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messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by Sue April 03, 01:50PM

kiera Wrote:
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>
> From today, we are asking everyone to please only
> send one adult per household to our shops. This
> helps us keep people a safe distance apart and
> also helps to reduce queues to get into stores.
> Our store teams will be asking groups with more
> than one adult to choose one adult to shop and
> will ask other adults to wait. Children are of
> course welcome if they are not able to stay at
> home."


That's sensible. But I hope they will use their discretion if there are unusual circumstances (eg I don't know if it was on here, but I read of a couple where one was partially sighted and the other had mobility issues, and they needed to shop as a pair so that they could each help the other).

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by gromit3:16 April 03, 07:32PM

when was the last time anyone saw spaghetti in Sainsburys. cant find any in Southwark

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by paulu197 April 04, 09:01AM

Fresh pasta is always available(including spaghetti amd tagliatelle) and the use by date is beginning of May. Also tastes a hell of amlot better than the dried stuff

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by seenbeen April 04, 09:35AM

gromit3:16 Wrote:
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> when was the last time anyone saw spaghetti in
> Sainsburys. cant find any in Southwark

Wednesday at 12.00

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by natty01295 April 05, 01:15AM

I'll try and get you some
PM me

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by natty01295 April 05, 08:34PM

???

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by whodhavethoughit April 06, 07:22AM

Sorry about the meat. Most odd because someone on here posted 31st March saying there was so much meat available, the bulk of which was "sell by 1st April'. When I was in Waitrose the other day (Oxford Street) the butcher was calling me over (not many in shop) telling me of all his bargain priced meat. I wonder whether they have reduced their stocks of meat if they are not selling and that is why they are now rationing it. By the way - lovely idea of saying hello. I am 100% with you on your corner shop mentality. When you think how much Sainsbury's are making, they could give staff bonus etc - that would make them smile

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by Lordship_local April 06, 01:10PM

If you are looking for spaghetti, East Dulwich food and wine, just down from the Tesco Express on East Dulwich Road, has some!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was april 06, 01:11pm by Lordship_local.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by gromit3:16 April 06, 07:09PM

found spaghetti today in the Sainsburys near dulwich library

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by Lavender91 April 07, 11:37AM

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messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by ED - NAGAIUTB April 07, 12:59PM

Sainsburys DKH - queueing out onto Edgar Kyle Way again this morning.

M&S by the station - straight in and plenty of stock.

M&S LL - big queue

Sainsburys by the library - small queue

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by edcam April 07, 03:04PM

Hmm. Fresh pasta is wonderful but it's a myth that it's always the best option. Spaghetti, fusilli, macaroni and so on are much better dried. And v hard to find.

paulu197 Wrote:
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> Fresh pasta is always available(including
> spaghetti amd tagliatelle) and the use by date is
> beginning of May. Also tastes a hell of amlot
> better than the dried stuff

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by mrwb April 07, 03:47PM

Queues can look absolutely huge due to 2m spacing. If people arn't dallying doing their shopping shouldn't take to long to get in the shop.

ED - NAGAIUTB Wrote:
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> Sainsburys DKH - queueing out onto Edgar Kyle Way
> again this morning.
>
> M&S by the station - straight in and plenty of
> stock.
>
> M&S LL - big queue
>
> Sainsburys by the library - small queue

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by gromit3:16 April 07, 04:18PM

regarding queuing up, I don't think it's fair if we are queuing up for a good half hour and some people get to push in the que and go straight in the shop. They are not nhs workers and they don't look vulnerable. if you don't at the right time slot you should have to que up like everyone else.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by Sue April 08, 10:19AM

gromit3:16 Wrote:
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> regarding queuing up, I don't think it's fair if
> we are queuing up for a good half hour and some
> people get to push in the que and go straight in
> the shop. They are not nhs workers and they don't
> look vulnerable. if you don't at the right time
> slot you should have to que up like everyone else.


What would "looking vulnerable" look like?

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by KidKruger April 08, 11:05AM

Good question Sue, I was wondering how I make my asthma obvious too doubters.
Perhaps hacking my lungs up onto the pavement in front of them would help ?!

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by Growlybear April 08, 02:46PM

I queued for about 15 minutes to get into Waitrose in Beckenham early this morning. The shop was very well stocked, including tinned tomatoes, pasta, rice, and eggs. I also popped into M&S and waited for five minutes to get in. Again, it was very well stocked and I didn't notice any gaps on the shelves. The only thing I couldn't find in either shop was a cauliflower!

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by gromit3:16 April 08, 06:20PM

I assume they were vulnerable as they never showed a nhs pass to shop worker, but they let them in anyway. It's not the point really as they shouldn't be allowed to push in the que when everyone is in the same boat waiting.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by fishbiscuits April 08, 06:28PM

gromit3:16 Wrote:
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> It's not the point really as they shouldn't be allowed to push in the que when
> everyone is in the same boat waiting.

