The supermarkets have hit a snag – chasing online business has screwed them big-style. When we order online the cost of packing and transporting groceries goes directly to them. Hmm no one seemed to think of that. It’s costing the Big Four £100m a year.

So to hit back they have been relentlessly pursuing self-service at the tills. This fulfills two functions. One, it cuts staff costs and two it shows that Joe Public can think again if he or she is getting away with this one.

Unexpected item in bagging area is the new socio-economic call to arms. I say boycott this lot comrades and go to Lidl and Aldi where superfast service is the order of the day not waffling at the


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