Supermarket Sweep

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Tesco, Liberty Square, Thurles, County Tipperary

CC writes:

Is this the worst Tesco store in Europe? Dirty shelves, dirty uneven floor. Lack of wheelchair accessibility to the home wares department. Runs out of stock on the basics at times.

Meanwhile Lidl plan to build a new store beside Thurles Shopping centre, SuperValu is currently undergoing renovations and Costcutter in the square was recently renovated in the town. The above stores all offer free parking.

On some of the above developments, Tesco has put in some sort of submission/objection to any development in the town.

34 thoughts on “Supermarket Sweep

    1. dhaughton99

      Ballyfermot aint too bad. Its the clientele which lets it down. Clondalkin was a hole up to 2 years ago when a new manager came in and had a spruce up. The staff belong on a dole queue.

  1. dav

    That’s the same Tesco who won’t publish their figures for how much profit they screw out of Ireland?

  2. Rep

    Tesco object to every new development everywhere, both Aldi and Lidl have complained about it before. According to Aldi, Tesco have objected to every single on their attempts to open new shops.

    1. martco

      it sucks but that’s standard practice

      and if ye think that’s bad Dunnes play a much harder kill-all-competition game than likes of ropey planning objection submissions….Starbucks franchise also play a nasty variation

  3. class wario

    There has always been something a bit dirty about Tesco stores imo, and it hasn’t been helped by the efforts by Dunnes/Super Valu to improve their own image/premises in recent years. Not sure Tesco have the energy to totally overhaul their ‘bland but cheaper’ image.

  4. theo kretschmar schuldorff

    Hi CC – what you’re describing sounds like Tesco are holding back competition (or improvement of any sort) using their restrictive land covenants.
    Read about how these Tesco covenants are being overturned left, right and centre in the UK using new legislation there.*
    The same legislation was enacted here in 2009 **, but Paddy trembles before mighty Tesco, so his powers have not been used (Case in point in Phibsboro at the mo ***)
    *https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/12155119/Tesco-faces-legal-action-over-land-use-restrictions.html
    **http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2009/act/27/enacted/en/print#sec50
    *** https://www.broadsheet.ie/2019/04/10/theyre-big-on-your-community/

  5. Dr.Fart MD

    that floor is filthy, but i’d still prefer that Tesco store to my local one on south circular. it’s pretty tight around the aisles, not helped by the fact that they are CONSTANTLY RESTOCKING. geniunely never been there without those big metal trolley things with people stocking and stocking and never stopping stocking. it’s impossible to get around.

    1. Barry the Hatchet

      That Tesco is the bane of my existence. They are ALWAYS restocking the shelves, and yet they never seem to have any stock.

  6. GiggidyGoo

    Not to mention of course the mis-pricing of the shelves, and the placing of produce on the reduced-Price offers shelves that aren’t part of the reduction.

    1. class wario

      when I went to college years ago I was within walking distance of a tesco. Early doors I picked up a few typically studenty foods: burgers (hopefully not of the horse variety), chips etc. Anyway, having gotten all these I realised I needed a condiment of some description. I think the tesco in question didnt have any other varieties but I was also a bit wary of paying for ‘premium’ products so tried my luck with some Tesco Value Ketchup.

      Possibly one of the most disgusting things I have ever consumed. Like bad tomato chutney partially dissolved in some water.

  7. Spaghetti Hoop

    Bilbo was surprised to wake one morning, and find that a Tesco had been built right next to his house.It was an unexpected item in the Baggins area.

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