I get your frustration - we're all frustrated - but I don't know you how can say that, while knowing nothing of their specific circumstances.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by MirandaS April 08, 07:45PM

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messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by Bic Basher April 09, 01:00AM

gromit3:16 Wrote:
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> regarding queuing up, I don't think it's fair if
> we are queuing up for a good half hour and some
> people get to push in the que and go straight in
> the shop. They are not nhs workers and they don't
> look vulnerable. if you don't at the right time
> slot you should have to que up like everyone else.

I've seen NHS staff from Kings and Maudsley use their staff passes to gain access to the store.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by FlatStanley April 10, 01:08AM

So whilst there will be NHS staff working with COVID patients directly, and therefore working under extreme pressure and for long hours, there are also NHS staff (perhaps those ‘pushing in’ at Sainsbury’s) who are going into hospitals every day or making several home calls everyday who are putting themselves at risk to help us all out. I don’t think the majority of people understand that it’s not just critical care and ICU staff that are impacted; the entire healthcare system in London has rapidly undergone a huge reorganisation to move as many people out of hospitals as possible to free up beds and also move ‘at risk’ people out of situations where they could catch this virus. This has required huge amounts of dedication across the NHS, and has required NHS staff to put themselves in harms way in a manner the rest of us can only imagine as we isolate in our homes day in day out.

Surely these people deserve to save 20 minutes on their grocery shop every few days. Come on people, these criticisms are perverse and somewhat undignified.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by Sue April 10, 02:05AM

FlatStanley Wrote:
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> So whilst there will be NHS staff working with
> COVID patients directly, and therefore working
> under extreme pressure and for long hours, there
> are also NHS staff (perhaps those ‘pushing in’ at
> Sainsbury’s) who are going into hospitals every
> day or making several home calls everyday who are
> putting themselves at risk to help us all out. I
> don’t think the majority of people understand that
> it’s not just critical care and ICU staff that are
> impacted; the entire healthcare system in London
> has rapidly undergone a huge reorganisation to
> move as many people out of hospitals as possible
> to free up beds and also move ‘at risk’ people out
> of situations where they could catch this virus.
> This has required huge amounts of dedication
> across the NHS, and has required NHS staff to put
> themselves in harms way in a manner the rest of us
> can only imagine as we isolate in our homes day in
> day out.
>
> Surely these people deserve to save 20 minutes on
> their grocery shop every few days. Come on people,
> these criticisms are perverse and somewhat
> undignified.


Yes

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by gromit3:16 April 10, 11:09PM

No one was disputing nhs staff using their passes to avoid ques.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by Pugwash April 11, 07:06PM

Am I classed as 'vulnerable'? I am in the appropriate age bracket, of reasonable health but walk with a stick due to arthritis in legs and hips and prone to my legs giving away suddenly. I could probably queue for around 15 minutes. Did LL Sainsbury's today but need to go to DKH in the next few days to get heavier items such as bleach, disinfectant etc and a general stock up of stuff not in Local. Will take the car as not able to carry the items.
Should I go to front of queue ?

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by EDguy89 April 11, 07:11PM

Pugwash Wrote:
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> Am I classed as 'vulnerable'? I am in the
> appropriate age bracket, of reasonable health but
> walk with a stick due to arthritis in legs and
> hips and prone to my legs giving away suddenly. I
> could probably queue for around 15 minutes. Did LL
> Sainsbury's today but need to go to DKH in the
> next few days to get heavier items such as bleach,
> disinfectant etc and a general stock up of stuff
> not in Local. Will take the car as not able to
> carry the items.
> Should I go to front of queue ?

I don't fall into the vulnerable category so I don't know the specific times or hours, but surely someone will.

I believe the Sainburys opens to people who are vulnerable on Mon/Wed/Fri at 7am for people specifically like you. Can anyone else give confirmation on the times?

I'd suggest going during those times as you'll be more likely to get in and out in a timely manner.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by edcam April 11, 07:54PM

You're a very negative person. They're not going to allow people in ahead of the queue without good reason. Just calm down.

gromit3:16 Wrote:
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> I assume they were vulnerable as they never showed
> a nhs pass to shop worker, but they let them in
> anyway. It's not the point really as they
> shouldn't be allowed to push in the que when
> everyone is in the same boat waiting.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by Bic Basher April 11, 08:06PM

An elderly person recently asked about going to the front and was categorically told no. Even the Elderly/Vulnerable queue on those allocated days can still be in the queue in Edgar Kail Way.

Personally I'd try early evening after 6pm when it's likely for the queue to be shorter.

I would say though that although I was queuing today just as you enter the car park, the queues are faster since the one adult policy was introduced.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by ianr April 11, 08:52PM

> An elderly person recently asked
> about going to the front and was
> categorically told no.

Told by whom? And was any reason given or implied?

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by kiera April 11, 09:53PM

The time reserved for elderly shoppers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is 8-9am.

Sainsbury's arrangement for the NHS is

"NHS and social care workers will be able to shop in our supermarkets for half an hour before they open, from Monday to Saturday. Anyone with NHS ID will be able to shop from 07.30 to 08.00 on these days"

I didn't see anything on Sainsbury's website to say that either the elderly/disabled/carers or the NHS staff had priority at any other times.

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