Retail giant creates 100 jobs

Sainsbury's will create 100 new jobs

Sainsbury's will create 100 new jobs

First published in News by , Business editor

A SUPERMARKET is planning a major extension which would create 100 jobs.

Sainsbury’s is proposing a multimillion-pound investment to extend its West Hove store, just off Old Shoreham Road.

The chain is planning a ‘triple zero’ project – meaning it would use the latest zero carbon technology, send zero waste to landfill and have zero impact on local water in the area.

The extension, which would wrap around the side and rear of the store, would create an additional 1,931sqm.

The customer restaurant would be improved with new products on sale in-store.

The layout of the car park would also be altered to provide better circulation and distribution of spaces.

A new unit within the car park would be used as an ‘explore learning centre’, allowing parents to leave children aged five to 14 in a safe and educational space.

A veterinary practice is also likely to occupy the rest of the unit.

David Lazenby, Sainsbury’s town planning manager, said: “We are delighted to bring forward proposals to expand our store in Hove, which would be our first ‘triple zero’ extension in the UK.

“As well as being environmentally friendly, the proposals would also provide a better shopping environment for our customers through wider aisles, more circulation space – especially around the checkouts – and more natural light into the store.

“We would also be able to provide a wider choice of our most popular ranges.

“We would like to know the thoughts of the local community before submitting a planning application to Brighton and Hove Council and will therefore hold an exhibition of the proposals within the store.”

A public consultation will take place before a planning application is submitted.

Councillor Dawn Barnett, ward member for Hangleton and Knoll, said: “It sounds really good.

“I like the idea of 100 new jobs and it’s a good firm to work for. I shop there most days. “I’m going to view the proposals with Councillor Tony Janio at the weekend so I hope to find out more then.”

The proposals will be on display at the store on Friday, September 5, between 4.00pm and 8.00pm, and the next day between 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Feedback forms and information will be available to enable visitors to provide their comments.

Representatives from Sainsbury’s will also be on hand to answer questions.

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6:22am Fri 29 Aug 14

rogerthefish says...

One of those false headlines, Sainsburys may create 100 jobs mostly part time because they are mind numbing , but then the same amount of corner shops close or jobs are lost in tesco etc,

Wouldn't it be great if it was in manufacturing.
One of those false headlines, Sainsburys may create 100 jobs mostly part time because they are mind numbing , but then the same amount of corner shops close or jobs are lost in tesco etc, Wouldn't it be great if it was in manufacturing. rogerthefish
  • Score: 34

6:53am Fri 29 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

rogerthefish wrote:
One of those false headlines, Sainsburys may create 100 jobs mostly part time because they are mind numbing , but then the same amount of corner shops close or jobs are lost in tesco etc,

Wouldn't it be great if it was in manufacturing.
As a local I welcome the extension - the store is a good one and as someone that has shopped there for years I can't help but notice that the same staff seem to have been there for a long time so it can't be that bad a place to work.

As for corner shops closing, that is an absolute fallacy. The doom mongers predicted the same at Hangleton Parade when Tescos Express opened - the only shop to close has been the fancy dress shop ( I'm not aware that Tescos sells fancy dress items ). The butchers is as busy as ever, so is the bakery and we still have the TWO local newsagents.

It seems to be trendy to attack the supermarkets for providing employment to locals - and the supermarkets are good employers, the benefits are good, I have two close friends that work for Tesco and Asda and they don't have any complaints at all.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: One of those false headlines, Sainsburys may create 100 jobs mostly part time because they are mind numbing , but then the same amount of corner shops close or jobs are lost in tesco etc, Wouldn't it be great if it was in manufacturing.[/p][/quote]As a local I welcome the extension - the store is a good one and as someone that has shopped there for years I can't help but notice that the same staff seem to have been there for a long time so it can't be that bad a place to work. As for corner shops closing, that is an absolute fallacy. The doom mongers predicted the same at Hangleton Parade when Tescos Express opened - the only shop to close has been the fancy dress shop ( I'm not aware that Tescos sells fancy dress items ). The butchers is as busy as ever, so is the bakery and we still have the TWO local newsagents. It seems to be trendy to attack the supermarkets for providing employment to locals - and the supermarkets are good employers, the benefits are good, I have two close friends that work for Tesco and Asda and they don't have any complaints at all. Fight_Back
  • Score: 20

7:02am Fri 29 Aug 14

Cory and Trevor says...

