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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:27 pm 
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Has anyone else noticed the "(SCO)" markers, next to Scottish products, on their Aldi receipts?


Meanwhile, I was dragged into Asda ("we will put our prices up after Independence!") recently, for the first time since last summer. Don't worry, I didn't buy anything.

They have replaced most of the check-outs with self-service tills.


So, in summary, we are now having patriotic products marked on our receipts, while they are being treated like despised cattle.

Hell mend them.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:24 pm 
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Use Tesco & Sainsbury as little as possible. (Asda is an American supermarket these days - Walmart)

I try and use corner shops. The money stays in the community.

However, if you're going to go to a supermarket (we all do), use the German ones.

Not only have the English ones wrecked our indigenous retail trade, they are also major donors to the Blue Tories and Red Tories.

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Completely agree

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http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/busi ... 02.article

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Every little helps: Tesco likes Labour and the Tories
The goliath supermarket gave the Tories £10,000 on 21 September. Casual capitalist support for the Conservatives? Far from it.

Tesco also forked out £12,000 for the Labour Party on the same day in “sponsorship”.

A Labour Party spokesperson explains to LondonlovesBusiness.com:

“Tesco sponsored a Labour Party reception at the Labour Party Annual Conference in Manchester in October 2012. We welcome Tesco as a valued contributor to our conferences and hope they will continue to work with us in the future.”



https://corporatewatch.org/company-prof ... celobbying
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Tesco gave the Labour Party more than £5,000 in sponsorship in 1997 and 1998. It is the biggest backer of the New Deal scheme7 and has offered 1500 'opportunities' for New Deal applicants.8 Tesco's former Chief Executive Ian McLaurin sits in the House of Lords, and in 1999 Tony Blair's government launched its first annual report in Kensington Tesco9.

Tesco was also a £12m sponsor of the Millennium Dome. It was reported in The Observer at the time10 that lobbying firm, LLM - involved in a campaign on behalf of Tesco to block plans for a tax on shopping centre car parks - had 'suggested that a £12 million Tesco donation to the Millennium Dome was part of a 'quid pro quo deal'?giving its support to a government project in order to endear itself to New Labour. The paper went on to say that there is no suggestion that Tesco made the Dome donation to help it get its way over the car park tax issue. But the plan to impose the tax was dropped from the White Paper on transport?and the terms of the exemption were exactly as LLM's Ben Lucas had suggested. The Sunday Times11 said that the estimated cost to Tesco of the car park tax would have been £40 million.12

Tesco has had a prominent presence at Labour Party conferences. In 2002, it sponsored the National Reception at the Party conference.13 In 2003, it sponsored the Constituency Delegates' Welcome reception, and co-ran a fringe debate 'Promising the Earth? Food, Farming and Rural Communities': presumably a fascinating 'greenwash' occasion considering the reality of Tesco's total contempt for UK farmers and rural communities. See section on 'Tesco's dealing with suppliers and farmers'.

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https://democracydistorted.wordpress.co ... ry-update/

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Hedging of bets taking place with some companies donating to more than one party. In October 2009, Selfridges donated £10k to Labour and £30k to the Conservatives. Over the year, Canary Wharf donated £35k to Labour and £15k to the Conservatives. Asda gave nearly £15k to Labour and £7k in sponsorship to the Conservatives. Bloomberg Tradebook Europe gave £28k to Labour and £25k to the Lib Dems. Tesco gave £17k to Labour in sponsorship and £6k to the Lib Dems.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/super ... 91182.html

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Supermarkets with a finger in every pie

It was the furore last month following stories that Lord Sainsbury had donated pounds 1m to the Labour Party which confirmed the supermarket chiefs as the all-powerful industrial barons of our time.

Until then they had managed to hide behind their vast corporate public relations budgets to project an image of caring service providers or extended family grocers.

But the donation gave rise to speculation as to just how much influence the supermarkets could generate with their enormous collective wealth.

The big four supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Safeway) have a combined annual turnover of over pounds 40bn and make pre-tax profits of pounds 2.1bn. Lord Sainsbury's private family wealth is estimated at pounds 2.5bn.

The news of the Sainsbury chairman's political patronage immediately prompted questions about a possible hidden agenda. The supermarkets, it was observed, had been experiencing rebuttals from planning authorities over their proposals to build out-of-town superstores.

Prior to the election, Lord Sainsbury and senior representatives from Tesco and Safeway had met Tony Blair to complain about the tough new planning guidelines on out-of-town stores, imposed by the then Secretary of State for the Environment, John Gummer.

Since the election, Lord Sainsbury has been made a Labour peer and Sainsbury's has been given the go-ahead for a large-scale project at Richmond upon Thames which had run into local opposition.

Mr Blair said that to link the Richmond decision to the donation was "rubbish" and "ridiculous". Nevertheless, the row ensured that the public now saw supermarket chiefs as political animals as well as the people who sold them nice things and made their lives easier.

It was not, in fact, Lord Sainsbury's first foray into political patronage. In the 1980s, he had helped to finance the Social Democratic Party.

Other supermarket giants have strong links to the Conservative Party, under whose government they grew into the corporate giants they are today.

Archie Norman, chairman of Asda, is now Tory MP for Tunbridge Wells, and the company retains Lowe Bell, the public relations firm established by Baroness Thatcher's close adviser Tim Bell, for promotion and lobbying.

Safeway, under its previous name, Argyll Group, made a one-off donation of pounds 30,000 to the Tories in 1992-93. Tesco was also linked to the Tories through former Westminster Council leader Dame Shirley Porter, daughter of the Tesco founder, Sir Jack Cohen.

In the arts, various branches of the Sainsbury family privately support the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery and the Sainsbury Centre for visual arts at the University of East Anglia. As a company, Sainsbury's sponsors community-based projects as part of its Arts for All scheme, mainly aimed at encouraging participation in theatre, music, ballet and opera.

Supermarkets are also increasingly looking to promote themselves by providing money for schools. Sainsbury's runs a Schoolbags voucher scheme, in which 17,000 schools took part last year. Vouchers, issued for every pounds 10 spent in the store, can be exchanged for school equipment. Tesco has a Computers for Schools scheme, offering vouchers for every pounds 25 spent in-store. The company says 11,000 schools took part in the scheme over the last year, claiming computer equipment worth pounds 5m.

Asda set up the Asda Foundation over five years ago, with the promise to double any money raised by its stores for local charities. Last year the company raised a total of pounds 1m. Tesco also makes an annual pounds 1m donation to a selected charity.

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Asda's profits are down

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