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And Waitrose. But that doesn't mean that other supermarkets don't sell them. I know they managed to get Tesco to agree to stop selling their crisps, after lengthy discussions, but "Tesco does not need Tyrrell's permission to stock its crisps" (BBC News, 18 September 2006). My local Sainsbury's definitely stocks them. Presumably without Tyrrells' permission. I've also seen them in quaint little motorway service stations.Fran wrote:The Co-op is the only supermarket Tyrrell's will deal with, their other outlets being small village shops ...
It does seem, though, that the slogan "Fair trade for our family farms" is aimed at the big supermarkets, which are seen as being unfair in their dealings with producers. Will Chase, the founder of Tyrrells Crisps, has said he was "forced to abandon his potato business six years ago because large supermarkets, led by Tesco, began sourcing produce from overseas to push down costs" (Guardian, 18 September 2006). It's an important issue, but I don't think it's helpful to confuse it with the issue of fair trade, which seems to be what Tyrrells is doing with that slogan, even if it's not a cynical ploy to win sales.
Admirable in intent. But I'm not sure you'll succeed, if you're managing to stop at just one packet a week. I couldn't manage that. I had to go cold turkey. (And no, I'm not talking about a flavour.)Fran wrote:... shops, such as the one where I get my weekend treat packet. They also form part of my personal wine-and-crisps assisted plan to enjoy life while not littering up the world with another centenarian, which I hope you'll agree is wholly admirable