Fight_Back wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
One of those false headlines, Sainsburys may create 100 jobs mostly part time because they are mind numbing , but then the same amount of corner shops close or jobs are lost in tesco etc,

Wouldn't it be great if it was in manufacturing.
As a local I welcome the extension - the store is a good one and as someone that has shopped there for years I can't help but notice that the same staff seem to have been there for a long time so it can't be that bad a place to work.

As for corner shops closing, that is an absolute fallacy. The doom mongers predicted the same at Hangleton Parade when Tescos Express opened - the only shop to close has been the fancy dress shop ( I'm not aware that Tescos sells fancy dress items ). The butchers is as busy as ever, so is the bakery and we still have the TWO local newsagents.

It seems to be trendy to attack the supermarkets for providing employment to locals - and the supermarkets are good employers, the benefits are good, I have two close friends that work for Tesco and Asda and they don't have any complaints at all.
Your friends who work for supermarkets will tell you that their pay is low, and that they do so because they have to - there are few alternatives. Same goes for the long term staff at Sainsbury's that you mention. Supermarkets are not good employers because they pay very low wages, and are not good for local economies because their profits go out of the area to shareholders. This is the reality of supermarkets.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: One of those false headlines, Sainsburys may create 100 jobs mostly part time because they are mind numbing , but then the same amount of corner shops close or jobs are lost in tesco etc, Wouldn't it be great if it was in manufacturing.[/p][/quote]As a local I welcome the extension - the store is a good one and as someone that has shopped there for years I can't help but notice that the same staff seem to have been there for a long time so it can't be that bad a place to work. As for corner shops closing, that is an absolute fallacy. The doom mongers predicted the same at Hangleton Parade when Tescos Express opened - the only shop to close has been the fancy dress shop ( I'm not aware that Tescos sells fancy dress items ). The butchers is as busy as ever, so is the bakery and we still have the TWO local newsagents. It seems to be trendy to attack the supermarkets for providing employment to locals - and the supermarkets are good employers, the benefits are good, I have two close friends that work for Tesco and Asda and they don't have any complaints at all.[/p][/quote]Your friends who work for supermarkets will tell you that their pay is low, and that they do so because they have to - there are few alternatives. Same goes for the long term staff at Sainsbury's that you mention. Supermarkets are not good employers because they pay very low wages, and are not good for local economies because their profits go out of the area to shareholders. This is the reality of supermarkets. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 15

8:58am Fri 29 Aug 14

Morpheus says...

What negative comments about this. Firstly, Sainsbury's is not a manufacturer so don't complain about the nature of the jobs - be grateful that Sainsbury's is making investment in the area.

As for supermarket jobs, I had cousin who worked at Asda for years on the pizza counter. She didn't like it but her view was she needed the money to support her family and the job made sure they were able to do things. She also ended up with shares which came in handy when she sold them.
What negative comments about this. Firstly, Sainsbury's is not a manufacturer so don't complain about the nature of the jobs - be grateful that Sainsbury's is making investment in the area. As for supermarket jobs, I had cousin who worked at Asda for years on the pizza counter. She didn't like it but her view was she needed the money to support her family and the job made sure they were able to do things. She also ended up with shares which came in handy when she sold them. Morpheus
  • Score: 6

9:30am Fri 29 Aug 14

Cory and Trevor says...

Morph, they're only 'investing' at first, so that they can then make profit, which goes to shareholders who live elsewhere. They will provide low paid, unsatisfying employment to local people like your cousin on the pizza counter.

