ok opium thank you for that info thought i was right there .The best one will be when amazon enter the market already are in london through amazon pantry to take all the big shops over 100 quid basket and as bj says they pay no tax so they will be cheaper than so called discounters.Why dont we all go offshore and pay nothing that would make HMG do something pronto GLA
NO. Neither Aldi or Lidl 'Pay Tax in the normal way' - THAT is the reason for heated demands on HMG for a level playing field - from John Lewis & the Big 4 amongst many others. Last year MRW payed out more than 25% of it's profits in Corporation tax, ALDI paid 12.7M on 70.5M, about 20%. Dave & Gideons love affair with ALDI & Lidl, grows stranger by the day, EU based companies, GOOD, UK companies BAD.
BTW. My next 80 pound shop at Tesco, (4 visits) will only cost me 70, due to the Extra Savings vouchers I received yesterday. So, produce the bills, least we think you are talking Urban Myths... I shop at Lidl every week and know that the previous Week End half price offers have gone, replaced by a unremarkable 20/30% off 4 or 5 Fruit & Vege items, ditto most Meat & Fish 'Special Offers'...
I did not say my son was a stockbroker. He works for one on the training side. I will ask him for a bill or two and then see.but there is no doubt that some items like cooked ham are dramatically less - had it at my daughter in law who uses Lidl and Asda. She also says how very much less Lidl is. But why is the UK so much more than italy. Bottled water a good example. It comes no less far than UK equivalents. We get 36 bottles of 1.5 litres for €12. In the uk the same make when you can get it is over £60. Crazy. As for foreign exchange when I was a dealer the spread was 4% at Stansted now about 20% and CA etc will do nothing about it
BJ, I accept no stock broker can tell a lie, but I repeat it it impossible to halve an 80 pound bill for identical items at another supermarket, without an item-by-item comparison. As an expat, tales of your own shopping experiences in days of yore are entertaining, if not exactly relevant to today. The drop in SP today was due to a market report on BOGOF offers that singled out ASDA, NOT Tesco, to change it's ways.
thank you bruce i agree with you.Amazon poses a real threat to our supermarkets because they can undercut also they have massive customer base ect i belive they can even undercut MRW who supply them if they were to buy ocado it would be game over for our retailers IMHO GL
I agree with you. Amazon, as faras I am aware, do not pay tax anywhere. Nor do many US corporations. One reason is that US corporation tax is one of the highest in the world at 35%. No wonder they are all trying to avoid it. The only way to get it put right is for a world wide co-operation. As even the EU fails to decide on almost anything and has gone 20 years without an audit certificate on its accounts I am not optimistic!
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