meat, not because it may be horse but because it may be bits of the animal that you wouldn’t normally eat and I am a little fussy, except when it comes to sausages, I love sausages and don’t care what’s in them.
I worked briefly in the butchery department of a local bakery when I left school and you would not believe what went into the sausages, they were mainly skin, some meat such as cheek meat, some filler and some pink powder colouring all flailed together in a massive doughnut shaped mixer until all that was left was a hideous pink slurry, tasted nice though!
I hope you have watertight checks in place for your business, if so you probably won’t be getting a visit from the local HMRC field enforcement officer because you can’t pay your VAT, Corporation Tax or PAYE.
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