I doubt you would you be so positive if you were in her shoes.
Morph, they're only 'investing' at first, so that they can then make profit, which goes to shareholders who live elsewhere. They will provide low paid, unsatisfying employment to local people like your cousin on the pizza counter. I doubt you would you be so positive if you were in her shoes. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: -4

9:34am Fri 29 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

Cory and Trevor wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
One of those false headlines, Sainsburys may create 100 jobs mostly part time because they are mind numbing , but then the same amount of corner shops close or jobs are lost in tesco etc,

Wouldn't it be great if it was in manufacturing.
As a local I welcome the extension - the store is a good one and as someone that has shopped there for years I can't help but notice that the same staff seem to have been there for a long time so it can't be that bad a place to work.

As for corner shops closing, that is an absolute fallacy. The doom mongers predicted the same at Hangleton Parade when Tescos Express opened - the only shop to close has been the fancy dress shop ( I'm not aware that Tescos sells fancy dress items ). The butchers is as busy as ever, so is the bakery and we still have the TWO local newsagents.

It seems to be trendy to attack the supermarkets for providing employment to locals - and the supermarkets are good employers, the benefits are good, I have two close friends that work for Tesco and Asda and they don't have any complaints at all.
Your friends who work for supermarkets will tell you that their pay is low, and that they do so because they have to - there are few alternatives. Same goes for the long term staff at Sainsbury's that you mention. Supermarkets are not good employers because they pay very low wages, and are not good for local economies because their profits go out of the area to shareholders. This is the reality of supermarkets.
While not the highest paid jobs my friends to get a reasonable salary. They also get discounts on shopping, paid pension plans, profit share and free shares. Many many many people don't get those sort of perks in supposedly better jobs.
[quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: One of those false headlines, Sainsburys may create 100 jobs mostly part time because they are mind numbing , but then the same amount of corner shops close or jobs are lost in tesco etc, Wouldn't it be great if it was in manufacturing.[/p][/quote]As a local I welcome the extension - the store is a good one and as someone that has shopped there for years I can't help but notice that the same staff seem to have been there for a long time so it can't be that bad a place to work. As for corner shops closing, that is an absolute fallacy. The doom mongers predicted the same at Hangleton Parade when Tescos Express opened - the only shop to close has been the fancy dress shop ( I'm not aware that Tescos sells fancy dress items ). The butchers is as busy as ever, so is the bakery and we still have the TWO local newsagents. It seems to be trendy to attack the supermarkets for providing employment to locals - and the supermarkets are good employers, the benefits are good, I have two close friends that work for Tesco and Asda and they don't have any complaints at all.[/p][/quote]Your friends who work for supermarkets will tell you that their pay is low, and that they do so because they have to - there are few alternatives. Same goes for the long term staff at Sainsbury's that you mention. Supermarkets are not good employers because they pay very low wages, and are not good for local economies because their profits go out of the area to shareholders. This is the reality of supermarkets.[/p][/quote]While not the highest paid jobs my friends to get a reasonable salary. They also get discounts on shopping, paid pension plans, profit share and free shares. Many many many people don't get those sort of perks in supposedly better jobs. Fight_Back
  • Score: 12

10:43am Fri 29 Aug 14

NathanAdler says...

Problem i see here is whilst the "babysitter" service will require full CRB compliance, I would not leave my 5 year old granddaughter with a 14 year old boy. Too many weird children in Brighton these days.

The age gap is too high for their plans.
Problem i see here is whilst the "babysitter" service will require full CRB compliance, I would not leave my 5 year old granddaughter with a 14 year old boy. Too many weird children in Brighton these days. The age gap is too high for their plans. NathanAdler
  • Score: 2

11:33am Fri 29 Aug 14

wicket5 says...

NathanAdler wrote:
Problem i see here is whilst the "babysitter" service will require full CRB compliance, I would not leave my 5 year old granddaughter with a 14 year old boy. Too many weird children in Brighton these days.

