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...... to think this shop has a bit of a cheek.

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SnickersWasAHorse Wed 31-May-17 18:43:29

I stopped by a small independent shop on the way home today to pick up a loaf of bread as I had forgotten.
They had the normal Kingsmill etc but the also had some sliced bloomer loaves in brown paper.
Preferring this kind of loaf I bought it for £1.40.

When I got it home I realised it was an Aldi loaf.
Nothing wrong with Aldi but AIBU to think they have a cheek to sell it in their shop!

Leeds2 Wed 31-May-17 18:44:18

Did it have an Aldi label on it?

blueskyinmarch Wed 31-May-17 18:45:08

How do you know it was an Aldi loaf?

Anothernewnn Wed 31-May-17 18:45:45

Ditto pp's posts

innitprawn Wed 31-May-17 18:48:43

Up to them really? Probably cheaper from Aldi for them than their own wholesaler!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 31-May-17 18:55:21

Well they've got to make a profit. That's what business is all about.
However I didn't think it was legal to buy something from shop and sell it for a higher price in another. I thought all stock had to coke from the wholesalers. I could be wrong though.

SnickersWasAHorse Wed 31-May-17 19:01:34

How do I know it was Aldi?

SnickersWasAHorse Wed 31-May-17 19:02:38

Here it is from the front.
Does anyone know off hand what this retails for?

SnickersWasAHorse Wed 31-May-17 19:03:59

I know it's up to them. I know they have to make a profit and ultimately it saved me a trip to the supermarket.

But I think it's a bit off to sell something own brand through a different shop, or AIBU?

thelonelyscriptures Wed 31-May-17 19:05:04

I'm sorry but what's the problem?

gaggiagirl Wed 31-May-17 19:07:22

I think that retails in aldi for less than £1. I think.

SnickersWasAHorse Wed 31-May-17 19:12:53

I'm sorry but what's the problem?

I don't know if there is.
This is why I asked if IWBU.
It feels wrong to me as it's own brand. I don't know why though.

thelonelyscriptures Wed 31-May-17 19:16:22

But unreasonable about what?
You wanted bread, you got bread. If he bread was mouldy or poisoned then I would understand the point of creating a thread about it...

imjessie Wed 31-May-17 19:20:00

I doubt Aldi would be impressed by that tbh .

GherkinSnatch Wed 31-May-17 19:22:32

I get what you mean OP. Not sure Aldi would be too impressed either.

phoenixtherabbit Wed 31-May-17 19:23:56

I'm not entirely sure it's legal and I would be slightly pissed that I paid over the odds for it but then again going to that shop you will have been prepared to pay x amount vs aldis prices.

Like a pp said doubt aldi would be happy.

I always see staff from what I assume are cafes/catering companies buying large amounts of bread/butter/cheese etc. Must be cheaper/better than whole salers I guess.

splendide Wed 31-May-17 19:24:35

Aldi might not be impressed but I doubt they can do anything about it.

gingercat02 Wed 31-May-17 19:25:16

I'm sure that's not legal

mermaidsandunicorns Wed 31-May-17 19:26:31

I would contact Aldi and let them know.

jarhead123 Wed 31-May-17 19:27:04

I see what you mean, I would be unimpressed too.

Birdsgottaf1y Wed 31-May-17 19:28:16

I don't that the shop can do that, with another shops branded product.

I worked in an off licence and we were running short of bread (before shops were open late), my Manager told me to run to kwicksave and get Warburtons because we could only sell generic brands and not shop brands.

Blondielongie Wed 31-May-17 19:28:35

Hmm not sure... call aldi and ask if this is normal and since when can you buy it in other retailers? I guess it doesn't matter really. Would it be like spar selling a marks and spencers something? It is odd.

I would buy it if they sold it in local shop tho. Haha I love aldi bread smile

Looneytune253 Wed 31-May-17 19:28:44

To be fair though, isn't that what all small shops do? Buy from a 'wholesaler' and up the price a bit. Sounds like that's all they're doing (albeit not actually a wholesaler)

SandyDenny Wed 31-May-17 19:29:09

I sometimes buy that one from Aldi, I say about £1 too

splendide Wed 31-May-17 19:29:35

Aldi might not be impressed but I doubt they can do anything about it.

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