Post by Penny
On Sun, 23 Jun 2019 20:51:00 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I don't know about Waitrose, but Tescbury are for a lot of things
"inventing" a brand, rather than using their own name, so it might be
worth looking twice. (Lidl have always done this: named brands are the
exception there, but the other stuff is under obscure names. If you pick
them up and look at them, "made exclusively for Lidl" or similar will be
in the small print; I don't think they do anything branded "Lidl". [I'm
guessing Aldi might be similar.]) Sainsbury's brand (or one of them -
frozen ready meals anyway) is "Stamford St. Food Company"; I don't have
anything Tesco at the moment, but they use the same name for quite a lot
of products, I just can't remember it. One of Lidl's is "Crownfield".
Rowan Hill bakery is one of Lidl's. I used to like their sliced wholemeal
but then it suddenly became pappy and too sweet. Staff informed me the old
version was made by Kingsmill but they'd switched to Hovis. I couldn't find
any Kingsmill wholemeal elsewhere but then the bread turned up again
labelled as Tesco and only slightly more expensive.
Lidl tend to use lots of names depending on product type - Rowan Hill
for bread, Crownfield for cereals, Snaktastic for crisps, Freeway for
orangeade and similar fizzies, Natura for fruit juice, Freshona for
jarred (?) vegetable (I like their beetroot), Sol Mar for anything
nominally Spanish, Dulano and Warren & Sons for processed meat,
Birchwood for fresh meat, Mister Choc for chocolate, Oakwood for
strawberries, Simply for the few things actually packaged to look
budget, Cien for cosmetics, Livarno/Auriol/Silver Crest (among others?)
for electricals, Ultimate Speed for automotive, Formil for detergent,
Alesto for dried fruit, Belbake for sugar etc., Newgate for tins and
packets, and probably many others. They're all Lidl really.
Morrisons use Market Street for fresh meat, but do put their own name
Sainsburys I've only noticed in the frozen ready meals using this
"Stamford St" name (along with a _reduction_ in price to 90p, without
AFAICS any reduction in quality or quantity); their
butter/teacakes/ricecakes, for example, is still just "by Sainsburys".
Though I think it may be something farm for fresh meat.
I think Tesco are introducing their new pretend name across the board
for all their products; I've certainly noticed it on both coffee and
things very different from coffee. Oh, "Hearty Food Co" for frozen ready
meals, but that's not the same name as the coffee etcetera.
ASDA seem to still be using their own name on their own-brand stuff.
Bread: I tend to alternate loaves between (white) Warburtons "Blackpool
Milk Roll" (I like the taste, and the unusual round slices!) and (brown)
WW "Malted Danish" (again, I like the taste); both are stocked by my
local Sains and Tesc, though both often seem to have run out, and I
_always_ seem to have to hunt for them.
Three- (or four-) way referendum, if we _have_ to have another one.
(Where has the "treat northern Ireland differently" option gone?)
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
I'm not a great fan of new technology. I don't change my phone every time the
bell rings - Sir David Attenborough, RT 2016/1/23-29