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Save Our Woolworths!


Posted At: 26 November 2008 00:16 AM
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The government’s budgetary shenanigans this week are aimed at getting people back out and spending their money – this logic defeats me when I’ve seen my weekly shopping bill rise by about 30% recently, a cost which will be largely unaffected by the reduction in VAT, it’s therefore STILL the case that I have much less money to spend this Christmas than I might have envisaged at the start of the year – and as with most things in the press, say it often enough (we’re heading for a recession, we’re heading for a recession…..) people will start to believe it.  So maybe there are some out there who will suddenly believe themselves better off, but even they will have a “once bitten, twice shy” philosophy and will be looking for value for money.  M&S may be thrusting a “one day only” sale at us every week, but everyone knows that for value for money, be it on household staples, school uniform or Christmas presents and glitz, Woolies is the place to go.  A feature of just about every High Street, it’s the kind of place we might not recommend to a friend and we wouldn’t go out of our way to visit, but we’d miss it if it wasn’t there.  Damned right we would!  Surely, just like the odd High Street bank here and there, Woolworths needs saving?

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Although you would expect Woolworths to be in a perfect position to thrive in an economy like this, I think our ambivalent attitude towards the chain has gone too far to reverse. What, exactly, do you NEED to go to Woolworths for anyway? Anything you can get in Woolies you can get somewhere else, and I just don't believe they've kept up with their competition; Woolies is no longer in the front of the consumers mind, and all this negative press isn't going to help them get back there...

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