The age gap is too high for their plans.
Whats that got to do with Sainsburys?
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Problem i see here is whilst the "babysitter" service will require full CRB compliance, I would not leave my 5 year old granddaughter with a 14 year old boy. Too many weird children in Brighton these days. The age gap is too high for their plans.[/p][/quote]Whats that got to do with Sainsburys? wicket5
  • Score: -2

12:07pm Fri 29 Aug 14

NathanAdler says...

wicket5 wrote:
NathanAdler wrote: Problem i see here is whilst the "babysitter" service will require full CRB compliance, I would not leave my 5 year old granddaughter with a 14 year old boy. Too many weird children in Brighton these days. The age gap is too high for their plans.
Whats that got to do with Sainsburys?
Did you read the article or just the headline??
[quote][p][bold]wicket5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Problem i see here is whilst the "babysitter" service will require full CRB compliance, I would not leave my 5 year old granddaughter with a 14 year old boy. Too many weird children in Brighton these days. The age gap is too high for their plans.[/p][/quote]Whats that got to do with Sainsburys?[/p][/quote]Did you read the article or just the headline?? NathanAdler
  • Score: 11

12:09pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Roundbill says...

Oh, have they got a customer restaurant now? The last time I visited, they just had a comedy mock-up of a 1980s school canteen.
Oh, have they got a customer restaurant now? The last time I visited, they just had a comedy mock-up of a 1980s school canteen. Roundbill
  • Score: 7

12:16pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Plantpot says...

Cory and Trevor wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
One of those false headlines, Sainsburys may create 100 jobs mostly part time because they are mind numbing , but then the same amount of corner shops close or jobs are lost in tesco etc,

Wouldn't it be great if it was in manufacturing.
As a local I welcome the extension - the store is a good one and as someone that has shopped there for years I can't help but notice that the same staff seem to have been there for a long time so it can't be that bad a place to work.

As for corner shops closing, that is an absolute fallacy. The doom mongers predicted the same at Hangleton Parade when Tescos Express opened - the only shop to close has been the fancy dress shop ( I'm not aware that Tescos sells fancy dress items ). The butchers is as busy as ever, so is the bakery and we still have the TWO local newsagents.

It seems to be trendy to attack the supermarkets for providing employment to locals - and the supermarkets are good employers, the benefits are good, I have two close friends that work for Tesco and Asda and they don't have any complaints at all.
Your friends who work for supermarkets will tell you that their pay is low, and that they do so because they have to - there are few alternatives. Same goes for the long term staff at Sainsbury's that you mention. Supermarkets are not good employers because they pay very low wages, and are not good for local economies because their profits go out of the area to shareholders. This is the reality of supermarkets.
So what should happen? Retail is low paid. In local shops the profits go to the owner not the staff. Local shops that compete with Sainsburys are expensive by comparison and often not open at the same time as well as having much less choice.
[quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: One of those false headlines, Sainsburys may create 100 jobs mostly part time because they are mind numbing , but then the same amount of corner shops close or jobs are lost in tesco etc, Wouldn't it be great if it was in manufacturing.[/p][/quote]As a local I welcome the extension - the store is a good one and as someone that has shopped there for years I can't help but notice that the same staff seem to have been there for a long time so it can't be that bad a place to work. As for corner shops closing, that is an absolute fallacy. The doom mongers predicted the same at Hangleton Parade when Tescos Express opened - the only shop to close has been the fancy dress shop ( I'm not aware that Tescos sells fancy dress items ). The butchers is as busy as ever, so is the bakery and we still have the TWO local newsagents. It seems to be trendy to attack the supermarkets for providing employment to locals - and the supermarkets are good employers, the benefits are good, I have two close friends that work for Tesco and Asda and they don't have any complaints at all.[/p][/quote]Your friends who work for supermarkets will tell you that their pay is low, and that they do so because they have to - there are few alternatives. Same goes for the long term staff at Sainsbury's that you mention. Supermarkets are not good employers because they pay very low wages, and are not good for local economies because their profits go out of the area to shareholders. This is the reality of supermarkets.[/p][/quote]So what should happen? Retail is low paid. In local shops the profits go to the owner not the staff. Local shops that compete with Sainsburys are expensive by comparison and often not open at the same time as well as having much less choice. Plantpot
  • Score: 1

1:01pm Fri 29 Aug 14

tykemison says...

