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nja From: nja Date: April 4th, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would respectfully offer another perspective on your reflections about space; this is a judgment to be made on a store-by-store basis.

And other judgements. I use four Sainsburys in Leicester quite frequently. The one in the centre is used by people buying last-minute evening meals (so a lot of ready-made food) and the sort of people who have to use the bus to do their shopping (so a lot of economy lines). I'm more the former these days, but I was definitely in the latter camp for many years. There's a definite council estate ambience in this one, a lot of refugees too.

The one on Belgrave Rd is fresh coriander land (I used to be able to buy huge bunches of it in there before it became a common sight in any supermarket). All sorts of odd Indian veg, umpteen varieties of lentil, etc. I used to live just up the road from this one, I bump into Asian colleagues whenever I go in there.

The one in Oadby is a drizzle of basil-infused olive oil on your handmade gluten-free pasta. Lots of hideously expensive dried mushrooms, the bakery section hardly has any sliced bread but plenty of rustic loaves.

The big one on Fosse Park is for people doing the weekly shop in their 4x4, huge packs of everything and 24 hour opening. (And it's just over the road from Borders, so I end up buying 20 quid's worth of shopping and 50 quid's worth of books).
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