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Supermarket Price Wars

What the discount stores are doing to encourage us to buy their products

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Twitter

  • @cadmanstweets 30 Jul

    #lidl Dispatches show nudged me to try Lidl. Never going back to #tesco. C4 news doing piece on aldi and lidl. Shop cost me half this week.

  • @AngusFraser5 28 Jul

    OMG after my last tweet @TescoShopping have been in touch with a promo which will cost me 1p #SupermarketWars #dispatches #c4 #c4dispatches

  • @SocialistNutter 28 Jul

    Hey @Tesco, remember Woolworths? #dispatches

  • @Ichi_Bear 28 Jul

    The big Supermarkets are a rip off! I'm done with them! #SupermarketWars #Channel4 #Dispatches 😒

  • @IheartNYC12 28 Jul

    bubble bursting re #bigfour @NeilStuke Channel4 #dispatches programme on now well done to all promoting local businesses and produce x

  • @Lisa_M_Bennett 28 Jul

    Watching #dispatches and am tempted to go do a shop in aldi or lidl instead of #Tesco

  • @urb_marmalade 28 Jul

    Personally I'm glad the major supermarkets are getting kicked where it hurts at last! They've killed our towns gradually #dispatches

  • @ZiriDafranchi 28 Jul

    Aldi/Lidl exposes the level of abnormal profits the big supermarkets make #dispatches. Suddenly they r all rushing to 'offer' us 'deals'

  • @WappingLee 28 Jul

    Tesco post more than £3bn trading profit so I won't b shedding any tears 4 them! They hammer suppliers so will never b poor! #dispatches

  • @tribalskater 28 Jul

    Oh #c4dispatches you beautiful programme! #discountersaretheway

  • @BellaJanella 28 Jul

    #channel4 #dispatches I wish the big stores would just do the vouchers on the loyalty card automatically to save queue blocking.

  • @PaulBennison 28 Jul

    The cost of an online supermarket shop to the retailer is £15-20. They're buying our business! #Dispatches #c4 #SupermarketWars

  • @ChrisSamson18 28 Jul

    The #middleagedChris in me enjoyed C4 Dispatches programme about the supermarkets! Us online shopping costs them £15 every time! #lossmaking

  • @ZiriDafranchi 28 Jul

    How long will the reign of Aldi/Lidl last? If they continue to grow they'll soon be pricing like the rest #dispatches

  • @Latisha_Ma 28 Jul

    I think the moral of this #dispatches #SupermarketWars story, is: say no to the man. #lemons

  • @BraddersP71 28 Jul

    #dispatches and thats why i only shop in The Big 4 Not Aldi or Lidl You've just given the exact reason why more CHOICE. #simple #thanks

  • @alexbcann 28 Jul

    Interesting that #Harrogate was named as a Tesco store that is "on hold". Wonder if it will ever be built? #dispatches #c4

  • @Ivan_Interest 28 Jul

    #dispatches At last the sound of the very large penny dropping! Online shopping is not labour free or competing directly. Bubble bursted!

  • @dresserman 28 Jul

    Bit behind on #dispatches but Asda locked Milk at £1 over 2 years ago. It wasn't that they weren't playing, they have led for an age.

  • @Clonrf 28 Jul

    @graapples @conor_pope Are you watching #supermarketwars on C4 Dispatches now? Some interesting hood winking by big names.

  • @playdeadtweet 28 Jul

    #Dispatches #SupermarketWars on tonight. @playdeadtweet created a number of graphics sequences for the programme.

  • @smoulson 28 Jul

    I am watching Supermarket Wars: Channel 4 Dispatches on Channel 4 28/07/2014 20:00 #YO.TV #SWC4D

  • @marklucas2008 26 Jul

    Dispatches Monday on channel 4 looks like one to watch@B_Corrie @pw_wes

  • @MarkVChayne 25 Jul

    Dispatches, tonight 8pm Channel 4, looks at claims of #indyref? Get the facts on what separation would mean for your finances

  • @chubbyowl 23 Jul

    Absolutely horrible to hear the families and friend's accounts of flight MH17 #dispatches

  • @little_goode 22 Jul

    The #Dispatches documentary about #MH17 seriously brings everything home to you

  • @JournoHawley 21 Jul

    Watching @C4Dispatches about the Malaysian flight MH17 - absolutely heartbreaking stuff 💔 #MH17 #Channel4News #Dispatches

  • @Frecka36 21 Jul

    Media saturated mh17 but #dispatches portrayed the acute human tragedy in the face indifferent savagery RIP I hope justice is served. #mh17

  • @Jayroc1222 21 Jul

    Disturbing scenes on #Dispatches on #MH17. Someone needs to pay for this monstrous crime. Boycott Russia, no World Cup, nothing!!

  • @AdinaTarry 21 Jul

    #dispatches. Shockig & detailed report on shot Malaysian flight. No respect from perpetrators for outcome, victims, dignity or forensics.

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