Love the idea of the creche, see the obese Mums leave their sprogs in there all day so they can spend the day in the Victoria Arms.
Love the idea of the creche, see the obese Mums leave their sprogs in there all day so they can spend the day in the Victoria Arms. tykemison
  • Score: 2

1:45pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Nosfaratu says...

NathanAdler wrote:
Problem i see here is whilst the "babysitter" service will require full CRB compliance, I would not leave my 5 year old granddaughter with a 14 year old boy. Too many weird children in Brighton these days.

The age gap is too high for their plans.
Come on, kids in Brighton have always been weird, but not as weird as Newhaven.
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Problem i see here is whilst the "babysitter" service will require full CRB compliance, I would not leave my 5 year old granddaughter with a 14 year old boy. Too many weird children in Brighton these days. The age gap is too high for their plans.[/p][/quote]Come on, kids in Brighton have always been weird, but not as weird as Newhaven. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 4

1:46pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Nosfaratu says...

tykemison wrote:
Love the idea of the creche, see the obese Mums leave their sprogs in there all day so they can spend the day in the Victoria Arms.
Or somebodies arms making more sprogs.
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Love the idea of the creche, see the obese Mums leave their sprogs in there all day so they can spend the day in the Victoria Arms.[/p][/quote]Or somebodies arms making more sprogs. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 0

2:23pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Brighton_Toffee says...

Since, according to the article, "A public consultation will take place before a planning application is submitted" most of the above comments regarding the creation of jobs, min-numbing or not, are irrelevant.
I agree with rogerthefish about it being "One of those false headlines", though. The headline uses the word "will" rather than "might" "could" or "hopes to", all of which terms would be a more accurate reflection of the article's actual content
Since, according to the article, "A public consultation will take place before a planning application is submitted" most of the above comments regarding the creation of jobs, min-numbing or not, are irrelevant. I agree with rogerthefish about it being "One of those false headlines", though. The headline uses the word "will" rather than "might" "could" or "hopes to", all of which terms would be a more accurate reflection of the article's actual content Brighton_Toffee
  • Score: -2

2:26pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Brighton_Toffee says...

Brighton_Toffee wrote:
Since, according to the article, "A public consultation will take place before a planning application is submitted" most of the above comments regarding the creation of jobs, min-numbing or not, are irrelevant.
I agree with rogerthefish about it being "One of those false headlines", though. The headline uses the word "will" rather than "might" "could" or "hopes to", all of which terms would be a more accurate reflection of the article's actual content
Sorry that post should have said the headline uses the word "creates", not "will".
[quote][p][bold]Brighton_Toffee[/bold] wrote: Since, according to the article, "A public consultation will take place before a planning application is submitted" most of the above comments regarding the creation of jobs, min-numbing or not, are irrelevant. I agree with rogerthefish about it being "One of those false headlines", though. The headline uses the word "will" rather than "might" "could" or "hopes to", all of which terms would be a more accurate reflection of the article's actual content[/p][/quote]Sorry that post should have said the headline uses the word "creates", not "will". Brighton_Toffee
  • Score: -2

2:32pm Fri 29 Aug 14

ken standing says...

Why have a vets practice? That could only damage local practices.

Where does it all stop? When there are only huge monopoly stores like Sainsburys providing everything?

A crèche for dogs might be a good idea .... viewable from the café/coffee place. It would be nice to see dogs romping around.
Why have a vets practice? That could only damage local practices. Where does it all stop? When there are only huge monopoly stores like Sainsburys providing everything? A crèche for dogs might be a good idea .... viewable from the café/coffee place. It would be nice to see dogs romping around. ken standing
  • Score: -4

2:34pm Fri 29 Aug 14

ken standing says...

