[Tagging] shop=discount

Selfish Seahorse selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 09:00:17 UTC 2018

On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 at 00:50, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Discount stores are, as I understand it (I don't have any remotely near me) more of a cut-down wholesaler but open
> to the public.  Presentation and packaging is that of a wholesaler, and savings come from buying in bulk. Depending on
> the particular retailer, product range may be primarily foodstuff (overlapping with supermarkets and convenience stores)
> or might concentrate on things like office supplies.  When it's foodstuffs you're not buying a consumer-size box of
> cornflakes but a very large carton of consumer-size boxes of cornflakes.

As far as I know, prices are also low because discount stores
typically sell own labels (no name products) instead of band products,
because there's usually only one product per category instead of a
dozen of it (e.g. only one kind of coffee, vanilla yoghurt or
toothpaste)  because they sell only products with a high rotation
(e.g. no fresh herbs, wholemeal flour or lactose-free products),
because they sell products off pallets instead of putting them on
shelves, because the shops are usually located at peripheries where
rents are lower than in centres, because they attract customers with
special offers (like smartphones at very low prices, but they only
sell five of it) and/or because of parallel imports of brand products.

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