Doing a weekly or monthly shop has become the traditional way for many families to complete this household necessity. This quick and easy option means the customer only has to drive to their local Supermarket to get everything that’s required in one big shop. The wide variety of food, drinks, pet supplies, kitchen appliances, medical and personal products makes this type of shop practical and efficient.
Complete with long, organised rows of Longspan shelving that is full to the brim with; tinned, packaged and bottled goods along side Birthday cards, presents, stationary items, gardening utensils and homewares. Traditionally all on one level and occupying a huge floor space the Supermarket provides its customers with a carpark, trollies, toilets and a dedicated Customer Service counter that will help with refunds, exchanges and general enquiries. There is often an onsite Café that allows the weary customer to park their trolly safely and partake in a well-deserved hot drink and a decent meal.
Often found next door to the Supermarket is a competitively priced petrol station where the grateful customer can refuel their vehicles before or after the big shop. The “big four” Supermarkets as they are known, are; Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons although stores like Aldi, Lidl, Co-Op, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer all compete for a share of this massive monitory market. Giving their customers incentives to return again and again, and by offering loyalty cards and money off vouchers this method of shopping is popular, convenient and reasonable.