...... and it's already a massive visually dominant presence in the green valley - which should have never been built on in the first place.
...... and it's already a massive visually dominant presence in the green valley - which should have never been built on in the first place. ken standing
  • Score: -3

2:41pm Fri 29 Aug 14

her professional says...

NathanAdler wrote:
Problem i see here is whilst the "babysitter" service will require full CRB compliance, I would not leave my 5 year old granddaughter with a 14 year old boy. Too many weird children in Brighton these days.

The age gap is too high for their plans.
Judging from most of the comments you post on here, I wouldn't leave your 5 year old granddaughter with you.
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Problem i see here is whilst the "babysitter" service will require full CRB compliance, I would not leave my 5 year old granddaughter with a 14 year old boy. Too many weird children in Brighton these days. The age gap is too high for their plans.[/p][/quote]Judging from most of the comments you post on here, I wouldn't leave your 5 year old granddaughter with you. her professional
  • Score: 1

4:39pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Notters_Seagull says...

Zero waste to Landfill? Presumably because it all goes to the Newhaven incinerator now?!
Zero waste to Landfill? Presumably because it all goes to the Newhaven incinerator now?! Notters_Seagull
  • Score: 0

5:07pm Fri 29 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

The extension should be positioned to encourage pedestrians and bus users. These supermarkets are generally designed with only the car driver in mind and encourage yet more car use, something we should avoid in this busy city.

Also, I would love to see how the supermarket could justify the creation of 100 net jobs. We are pretty close to getting rid of most supermarket workers through automisation of tills (we do the work!) and automatic stacking systems. In a few years time, delivery drivers will be also chopped as we move to autonomous vehicles.
The extension should be positioned to encourage pedestrians and bus users. These supermarkets are generally designed with only the car driver in mind and encourage yet more car use, something we should avoid in this busy city. Also, I would love to see how the supermarket could justify the creation of 100 net jobs. We are pretty close to getting rid of most supermarket workers through automisation of tills (we do the work!) and automatic stacking systems. In a few years time, delivery drivers will be also chopped as we move to autonomous vehicles. HJarrs
  • Score: -3

6:33pm Fri 29 Aug 14

melee says...

Well if there will be 100 jobs that's good I suppose (although as already mentioned we have the spread of the dreaded self-service till), but from my point of view as a regular customer I think it will be a shame. At the moment the store is a good size, they stock most items but you can still pop in and out for a few bits if that's all you need. I stopped going to the Holmbush Tesco soon after it expanded because it just took too long to get in there and buy anything and now can't remember the last time I shopped there.
Well if there will be 100 jobs that's good I suppose (although as already mentioned we have the spread of the dreaded self-service till), but from my point of view as a regular customer I think it will be a shame. At the moment the store is a good size, they stock most items but you can still pop in and out for a few bits if that's all you need. I stopped going to the Holmbush Tesco soon after it expanded because it just took too long to get in there and buy anything and now can't remember the last time I shopped there. melee
  • Score: 3

9:22pm Fri 29 Aug 14

fredaj says...

HJarrs wrote:
The extension should be positioned to encourage pedestrians and bus users. These supermarkets are generally designed with only the car driver in mind and encourage yet more car use, something we should avoid in this busy city.

Also, I would love to see how the supermarket could justify the creation of 100 net jobs. We are pretty close to getting rid of most supermarket workers through automisation of tills (we do the work!) and automatic stacking systems. In a few years time, delivery drivers will be also chopped as we move to autonomous vehicles.
Interestingly, this Sainbury has excellent pedestrian access, either from the Portlade or Hangleton end which (interestingly) indicates you are talking about a site you NOTHING about about.

As for supermarket staffing requirements - yes, did checkout does save staff but are generally only used by folks with just a basket full of shopping, and last time I looked the shelves did not stack themselves.

And home delivery? How do you think the goods get picked, packed and loaded into the trucks? Or out again into your kitchen for that matter?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: The extension should be positioned to encourage pedestrians and bus users. These supermarkets are generally designed with only the car driver in mind and encourage yet more car use, something we should avoid in this busy city. Also, I would love to see how the supermarket could justify the creation of 100 net jobs. We are pretty close to getting rid of most supermarket workers through automisation of tills (we do the work!) and automatic stacking systems. In a few years time, delivery drivers will be also chopped as we move to autonomous vehicles.[/p][/quote]Interestingly, this Sainbury has excellent pedestrian access, either from the Portlade or Hangleton end which (interestingly) indicates you are talking about a site you NOTHING about about. As for supermarket staffing requirements - yes, did checkout does save staff but are generally only used by folks with just a basket full of shopping, and last time I looked the shelves did not stack themselves. And home delivery? How do you think the goods get picked, packed and loaded into the trucks? Or out again into your kitchen for that matter? fredaj
  • Score: 4

11:55pm Fri 29 Aug 14

lonegull says...

Profits go to shareholders? Like these are some evil class of super rich. Who own more shares than anyone else, pension funds. They use the money to pay pensions to existing and future pensioners. How terrible. Unless of course you work for a locally owned shop then you probably won't get a pension and you might begrudge the fact that Sainsbury's staff do and there dividends help to pay lots of other pensioners to. Even so, while not a manufacturer, they do pay huge amounts of corporation tax which will pay a small part of your state pension when you retire so just maybe there profits aren't such a bad thing.
Profits go to shareholders? Like these are some evil class of super rich. Who own more shares than anyone else, pension funds. They use the money to pay pensions to existing and future pensioners. How terrible. Unless of course you work for a locally owned shop then you probably won't get a pension and you might begrudge the fact that Sainsbury's staff do and there dividends help to pay lots of other pensioners to. Even so, while not a manufacturer, they do pay huge amounts of corporation tax which will pay a small part of your state pension when you retire so just maybe there profits aren't such a bad thing. lonegull
  • Score: 2

2:25pm Sat 30 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

lonegull wrote:
Profits go to shareholders? Like these are some evil class of super rich. Who own more shares than anyone else, pension funds. They use the money to pay pensions to existing and future pensioners. How terrible. Unless of course you work for a locally owned shop then you probably won't get a pension and you might begrudge the fact that Sainsbury's staff do and there dividends help to pay lots of other pensioners to. Even so, while not a manufacturer, they do pay huge amounts of corporation tax which will pay a small part of your state pension when you retire so just maybe there profits aren't such a bad thing.
Profit is a good thing. But I bet they don't as much corporation tax as you think. As for shareholding, pension funds own a declining proportion of shares as the wealth is concentrated in the richest 1%
[quote][p][bold]lonegull[/bold] wrote: Profits go to shareholders? Like these are some evil class of super rich. Who own more shares than anyone else, pension funds. They use the money to pay pensions to existing and future pensioners. How terrible. Unless of course you work for a locally owned shop then you probably won't get a pension and you might begrudge the fact that Sainsbury's staff do and there dividends help to pay lots of other pensioners to. Even so, while not a manufacturer, they do pay huge amounts of corporation tax which will pay a small part of your state pension when you retire so just maybe there profits aren't such a bad thing.[/p][/quote]Profit is a good thing. But I bet they don't as much corporation tax as you think. As for shareholding, pension funds own a declining proportion of shares as the wealth is concentrated in the richest 1% HJarrs
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3:39pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Sir Prised says...

It's true that the claim of extra retailing jobs is false. There is only so many customers with so much money to spend. Somewhere, there will be a commensurate loss of jobs. Now if they were making something, that would be different.
It's true that the claim of extra retailing jobs is false. There is only so many customers with so much money to spend. Somewhere, there will be a commensurate loss of jobs. Now if they were making something, that would be different. Sir Prised
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8:45pm Mon 1 Sep 14

PipFar says...

I just hope all the dog owners pick up their mess, or we know what will be trodden all round the shop. Actually, sick animals near a food shop just isn't very nice!
I just hope all the dog owners pick up their mess, or we know what will be trodden all round the shop. Actually, sick animals near a food shop just isn't very nice! PipFar
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